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“Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer” by Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.
For nearly two millennia, the holy men and women of Eastern Christianity have built lives of reflection, humility, and constant connection to God around a simple sentence, the Jesus Prayer. Now, Norris J. Chumley—a documentarian and professor—reveals the history, practices, and abiding wisdom of this mystical tradition to the rest of the world.

Chumley traveled to some of the early Church’s holiest sites with the Very Reverend Dr. John A. McGuckin, a priest and professor—to St. Anthony’s Monastery in the Egyptian desert and St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai, to convents in Transylvania and to monasteries in Russia, the Ukraine, and Greece—in search of Christianity’s first mystical tradition and its modern-day practitioners. The monks and nuns he met taught him how to move through the stages of the Jesus Prayer, and how it can foster an unceasing, and everdeepening, conversation with God.

Enriched with stunning color photographs of these holy sites, where photography is rarely allowed, Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer reveals the powerful theology packed into this prayer’s few words

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“The Jesus Prayer can be used by everyone . . . When prayer culminates in silence,
we awaken to new awareness. Then, prayer becomes a way of noticing more clearly
and responding more effectively to the world within us and around us.”
—Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome, from the Foreword

“The famous Jesus Prayer has helped believers move closer to God for centuries.
Chumley’s entirely fascinating new book takes us on a spiritual journey that explores
the origins of this rich mystical tradition. Prayer does not need to be
complicated for us to communicate with God.”
—James Martin , SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

“This isn’t just a book about prayer. It is a full-on plunge into a prayer-filled
adventure. Chumley takes you on a pilgrimage to some of the most
enchanted places, and all you have to take with you is a one-line prayer that
has been changing the world for centuries. Dive in.”
—Shane Claiborne, author, speaker, activist, and co-compiler of Common Prayer

“Led by twelve words of an ancient prayer, Chumley traverses a spiritual
landscape unfamiliar to most westerners where he discovers a way
of peace open to those who seek a deeper connection with God. Take this
book and read. Even better, read this book and accept its invitation to pray.”
—Diana Butler Bass, author of A People’s History of Christianity

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FULL-LENGTH DIRECTOR’S EDITION 114 minutes  (not the TV short version)


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Discover the ancient and powerful Jesus Prayer in this spiritual adventure of a lifetime.  Known by generations of eastern Christians, this mystical prayer has been in use since the Apostles, but remains largely unknown in the west. For the first time on film, desert hermits, monks and nuns reveal the simple prayer, bringing us into their private cells, caves and sanctuaries in the Middle East, Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Russia. Narrated by Dr. Norris J. Chumley and Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin.


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“ It is with spiritual delight that we welcome and introduce... the living tradition and profound Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer.” – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

“...a pilgrimage to some of the most enchanted places, and all you have to take with you is a one-line prayer that has been changing the world for centuries. Dive in.”

“In a time when all people yearn for Divine Stillness in their hearts, this film lifts one from the noise and chaos of the ‘much too with us’ world to that place where God speaks quietly to every person.”
– A Humble Priest

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