Blessed Paisius Velichkovsky: The Man Behind the Philokalia; In Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Repose of St. Paisius Velichkovsky; The Life and Ascetic Labors of Our Father, Elder Paisius, Archimandrite of the Holy Moldavian Monasteries of Niamets and Sekoul. Optina Version.
By Schema-monk Metrophanes Translated by Fr. Seraphim Rose
“The Life of Elder Paisius which we here present was written by his own disciples, chiefly by Schema-monk Metrophanes of Niamets Monastery, and was published in it present form[...]by the God-bearing Elders of Optina Monastery as the first of the texts of the veritable patristic revival which they inspired in 19th-century Russia. It is much to be preferred to the 20th-century biography in that it gives not only the facts of the Elder’s life, but more importantly, the very savor of his struggles. It is itself a patristic text capable of guiding and inspiring the Orthodox believer today.” —“Introduction”
PREFACE by Bishop Nektary of Seattle INTRODUCTION to the Second Edition, by Monk Gerasim INTRODUCTION by Monk Seraphim Rose CHRONOLOGY of the Life of Blessed Paisius I. THE NATIVE OF POLTAVA 1722-1743 Chapters 1-16 II. THE SKETES OF VLACHIA 1743-1746 Chapters 17-24 III. MOUNT ATHOS 1746-1763 Chapters 25-44A IV. DRAGOMIRNA 1763-1775 Chapters 45-54A V. SEKOUL 1775-1779 Chapters 55-66 VI. NIAMETS 1779-1794 Chapters 67-77 VII. THE PHILOKALIA (DOBROTOLIUBIE) Chapters 78-79 VIII. THE LEGACY OF BLESSED PAISIUS Chapters 80-87 NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY APPENDIX INDEX
Item Number: BKP323 Publication Data: Platina, CA: Saint Paisius Abbey/Saint Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, 1994 Format: softcover Number of Pages: 299 Dimensions (l × w × h): 20.4 cm × 15.4 cm × 1.6 cm Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations ISBN: 0‒938635‒13‒1