ASCETICAL HOMILIES OF SAINT ISAAC THE SYRIAN Limited Edition
Holy Transfiguration Monastery Staff
Holy Transfiguration Monastery
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
0913026557 / 9780913026557
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Limited edition to 3000 copies. Hardcover, Condition is Near Fine/Decorative Boards, No Dust Jacket as Issued, Mild Wear to book. Gift Quality. Book pages clean. No markings in book. Binding is tight. Covers bright and clean. 2 Very slight creases to spine. Back lower corner slightly bumped. Overall a pristine copy! ***
Deep Scarlet Red boards, This present publication was printed and bound in 3000 copies at the Alpine Press in MA.. Set in 11 point Century on the Monastery Typesetter and printed on Warren Olde Style seventy pound paper. Text and illustrations in red and black.565 page book. OVERSIZE! Extra Postage cost may be required! this is certain for international orders! ***
The great luminary of the life of stillness, St Isaac, was born in the early seventh century in eastern Arabia, the present day Qatar on the Persian Gulf. He became a monk at a young age, and at some time left Arabia to dwell with monks in Persia. He was consecrated Bishop of Nineveh (and is therefore sometimes called St Isaac of Nineveh), but after five months received permission to return to solitude; he spent many years far south of Nineveh in the mountainous region of Beit Huzaye, and lastly at the Monastery of Rabban Shabur. He wrote his renowned and God inspired Ascetical Homilies toward the end of his long life of monastic struggle, about the end of the seventh century.
*** The fame of his Homilies grew quickly, and about 100 years after their composition they were translated from Syriac into Greek by two monks of the Monastery of Mar Sabbas in Palestine, from which they spread throughout the monasteries of the Roman Empire and became a guide to all generations thereafter.