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« on: September 29, 2013, 08:10:22 PM »


 Have any y'all read or heard of her?  I have her book Ascetic of Love.  The stories told about her are really touching and amazing.  Personally, I view her as a Saint.  What say y'all?



Orthodoxwiki article:
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Gabrielia_(Papayannis)

About the book on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Mother-Gavrilia-The-Ascetic-Love/dp/9607298853



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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 08:16:09 AM »

Brothers, Sisters-

 Do yourselves a favor and read up on her life; I've been reading her hagiography "Ascetic of Love" again and am in awe of her life.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 04:22:57 PM »

No one's heard of her?  Interesting.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 04:30:57 PM »

No one's heard of her?  Interesting.
I have.  Read the book a few years ago.  A beautiful, wonderful, saintly woman!  Many similarities to Mother Teresa.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 04:38:10 PM »

For those of us who can't fork out that kind of cash, some of her sayings can be found here.
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2013, 05:07:39 PM »

For those of us who can't fork out that kind of cash, some of her sayings can be found here.

Or on youtube (in Greek).
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 05:51:53 PM »

For those of us who can't fork out that kind of cash,...

 Holy Moly!  I didn't see the price they're asking; That's insane!  I bought mine for around 10 - 12 bucks in '05.

 Thanks for that link, btw!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2013, 06:10:29 PM »

Does anyone have any idea whether or not the book will be republished?  I'd love to buy a copy and read it, esp. because of her work in India, but if I had $400+ to spend, it wouldn't be on books, unfortunately. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2013, 06:14:29 PM »

I actually came across a folder full of her personal correspondence with an English friend while going through an archive not that long ago. IIRC the letters were written during her time in India.
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2013, 09:15:20 PM »

It's a wonderful book. She had a fascinating life.
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2013, 09:10:43 AM »

For those of us who can't fork out that kind of cash,...

 Holy Moly!  I didn't see the price they're asking; That's insane!  I bought mine for around 10 - 12 bucks in '05.

 Thanks for that link, btw!  Smiley

You can check the price tag on Amazon.co.uk as well, but go gently. Fair warning.
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2013, 09:18:33 AM »

Here are some of her comments on the subject of Ecumenism:

http://www.oodegr.com/english/oikoumenismos/Gavriilia1.htm
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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2013, 09:21:55 AM »

For those of us who can't fork out that kind of cash,...

 Holy Moly!  I didn't see the price they're asking; That's insane!  I bought mine for around 10 - 12 bucks in '05.

 Thanks for that link, btw!  Smiley

You can check the price tag on Amazon.co.uk as well, but go gently. Fair warning.

 What's the deal with such an extravagant price tag?  Are these signed editions with gold and silver pages? 
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2013, 09:27:57 AM »

For those of us who can't fork out that kind of cash,...

 Holy Moly!  I didn't see the price they're asking; That's insane!  I bought mine for around 10 - 12 bucks in '05.

 Thanks for that link, btw!  Smiley

You can check the price tag on Amazon.co.uk as well, but go gently. Fair warning.

 What's the deal with such an extravagant price tag?  Are these signed editions with gold and silver pages? 

People who think that, because they have an item that nobody else is offering, they are entitled to a fortune for it, most likely.

The sayings from the link I posted further up, as well as more (108 in total) are found in Greek here.

The book itself is available by the publisher To Perivoli tis Panaghias for 15 euros (Greek) or 20 (English).

http://www.toperivoli.gr/pages/en.htm
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2013, 09:45:12 AM »

Here are some of her comments on the subject of Ecumenism:

http://www.oodegr.com/english/oikoumenismos/Gavriilia1.htm


 Thank you, jah777.  I'm considering printing out as many of her comments and sayings that I can find and placing them in her book.
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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2013, 10:01:49 AM »

Here are some of her comments on the subject of Ecumenism:

http://www.oodegr.com/english/oikoumenismos/Gavriilia1.htm

Unfortunately, the page doesn't include comments by Mother Gabriele on "ecumenism," as advertised. Really, it's an opinion piece by the editor.
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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2013, 10:15:51 AM »

Here are some of her comments on the subject of Ecumenism:

http://www.oodegr.com/english/oikoumenismos/Gavriilia1.htm

Unfortunately, the page doesn't include comments by Mother Gabriele on "ecumenism," as advertised. Really, it's an opinion piece by the editor.


  It seems to be a logical inference, though.
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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2013, 10:25:39 AM »

Here are some of her comments on the subject of Ecumenism:

http://www.oodegr.com/english/oikoumenismos/Gavriilia1.htm

Unfortunately, the page doesn't include comments by Mother Gabriele on "ecumenism," as advertised. Really, it's an opinion piece by the editor.

You must not have read over the page very carefully.  Following the introductory text, the rest appears to be excerpted from the book referenced in the OP and contains comments from the book's author as well as many quotes directly from her.  Her quotes, it is true, are not solely about ecumenism but also about other religions in general and her encounter with Hinduism in particular.
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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2013, 10:54:15 AM »

People who think that, because they have an item that nobody else is offering, they are entitled to a fortune for it, most likely.

A few years ago, when the HTM publication of The Ascetical Homilies of St Isaac the Syrian was still out of print, copies were available on Amazon starting at $1,000.  But I managed to find a copy in good condition while rummaging through the bookstore of a Russian convent, and paid only $45.  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2013, 04:33:39 PM »

Here are some of her comments on the subject of Ecumenism:

http://www.oodegr.com/english/oikoumenismos/Gavriilia1.htm

Unfortunately, the page doesn't include comments by Mother Gabriele on "ecumenism," as advertised. Really, it's an opinion piece by the editor.

You must not have read over the page very carefully.  Following the introductory text, the rest appears to be excerpted from the book referenced in the OP and contains comments from the book's author as well as many quotes directly from her.  Her quotes, it is true, are not solely about ecumenism but also about other religions in general and her encounter with Hinduism in particular.

I am sorry but I did not see that. I agree with Pensateomnia. I just wish the author had made a clearer delineation between her words and his interpretation.
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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2013, 04:43:00 PM »

Does anyone have any idea whether or not the book will be republished?  I'd love to buy a copy and read it, esp. because of her work in India, but if I had $400+ to spend, it wouldn't be on books, unfortunately. 

I got my copy from St. Gregory of Palamas Greek Orthodox Monastery for about $26 or so.  Just checked their website and it shows that they're out of stock of it.   Sad Sad  Maybe you could contact them and see if they are going to be getting any more in. http://sgpm.goarch.org/Monastery/?cat=18&paged=2
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