The Way of a Pilgrim

By Helen Bacovcin (translator),

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This enduring work of Russian spirituality has charmed countless people with its tale of a nineteenth-century peasant's quest for the secret of prayer. Readers follow this anonymous pilgrim as he treks over the Steppes in search of the answer to the one compelling question: How does one pray constantly? Through…

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From the Russian Orthodox tradition comes the story of a man who loses his wife and all his possessions in a fire. He stops into a church one day and hears the words of St. Paul to pray unceasingly (I Thess 5:17). This sets him on a journey during which he discovers instruction on the repetition of the Jesus Prayer. I was captivated by the experiences he encounters, the people he meets, the challenges he overcomes, and the lessons he learns. The reader is introduced to the Philokalia—a collection of texts in the mystical Eastern Orthodox tradition, which offers instruction…

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