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Book: Elder Leonid of OptinaBook: Elder Leonid of OptinaIt was hard not to marvel at his joyfulness and inward peace. Preserving a holy simplicity, free of hypocrisy, he spoke with everyone in a direct and straightforward way.
Book: Elder Sebastian of OptinaBook: Elder Sebastian of OptinaElder Sebastian had a constant concern for instilling deep peace in people's souls, and a constant sense of service--through his labor and love--to those surrounding him. He was exacting in everything, but first of all toward himself. He had the gift of great and profound discernment, and exercised moderation in everything.
Book: Everywhere Present: Christianity in a One-Storey UniverseBook: Everywhere Present: Christianity in a One-Storey Universe
Book: Feast of FaithBook: Feast of FaithArchbishop Paul, head of the Orthodox Church in Finland from 1969 to 1987, is well known for his popular explanation of Orthodoxy in The Faith We Hold, which itself originated as a pastoral letter. In the present work, he bears witness to the remarkable Eucharistic revival which has taken place in Finland. Using simple, accessible language, he guides the faithful towards a deeper understanding of the rites and prayers of the liturgy, and thus towards a more fruitful participation in the Banquet of the Kingdom.
Book: Fire from Ashes: The Reality of Perpetual ConversionBook: Fire from Ashes: The Reality of Perpetual ConversionNo matter how cold the ashes of our hearts, with Christ’s help we can fan them back into flame.
Book: For They Shall See GodBook: For They Shall See GodDeveloping a Transformed Vision
Book: Gateway of Life: Orthodox Thinking on the Mother of GodBook: Gateway of Life: Orthodox Thinking on the Mother of God

"Mary Cunningham has given to the Church, and to any intrigued with the Theotokos, a stunning historical and theological exposition of Scripture, tradition, and liturgy, that (to borrow from Gregory of Nyssa) “assembles more of Truth’s shadow,” that we may see more of the light."     
—Edith M. Humphrey, William F. Orr Professor of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Book: Harbor for our Hope: On Acquiring Peace Amidst SufferingBook: Harbor for our Hope: On Acquiring Peace Amidst Suffering
Book: Healing Humanity: Confronting Our Moral CrisisBook: Healing Humanity: Confronting Our Moral Crisis
Book: Help! I'm Bored in ChurchBook: Help! I'm Bored in ChurchDo you ever find yourself feeling bored in church? Don't despair—you're not alone, and there is hope!
Book: Hesychia and Theology: The Context for Man's HealingBook: Hesychia and Theology: The Context for Man's Healing
Book: His Life is Mine, by Elder SophronyBook: His Life is Mine, by Elder SophronyArchimandrite Sophrony, an outstanding Christian ascetic, monk, and mystic of the twentieth century, studied at the Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris. He lived as a monk on Mount Athos in the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon and spent his final years at the Monastery of St. John the Baptist, Essex, United Kingdom.
Book: Holy TraditionBook: Holy Tradition
Book: Hymn of EntryBook: Hymn of Entry

Bishop Kallistos (Ware) states in his foreword:

[Hymn of Entry] offers nothing less than a fresh vision of theology, the church and the world, a vision that is both original and yet genuinely traditional. The quality that characterizes this remarkable book is above all a sense of wholeness. The unity of the divine and human in the incarnate Christ, the unity of heaven and earth in the Divine Liturgy, the unity between theology and spirituality, between theology and life - such are the author's master-themes.
Book: Hymns of RepentanceBook: Hymns of Repentance
Book: I Love, Therefore I AmBook: I Love, Therefore I AmAbout the Author: Hieromonk Nikolai Sakharov holds a Ph.D. in theology from Oxford University and is the grand nephew of Archimandrite Sophrony. He is a member of the Monastery of St John the Baptist, Essex, United Kingdom.
Book: If You Love Me: Serving Christ and the Church in Spirit and TruthBook: If You Love Me: Serving Christ and the Church in Spirit and TruthAbout the Author: Known in the West as Matthew the Poor, Abba Matta is widely regarded as the greatest Egyptian elder since St. Antony the Great. He produced a huge and varied body of work in Arabic, only a little of which has been translated into English. In addition, a great many of his informal talks to monks and visitors were recorded. He had a marvelous ability to communicate the deepest spiritual truths in the simplest and most practical language, making them accessible to laypeople as well as monastics. He speaks to the heart rather than the head, gently exhorting the reader to pursue a deeper life in Christ.
Book: Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of HeavenBook: Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven
Book: Introduction to Liturgical TheologyBook: Introduction to Liturgical TheologyAlexander Schmemann's Introduction to Liturgical Theology is a masterful historical and critical introduction to the study of modern Orthodox liturgics and theology. There is scarcely a student of Christian worship who has not been stirred by the brilliant mind of the late Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann.
Book: Jesus Christ and the TempleBook: Jesus Christ and the Temple
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