Dear friends

 

We have some exciting news!!!

 

For years our monastery has befriended Fr Joseph an Athonite monk however I personally didn't realise he was also the author of the English translated books Abbot Haralambos Dionysiatis and Elder Arsenios the Cave Dweller. Both of these fathers were direct spiritual children of the now Saint Joseph the Hesycast. These 2 books tell their life stories and their ascetical practices and closeness with God. 

Fr Joseph was the direct spiritual child of Abbot Haralambos and has written many spiritually benefiting books and through his writings, also shines through his own virtues. I don't want to go into personal details about Fr Joseph because he is humble and wouldn't want me to, but I highly recommend that our friends take up this opportunity. 

The sisters and I spent some time with Fr Joseph over the past few days and in our conversations, we discussed his books. We asked him if we could offer his books SIGNED to our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the whole world. Unfortunately he only has the Greek books available but he has given us his permission to sell his English versions through kindle (still to come). We will only have access to Fr Joseph for this week, if you would like to purchase a personally signed book, please click on the paypal link for that book. You are welcome to purchase as many as you like. If you want multiple books, you'll need to click paypal multiple times, but if you would like 10 or more, please email us and we will send you a paypal request instead which will make it easier to purchase.

We apologise that Greek versions are only available, but for those who can't read Greek, I recommend you purchase even just one book and keep it as a precious keepsake because of the signature. Unfortunately because of covid and the limited books selling at the moment, we will not be able to make hard copy English books available in the near future.

Below you will find photos of the books you can choose and their item numbers for paypal. The first photo is an example book I had signed by Fr Joseph. After his name he puts the letters MD which stand for Monk Dionysitis (Dionysitis means he belongs to the Holy Monastery of Dionisiou of Mt Athos).

All prices include postage. Unfortunately the price is a little high because the books must be sent as parcels because of their size which is much more expensive.

This offer is only available until the end of Wednesday as Fr Joseph will return to Athos and we won't be able to obtain his signature.

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

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