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Counsels From The Holy Mountain

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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
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Bryan Beauchamp
Jan 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

Before this New York Times article I knew nothi
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Donna Perpetua
Sometimes I wish we could rate books with more than five stars. This is such a case. Counsels from the Holy Mountain, Selected from the Letters and Homilies of Elder Ephraim, is a collection of writings by Archimandrite Ephraim, a former abbot of the Holy Monastery of Philotheou on Mount Athos. It is a work I know that I will return to again and again.

This book is overflowing with not just counsel, but wise and holy counsel. It covers so much: Salvation and Paradise, Afflictions and Illness,
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Charles
Aug 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  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!

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Charles
Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very helpful and convicting a very good read when troubled.
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