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LOVE OF THE BEAUTIFUL

What exactly is “The Philokalia”?

  • The Philokalia means “love of the beautiful, the good”

  • A collection of texts written between the 4th and 15th centuries by spiritual masters of the Eastern Orthodox Church mystical Hesychast tradition

  • Originally written for the guidance and instruction of monks in “the practice of the contemplative life”

  • Compiled in the eighteenth century (1782) by St. Nicodemus of Mount Athos and Macarius of Corinth.

The Philokalia is a precious collection that should be read with spiritual guidance. This page will combine all the resources on this website, that reference the Philokalia. Continue reading below to see how you can gain wisdom and further your ‘love of the beautiful’.

RESOURCES ON THE PHILOKALIA

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