This book contains the fourteen surviving letters of St Ammonas, one of the disciples of St Antony the Great. The main topics of these letters are the gifts of the Spirit, spiritual direction and discernment of the will of God. Derwas Chitty made a draft translation of these letters from the Greek and early Syriac versions; after his death, Dr Sebastian Brock carried out a thorough revision and added an introduction and a bibliography.
The Letters of Ammonas: Successor of St Antony
LENGTH: 23 pages
The fourteen surviving letters of Ammonas, disciple of St Antony, on the gifts of the Spirit, spiritual direction and discernment of the will of God.
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Saint Ammonas spent several years in the Egyptian desert of Skete in the fourth century, during which time he visited Saint Antony the Great and became his disciple. After Antony’s death in 356, Ammonas acted as spiritual director to the monastery of Pispir. He is believed to be the author of spiritual exhortations preserved in different languages in the form of letters, and may be the same Ammonas who was consecrated bishop by Saint Athanasius.
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