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Book: The Lenten SpringBook: The Lenten Spring"The Church welcomes the Lenten spring with a spirit of exultation...with the enthusiasm of a child... The tone of the church services is one of brightness and light."
Book: The Life in ChristBook: The Life in ChristCabasilas' Commentary on the Divine Liturgy is also available from St Barbara Monastery. Like The Life in Christ, it is imbued with fervent sacramental mysticism which draws on that enduring source of Orthodox spirituality: the Church's liturgical life.
Book: The Lives of the Spiritual MothersBook: The Lives of the Spiritual MothersPlease note -- only one copy available.
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 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 Millennium: Christianity and Russia 988-1988Book: The Millennium: Christianity and Russia 988-1988by Albert Leong, ed. 224 pp. SVS press.
Book: The Mother of Christ: Mother of GodBook: The Mother of Christ: Mother of God

The book provides us with a closer appreciation and sense of awe of the Mother of God: ‘thanks to her personal watchfulness and her own struggle she completely conquered the inclination, the propensity to sin directing it towards good, not even sinning in thought’. We are drawn by her virtue, pureness, love, and dedication to God and mankind: ‘because of her great loving kindness towards us the Mother of God never stays in heaven. She leaves paradise and hastens to the ends of the earth. Blessed are Christians who set all their hope on our merciful Mother. She will never let them down.’ This author successfully assists in bringing us closer to Panagia in gratitude and reverence and inspires

Book: The Mystery of the Wonderworker of OstrogBook: The Mystery of the Wonderworker of Ostrog"The Mystery of the Wonderworker of Ostrog tells the story of the transformation of a modern-day Serbian youth, Mladjen, from the depths of despair to a life of faith and spiritual enlightenment. Mladjen is mystically called by St. Basil the Wonderworker of Ostrog (+1671) to the Ostrog monastery in Montenegro, where he is confronted by the presence of God, by monks who see into his soul, and by the weight of his sins. During the course of his visit to the Ostrog monastery, Mladjen himself becomes one of the new miracles of Ostrog.

   
Book: The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church, by Vladimir LosskyBook: The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church, by Vladimir LosskyIn his classic exposition of the theology of the Church, Lossky states that the Eastern Tradition..."has never made a sharp distinction between mysticism and theology; between personal experience of the divine mysteries and the dogma affirmed bu the Church." The term "mystical theology" denotes that which is accessible yet inaccesible': those things understood yet surpassing all knowledge.
Book: The New Chrysostom: Bishop Nikolaj VelimirovicBook: The New Chrysostom: Bishop Nikolaj Velimirovic
Thirty years have passed since Bishop Nikolaj departed from this world to a much better one, to God's eternal world. Long before, however, this great man from Lelic, the Bishop of Ohrid and Zica of blessed repose, was rightfully known as our New Chrysostom. On this thirtieth anniversary of his repose, it is my pleasure to reveal some more facts about him..." - -Bishop Artemije
Book: The Northern Thebaid: Monastic Saints of the Russian NorthBook: The Northern Thebaid: Monastic Saints of the Russian Northcompiled and translated by Fr. Seraphim Rose and Abbot Herman Podmoshensky. Contains 12 biographies of 14th to 17th century strugglers;Russia's northern "desert." New edition of an old favorite.
Book: The Orthodox Faith vol. 1: Doctrine, by Fr. Thomas HopkoBook: The Orthodox Faith vol. 1: Doctrine, by Fr. Thomas HopkoOne of the best, simplest explanations of Orthodox faith.
Book: The Orthodox Faith vol. 4: Spirituality, by Fr. Thomas HopkoBook: The Orthodox Faith vol. 4: Spirituality, by Fr. Thomas HopkoOne of the best, simplest explanations of Orthodox faith.
Book: The Orthodox Liturgy, by Hugh WybrewBook: The Orthodox Liturgy, by Hugh Wybrew'We have long needed such an introduction. Clear yet detailed, sympathetic yet not uncritical, The Orthodox Liturgy will be of great value to Christian, whether western or eastern' --Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

'[The Orthodox Liturgy] is solidly based on sound scholarship . . . written in a non-technical way which will be accessible to anyone who is interested in the history of Christian worship' --Church Times
Book: The Orthodox Pastor: A Guide to Pastoral TheologyBook: The Orthodox Pastor: A Guide to Pastoral TheologyArchbishop JOHN Shahovskoy (1902-1989), former dean of St Vladimir's Seminary, was a prolific writer, religion broadcaster, and witness to the Orthodox faith in ecumenical work. He was renowned for his spiritual clarity, goodwill, and prayerful insight.
Book: The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: Theosis in Scripture and TraditionBook: The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: Theosis in Scripture and TraditionBy Dr. Christopher Veniamin, a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex.
Book: The Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of GodBook: The Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of GodThe Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God
by St. John Maximovitch
Book: The Orthodox Way, by Metropolitan KallistosBook: The Orthodox Way, by Metropolitan Kallistos

An excellent companion to Bishop Kallistos's book The Orthodox Church, this book discusses the spiritual life of the Christian and sets forth basic issues of theology as a way of life for the follower of Christ.

Book: The Religion of the Russian People, by Pierre PascalBook: The Religion of the Russian People, by Pierre PascalA lively study of Russian popular religion in the period of the great nineteenth-century novels, the last days of the Empire and the advent of the Revolution. Explores the Russian people's deep attachment to ritual and tradition.
Book: The Rest of the Bible, by Theron MathisBook: The Rest of the Bible, by Theron Mathis
An engaging and well-written introduction to all of the lesser known and read books of the Bible: the Readables, as St. Athanasius called them. Acquaint yourself with these books of Holy Scripture that the early Church Fathers accepted as canonical and which were universally accepted for the first 1,500 years of Christianity.
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