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Philokalia Ministries is the fruit of 30 years spent at the feet of the Fathers of the Church. Led by Father David Abernethy, Philokalia (Philo: Love of the Kalia: Beautiful) Ministries exists to re-form hearts and minds according to the mold of the Desert Fathers through the ascetic life, the example of the early Saints, the way of stillness, prayer, and purity of heart, the practice of the Jesus Prayer, and spiritual reading. Those who are involved in Philokalia Ministries - the podcasts, videos, social media posts, spiritual direction and online groups - are exposed to writings that make up the ancient, shared spiritual heritage of East and West: The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Saint Augustine, the Philokalia, the Conferences of Saint John Cassian, the Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian, and the Evergetinos. In addition to these, more recent authors and writings, which draw deeply from the well of the desert, are read and discussed: Lorenzo Scupoli, Saint Theophan the Recluse, anonymous writings from Mount Athos, the Cloud of Unknowing, Saint John of the Cross, Thomas a Kempis, and many more.

Philokalia Ministries is offered to all, free of charge. However, there are real and immediate needs associated with it. You can support Philokalia Ministries with one-time, or recurring monthly donations, which are most appreciated. Your support truly makes this ministry possible. May Almighty God, who created you and fashioned you in His own Divine Image, restore you through His grace and make of you a true icon of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Costs of Podcast Production

$250 per month

Once we reach $250.00/month, we will be able to cover the basic costs associated with publishing the podcast: editing software, a Zoom subscription, and a website. 

Pay Our Production Manager

$1,750 per month

Once we raise $1,750.00/month, we will be able to pay our independent contractor to work 15 hours a week on production management, podcast editing, website development, donation processing, and social media content. 

Support Father David and Future Projects

$5,000 per month
At $5,000.00/month, Father David will receive a monthly stipend for his work. This stipend will directly contribute to Father David's regular living expenses (and an occasional new book ;-) ). In addition, at this level we can save for future projects, recording equipment, the occasional mailing, and more. 
  • The ejevc's Podcast Creator
    The ejevc's Podcast 2 months ago
    Best I can do right now!
  • The olgamdiaz's Podcast Creator
    The olgamdiaz's Podcast 2 months ago
    Thank you Fr. David!
  • Creator
    11 months ago
    Abba Moses asked Abba Silvanus,
    "Can a man lay a new foundation every day?"
    The old man replied,
    "If he works hard, he can lay a new foundation at every moment."
  • The annieth's Podcast Creator
    The annieth's Podcast 2021-05-31
    Thank you, Fr. I love your ministry and postings. The inspire and educate me so much I cannot tell you. Please don't stop your mission. You are in our prayers.
  • The cocamojoe82's Podcast Creator
    The cocamojoe82's Podcast 2021-01-28
    Keep up the good work, old man!
  • The germanus's Podcast Creator
    The germanus's Podcast 2020-12-01
    Thank you for the wonderful podcasts.
    I wonder what is next after Theophan? May I suggest the homilies of St. Macarius of Egypt, or St. Francis de Sales' "Introduction to the Devout Life"?
  • The nataliemorrill's Podcast Creator
    The nataliemorrill's Podcast 2020-09-25
    Thank you for your wonderful work!
  • The aceisenbrandt's Podcast Creator
    The aceisenbrandt's Podcast 2018-07-08
    Thank you so much!

    aceisenbrandt@yahoo.com
  • sweetpea1900 Creator
    sweetpea1900 2016-07-01
    Thank You!!
    May God Continue to Bless You and Your Ministry.
    Cindy Snipes
    cindysnipes@icloud.com
  • dnowaczewski Creator
    dnowaczewski 2015-10-21
    Happy to help, I can't tell you how great these podcasts are.

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