Part of the Matheson Trust Sacred Audio Collection
The Jesus Prayer, also known simply as “The Prayer”, is the central jaculatory prayer of the Eastern Churches. It is often repeated continually as a part of personal devotion, and as an integral part of the monastic tradition of prayer known as Hesychasm. We present three recordings of the recitation of this prayer by well-known Orthodox authorities.
The Prayer consists of one simple formula: “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me.” The recordings below give the Greek form of the prayer: Kyrie Iesou Christe, eleison me.
Saint Porphyrios the Kapsokalyvite
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Elder Archimandrite Ephraim
Click play to listen onlineor right-click here to download the audio recording – 30:11 (37.8MB)
Saint Paisios Aghioritis
Click play to listen onlineor right-click here to download the audio recording – 5:30 (3.8MB)