Athonite Flowers: Seven Contemporary Essays on the Spiritual Life
Essays on Christian living by a most prolific writer from Mount Athos. Each essay is a visit with a trusted spiritual guide, who understands the world and the issues we face on a daily basis.
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The Life of the World
The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Faithful
Sanctification and Holiness
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