The Philokalia : the complete text / compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St. Makarios of Corinth ; translated from the Greek and edited by G.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, Kallistos Ware with the assistance of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery (Brookline) [and others].

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  • London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1979-2023.
  • ©1979-2023
5 volumes ; 22 cm


  • Translation of Philokalia tōn hierōn nēptikōn.
  • Includes indexes.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Vol. 1. St. Isaiah the Solitary. Evagrios the Solitary. St. John Cassian. St. Mark the Ascetic. St. Hesychios the Priest. St. Neilos the Ascetic. St. Diadochos of Photiki. St. John of Karpathos
  • Vol. 2. St. Theodoros the Great Ascetic. St. Maximos the Confessor. St. Thalassios the Libyan. St. John of Damaskos. A discourse on Abba Philimon. St. Theognostos
  • Vol. 3. Forty texts on watchfulness / St. Philotheos of Sinai
  • A gnomic anthology / Ilias the Presbyter
  • The Ladder of Divine Graces / Theophanis the Monk
  • Book I. A treasury of divine knowlege ; Book II. Twenty-four discourses / St. Peter of Damaskos
  • Paraphrase of the homilies of St. Makarios of Egypt / St. Symeon Metaphrastis
  • Vol. 4. On faith ; One hundred and fifty-three practical and theological texts ; The three methods of prayer / St. Symeon the New Theologian
  • On the practice of the virtues ; On the inner nature of things and on the purification of the intellect ; On spiritual knowledge, love and the perfection of the living / Nikitas Stithatos
  • On inner work in Christ and the monastic profession ; texts / Theoliptos, metropolitan of Philadelphia ; On watchfulness and the guarding of the heart / Nikiphoros the monk
  • On commandments and doctrines, warnings and promises, on thoughts, passions and virtues, and also on stillness and prayer ; On the signs of grace and delusion, written for the confessor Longinos ; On stillness ; On prayer / St. Gregory of Sinai
  • To the most reverend Nun Xenia ; A new testament decalogue ; In defence of those who devoutly practise a life of stillness ; three texts on prayer and purity of heart ; Topics of natural and theological science and on the moral and ascetic life ; The declaration of the holy mountain in defence of those who devoutly practise a life of stillness / St. Gregory Palamas
  • Vol. 5. On the life of stillness and the monastic state : one hundred texts / St. Kallistos and St. Ignatios Xanthopoulos
  • Texts on prayer / The Blessed Patriarch Kallistos
  • On the hesychastic way of life ; On divine union and the contemplative life / Kallistos Angelikoudis
  • A selection from the Holy Fathers on prayer and attentiveness
  • On the holy and deifying prayer / St. Symeon archbishop of Thessaloniki
  • On the words of the divine prayer "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me" / St. Mark of Ephesos
  • An interpretation of 'Lord have mercy'
  • From the life of St. Maximos Kapsokalyvitis
  • From the life of St. Gregory Palamas : That all Christian should pray unceasingly.
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