9780061874178

Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer : Experiencing the Presence of God and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of an Ancient Spirituality

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    9780061874178

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    0061874175

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-04-05
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
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Summary

#x1C;Norris Chumley traverses a spiritual landscape unfamiliar to most Westerners. . . . Take this book and read. Even better, read this book and accept its invitation to pray.#x1D; -Diana Butler Bass, author of A People's History of Christianity Norris Chumley presents a lavishly illustrated companion to the PBS documentary Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer. Readers can follow Chumley on a pilgrimage through the holiest sites of the early Christian world as he searches for modern-day practitioners of the ancient Eastern mystical tradition and its most sacred prayer: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner." This beautifully illustrated volume includes black-and-white and full-color images of the author's travels through Eastern Europe, including rare pictures from visits to holy sites where photographers are only rarely granted access.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Power of the Jesus Prayerp. 7
The Living Tradition of the Jesus Prayerp. 25
The Monasteries of St. Antony and St. Catherine
The Life-Transforming Power of One Brief Prayerp. 49
The Jesus Prayer on the Holy Mountainp. 65
The Monasteries of Mount Athos
The History of the Jesus Prayerp. 87
The Jesus Prayer in the Painted Churches of Romaniap. 103
Following the Jesus Prayer into the Caves of Kievp. 129
The Jesus Prayer amid the Grandeur of Russiap. 149
Epiloguep. 171
Acknowledgmentsp. 181
Suggested Readingp. 187
Indexp. 189
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