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Book: Marriage: An Orthodox PerspectiveBook: Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective
It is impossible to understand either the New Testament doctrine on marriage, or the very consistent practice of the Orthodox Church without seeing Christian marriage in the context of the Eucharist... The very notion of marriage as a sacrament presupposed that a man is not only a being with physiological, psychological, and social functions, but that he is a citizen of God's Kingdom, i.e., that his entire life, and especially its most decisive moments, involve eternal values and God Himself.

John Meyendorff, 

Book: New and Old in God's RevelationBook: New and Old in God's RevelationA synthesis of doctrine, spirituality, and biblical scholarship applied to the similarities and differences between old and new revelation in the Bible.
Book: No Faith is More Beautiful than the Christian FaithBook: No Faith is More Beautiful than the Christian FaithPenned by Bishop Danilo and Hieromonk Amfilohije, originally published in Serbian (in 1986) and now available in English for the first time, this Catechism book is a great introduction into the basic evangelical teachings of the Orthodox faith and life. The authors of this publication are offering this simple but existential gift to all. This slim book explores the mystery of faith in Old and New Testament. 
Book: On Earth We're Just Learning How to LiveBook: On Earth We're Just Learning How to LiveAn enthralling first-person glimpse into the Russia of the Lives of the Saints -- still alive today.
Book: On Prayer, by Elder SophronyBook: On Prayer, by Elder SophronyA collection of articles on prayer and the spiritual life, together with some of the author's own prayers. A moving testimony to the relevance of Christ, who, for Archimandrite Sophrony, is "all, and in all, the beginning and the ending" of all things (cf. Col 3:11; Rev 1:8).
Book: On the Holy Icons, St Theodore the StuditeBook: On the Holy Icons, St Theodore the StuditeTo St Theodore the Studite, writing in the midst of the iconoclastic controversy of the eighth and ninth centuries, it was clear that iconoclasm is a serious heresy, which alienates its followers from God as much as any other heresy.
Book: On the Incarnation, by Saint AthanasiusBook: On the Incarnation, by Saint AthanasiusOn the Incarnation contains the reflections of Athanasius of Alexandria, upon the subjects of Christ, His purpose on Earth, and the nature of the Holy Spirit. 

This work was composed partly to explain Athanasius's thoughts on Jesus Christ and the nature of the Holy Spirit, and partly to refute the views of Arius, a rival deacon within the Egypti
Book: On the Invocation of the Name of JesusBook: On the Invocation of the Name of JesusBy A Monk of the Eastern Church, the pseudonym of Fr. Lev Gillet. For those interested in learning about the Jesus Prayer.
Book: One Flesh: Salvation through Marriage in the Orthodox ChurchBook: One Flesh: Salvation through Marriage in the Orthodox ChurchAbout the Author: Archpriest Lawrence Farley is the pastor of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church (OCA) in Langley, B.C., Canada. He received his B.A. from Trinity College, Toronto, and his M.Div. from Wycliffe College, Toronto. A former Anglican priest, he converted to Orthodoxy in 1985 and studied for two years at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary in Pennsylvania. In addition to the Orthodox Bible Companion Series, he has also published Let Us Attend, The Christian Old Testament, Following Egeria, A Daily Calendar of Saints, and many more titles.
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 Dogmatic TheologyBook: Orthodox Dogmatic Theology
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 Study BibleBook: Orthodox Study Bible

The Orthodox Study Bible is the fruit of over twenty years of labor by many of the best Orthodox Christian theologians of
our time. Here, by the grace of God, you will find the living water of His Word with comprehens

Book: Orthodox Theology: An IntroductionBook: Orthodox Theology: An Introduction...investigates the fundamental questions every theologian must ask: Can we know God? What is the relation of the creation to the Creator? How did man fall, and how is he saved?
Book: Orthodox Worship: A Living Continuity with the Synagogue, the Temple, and the Early ChurchBook: Orthodox Worship: A Living Continuity with the Synagogue, the Temple, and the Early Church
Benjamin D. Williams holds a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary (1979). He has served in various facets of Christian ministry, including pastor, cantor, prison chaplain, and parish council chairman. He has been actively involved in the founding of three mission parishes and was ordained as a Reader (OCA) in 1994. He has served in various leadership roles in nonprofit organizations and has conducted leadership development seminars for the past twenty years.
Harold B. Anstall M.D. (now deceased) was, until his retirement, Professor of Pathology at the University of Utah Medical Center and author of many scientific books and publications. He was also a lay theologian in the area of liturgical worship and liturgical theology, part of a venerable tradition in the Eastern Orthodox Churches. Harry regularly taught adult education classes, particularly in the area of liturgics, over the years in various Orthodox churches in Salt Lake City, UT.
Book: Pachomian Koinonia (3 volumes)Book: Pachomian Koinonia (3 volumes)
Book: Prayer Book (Jordanville)Book: Prayer Book (Jordanville)
One of the most complete prayer books according to the Slavic tradition.
Book: Prayer: Encounter with the Living GodBook: Prayer: Encounter with the Living God“God does not need words; He needs men’s hearts. Words are secondary; of paramount importance are the feeling and disposition with which we approach God.”
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: Race, Identity, and ReconciliationBook: Race, Identity, and ReconciliationNun Katherine Weston, MA, LMHC (Author)
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