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Writings of St. Nektarios


Consider purchasing a copy of Habitation of Holiness, translated by Fr. Peter Chamberas (Newrome Press, 2020). From the publisher's website:

As Abbess Theodosia wrote concerning the founder of her monastery, "St. Nektarios delighted insatiably in the spiritual honey of the doctrines, the mysteries, the worship, the hymnography, the Christian ethics and in general of the Orthodox spiritual life and tradition. He was most meticulous in studying and very precise in applying the divine word, which he then transmitted through his preaching, his writings and primarily his personal example." This collection gathers some of this spiritual fruit, translated for the first time in English.

This collection includes the following essays:

  • The Privilege of Loving and Worshiping God
  • The Relation of True Freedom with Moral Freedom
  • Attaining Salvation Through the Grace of God and the Will of the Human Person
  • Worship in Spirit and Truth
  • The Nature and Mission of the Church
  • The Priesthood of the Church


The following links lead you away from the the St. Nektarios Web site to, which has a comprehensive array of excerpts of St. Nektarios’ writing.


The Church


Discovering God



Immortality of the Soul

Life After Death




Spiritual Training


Inner Attention


Holy Communion


The source of these excerpts is:

Selected Passages From the Writings of Orthodox Saints
Compiled by Father Demetrios Serfes
Edited by Bishop Alexander (Mileant)
Missionary Leaflet # EA40
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