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A shrewd observer, a master psychologist, an accomplished raconteur, Dorotheos is also a learned man with a prodigious capacity for assimilating in an organized harmony the wisdom of his precedessors in the life of the Spirit. Yet he is far more interested in humbly serving his brethren than in discoursing about the recondite aspects of the hescyhast experience. His genialA shrewd observer, a master psychologist, an accomplished raconteur, Dorotheos is also a learned man with a prodigious capacity for assimilating in an organized harmony the wisdom of his precedessors in the life of the Spirit. Yet he is far more interested in humbly serving his brethren than in discoursing about the recondite aspects of the hescyhast experience. His genial candor makes him the ideal spiritual master to introduce modern readers to the rich spiritual universe of the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria....

Title : Dorotheos of Gaza: Discourses and Sayings
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ISBN : 9780879079338
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 259 Pages
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Dorotheos of Gaza: Discourses and Sayings Reviews

  • Rick
    2019-03-17 22:37

    While many other ancient biographies of the desert fathers paint them in a picture that is oftentimes too perfect to be related to by modern readers. This collection of sayings and stories from Dorotheos of Gaza, while often miraculous in nature, also tells the story of his very human side as well. Marvelous!

  • Greg Zancewicz
    2019-03-04 23:27

    Re-reading a 6th century classic by a Palestinian monk. Maybe something will sink in this time. To whit: "Why is the devil called not only 'enemy' but 'adversary'? He is called 'enemy' because he is a hater of men, one who hates what is good, a traitor; an 'adversary', because he always puts obstacles in the way of good. If a man wants to pray he puts obstacles in the way through evil suspicions, shameful thoughts, and spiritual torpor. If someone wants to give alms he obstructs it through avarice or procrastination. If a man wants to keep vigil he obstructs it with hesitations or laziness. In every single thing he is against us when we desire to do good."

  • Ammatheodora
    2019-03-15 23:51

    A pearl of the Orthodox patristic tradition. This book is excellent for catechumens and people interested in the Orthodox Church as well as those who are already baptized. St Dorotheos' teachings are part of the fundamental wisdom of the Church Fathers and as relevant today as it was in his own time. Easy to read and divided into short chapters, this book gives instructions on how to acquire humility, obedience and freedom from judging our neighbour, qualities which are absolutely necessary in order to have true love for God and our neighbour. This book can be read and re-read and re-read throughout your whole life.