Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer: Experiencing the Mysteries of God and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of an Ancient Spirituality - eBook
Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer: Experiencing the Mysteries of God and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of an Ancient Spirituality - eBook  -     By: Norris Chumley
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For almost 2,000 years men and women in the Christian East have devoted themselves to the practice of Paul's words in 1 Thessalonians 5:17--pray without ceasing. Their continual supplication has taken the form of the Jesus Prayer--twelve simple words offered in humility and reverence: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. In Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer Norris Chumley travels to and documents some of the early Church's holiest sites, including St. Anthony's Monastery in the Egyptian desert, St. Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai, and certain monasteries in Transylvania, Russia and the Ukraine. With his traveling companion the Very Reverend Dr. John A. McGuckin, Chumley uncovers the history, practice, and abiding wisdom of the monks and nuns in the mystical tradition of the Jesus Prayer, where he is taught how it can foster an unceasing, and everdeepening, conversation with God.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: HarperCollins e-books
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9780062041708
ISBN-13: 9780062041708

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“Norris Chumley traverses a spiritual landscape unfamiliar to most Westerners. . . . Take this book and read. Even better, read this book and accept its invitation to pray.” —Diana Butler Bass, author of A People's History of Christianity 

Norris Chumley presents a lavishly illustrated companion to the PBS documentary Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer. Readers can follow Chumley on a pilgrimage through the holiest sites of the early Christian world as he searches for modern-day practitioners of the ancient Eastern mystical tradition and its most sacred prayer: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner." This beautifully illustrated volume includes black-and-white and full-color images of the author's travels through Eastern Europe, including rare pictures from visits to holy sites where photographers are only rarely granted access.

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Norris J. Chumley, PhD, is an Emmy Award-winning executive producer, director, and author whose work has been featured on PBS, NBC, ABC, A & E, USA, Showtime, The Movie Channel, HBO/Cinemax, and WNET/13. Chumley holds a PhD in Theology and the Arts from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He is a featured daily columnist for Beliefnet.com and the Executive Producer and Director of Media for the Columbia University Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life.

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