Thoughts for Each Day of the Year

Saint Theophan the Recluse 1815 1894 was one of the most prolific and beloved spiritual writers of nineteenth century Russia His works, which comprise over twenty volumes, include such classics as The Path to Salvation and A Commentary on Psalm 118, as well as many volumes of letters Although he lived the last twenty eight years of his life as a hermit, his impact on hSaint Theophan the Recluse 1815 1894 was one of the most prolific and beloved spiritual writers of nineteenth century Russia His works, which comprise over twenty volumes, include such classics as The Path to Salvation and A Commentary on Psalm 118, as well as many volumes of letters Although he lived the last twenty eight years of his life as a hermit, his impact on his homeland was immense His articles appeared in the popular spiritual journals of his time, his books were in great demand, and he personally replied to an average of thirty letters daily In the present book, Thoughts for Each Day of the Year, St Theophan takes us through the yearly cycle of Gospel and Epistle readings, humbly and reverently offering us brief but powerful daily meditations on the word of God He also addresses the problems of his day lack of faith, coldness of heart, trust in the rational mind rather than in the revealed Truth of God which are problems of our day as well Contemplating the sacred texts together with St Theophan, the reader will learn to penetrate deeply into Holy Scripture, and will receive answers to many dogmatic, moral, and spiritual questions which touch upon our salvation.
Thoughts for Each Day of the Year Saint Theophan the Recluse was one of the most prolific and beloved spiritual writers of nineteenth century Russia His works which comprise over twenty volumes include such classics as The

  • Title: Thoughts for Each Day of the Year
  • Author: Theophan the Recluse
  • ISBN: 9781887904
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Thoughts for Each Day of the Year”

    1. Lovely, short bits of wisdom and inspiration for everyday. The calendar is a bit wonky - it doesn't match with the Lenten/paschal cycle this year- but if the daily scripture reading and the approximate week is known it is moderately simple to find one's place and follow from there.

    2. This book dedicates about half a page to every day of the year. I try to begin every morning with a glimpse into St. Theophan's interpretation of the day's scripture. Needless to say, at times I underline the whole passage, so impressive is the author's capacity of rendering the essential. This is indeed a book that any Orthodox should spend at least one year with. As for me, I will surely read it for many years to come. I am eager to read any other similar books, so if you have any recommendati [...]

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