The classic of Russian spirituality—now with facing-page
commentary that illuminates and explains the text.
The Way of a Pilgrim is the timeless account of an anonymous wanderer who set out on a journey across nineteenth-century Russia with nothing but a backpack, some bread, and a Bible, with a burning desire to learn the true meaning of the words of St. Paul: "Pray without ceasing." In this completely accessible new abridgment, all the terms and references are explained for you--with intriguing insights into aspects of the text that are often not available to the general reader.
A famous 19th-century Russian spirituality text finds new expression in The Way of a Pilgrim: Annotated & Explained, translated by Gleb Pokrovsky. In the story, a wandering mendicant learns the Jesus Prayer ("Jesus Christ, have mercy on me") and becomes utterly transformed by praying it continuously. Pokrovsky's commentary appears on facing pages to the abridged text, explaining issues such as Orthodox liturgical customs and the revitalization of Russian monasticism. This volume is the launch title of SkyLight Paths' SkyLight Illuminations series, which will reissue classic spirituality texts from many different world religions.