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On the Prayer of Jesus

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Thousands have fallen in love with the anonymously authored book The Way of a Pilgrim—the account of an ordinary man's encounter with the Eastern Orthodox Christian practice of the Jesus Prayer, which consists of the constant repetition of the short phrase, "Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me." Here is the perfect introduction to this life-changing practice, as it was t ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 20th 2006 by New Seeds (first published 1965)
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Felix
Oct 03, 2015 Felix rated it it was ok
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This book is pitched as something you can read if you want to learn how to do hesychastic prayer or the Jesus Prayer. However, despite being referred to on the actual cover as "an ideal guide to the practice of the Jesus Prayer," you quickly learn that this book is mostly a lot of rambling and very little actual advice. Of the advice given, a good portion essentially tells normal lay people, who are not in monasteries, that they should not attempt such prayer, beyond the most basic levels. Skip ...more
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Feb 21, 2016 Sandra rated it really liked it
Written in the mid-nineteenth century, this is not a typical 20th- or 21st-century "spiritual self-help" kind of book, although the subtitle is "The classic guide to the practice of unceasing prayer as found in The Way of a Pilgrim."

Very repetitive, this is nonetheless a valuable book for anyone interested in getting into more theological and practical detail about the Jesus Prayer. Idefinitely would recommend The Way of a Pilgrim as a first stop, and if that doesn't interest and inspire a reade
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Jun 15, 2015 Ephraim Lawson Bowick rated it it was amazing
A good book for Orthodox Christian laity on the Jesus Prayer.
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Incredibly boring. Repeats itself over and over.
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Very helpful book. The first half is better than the second half.
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Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov (1807–1867) is a saint in the Russian Orthodox Church. He was born Demetrius Alexandrovich Brianchaninov, to a wealthy landowning family. He was educated at Pioneer Military School in St. Petersburg. Although successful in his studies he was deeply dissatisfied with the lay life and turned to a life of prayer.
In 1827 he fell seriously ill and left the army on this gro
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