The Philokalia, Vol. 2

Constantine Cavarnos

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Compiled by St. Macarios of Corinth and edited by St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite

THE PHILOKALIA (love of the beautiful) is a compilation of vaå_rious ascetical and spiritual writings, and was originally printed in Greek in 1782. Philokalia also signifies the love of God‰۪s Beauty and love of the beauty of the soul and its virtues. The spiritual life is the most beautiful way of life, because the virtues, or beautiful qualities of the soul, reflect the ineffable Beauty of God.

The beauty of The Philokalia, like the beauty of the Lives of the Saints, not only elicits our admiration, but also inspires us to transform our inner being to reflect God‰۪s Supreme Beauty, the illuminate source of the beauty of the soul. Translated from the Greek original by Constantine Cavarnos, with an Introduction by Archbishop Chrysostomos. Arranged and edited by Hieromonk Patapios, Archbishop Chryå_soså_tomå_os, and The Reverend Asterios Gerostergios. 2009. 540 pp. Paperbound.

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