The Ascetical Homilies of St Isaac the Syrian - Halo award - Spiritual instruction - Spiritual Classics - Book

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Halo award winner. Award given by Archangels Books for outstanding excellence in Orthodox Christian literature.

Translated from the Greek and Syriac by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery, revised 2nd Edition 2011. Hardcover binding, 608 pages, 5-7/8 x 9-1/2 inches

The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian are sublime treatises on the life of prayer and stillness—hesychasm—and have been treasured by monastics and layman alike. The book includes among other things an introduction discussing what we know of the Saint's life and the manuscripts of the homilies and the various translations of them, with maps, and Appendices with homilies by Saint Isaac only in the Syriac, a Glossary of special terms, and more. 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. A major work of scholarship.