Quick overview of the specs of the revised second edition of The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian, by Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Brookline, MA. The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian Translated from the Greek and Syriac by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery, revised 2nd Edition. The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian has 23 ratings and 4 reviews. Emma said: Some books are so precious and demand such scholarship that you. .

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You currently have javascript disabled. Several functions may not work. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Posted 23 January – Does anyone have a copy they’d be willing to sell or if not one they’d scan? I’d pay for the time. I tried contacting the Holy Transfiguration Monastery several times to see if they have any used editions or if they are considering reprinting it, but I have received no response.

Posted 24 January – Although the first part of the Ascetical Homilies published by Holy Transfiguration Monastery is out of print, St Nectarios Press has for sale the complete second part of the ascetical homilies.

You should know though that the Transfiguration version is about pages in length! In Christ- Fr Raphael.

The ‘Ascetical Homilies’ of St Isaac the Syrian

Which is why I wanted a copy. Stuart if you’ve tne through my suggestions and are asceticxl desperate and at wits end at how you can obtain a copy of the first part, I might be able to help you out. Posted 16 February – Posted 17 February – I thought I’d make an update to this thread as I recently discovered that a different translation of the first part of The Ascetical Homilies of St Isaac the Syrian is available online for purchasing. It’s the same ho,ilies as that by Holy Transfiguration Monastery but just a different translation and under a different title.

Here’s the link below: Mystic Treatises by Isaac of Nineveh http: Here is a sample of A. Actually I understand that HTM does have photo copies of this book for sale.


I asked about a year and a half ago.

They do intend to reprint it in the future. How far in the future I cannot say. As to copying the entire book – HTM is the publisher so they would have to make copies due to copyright laws.

The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian by Isaac of Nineveh

Posted 21 February – Someone needs to persuade the folks at Gorgias Press to commission someone to publish a fresh translation of St Isaac’s homilies. There is certainly a lot of interest being expressed here. Community Forum Software by IP. View New Content Monachos.

Nomilies Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. You can try this one: Although the first part of the Ascetical Homilies published by Holy Transfiguration Monastery is out of print, St Nectarios Press has for sale the complete second part of the ascetical homilies, just as beautiful and profound as the first part, discovered in himilies Dr Sebastion Brock and translated and homiies for the first time in English in the Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium Journal in An English translation of a second series of spiritual homilies by St.

Isaac from a manuscript discovered in However, I was able to loan out a copy from our local theological library. So exploring the libraries in your area, theological and otherwise, may also bear some useful fruit.

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I e-mailed the webmaster at St. Nectarios Press to see if they knew of anywhere I could obtain a used copy or if they knew if there was going to be a reprinting.

You have me intrigued on how you may be able to help though. If it is something that would create a burden on you in homioies way, I don’t want you to do that. I have also contacted HTM and they have never responded to me either.

I do not know why they will say nothing regarding this. I resorted to going to my local town library, filled out and interlibrary loan request, they got it from a college library for me I have extraordinary local librarains whom indulge me in such things and I photocopied it. Rhe Poster Members 32 posts. For example, sometimes there are translations of Patristics texts that are done by non Orthodox people who translate things awkwardly, thinking that they are making a literal translation, but their choice in words is not consistent with terms commonly found in Orthodox spirituality.


Like “the discipline” instead of “ascesis,” or “intellect” instead “nous,” or when translating theoria they say aacetical which is correct, but most of the works using an Orthodox terminology I see nowadays will isaad “divine vision” or something like that.

The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian

Do you know what I mean in regards to this? What I mean is, is the language consistent uomilies other Orthodox works for spiritual edification, or is the translation just like a scholar trying to translate something? Because the HTM translation is for the sake of spiritual edification, and I would very much tue to read ts, but this is much easier to get ahold of, but I don’t know if it will be readable.

It is wildly inaccurate. Some parts are so off the mark they usually cause axcetical of laughter. I wrote to Sebastian Brock and asked him about this translation. He replied that Weinsinck was a fine scholar and that his translation is accurate, though stilted. So I went ahead and purchased a copy. Hopefully one day these homilies will be translated anew by someone of Brock’s caliber.

Geronda Elder Paisios said that if teachings of Abba Isaac were read to people today it would be very beneficial to them. They’re giving me the rest of them tomorrow. Back to Specific texts. Sign In Need an account? I’ve forgotten my password. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list.