The Invocation of Christ in Eastern Monastic Psalmody c. 350-450
Chapter One: Updating an Alsatian
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Updating an Alsatian
I. Noms du Christ et voies d’oraison
In Chapter 3 of Noms du Christ, Hausherr introduces the reader to what he understands to be the motivation behind the emergence of the Jesus Prayer. Quoting from the nineteenth-century Russian classic, The Way of a Pilgrim, he records the eponymous hero’s question to his staretz: ‘How is it possible to pray continually?’ He continues:
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