Spiritual Discourses

Discourses and instructions on the practice of the Christian spiritual life; includes teachings from: St. Dorotheos of Gaza, St. Seraphim of Sarov, St. John Cassian, St. John Climacus, and others on topics ranging from the aim of the Christian life, the conscience, mercy, humility, and not judging the faults of our neighbors to the Jesus Prayer, fasting, and the practice of the ascetic life.

St. Ambrose of Optina

Holy Hieromartyr, Patriarch Anastasios II of Antioch

St. Anastasius the Sinaite

Saint Anthony the Great

St. Dorotheos of Gaza

St. Ephraim the Syrian

St. Gregory Palamas

Bishop Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

St. Innocent of Alaska

St. John Climacus

St. John Maximovitch

St. Kosmas of Aitolia - Apostle of the Poor

St. Macarius the Great

Letters of Elder Macarius of Optina

To the Young People of the Church
On the Law of God
by Saint Philaret the Confessor

A Workbook for Young People to Study about the Spiritual Life
(Also good for adults)

Table of Contents

* Table of Contents
I. Conscience and Moral Responsibility
II. The Nature of Sin
III. Virtue
IV. God’s Law
V. Freedom of Will
VI. The Christian “I”
VII. Humility
VIII. Conversion of Sinners
IX. Grace and Salvation
X. Learning and Religion
XI. Emotional Development
XII. Emotional Development in Children; And on Christian Hope
XIII. The Education and Development of Man’s Will
XIV. Strengthening the Will With Work and Vows
XV. The Struggle Against Lust
XVI. Other Carnal Problems: Christian Death
XVII. Christian Justice
XVIII. Falsehood: Christian Charity
IXX. Envy: Cursing and Anger
XX. Insolvent Ethical Systems
XXI. Christian Love as the Basic Principle of Morality
XXII. The Orthodox Family
XXIII. Family and Society: Patriotism
XXIV. Christian Service: War
XXV. Christianity and Communism
XXVI. The Unity of Love For God and For Neighbor
XXVII. The Christian Obligation to Know God
XXVIII. The Necessity of Prayer
XXIX. The Model of Christian Prayer
XXX. Prayer: Feasts and Fasts

St. Seraphim of Sarov

Saint Symeon the New Theologian

St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

Archbishop Gregory
Dormition Skete
P.O. Box 3177
Buena Vista, CO 81211-3177
Contact: Archbishop Gregory
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