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Book: Tears of Repentance: True Experiences in a Greek TaxiBook: Tears of Repentance: True Experiences in a Greek Taxi

This priceless pearl offers us life-changing experiences from Athanasios (Thanasi) Katigas, a Greek taxi driver from Thessaloniki in the 21st century. Thanasi shares a few out of his many spiritually edifying encounters and conversations with customers who enter his taxi. He reflects on these and draws upon personal experiences in an attempt to provide advice for others attempting to traverse the narrow road of repentance.

His deep sense of love and compassion for his fellow man encourages us to be the best Christians we can, wherever we are.

Book: The Arena: Guidelines for Spiritual and Monastic LifeBook: The Arena: Guidelines for Spiritual and Monastic Life

Part I: COUNSELS FOR THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF MONKS

1 On the Study of the Commandments of the Gospel and On the Life According to the Commandments of the Gospel
2 People Will Be Judged at God’s Judgment According to the Commandments of the Gospel
3 The Monastic Life Is Life Ac

Book: The Beginnings of a Life of PrayerBook: The Beginnings of a Life of Prayer
The beginnings of prayer arise from the longing of the heart to know God, to rest in Him Who showed His love upon the precious Cross, to abide in the fullness of communion with Him. 
Book: The Blessed Surgeon: The Life of Saint Luke, Archbishop of SimferopolBook: The Blessed Surgeon: The Life of Saint Luke, Archbishop of SimferopolThis inspiring biography of a bishop and surgeon during the darkest years of Soviet oppression in Russia has been the most widely read and appreciated publication of Divine Ascent Press to date. St. Luke endured unthinkable tortures at the hands of the atheistic state due to his outspoken confession of Christ, but his pioneering work as a surgeon gave the lie to his persecutors' separation of faith and science. 
Book: The Challenge: A Guide Towards Jesus ChristBook: The Challenge: A Guide Towards Jesus ChristChrist came to begin a revolution against sin, against egocentrism and against the passions. As long as sin continues to reign, Christ will continue to challenge and provoke. Blessed are those who have accepted Christ's message with humility.
Book: The Cross Stands While the World Turns: Homilies for the Cycles of the YearBook: The Cross Stands While the World Turns: Homilies for the Cycles of the Year
by Fr John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Seminary. A collection of theologically rich, insightful and succinct homilies on the main feasts of the liturgical year. Highly recommended.

Now back in stock (September 2021)!
Book: The Deification of Man: Saint Gregory Palamas and the Orthodox TraditionBook: The Deification of Man: Saint Gregory Palamas and the Orthodox Tradition

Focusing on the “new Adam” in Christ, this excellent study sets forth the theological and anthropological basis for the doctrine of deification as expounded by St. Gregory Palamas (1296-1359), the greatest theologian of the later Byzantine period. For Palamas and the Fathers the term “spiritual” characterizes the human being reborn through the regenerative grace of the Holy Spirit. Just as a rational person is endowed with reason, a spiritual person is enriched by the grace of the Holy Spirit. The author explores the sacramental, ecclesiological, and moral implications of deification in Palamas’ works and relates this essential theological concept to the life of each person in the Church.

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 Festal MenaionBook: The Festal MenaionLiturgical texts, hymns, and readings for the Feast Days of the liturgical year.
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 Great Canon of St. Andrew of CreteBook: The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
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
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