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We hope you enjoy the offerings of our 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: Orthodox Christianity, by Metropolitan HilarionBook: Orthodox Christianity, by Metropolitan HilarionAlfeyev carefully connects the dots---showing how theology is based on liturgy and art (including icons, singing, and architecture); ascetic practice and personal piety arise from theology; both, in turn, shape the moral and social teachings of the church concerning other confessions, religions, and the outside world. 350 pages, softcover.
Book: Orthodox Christians in North America 1794-1994Book: Orthodox Christians in North America 1794-1994From its humble beginnings in 1794, when a small group of missionaries landed on Kodiak Island, Alaska, Orthodoxy in America has expanded to comprise a church of over two million faithful. Yet numerous Americans from all cultural and religious backgrounds have, particularly in recent decades, joined Orthodoxy as well. Orthodoxy does have something to say to American society. Thus, the story is told in this book.
Book: Orthodox Feasts of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, by Hugh WybrewBook: Orthodox Feasts of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, by Hugh WybrewHugh Wybrew is an Anglican priest who has studied Orthodoxy for many years. He is Vicar of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford. He was previously Dean of St George's Anglican Cathedral in Jerusalem, where he was in close contact with Eastern churches. He is also the author of Introduction to the Orthodox Liturgy(SVS Press, 19
Book: Orthodox Spiritual Life According to St. Siluoan the AthoniteBook: Orthodox Spiritual Life According to St. Siluoan the Athonite"This present study is an attempt at asystematic presentation of the teaching of St. Silouan on Orthodox spiritual life. The goal is to illustrate his importance for today."
Book: Orthodox Spirituality, by A Monk of the Eastern ChurchBook: Orthodox Spirituality, by A Monk of the Eastern Church

One the greatest pioneers in making the Eastern ascetical tradition available in the West was Louis “Lev” Gillet (1893 – 1980), a Monk and Priest. Brought up in the Roman Catholic tradition, he was received into the Orthodox Church in 1928. He wrote (originally in French) under the pseudonym “A Monk of the Eastern Church”.

Book: Orthodox Spirituality: A Brief Introduction, by Metropolitan HierotheosBook: Orthodox Spirituality: A Brief Introduction, by Metropolitan Hierotheos"A faith is a true faith inasmuch as it has therapeutic benefits. If it is able to cure, then it is a true faith. If it does not cure, it is not a true faith. The same thing can be said about medicine: a true scientist is the doctor who knows how to cure and his method has therapeutic benefits, whereas a charlatan is unable to cure. The same holds true where matters of the soul are concerned."

--from chapter 2


Book: Orthodox Spirituality: A Practical Guide for the Faithful and A Definitive Manual for the Scholar, Fr. Dimitru StaniloaeBook: Orthodox Spirituality: A Practical Guide for the Faithful and A Definitive Manual for the Scholar, Fr. Dimitru Staniloae
This is a most definitive work on Orthodox spirituality, written by one of the most knowledgeable Orthodox theologians, known worldwide for his erudite scholarship as well as his extreme humility. This work will remain a classic.
Book: Orthodox Study BibleBook: Orthodox Study BibleEnjoy the epic of God and His people, with commentary from the Holy Fathers. This study Bible was blessed by all the canonical Orthodox bishops of North America.
Book: Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Exploring Belief Systems through the Lens of the Ancient Christian FaithBook: Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Exploring Belief Systems through the Lens of the Ancient Christian Faith
Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick covers the gamut of ancient heresies, modern Christian denominations, fringe groups, and major world religions, highlighting the main points of each faith.
Book: Our Worship: A Popular Presentation of Orthodox ChristianityBook: Our Worship: A Popular Presentation of Orthodox ChristianityA paperback that teaches children and adults about Orthodox worship with simple explanations and plenty of drawings.
Book: Panikhida & FuneralBook: Panikhida & FuneralPrice includes shipping.
Book: Paradise on Your Doorstep, by Fr. Anthony ConiarisBook: Paradise on Your Doorstep, by Fr. Anthony ConiarisOut of print, last copy in stock.
Book: Philokalia: The Bible of Orthodox Spirituality, by Fr. Anthony ConiarisBook: Philokalia: The Bible of Orthodox Spirituality, by Fr. Anthony ConiarisOut of print, one copy in stock.
Book: Prayer Book (Jordanville)Book: Prayer Book (Jordanville)
One of the most complete prayer books according to the Slavic tradition.
Book: Prayers by the Lake, by St. Nikolai VelimirovitchBook: Prayers by the Lake, by St. Nikolai VelimirovitchThese prayers will inspire you to go deeper in prayer, day after day.

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Book: Precious Vessels of the Holy SpiritBook: Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit“This is one of those books to add to your desert(ed) island (or Greek isle!) short-list. If you find a contemporary book so challenging, so wise, so full of all we dare to call ‘spirit’ without anything smacking of what commonly goes for ‘spiritual’—let us know. Lovingly compiled from writings and from interviews, with biographies as well as counsels, this beautifully printed book can’t be exhausted…. A necessary companion for anyone who travels into desert regions of the heart.
Book: Psalter (Pocket Edition)Book: Psalter  (Pocket Edition)Beautiful pocket-sized Psalter published by Holy Transfiguration Monastery. 4" x 6 1/4" page size, 240 pages. Hard bound with sewn binding; printed on high quality, acid-free paper.
Book: Raising Them Right. A Saint's Advice on Raising Children, by Theophan the RecluseBook: Raising Them Right. A Saint's Advice on Raising Children, by Theophan the RecluseFind practical advice from a beloved Orthodox saint for raising your children well in a spiritually challenging society.
Book: Revelation of Life EternalBook: Revelation of Life Eternal

Revelation of Life Eternal: An Introduction to the Christian Message

Book: Rome, Constantinople, Moscow: Historical and Theological StudiesBook: Rome, Constantinople, Moscow: Historical and Theological StudiesThis is a compilation of essays on various historical and theological issues which discuss aspects of the estrangement between the two halves of the Christian world and present an evaluation of several attempts at healing the schism. It incluudes studies of various historical and theological issues which have arisen between East and West, and discusses the problems related to the Fall of Byzantium and the rise of Russia as a major centre of Orthodox mission and thought.
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