Greek Orthodox, Herts. UK, believer, of this world, early fifties, lost my Greek wife after a short battle with cancer two years ago - eonia i mnimi tis. Still in a dark place inside.
Discovered monachos 18 months ago - not only helpful, but also 'enjoyable' - breadth and depth of reading, knowledge and interpretation, intellect on display, faith and humility, 'characters' etc. Thank you.
May I ask for some guidance on spiritual reading please - or even places to visit in order to purchase. A special (intensely atmospheric place) I discovered is Tolleshunt Knights - although I have only attended a handful of times.
Thank you in advance.
Spiritual reading - help with grieving
Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:55 PM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:31 AM
I am sorry that I personally cannot help you with the books you are looking for. I am sure that someone else here will be able to help.
However, I would like to offer my sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved wife. I can only imagine how difficult it has been for you.
Please continue to join us by posting! :-)
In Christ our Lord,
Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:43 PM
A number of members opened the thread and probably thought 'press the seach button Nik!' And so I did - and am in particular grateful to member Nina who started the thread 'which spiritual books are people reading' June '07'. It contains a wealth of material not only of help to me but also I guess to newer members who haven't come across it. Thus if anyone wants to update, refresh or add to Nina's post, then it may benefit the many. Re: my post above - any further suggestions are most welcome.
In Christ, nik
Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:16 PM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:15 PM
Second, for those on the board that may want a shorter read of Philokalia (c220 pages vs 1200) ie selected extracts, may I suggest the Publication by Skylight Paths, 2010, annotated by Allyne Smith. There are chapters on Repentance,The Heart, Prayer, The Jesus Prayer, The Passions, Stillness and In the End, Theosis- supported by notes and suggestions for further reading. I am humbled every time I read a little. Nik H
Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:26 PM
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