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Book: The Enlargement of the Heart, by Archimandrite ZachariasBook: The Enlargement of the Heart, by Archimandrite Zacharias
The Enlargement of the Heart consists of a remarkable series of presentations on the nature and purpose of human existence in St. Silouan the Athonite (1866-1938) and Elder Sophrony of Essex (1896-1993), and an Appendix comprised of two lectures on Monasticism. Delivered in Wichita, Kansas at the 2001 Clergy Brotherhood Retreat of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, each lecture is published here in full together with its Asides and corresponding Questions & Answers.
Book: The Eucharist: Sacrament of the KingdomBook: The Eucharist: Sacrament of the Kingdom“The Purpose of the Eucharist lies not in the change of the bread and wine, but in the partaking of Christ, who has become our food, our life, the manifestation of the Church as the body of Christ."
Book: The Faith We Hold, by Archbishop Paul of FinlandBook: The Faith We Hold, by Archbishop Paul of Finland

Unpretentious and direct pastoral letter on doctrinal, liturgical and spiritual elements of the Orthodox faith. A vivid and personal introduction to the Faith.

Book: The Feasts of the LordBook: The Feasts of the LordThe feasts of the Lord: An introduction to the twelve feasts and Orthodox Christology
Book: The First Day of the New CreationBook: The First Day of the New Creation
Book: The First Thousand Years: A Global History of ChristianityBook: The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity

Robert Louis Wilken is William R. Kenan Professor of the History of Christianity Emeritus, University of Virginia. He lives in Washington, D.C.


Through a selected narration of particularly noteworthy persons and events, Wilken demonstrates how the coming of Christianity set in motion one of the most profound revolutions the world has known. This is not a story limited to the West; rather, Christian communities in Ethiopia, Nubia, Armenia, Georgia, Persia, Central Asia, India, and China shaped the course of Christian history. The rise and spread of Islam had a lasting impact on the future of Christianity, and several chapters are devoted to the early experiences of Christians under Muslim rule. Wilken reminds us that the career of Christianity is characterized b

Book: The Freedom of MoralityBook: The Freedom of MoralityThe Author: Christos Yannaras, a leading Greek theologian and professor, is the author of more than a dozen books on ethics, theology, and modern religious philosophy.
Book: The Gurus, The Young Man and Elder PaisiosBook: The Gurus, The Young Man and Elder PaisiosThis powerful memoir tells the story of a Greek youth who, out of a desire to know the truth empirically, began to experiment in yoga, hypnotism, and various occult techniques. Eventually drawn back to the Faith of his forefathers, Orthodox Christianity, he visited the ancient monastic republic of Mount Athos in his native Greece, where he was brought to a knowledge of the Truth of Jesus Christ by the saintly Elder Paisios (1924-1994).
Book: The Historical Road of Eastern OrthodoxyBook: The Historical Road of Eastern OrthodoxyA stimulating interpretation of the history of Eastern Christianity, this book serves as a general introduction to the Orthodox Church and has been widely read by Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike.
Book: The Homilies of St. Gregory Palamas (Complete)Book: The Homilies of St. Gregory Palamas (Complete)The first edition of all sixty-three extant sermons by St. Gregory to appear in English translation, presented together with an Introduction to the Homilies, over 1,000 notes and scholia, an index of Scriptural References, an index of Names and Subjects, and an index of Greek Words.
Book: The Illness and Cure of the Soul in the Orthodox TraditionBook: The Illness and Cure of the Soul in the Orthodox Tradition

Publishes the basic points of discussion which the author had with a group of Christians. The introduction to the book records a few details about those taking part in the discussions and characteristic features of their personalities. The discussion leads to a shared realization that many people today, although they believe in God and want to follow the genuine way of life offered by the Church, nevertheless remain uncured in their souls because they do not know how to be cured. When replying to the questions of those conversing with him, the author always relies on the teaching of the holy Fathers of the Church, who set out in their writings the Orthodox method of healing the soul.

Book: The Joy of the HolyBook: The Joy of the HolyThe Joy of the Holy: Saint Seraphim of Sarov and Orthodox Spiritual Life
Book: The Lives of the Desert FathersBook: The Lives of the Desert Fathers
Book: The Lives of the Pillars of OrthodoxyBook: The Lives of the Pillars of Orthodoxy
Book: The Living Witness of the Holy Mountain: Contemporary Voices from Mount AthosBook: The Living Witness of the Holy Mountain: Contemporary Voices from Mount AthosIn these pages we see the simplicity and truth of the Gospel reflected in anecdotes of contemporary Fathers of the Holy Mountain; we read of the connection between the light of Christ’s Transfiguration on Mount Tabor and Orthodox monastic spirituality; we learn how St. Herman of Alaska, America’s first Orthodox saint, was a kind of gift to America from Athos.
Book: The Lost Capital of Byzantium: The History of Mistra and the PeloponneseBook: The Lost Capital of Byzantium: The History of Mistra and the PeloponneseSir Steven Runciman, one of the most distinguished historians of the Byzantine period, traveled to Mistra on numerous occasions and became enchanted with the place. Now published in paperback for the first time, The Lost Capital of Byzantium tells the story of this once-great city—its rise and fall and its place in the history of the Peloponnese and the Byzantine empire.
Book: The Luminous EyeBook: The Luminous Eye

The Luminous Eye

The Spiritual World Vision of Saint Ephrem the Syrian

Book: The Message of the BibleBook: The Message of the BibleThe Author: George Francis Cronk holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Southern Illinois University, and is currently Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religion at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. An active member of the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Wayne, New Jersey, Dr Cronk has authored and produced the New Life Series, a collection of taped lectures on Orthodox theology and related topics.
Book: The mind of the Orthodox ChurchBook: The mind of the Orthodox Church

The book emphasizes that the Church is not a human organization but a Divine-Human organism. It is the Body of Christ and a “communion of deification.” The source of the Church is God Himself. The characteristics of the Church (One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic) are analyzed, as well as the aim of the Church, which is man’s deification and salvation. An explanation is given of who the real members of the Church are.

Book: The Mystery of Christ: Life in DeathBook: The Mystery of Christ: Life in Death

"A Christian's first concern is for truth. The Mystery of Christ provides astounding insights into the truth, indeed the many truths, of and about God's gospel in his Son Jesus, the crucified Lord."

-Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus, St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.

"This magnificently conceived, tightly presented and argued introduction to Christian theology is brilliant...I haven't enough superlatives to do it justice."

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