Grace Church, an Orthodox Anglican Church, works through Nazareth House Apostolate and is a member of the Anglican Province of Christ the King. Orthodox Anglicanism is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn't non-denominational. It is PRE-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost, 2000 nearly years ago.
“A Night In the Desert of the Holy Mountain” by Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos. There are monks who practice the Jesus Prayer and struggle to live the ascetic life, life according to the Gospel. It is with such a monk-ascetic that the author discusses the Prayer.
“His Life Is Mine” is his spiritual testimony – a distillation of the knowledge of God granted him through 22 years on Mount Athos. “On Prayer” When I picked up this book I didn’t just read it, I wept through it. Such depth, such splendor, it will do much to ground you in the Prayer. “Saint Silouan the Athonite” St. Silouan embodied the Prayer to which we are called to do the same. This is a book not merely to be read, but to be lived with.
“Living the Jesus Prayer” by Irma Zaleski. Zaleski tells the story of how she came to the Prayer, its history, its method and how it works. A refreshing common sense book.
“On The Prayer of Jesus” by Ignatius Brianchaninov. This is the “companion” of “The Way of the Pilgrim”. A concrete guide to the practice of the Prayer.
“Praying the Jesus Prayer Together” by Brother Ramon and The Rt. Rev. Simon Barrington-Ward. Here is one of the sweetest, most gentle works on the Prayer that I have. Bishop Simon is a dear friend, how well I remember the times he and I have prayed the Jesus Prayer together.
“The Art of Prayer”: an Orthodox Anthology Edited with an introduction by Igumen Chariton/Timothy War. A delightful-insightful collection of texts, each pregnant with the Prayer’s spirituality and reality. “Writings from the Philokalia on Prayer of the Heart” Kadloubovsky, & G.E. H. Palmer, The Russian version, free in its translation. NOTE: Many of these books are out of print and are best found in used bookstores or through online book searches such as Bookfinder.com.
“The Jesus Prayer” by A Monk of the Eastern Church (Archimandrite Lev Gillet). Simple yet profound, this book reveals to us the secret of the continuing attraction exercised by the Jesus Prayer. This book after having been published forty plus years ago still remains one of the best introductions to the Payer.
“The Jesus Prayer” by Mother Maria (Lydia Gysi) My copy of this book is well worn as I’ve read it many times. Mother Maria is very creative and insightful.
“The Jesus Prayer” by Per-Olof Sjogren. This little book is one of those gems where no space is wasted. Truly a wonderful and challenging book.
“The Name of Jesus” by Irenee Hausherr. A basic work, a scholarly study showing the history of its spirituality and method.
“The Philokalia” translated from the original Greek by G.E. H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard & kallistos Ware. The Philokalia: The Complete Text with four volumes so far issued out of a total of five. Challenging in its depth and completeness.
“The Power of the Name” by Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia (Timothy Ware). A very concise and important work, well layed out.
“The Way of the Pilgrim” Translated by R.M. French. The classic work of inspiration relative to the Jesus Prayer. My copy is filled with notes becoming a textbook of the Prayer.