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On the Prayer of Jesus


Saint John of Kronstadt Press 1995

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A must-read guide to the Prayer: this is a vital antidote to the temptation, nurtured in our “New Ageö era, to treat the Prayer of Jesus as some sort of Orthodox mantra. While guiding the reader in understanding the intensive use of the Prayer, Bishop Ignatius equally guides him to prudence. To the basic work is appended a meditation upon the Prayer and the prayer rope by a monk of Mount Athos.

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Key Features

  • Orthodox teachings on the practice of the Prayer of Jesus
  • Notes on the origin, text, and translations
  • A meditation on the prayer rope and explanation of the Lestovka, with illustration


  • On the Prayer of Jesus
  • Open to All
  • Power to Expel Demons
  • Greek and Russian Guides
  • Preparation for the Art of Arts
  • The Safe Way for Beginners
  • Teaching of Saints Barsanuphius, Dorotheus the Russian, and Seraphim
  • The Method of Saint John of the Ladder
  • Higher Levels of Prayer
  • Teaching of Saint Nil Sorsky
  • Saint Gregory the Sinaite
  • Saint Nicephorus of Mount Athos
  • Saint Kallistus Xanthopoulos
  • Material Aids
  • The Danger of Delusion
  • Human Opposition
  • Prayer and Life
  • The Prayer Rope: Meditations of a Monk of the Holy Mountain
  • An Explanation of the Lestovka, From the Old Orthodox Prayer Book

Praise for the Print Edition

As an introduction to the proper utilization of the divinely inspired contents of The Philokalia and the many other works now available on the “Prayer of the Heart”, this little book is without equal. We heartily recommend it to all pious Orthodox Christians who yearn for the ineffable vision of the divine light of the All-holy Trinity.

—Hilarion, bishop of Manhattan

Product Details

  • Title: On the Prayer of Jesus
  • Author: Ignatius Brianchaninov
  • Publisher: Saint John of Kronstadt Press
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 114

About Ignatius Brianchaninov

Ignatius Brianchaninov, also known as St. Ignatius of Caucasus, (1807–1867) was a Russian Orthodox bishop and theologian who wrote prolifically on prayer and the spiritual life. A graduate of the Imperial School of Military Engineers in St. Petersburg, Brianchaninov was pressured into a military career, but was eventually released to pursue his calling to monastic life. Tsar Nicholas I became his imperial patron, appointing him as igumen of St. Sergius Monastery, in St. Petersburg. In 1857, he was elevated to the position of bishop of the Caucasus and Black Sea, resigning in 1861. Among his works are, On the Love of God and Statement on Islam and Muslims.

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