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The first accurate English translation of this classic work, it presents a brief account of St. Synkletike’s early years and her initial monastic struggles. There then follows a lengthy discourse on her teachings, which are presented as though she gave them orally, after great initial reluctance, in a single session, though it is likely that this long discourse is actually a compilation of teachings given over a long period of time. Finally, the life recounts her last days and the patient endurance she showed amid the illnesses that led to her death.
About the TranslatorMonk Chrysostomos is a brother of the St. Gregory Palamas Monastery in Etna, CA, where he received his monastic training. He received his Diploma in Theology from the C.T.O.S. in 2009.