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by Athanasius Iskander

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ISBN: 0980517117
Author: Athanasius Iskander
Language: English
Publisher: St Shenouda Press; 2nd ed. edition (March 17, 2011)
Pages: 116
Category: Humanities
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Written in the Coptic tradition, Practical Spiritually According to the Desert Fathers is a marvelous little book of practical instruction for Christians to learn about living a more fulfilling spiritual existence subscribing to precepts espoused by the Egyptian Desert Fathers of the early church. Michaela rated it liked it May 02, 2017. Priit rated it really liked it Dec 20, 2013. Harman marked it as to-read Apr 21, 2014. Manuel Sanchez marked it as to-read May 27, 2015. Sarah marked it as to-read Dec 28, 2015.

Father Athanasius tells us the two most important characteristics of the spirituality of the Desert Fathers were discipleship - attachment to a "master" - and the total avoidance of relying on one's self. I belong to the evangelical tradition of Christianity. I wonder how many of our young people would wish to follow such counsel.

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FATHER Athanasius Iskander - Free download as PDF File . xt) or read online for free. INTRODUCTION The Book of Genesis tells us that man was created in the image of God. It is because of this that man has a natural tendency to seek God, in Whose image he was created. Father Athanasius Iskander Feast of the Presentation to the Temple Mechir 8, 1721 February 15, 2005. CHAPTER ONE DISCIPLINE OF THE MIND 1. 2. Protect your mind from harmful and unprofitable knowledge. Plant in your mind the spiritual knowledge.

Athanasius started the "Patristic treasury," that paid back in the conservation of faith and learning by the monastic vocation, lead by Anthony and Paul the recluse, who founded the devotion of the Desert Fathers of Egypt. In part, because their ancient Christian subjects and great diverse volumes the sayings of the fathers are discouraging to novice readers, yet, they recount the hagiographic stories of the Christian faith, built upon apostolic wisdom.

A sermon by Father Meena Ghaly on Practical Spirituality. Divine Liturgy on Saturday March 21, 2015. Current track: Practical l Spirituality. Seems a little quiet over here. Drop your files here.

Father Athanasius Iskander Father Daniel Al-Antoni Father Gabriel Wissa Father Matthew Attia Father Matthew the Poor . Practical Spirituality. Father Athanasius Iskander. An Introduction to the Book of Revelation. Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

Father Athanasius Iskander Father Daniel Al-Antoni Father Gabriel Wissa Father Matthew Attia Father Matthew the Poor Father Matthias Wahba Father Mikhail E. Mikhail Father Philopos Anba Bishoy Father Raphael Ava Mina Father Rueiss Awad Father Samaan El Souriany Father Tadros El-Bakhoumi Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty Hana Youssef Ata Hany Takla Hermas Hippolytus Ibn-Kabar Iris Habib el Masri Julius Africanus Malchion. The Abomination of Desolation. Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty. Anba Abraam The Friend of the Poor.

Iskander borrowed methods and techniques from the Holy Fathers and provided wise instructions on how to practically apply them to the struggles faced by young Orthodox people living in the 21st century. ISBN13: 9780980517118.

The Desert Fathers (along with Desert Mothers) were early Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who lived mainly in the Scetes desert of Egypt beginning around the third century AD. The Apophthegmata Patrum is a collection of the wisdom of some of . . The Apophthegmata Patrum is a collection of the wisdom of some of the early desert monks and nuns, in print as Sayings of the Desert Fathers. The most well known was Anthony the Great, who moved to the desert in AD 270–271 and became known as both the father and founder of desert monasticism

BORN AGAIN IN BAPTISM, we receive the Holy Spirit which dwells in us, and works in us so that we may reach spiritual perfection, although the Bible tells us what we need to do to reach such perfection and earn Eternal life, it does not tell us how. The Egyptian Desert became a university of this quest for perfection. The Desert Fathers made a science out of this quest, that we now call spirituality. In this university, research was done and experiments were published by many who came to seek the wisdom of those Desert Fathers. Fr Athanasius Iskander borrowed methods and techniques from these Holy Fathers and provided wise instructions on how to practically apply them to the struggles faced by young Orthodox people living in the Twenty First century.

