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Allyne Smith is an Orthodox priest who writes and lectures on Orthodox theology, ethics, liturgy and spirituality, both in the U.S. and abroad. He teaches theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
G. E. H. Palmer also translated Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart.
Philip Sherrard was a poet, translator, literary scholar, theologian and interpreter of the Orthodox tradition.
Bishop Kallistos Ware is a renowned Orthodox theologian, author and translator of the Philokalia.
Highly recommended for all Christians but especially for those nurtured in the Eastern traditions.
Its layout of brief quotes could be used as an accompaniment to prayer, bible reading, group discussions, or simple reflection.
So I ended up reading a page or two a day, every once in a while over the course of several months.
One of the comments by a reader was each sentence is a gem, but the overall effect is that it is unreadable. It's just too dense for the likes of me ...". Read morePublished 11 months ago by con kangas
Although centuries old the inspired words of the Philokalia speak to us today, feeding and refreshing our spirits as they have for pilgrims since they were first penned. Read morePublished 18 months ago by David French
This book arrived promptly and in new condition even though it was used! This is a great read for any follower of Jesus regardless of their background--protestant, catholic or... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Susanne Herfurth
This book in a perfect companion to "The Way of the Pilgrim & the Pilgrim Continues His Way". It may be the best introduction to the five volume Philokalia available. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Loie Du Bois
How to go on a prayerful journey toward faith...very good. i would recommend it to anyone trying to find their faith.Published 23 months ago by Rose Sax
the texts on display in the book can hardly be seen as more than an introduction into the wealth of the Filokalia. Read morePublished on November 22, 2012 by w.a.m. vd berg
It is wonderful that one of the most important texts in Eastern Orthodoxy is now freely available in English. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Chris Brooke
Eastern philosophy and religion have always been intriguing to me. I have difficulty finding and interpreting the many and varied concepts and ideas contained within them. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by keoki
Bishop Kallistos Ware counsels that the Philokalia is not an easy book to read. He advises the reader to prepare for it by beginning with two other books which consist of simpler... Read morePublished on July 8, 2012 by matt