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#1 Guillermo M.L.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 03:24 AM

Does anyone know where to download a PDF version of the Philokalia? I am interested in starting reading it.

I would prefer either a version in English (my international tongue) or Spanish (my mother tongue).

Thanks in advance!!

#2 Theodora E.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 04:52 AM

Well, the English translation done by, among others, Met. Kallistos Ware is copyrighted, so that won't be available online.

#3 Guillermo M.L.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:49 PM

Well, the English translation done by, among others, Met. Kallistos Ware is copyrighted, so that won't be available online.


Wow. I didn't know that Patristic writings could be copyrighted. Seems a little bit odd.

#4 Herman Blaydoe

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:53 PM

The writings are not copyrighted, but the effort involved in the translation is. Same thing for "modern" translations of the Bible. Very little money in another printing of the KJV, but an "American Standard" translation gets to be copyrighted.

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#5 Father David Moser

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 07:44 PM

Herman the uncopyrighted Pooh


Actually, that's not true - you are copyrighted since copyright is now assumed for everything that you write. Technically you could consider all your monachos posts "under copyright" (unless there is some provision otherwise in the TOC that I don't recall). FWIW

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#6 Archimandrite Irenei

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:02 PM

Technically you could consider all your monachos posts "under copyright" (unless there is some provision otherwise in the TOC that I don't recall).


There is. ;-)

#7 Father David Moser

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:07 PM

Ahhh yes, now rereading it I recall that I actually did look it up some time ago. The point still remains though that the Pooh is indeed copyrighted on monachos, he just doesn't own the copyright.

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#8 Jason H.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 01:02 AM

So, when we quote another poster should we first get their permission before we use what they have said since it is copyrighted? =-)

#9 Paul Cowan

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:13 AM

No, as long as we quote the source.

Besides, I think Pooh is fully covered under the intellectual copyright laws for this...

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#10 Antonios

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 05:36 AM

I would highly recommend you get the print version. For some readings, holding a book just can't be beat!

#11 Michael Stickles

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 04:52 PM

The only online PDF copy of the Philokalia that I knew of, appears to not be there any longer (to be precise, the whole website that hosted it appears to be gone).

#12 Virginia S.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 05:26 AM

I found a website where someone uploaded the complete Philokalia but when I try to download it, it causes my computer a problem. Maybe because its over 1200 pages. But there are lots of other downloadable Orthodox writings. http://www.scribd.co...gn&q=philokalia You can search this site for anything that's been printed but it doesn't necessarily mean its there. Someone has to upload it. If you want to print out any of the uploaded works, you need to be a member. Doesn't cost anything or least it didn't when I did.

#13 Guillermo M.L.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:38 PM

I think I will buy the book on paper. As Antonios said, for some reading that can't be beaten.

What confuses me is that some versions include the writings of Nicodemus the Hagiorite, while the translation by Met. Kallistos Ware doesn't seem to include them. Can anyone enlighten me on this?

#14 Jason Hunt

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:09 AM

One can read sections of Vol 1 and Vol 4, as well as the anthology "Writings from the Philokalia on the Prayer of the Heart" from the following links.

http://books.google....epage&q&f=false

http://books.google....epage&q&f=false

http://books.google....epage&q&f=false

If there is a problem with any of these links, you can just go to "books.google.com" and enter "Philokalia".

Obviously, print is best, but if one can't afford it or would like to preview the texts first, then there is that option.

In Christ,

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#15 Guillermo M.L.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:18 AM

Thanks Jason!

I'm currently reading "The Way of a Pilgrim", an absolutely lovable book for its simplicity and humility. That book puts the Philokalia in such high regard that I definitely have to give it a read, and surely more than one!

#16 Vangelis

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 06:30 PM

Hello there! Full English version of Philokalia (downloaded a few minutes ago), may be found at: http://www.filestube...istos-Ware.html

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:06 PM

There is an excellent paper too, regarding the translation of Greek Orthodox Theological terms into English. For everyone interested, it may be downloaded at: http://orthodoxinfo....hodox-terms.pdf It is very useful for all orthodox English speaking readers, (as well as non-orthodox) that wish to read and really understand the theological terms of orthodoxy, especially in books like "Filokalia".

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:48 PM

http://www.filestube...2cb03ea/go.html

#19 Noel Anderson

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:10 PM

http://www.archive.o...TheCompleteText

#20 J. Patrick Wilkens

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:19 PM

Does anyone know where to download a PDF version of the Philokalia? I am interested in starting reading it.

I would prefer either a version in English (my international tongue) or Spanish (my mother tongue).

Thanks in advance!!


Take a look at http://archive.org/d...TheCompleteText

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