The Reflections of Abba Zosimas

Monk of the Palestinian Desert


John Chryssavgis

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0163-4

LENGTH: 34 pages

Fairacres Publications 145

2004 R/2019

A presentation of the teaching and example of Abba Zosimas, a sixth-century Palestinian hermit, based in obedience to the gospel and love of neighbour.

Translated into English for the first time by John Chryssavgis, these Reflections present, with great simplicity, the day-to-day teaching and example of one of the great sixth-century eremitical Fathers of the Palestinian desert. For Abba Zosimas, obedience to the gospel implies a radical disposition of love for the neighbour in every thought, word and action. This is the key to freedom and joy.

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34 pages


John Chryssavgis



Book Size

140 x 210 mm


Monk of the Palestinian Desert


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Author Bio

Rev. Dr John Chryssavgis is Professor of  Theology at Holy Cross School of Theology, where he is the inaugural Director of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute. His numerous publications focus on the early church and the desert tradition, as well as on the theology of the environment and the role of the Church in the world. His latest books include Creation as Sacrament: Reflections on Ecology and Spirituality (Bloomsbury, 2019) and The Letters of Barsanuphius and John: Desert Wisdom for Everyday Life (Bloomsbury, 2022).

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