Publisher: Holy Trinity Monastery
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Full-length lives of four of the greatest of the Desert Fathers of the early church. They lived in the deserts of Egypt or Palestine in the fourth and fifth centuries. Each was a monastic pioneer of sorts, and each made a lasting contribution to the development of the monastic life in the Orthodox Church. Hundreds of men were so inspired by their wisdom and holiness that they followed them to remote desert locations to form monastic communities, some of which are still alive in the 21st century. Translated from the original Greek. Written in the classic hagiographical style, suitable for reading aloud in formal or informal situations. Includes monochrome icons of each saint. - Randall mark Trainer