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Book: The Meaning of SufferingBook: The Meaning of SufferingThe Meaning of Suffering & Strife and Reconciliation 
by Archimandrite Seraphim Aleksiev
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 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 New Media EpidemicBook: The New Media EpidemicIf we realize how gravely sick is our civilization, we may gain strength to resist.
Book: The Nicene FaithBook: The Nicene Faith
...An academic study of the highest caliber. Believing Christians, who can never know enough about the Nicene Faith, will be deeply grateful for this excellent book.

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

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 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 Refuge: Anchoring the Soul in GodBook: The Refuge: Anchoring the Soul in GodSt. Ignatius Brianchaninov (1807–1867) was a prolific author of Orthodox Christian ascetical works. