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Counsels from the Holy Mountain: Selected from the Letters and Homilies of Elder

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A disciple of Elder Joseph the Hesychast, Elder Ephraim has, over the past couple of decades, ventured out from Mt. Athos to plant monastic communities in North America. We offer many books by and about the Desert Fathers, and truly their voices are living voices. But we would go a step further and say that their lives are not distant examples, but are immediately incarnat ...more
Hardcover, 466 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by St Anthonys Greek Orth Monastery
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Bryan Beauchamp
Feb 28, 2011 Bryan Beauchamp rated it really liked it
I was inspired to check out this book after reading the following article in the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/13/spo...

The book was hard to find, and that also made it expensive. It consists of letters and homilies of Elder Ephraim, many of which repeat the same things over and over again. Had I not had such a difficult time getting my hands on a copy of the book, I might not have had enough motivation to read it cover to cover because of the repetitive nature.

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Charles
Aug 11, 2011 Charles rated it really liked it
A deep well of Orthodox spirituality by Athonite Elder Ephraim. Not only to be read but to be revisited multiple times over. Collect from his various writings including letters to his spiritual children. Wonder-full!

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Charles
Apr 28, 2011 Charles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A deep well of Orthodox spirituality by Athonite Elder Ephraim. Not only to be read but to be revisited multiple times over. Collect from his various writings including letters to his spiritual children. Wonder-full!
John
Mar 09, 2011 John rated it it was amazing
Very helpful and convicting a very good read when troubled.
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