The January Ascetic Fathers
January 31, 2009 Length: 45:27
As we bring the month of January to a close, Fr. Tom thinks back on the spiritual fathers we have celebrated during this month in particular, St. Anthony. The following resources were recommended:
Saying of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection Translated by Sister Benedicta Ward
The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism by Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov
Ladder of Divine Ascent
Symeon the New Theologian: The Discourses
St. Maximus the Confessor: The Ascetic Life, The Four Centuries on Charity
St Athanasius: The Life of St. Antony
Love's Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life by Scott Cairns
Orthodoxy Alive 2008 Sessions 1-3 presented by Fr. Thomas Hopko available on St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral website.
"I found Orthodoxy and AFR a year ago. They have both had a profound effect on my life. After 30 years as a Mormon, I have found the church Christ left on earth for us. It's very exciting, but at 60 I wish I had not wasted all those years on the wrong road. God willing, I am looking forward to many years as an Orthdox believer!!"