The Pilgrim's Tale is one of the most widely read and important
examples of Russian spiritual literature. The author of The Pilgrim's Tale,
which is devoted to various aspects of the Jesus Prayer, has been identified
on the basis of other witnesses as Russian Orthodox monk Archimandrite Mikhail
This translation is the first in English to be taken from the
earliest version of the text preserved in Optino manuscript 456, written in
the late 1860s. Other current versions are based on later translations. Preceded
by a preface by the eminent historian/author/educator Jaroslav Pelikan, The Pilgrim's Tale gives testimony to the depth and richness of the Russian
spiritual tradition. It deserves a wide readership among all spiritual seekers.
Softbound. 233 pp.