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The Asceticon of St. Basil the Great


Kent Carpentier writes: 

I am looking to read St. Basil's Asceticon online. Can you tell me where I can find it please? (...)

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Dear Kent,

Everytime I receive a letter like yours I feel very sorry because one of the most important, if not the most important, text on monasticism is missing from the internet.

So far as I know, only one group of St. Basil's rules, those known as "longer rules", is translated, but not easy to find even in print.

If you know some Greek, you can try to read the rules (complete text of both the longer and the shorter rules) at Patrologia Graeca / v. 31
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