Matericon: Instructions of Abba Isaiah to the Honorable Nun Theodora.

By: Abba Isaiah.

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Book Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 229 pp. Translated into English from the second edition, (Moscow, 1898), of St. Theophan's Russian publication which in turn was translated into Russian from the original manuscript of 1450 found in the library of Archimandrite Porphyrius of Jerusalem. The foreword to this, the English edition, is by His Grace Jovan, the Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Western America and a 6 page introduction to this English edition is by Fr. Milos M. Vesin of Lansing, Illinois. From the back cover: "The collected sayings of the desert Mothers are presented here for the first time in English, as well as the personal instructions given by Abba Isaiah to Theodora - a young nun ready to enclose herself in a cell for the rest of her life." One 15 page appendix: "Last Behests of St. Theophan the Recluse" followed by 3 pages of end notes by the editor. The majority of the actual text is in 4 sections: "Brief biography of St. Isaiah the Solitary", "Epistle of Monk Isaiah to the noble nun Theodora", "Well-remembered sayings of the holy women ascetics", and "Spiritual instructions of monk Isaiah to the honorable nun Theodora". Very mild wear to the edges of the covers and some light soiling to the back cover, else fine.

Title: Matericon: Instructions of Abba Isaiah to the Honorable Nun Theodora.

Author Name: Abba Isaiah.

Categories: Catholic - Mysticism, Catholic - Pastoral Writings,

Publisher: Safford, Arizona., St. Paisius Serbian Orthodox Monastery.: 2001

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 33552

Keywords: Desert Mothers; Abba Isaiah the Solitary; St. Theophan the Recluse; Asceticism; Ascetic; Solitary; Hermit; Mysticism;