The Way of a Pilgrim and a Pilgrim Continues His Way (Paperback)

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By Olga Savin (Translator), Thomas Hopko (Foreword by)
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This classic of world spiritual literature is the firsthand account of a pilgrim's journey as he endeavors to live out Saint Paul's instruction to "pray without ceasing." The narrator, an unnamed nineteenth-century peasant, sets out on his pilgrimage with nothing but a Bible, a rosary, and some dried bread. As he walks, he recites the Jesus prayer ("Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me")--a prayer that is said to quiet anxiety and fill the heart with love for all creation. With this prayer constantly on his lips, the pilgrim undergoes a profound spiritual education. This edition includes the sequel to The Way of a Pilgrim, entitled A Pilgrim Continues His Way, which contains a lengthy appendix reviewing the teachings of the Holy Fathers on the Jesus prayer.

About the Author

Olga Savin is a graduate of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, New York.

Praise For…

"The pilgrim's journeys and his various encounters are recounted in an appealing, unaffected manner, and Savin's flowing translation serves this tone well."— Publishers Weekly Religion  BookLine

"One of the most influential spiritual books of the last hundred years. It is one of those rare books that can make a difference in a person's life."—Jacob Needleman, author of Lost Christianity

Product Details
ISBN: 9781570628078
ISBN-10: 1570628076
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: October 16th, 2001
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Shambhala Classics