Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer: Experiencing the Presence of God and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of an Ancient Spirituality

Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer: Experiencing the Presence of God and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of an Ancient Spirituality
Chumley, Norris           
New York, New York USA : HarperCollins Publishers, © 2011
Book 208 pp ISBN-13: 9780061874178    ISBN: 0061874175

THE JESUS PRAYER: Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have Mercy on Me a Sinner

(Dutch) Heer, Jezus Christus, Zoon van God, ontferm U over mij zondaar

(French) Seigneur, Jésus-Christ, Fils de Dieu, aie pitié de moi pécheur.

(Greek) Κύριε Ιησού Χριστέ, Υιέ του Θεού, ελέησόν με τον αμαρτωλόν.

(Hebrew) אלוהים, ישו, בן האלוהים, ירחם אותי חוטא

(Italian) Signore, Gesù Cristo, Figlio di Dio, abbi pietà di me peccatore

(Latin) Domine Iesu Christe, Fili Dei, miserere mei, peccatoris.

(Persian) خداوند، عیسی مسیح، پسر خدا، بر من رحمت عطا گناهکار

(Romanian) Doamne Iisuse Hristoase, Fiul lui Dumnezeu, miluieşte-mă pe mine păcătosul

(Russian) Господи Исусе Христе, Сыне Божий, помилуй мя грешнаго.

(Ukrainian) Господи, Ісусе Христе, Сине Божий, помилуй мене грішного.

(Spanish) Señor, Jesucristo, Hijo de Dios, ten piedad de mí, pecador

(Thai) พระเจ้าของพระเยซูคริสต์พระบุตรของพระเจ้ามีเมตตาฉันคนบาป

(Vietnamese) Lạy Chúa, Chúa Giêsu Kitô, Con Thiên Chúa, xin thương xót con là kẻ có tội

(Welsh) Arglwydd, Iesu Grist, Mab Duw, trugarhau y bechadur hwn(m) hon(f)


You’ve seen the TV sampler or the movie — now — deepen your experience with the Jesus Prayer, and discover new ways of using it in your life.  A beautiful collector’s edition filled with history, art, photographs and lots of wisdom. “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer: Experiencing the Presence of God and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of An Ancient Spirituality”

For nearly two millennia, the holy men and women of Eastern Christianity have built lives of reflection, humility, and constant connection to God around a simple sentence, the Jesus Prayer. Now, Norris J. Chumley—a documentarian and professor—reveals 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 with the Very Reverend Dr. John A. McGuckin, a priest and professor—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 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.

Enriched with stunning color photographs of these holy sites, where photography is rarely allowed, Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer reveals the powerful theology packed into this prayer’s few words.

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