Comments:

Beydar
This is a great wisdom book for any Christian. The wisdom is all based on the Desert Fathers and the early church Fathers. Very practical guide for us Christians living in a modern secular world that has gone crazy.
komandante
This book takes spirituality to a new level as they address the challenges of spirituality. It's a bit academic if you're looking for something to read for pleasure.
RUsich155
One of the best books I've ever had the blessing of reading. The author is well-versed and scholarly. A highly recommended read.
iSlate
Thanks
shustrik
On of my favorite books, though its not written for everyone
Terr
I have not read this...It was bought as a gift for my husband and he really enjoyed the reading it.
Framokay
Abba Ammon was asked, 'What is the "narrow and hard way?" (Mt. 7.14) He replied, 'The "narrow and hard way" is this, to control your thoughts, and to strip yourself of your own will, for the sake of God. This is also the meaning of the sentence, "Lo, we have left everything and followed you." (Mt. 19.27)

This book begins by discussing the nature of sin and man's fall, and how man's redemption takes placed through Christ's sacrifice and our renewal through Holy Baptism. Baptism and the grace which we receive therefrom becomes sullied through sin, and in light of this Father Athanasius discusses the means by which we are aided in overcoming our vices and building up virtues in light of the Tradition of our Holy Desert Fathers (the Abba's and Amma's).

Father Athanasius' book presents what can be described as a step-by-step `guide' (and I use the term very loosely), divided roughly into two parts - the vices and virtues. This assists the reader in understanding the nature of sin, and where they ought to begin (i.e. at the very bottom of the ladder) - breaking down the walls of sin first and then replacing these with virtues.

It all begins with the mind. Father Athanasius discusses how we should protect ourselves from `information overload' and useless information with which we are bombarded, especially by the media and the internet. Too much information leads us to become armchair judges and the Bible itself warns against this "But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters." This leads to gossip, and slander and of course anyone who slanders his brother is...a murderer. With this in mind Father Athanasius gives practical guidance on how we should only `overload' our mind with spiritual knowledge - through prayer. It is God who truly enlightens.

Humility and our relations with others through humility are also discussed. Prayer for those who persecute us is essential and Father Athanasius provides numerous examples of God's providence for those who do pray for their enemies. As Abba Zeno said, 'If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks.'

Discipline of the will is also addressed - the power to say `no'. When a person is assailed by evil thoughts we should accustom ourselves to prayer - man is powerless without God, irrespective of how good his intentions may be, and it is only through God that man can ever gain victory over sin and the devil. Abba Macarius was asked, 'How should one pray?' The old man said 'There is no need at all to make long discourses; it is enough to stretch out one's hands and say, "Lord, as You will, and as You know, have mercy." And if the conflict grows fiercer say, "Lord, help!" He knows very well what we need and He shows us His mercy.'

Abba Xanthias said, 'The thief was on the cross and he was justified by a single word; and Judas who was counted in the number of the apostles lost all his labour in one single night and descended from heaven to hell. Therefore, let no-one boast of his good works, for all those who trust in themselves fall.' and in light of these words presumptuous sins i.e. self righteousness and legalism, false tears, and a false sense of humility are all addressed.

Discipline of the senses, and of the memory are important because it is through the senses that sin comes to dwell in the heart of man. Numerous examples from both the Scriptures and the examples of the lives of the Desert Fathers are put forth. Father Athanasius puts this into a modern context for us. He firstly explains what these sins are (and some may surprise you!) and then provides practical examples and advice on how we ought to overcome these.

The second part of the book discusses the virtues, and how once we have begun to destroy the `old man', we need to build up the virtues within us, which as Father Athanasius reiterates can only be accomplished through God's grace. Obedience, patience, meekness, and chastity are all discussed in great detail with practical advice provided in light of the Tradition of the Desert Fathers. "The way of humility is this: self-control, prayer, and thinking yourself inferior to all creatures." Abba Tithoes

This book is extremely well presented, and laid out. It provides so much assistance in the spiritual struggle, and is aimed at a modern audience; something which is badly needed in our modern times. People often use the excuse that our times are different from those of the Desert Fathers and therefore their advice no longer applies. Father Athanasius rubbishes that argument with his practical counsels based on the Traditions of the Desert Fathers. This book is an absolute gem. Highly recommended reading. May God bless Father Athanasius for the assistance he has provided on the rungs up the ladder to salvation.
Just like it says, "Practical", unlike most Christian Spirituality books. Gets right to the point and give you something to actually do. I will read it again.

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