The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian has 23 ratings and 4 reviews. Emma said: Some books are so precious and demand such scholarship that you. . The Ascetical Homilies of St. Isaac the Syrian are sublimely beautiful and indispensable instructions on prayer and the spiritual life. Like a shining light, St. The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian Translated from the Greek and Syriac by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery, revised 2nd Edition.

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The font is Monotype Fournier, with the size unspecified, but slightly smaller than the eleven point Century of the first edition.

Paul rated it it was amazing May 28, Isaa Submit to Film Festivals. Pick up a copy as soon as possible and read one homily a night before bed, even as part of your nightly prayer and devotion time. About Isaac of Nineveh. This is a very welcome edition, well worth the wait. Some texts are very difficult, while some are simpler and clearer.

ascetcal This is excellent timing: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I hope that makes sense! Both are excellent on that very topic, though the Philokalia is more narrowly focused on prayer of the heart than St Isaac is. The mirror is so that we may see if we have any shortcoming, any smudge on our face, in order to remove it, to cleanse ourselves Some are letters, as they include addressees and such. Isaac is the mirror. Gregory Wassen marked it as to-read Jun 26, A reader would benefit from both ascetifal, of course, if such scholarly details as variant readings are needed.


The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian, Revised Second Edition

This cannot be said of the Philokalia, even of its exceedingly rare hardcover first editions. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Issac the Syrian, and I have just finished iwaac first four homilies.

Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian. Though this edition is shorter than the first overall, it contains more Abba Isaac. Oc his hand and his foot and piously warm your heart with great love for him The font is eleven point Century.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Second, the Homilies themselves are excellent, at least the first four that I have read, and provide a wonderful look into the Orthodox Christian understanding of human “Passions” and how those human “Passions” must be controlled for the spiritual well-being of one’s soul and growth in oneness i. Sait Preview See a Problem? The paper is Warren Old Style seventy pound paper, quite thick.

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Several of us have walked over to the monastery to pick up copies from the bookstore. Shanna84 marked it as to-read Aug 27, In all cases we strove for greater clarity and stricter fidelity to the original. The paper is lighter than the first edition, and readability is actually thus slightly improved, despite the slightly smaller font. Cornelio marked it as to-read Feb 17, Includes all the homilies by Saint Isaac in the first edition plus two newly translated from the Syriac that were omitted from the first edition.

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Refresh and try again. Thus, we have reduced the amount of footnotes by almost two-thirds. Both editions, in their different ways, are exemplars of the consistently high quality of HTM asceticzl, with fine paper, excellent binding, and two-color printing: But whatever I could grasp was definitely worth the wait and the effort.