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Monastic Studies Series

This series contains titles from monastic and ascetical writers throughout the history of monasticism. Both Eastern and Western Christian saints and ascetics are featured as the writers of these classics of spirituality that explore various aspects of the cenobitic and eremitic lifestyles. Ancient and contemporary exemplars of the monastic ideal are the subjects and contributors to this series dedicated to the benefits of religious orders.

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The Praktikos & Chapters on Prayer

By Evagrius Ponticus; Translation and Introduction by John Eudes Bamberger OCSO
ISBN: 978-1-60724-148-5
The living link through whom the ascetic principles of hellenistic philosophers passed into monasticism, Evagrius molded Christian asceticism through his own works and through his influcence on John Cassian, Climacus, Pseudo–Denis, and Saint Benedict.
$142.00 $99.40

Forty Gospel Homilies

ISBN: 978-1-60724-147-8
At the dividing line between Antiquity and the Middle Ages, scholar-diplomat-pastor-writer-pope Gregory the Great drew on his profound knowledge of Scripture and his personal experience to preach the Gospel. These forty homilies show the practical concerns Gregory faced as well as the theological expectations he had of his flock.
$181.00 $126.70

The Life of Isaac of Alexandria & The Martyrdom of Saint Macrobius

By Mena of Nikiou; Translation and Introduction by David N. Bell
ISBN: 978-1-60724-146-1
Separated by schism from Greek and Latin Christians and surviving under Islamic suzerainty, the Church of Egypt produced insightful saints and heroic martyrs in a chapter in church history now opened to readers of English for the first time.
$152.00 $106.40

The Lives of the Desert Fathers

Introduction by Sister Benedicta Ward SLG; Translated by Norman Russell
ISBN: 978-1-60724-145-4
Eyewitness accounts of the lives and teachings of the fourth-century Desert Fathers from the Historia monachorum in Aegypto.
$131.00 $91.70

Ascetic Discourses

ISBN: 978-1-60724-143-0
Written in the fifth century, during one of the most formative periods of Christian monasticism in Egypt and Palestine, The Ascetic Discourses show a strong influence of the Scripture, both Old and New, and of Early monastic writers. Abba Isaiah has set forth a practical guide for monks, ever aware of the challanges that interpersonal relationships present within monastic communities.
$177.00 $123.90

Histories of the Monks of Upper Egypt and The Life of Onnophrius

By Paphnutius; Translation and Introduction by Tim Vivian
ISBN: 978-1-60724-142-3
Far from the Christian metropolis of Alexandria, removed from the well-known and much–visited monastic settlements of the Thebaid, and infintely remote from Rome, lay the garrison towns of Aswan and Philae. There Christians and pagans coexisted. Integral to the christian community on this desert frontier of Empire were the local monks–ascetics, intercessors, and miracle workers.
$163.00 $114.10

Russian Mystics

ISBN: 978-1-60724-144-7
A panorama of Russian Christian spirituality, richly illustrated with passages from formative works.
$181.00 $126.70