This book contains the first complete English translation, fully annotated, of the treatise
Concerning Frequent Communion, commonly attributed to Sts. Makarios of Corinth and Nikodemos the Hagiorite, the compilers of the
Philokalia. This pivotal treatise, by two central figures in the
Kollyvades movement, which originated on Mount Athos in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, addresses a somewhat less well-known corollary issue in Orthodox spirituality, that of frequent Communion. The authors discuss the controversy surrounding a decline in the frequency of Communion in the Christian East, the relationship of that controversy to the
Kollyvades movement, and the theological arguments in support of frequent Communion advanced by Makarios and Nikodemos, whose joint authorship of the treatise they endeavor to substantiate.
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2006. 187 pp.
Contents: Orthodox Christian Spirituality – I. Commentary: The Decline in Frequent Communion – The Kollyvades Movement
and the Advocacy of Frequent Communion – The Treatise Concerning Frequent Communion – The Theological Impact of the
Treatise – II. Translation of Concerning Frequent Communion.