Philokalia Reading Group
Selected Thursdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Led by Dr. Tim Becker & Fr. Noah Bushelli
St. Philip Antiochian Orthodox Church
1970 Clearview Rd., Souderton, PA 18964
Come early for 6th HOUR prayers preceding at Noon!
Sept 28: St Isaiah the Solitary, On Guarding the Intellect
Oct 12: Evagrius the Solitary, On Asceticism and Stillness
Nov 9: Evagrius the Solitary, On Discrimination
Dec 7: Evagrius the Solitary, On Prayer
Mar 22: St John Cassian, On the Eight Vices
Apr 26: St John Cassian, On the Holy Fathers of Sketis
May 17: St Mark the Ascetic, On the Spiritual Law
Jun 7: St Mark the Ascetic, On No Righteousness by Works
The Philokalia, an anthology on prayer and life in Christ, is one of the most important books on Christian spiritual life. A multi-volume text from Mt Athos in the late 1700s, it contains monumental spiritual writings from the fourth to the fifteenth century. This reading group will study the first volume of the Philokalia.
You may purchase the book here: http://www.eighthdaybooks.com/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=60859&keyword=philokalia&searchby=title&offset=0&fs=1
Contact the church office with any questions. RSVP appreciated but not necessary.
Tim Becker teaches and directs the House of St David of Wales with the Center for Orthodox Thought and Culture at Eastern University. He worships at St George Orthodox Church in Upper Darby and lives in Philadelphia with his wife and three children.
Fr. Noah Bushelli is grateful to be pastor of St Philip Orthodox Church and to live with his wife and eight children in Souderton.