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Saints who experience the power of prayer say it gives them wings to fly: wings of elation from being in proximity with Jesus Christ and relief from the burden of a sinful conscience. Once engulfed in the grace of the Holy Spirit, the person in prayer experiences death to sin, resurrection in the Spirit, and mystical ascension to the Father. The visible touches the ...more
Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published May 22nd 2019 by Saint Vladimir's Seminary Press
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Most Christians are aware of two traditions, the Latin West and Byzantine East. There are two additional and equally important traditions that need further study by most westerners, the Alexandrian and Syrian.

Matthew the Poor (Matthew elMaskeen) is one of the best known recent Desert Fathers and a significant writer of the Coptic\ Alexandrian tradition.

This excellent work is readily accessible to all English speakers and brings the Light of the East and the Egyptian Desert to us.
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(Arabic: متى المسكين)
Father Matta El-Meskeen (Maskeen or Maskine ; translated as Matthew the Poor ), born Youssef Eskander (September 20, 1919 - June 8, 2006), was a Coptic Orthodox monk and spiritual father of 130 monks in the Monastery of St. Macarius the Great at Scetis in Wadi Natrun, Egypt. He is considered by many to be a renowned Orthodox theologian, and was an author of voluminous texts on
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