Orthodox Mission Bookstore

374 pages

21.84 x 13.7 x 3.3 cm

The practical teaching of Abba Dorotheos of Gaza, creates a challenge for man in the modern age. Today, we are accustomed to a way of life where our pursuit for opulence renders our world outlook inadequate to comprehend the value and importance of ascecis, of bodily toil and frugality. To a great extent, we have adapted the Gospel to a level which suits our own worldly pursuits. Thus, we tend to reject the words of a holy man such as Abba Dorotheos who had dedicated his life to the teaching of the Gospel, the unconditional love for God, for fellow human beings and for the world.

The CD-ROM is a supplementary instrument to the book. It offers:-

Visual material, namely some images of famous Monasteries which were founded in the wider area of St. Dorotheos' monastic community, in or prior to the sixth century

- The English translation of the text of St. Dorotheos placed parallel to the Greek original, in order to facilitate scholars seeking a more profound study, and

- A narration of the English translation, to cover the needs of people who are visually impaired.