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St Maximus Confessor

Maximus Confessor Anthology: He divided wisely the ages, God is Thinking, Nothing is empty of the Holy Spirit & Teachers of the clean mind (in English and Greek side by side) 

Ἀνθολογία Μάξιμου (χωρὶς μετάφραση). Anthology of Maximus in the original Greek

Greek original (HTML) – Greek original (complete works) 

Selections from the Chapters on Knowledge (in English) 

Maximos Confessor on the Infinity Of Man, by P. Christou 

Migne Patrologia Graeca


  1. Agathangelos Bishop of Fanarion

    Please informe me in which text of St. Maximus the Confessor is written:
    ” It has been well observed that we should wage war not afainst the natural world, which has benn created by God, but against those movements and energies of the essential powers within us are disordered and unnatural and hostile to the natural world”.

  2. ἅπερ͵ μὴ πολεμοῦντα τὸν νοῦν͵ πολεμεῖσθαι παντελῶς ὁ θεὸς οὐ προσέταξεν. Οὐ γὰρ τοῖς ἔξω περὶ τὴν αἴσθησιν πολεμεῖν ἐπετάγημεν κτίσμασιν͵ ἀλλὰ τοῖς ἐν ἡμῖν αὐτοῖς παρὰ φύσιν κατὰ τὴν γῆν τῆς καρδίας οἰκοῦσι τῆς ἀτιμίας ἀεὶ διαμάχεσθαι πάθεσιν ἐκελεύσθημεν͵ ἕως ἂν ἐξολοθρεύσωμεν αὐτοὺς ἐξ αὐτῆς͵ καὶ κατάσχωμεν μόνοι τὴν γῆν͵ ἀσάλευτον μένουσαν τῇ ἀναιρέσει τῶν ἀλλοτρίων παθῶν.


    Πρὸς Θαλάσσιον 51



  3. Mihail

    This is great. Thanks a lot. Still, the Romanian translation made by Fr Staniloae remains the only full modern translation available…

  4. Fr. Staniloae has also made great notes and comments on Maximus at the Greek edition of some of his works.