Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer
Experiencing the Presence of God and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of an Ancient Spirituality
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"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner."
For nearly two millennia, the holy men and women of the Orthodox Church have built lives of reflection, humility, and constant connection to God around those simple words, the Jesus Prayer. Now, Norris Chumley -- a documentarian and professor -- has set about revealing the history, practices, and abiding wisdom of this mystical tradition to the rest of the world.
Chumley traveled to some of the early Church's holiest sites -- to St. Anthony's Monastery in the Egyptian desert and St. Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai, to convents in Transylvania and to monasteries in Russia, the Ukraine, and on Mount Athos in Greece -- in search of Christianity's first mystical tradition and its modern-day practitioners. The monks and nuns he met taught him how to move through the stages of the Jesus Prayer, and how it can foster an unceasing, and ever-deepening, conversation with God. This book, the companion volume to a documentary of the same name, is the result of those lessons.
Readers will begin to see the enormous value of silence and learn how the regular practice of a simple prayer is the key to deeper spirituality. They will discover the powerful theology packed into the Jesus Prayer's few words. And they will benefit from the insights of many of the great contemplatives of the Eastern tradition, both ancient and contemporary.
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