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A title meaning ‘Love of what is beautiful’, applied especially to: (1) the Philocalia of Origen, an anthology from his writings compiled by St Basil the Great and St Gregory Nazianzus in 358–9; (2) the Philocalia of Sts Macarius Notaras and Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain (1782), a collection of ascetical and mystical writings dating from the 4th to the 15th cent., dealing with the teaching of Hesychasm.

(1) the Philocalia of Origen, an anthology from his writings compiled by St Basil the Great and St Gregory Nazianzus in 358–9; (2) the Philocalia of Sts Macarius Notaras and Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain (1782), a collection of ascetical and mystical writings dating from the 4th to the 15th cent., dealing with the teaching of Hesychasm.

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