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Elder Basil of Poiana Marului (1692–1767): His Life and Writings

   
Translated into English with Introduction and Notes by A Monk of the Brotherhood of Prophet Elias Skete, Mount Athos

“The first great master and teacher of the hesychast life in modern times whose writings are known to us is the schema-monk Elder Basil. He belongs to the generation that preceded Sts. Makarios Notaras and Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain, the noted publishers of the Greek Philokalia, and was the elder of St. Paisy Velichkovsky who wrote and prepared translations for publication in Slavonic. What little we know about Elder Basil is interwoven with the life of his great disciple, St. Paisy, with the exception of a few bare facts sifted out by diligent scholars.”
—“Elder Basil of Poiana Marului (1692–1767)”

CONTENTS

The Life of Elder Basil
The Writings of Elder Basil
Introduction to St. Gregory of Sinai
Introduction to St. Philotheos of Sinai
Introduction to St. Hesychios
Commentary on St. Nil Sorsky
   —Addenda
A Depiction of What We Must Do
The Testament of the Elder Basil
Letter to Priest-Monk Alexy
On Monastic Abstinence from Meat
Appendix: St. Kallistos, On Prayer
Index of Scripture References
Index of Name and Topics

Item Number: BKK475C
Publication Data: Liberty, TN: The Saint John of Kronstadt Press, 1996
Format: hardcover
Number of Pages: 191
Dimensions (l × w × h): 23.6 cm × 15.4 cm × 1.8 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 0‒912927‒69‒0

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