The epic story of our venerable Fathers Barlaam and Ioasaph has been read by generations of Orthodox Christians for 13 centuries as an inspiring account of the Christian way of life and for a better understanding of monasticism. Indispensable for the serious inquirer, as well as our younger audience, Saints Barlaam and Ioasaph present the doctrines of the Orthodox Church in a captivating manner, making ample use of several unique parables from the wellspring of Saint Barlaam's gracefilled soul to reach the hearts of every reader.
Numerous Illustrations throughout and
13 Illuminated Miniatures detailing the Parables
taken from Original Athonite Manuscripts of the 14th Century