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Book: The Great I Came's of Jesus, by Fr. Anthony ConiarisBook: The Great I Came's of Jesus, by Fr. Anthony Coniaris

Meditations on the great "I came ..." statements of Jesus wherein He explains the reason for His coming into the world

Book: The Hidden Man of the Heart, by Archimandrite ZachariasBook: The Hidden Man of the Heart, by Archimandrite Zacharias
The Hidden Man of the Heart consists of a series of presentations on the place of the heart in the spiritual life of the Christian, with special reference to the writings of St. Silouan the Athonite (1866-1938) Elder Sophrony of Essex (1896-1993). Delivered in Wichita, Kansas at the 2007 Clergy Brotherhood Retreat of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, each lecture is published here in full together with its corresponding Questions & Answers.
Book: The Holy FireBook: The Holy FireSubtitled The Story of the Fathers of the Eastern Church, this spans the earliest days after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus through to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Here we learn about the spiritual and mental giants of the early church:- Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Athanasius, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyassa, Gregory Nazianzen, John Chrysoston, Dionysius the Areopagate, John Damascene and Gregory Palamas. These were all touched with ""holy fire"", and their God-intoxication made them more incandescent than the Fathers of the Western Church. Their fiercest disputes were against those who seemed to lessen God's supreme majesty, His absolute dominion over mankind, His absolute mercy, His perfect divinity. They strove to take seriously the admonition,- ""Be ye therefore perfect, as your Heav
Book: The Illness and Cure of the Soul in the Orthodox Tradition, by Metropolitan HierotheosBook: The Illness and Cure of the Soul in the Orthodox Tradition, by Metropolitan Hierotheos

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 Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to GodBook: The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God"The Jesus Prayer has historically been passed on face-to-face, from one Christ-loving person to the next, down the generations ever since the desert saints. It is learned in a community of fellow-believers, all of whom are aware of th
Book: The Life of Saint Alexios, the Man of GodBook: The Life of Saint Alexios, the Man of GodTranslated by Fr. Peter Chamberas. 47 pages, softcover.
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 mind of the Orthodox Church, by Metropolitan HierotheosBook: The mind of the Orthodox Church, by Metropolitan Hierotheos

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 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 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 thetruth, 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."

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.
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