Presented now with a foreword by Huston Smith, The Way of a Pilgrim and its sequel, The Pilgrim Continues His Way, portray the traditions and interior life of Eastern Orthodox spirituality. Written by an anonymous Russian Christian, the original manuscript came into the hands of a monk on Mount Athos in the nineteenth century and was first published in 1884. These chronicles follow the author as he travels through mid-nineteenth-century Russia and Siberia, visiting monasteries and the shrines of the saints in order to "pray without ceasing". His journey leads him to a staret, a Russian spiritual master who teaches him the spiritual discipline known as the Jesus Prayer--the uninterrupted mantra-like invocation of the name of Jesus. This extraordinary account brings to the West the soul of Eastern Christianity.
A portrait of the traditions and interior life of Russian Orthodox spirituality.
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