Journeying with the Jesus Prayer

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James F Wellington

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0031-6

LENGTH: 42 pages

Fairacres Publication FP186

2020

In recent years more and more Christians in the West have been discovering the many blessings of the Jesus Prayer.  This prayer originated among the Desert Fathers and Mothers of the Eastern Mediterranean around fifteen hundred years ago, and for centuries has inspired and enabled Christians of the Orthodox Church to find a deeper relationship with God through the continual rhythmic repetition of the short prayer, ‘Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me’. In this book, James F. Wellington tells the story of his own journey with the prayer, highlighting the graces which he has received on his travels.  These include unceasing prayer, inner watchfulness, stillness of heart, and perfect longing.  He concludes with a celebration of what the Jesus Prayer has taught him, and is still teaching him, about the inner geography of the human heart.

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In recent years more and more Christians in the West have been discovering the many blessings of the Jesus Prayer.  This prayer originated among the Desert Fathers and Mothers of the Eastern Mediterranean around fifteen hundred years ago, and for centuries has inspired and enabled Christians of the Orthodox Church to find a deeper relationship with God through the continual rhythmic repetition of the short prayer, ‘Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me’. In this book, James F. Wellington tells the story of his own journey with the prayer, highlighting the graces which he has received on his travels.  These include unceasing prayer, inner watchfulness, stillness of heart, and perfect longing.  He concludes with a celebration of what the Jesus Prayer has taught him, and is still teaching him, about the inner geography of the human heart.

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ISBN

978-0-7283-0031-6

Length

42 pages

Author

James F Wellington

Book Size

140 x 210 mm

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Author Bio

James F. Wellington is a retired Church of England priest, with a Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. He holds a doctorate from the Archbishop’s Examination in Theology for a thesis relating to the origins of Jesus Prayer, an MPhil from the University of Nottingham and an MA from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He is a conductor of retreats and quiet days on the Jesus Prayer and other aspects of spirituality. He has had several academic papers published in Studia Patristica. He is also the author of Christe Eleison! The Invocation of Christ in Eastern Monastic Psalmody c.350-450 (Berne: Peter Lang, 2015); and also Praying the Psalms with Jesus: A Journey of Discovery and Recognition (Cambridge: Grove Books, 2015) and Beguiled by Jesus: Faith and the Language of Intimacy (Cambridge: Grove Books, 2017).

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