Books & Gifts

We hope you enjoy the offerings of our online bookstore and giftshop! Items are continuously being added, so check back frequently. Currently, the price of each item already includes shipping, handling and CA state tax (if appropriate). You will not be charged an additional fee for S&H during checkout. If you are ordering from outside the US, email us for international shipping rates. Thank you for visiting us!


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Book: Confession: A Series of Lectures on the Mystery of RepentanceBook: Confession: A Series of Lectures on the Mystery of RepentanceCovers the significance of confession for Christians, the spiritual director's disposition, healing, doubt, sin, fear, despondency, pride, money, envy, chastity, etc.
Book: Courage to Pray by Anthony BloomBook: Courage to Pray by Anthony Bloom"Prayer is a search for God, encounter with God, and going beyond this encounter in communion...Prayer is born of the discovery that this world has depths-- that we are not only surrounded by visible things but that we are also immersed in and penetrated by invisible things..." 
Book: Defeating Sin: Overcoming Our Passions and Changing ForeverBook: Defeating Sin: Overcoming Our Passions and Changing Forever

“May you, reader, be blessed and enlightened and encouraged in your struggle by the wisdom contained in this book, to the glory of the All-Holy Trinity and the salvation of your soul.”

—Bishop Basil of Wichita and Mid-America (Antiochian Archdiocese)

“This book will be marked up and well-worn by those who own it and no doubt shared with other Christians who long for a well of renewal and blessed retreat.”

—Very Rev. Dr Chad Hatfield, President of St Vladimir’s Seminary

Book: Dorotheos of Gaza, Discourses & SayingsBook: Dorotheos of Gaza, Discourses & SayingsEssential reading for any Christian who desires to profit spiritually from the wisdom of the desert fathers.
Book: Elder Anthony of OptinaBook: Elder Anthony of Optina
"Enduring terrible hardship and excruciating physical ailments, Elder Anthony acquired perfect spiritual freedom through the careful guarding of his soul and the humble acceptance of God's providence....The reader is involuntarily drawn into the quiet, restful atmosphere of Elder Anthony's beautiful soul, learning there the meaning of the lofty virtue of humble-mindedness." -- excerpt
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: False GodsBook: False GodsFalse Gods: Counterfeit Spirituality in an Age of Anxiety: The Christian Answer to the New Age Movement
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 the Life of the World: Sacraments and OrthodoxyBook: For the Life of the World: Sacraments and OrthodoxyFATHER ALEXANDER SCHMEMANN was a prolific writer, brilliant lecturer, and dedicated pastor. Former dean and professor of liturgical theology at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, his insight into contemporary culture and liturgical celebration left an indelible mark on the Christian community worldwide.
Book: For the Sick and the SufferingBook: For the Sick and the Suffering

For the Sick and the Suffering: Prayers and Meditation

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: Giver of Life: The Holy Spirit in Orthodox TraditionBook: Giver of Life: The Holy Spirit in Orthodox TraditionDelving deeply and subtly into Orthodox tradition and theology, Giver of Life articulates the East's perspective on the identity of the Holy Spirit as the third Person of the Trinity. Writing with the sensibility of a poet, John Oliver reflects on the relationship of the Holy Spirit to the Church, the world, and the human person.
Book: Go Forth! Stories of Mission and Resurrection in AlbaniaBook: Go Forth! Stories of Mission and Resurrection in AlbaniaIn these, Fr. Luke shares stories of those years—stories of desperate poverty and of heroism, of setbacks and triumphs, of heartbreak and miracles—and calls us all to answer the Lord’s Great Commission: Go Forth!
Book: Great Lent: Journey to PaschaBook: Great Lent: Journey to PaschaFather Alexander Schmemann was a prolific writer, brilliant lecturer, and dedicated pastor. Former dean and professor of liturgical theology at St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, his insight into contemporary culture and liturgical celebration left an indelible mark on the Christian community worldwide.
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: 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
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