Letters of Saint Antony the Great


Derwas Chitty

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0311-9

LENGTH: 31 pages

Fairacres Publications 50

1975 10/2014

Letters of St Antony of Egypt to his disciples on essentials of the spiritual life, as relevant for us today as they were in the 3rd and 4th centuries.

These seven letters, translated by Derwas Chitty were addressed by St Antony (251-356 AD) to his disciples. This hermit of the Egyptian desert draws our attention to those things which are essential in the spiritual life. Among the main themes are the witness of the Holy Spirit in the conscience of each person, the need for self-knowledge, the call to follow Christ, the unity of the Church, and our mutual co-inherence as members of the Body of Christ.

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31 pages


Derwas Chitty



Book Size

140 x 210 mm


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Author Bio

Derwas James Chitty (1901-71), an Anglican priest and Church historian with a particular interest in Orthodoxy, devoted much of his life to the study of early Egyptian and Palestinian monasticism, summing up the fruits of forty years’ research in his notable book, ‘The Desert a City’. He spent the last three years of his life in retirement at Llangwnadl on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales.

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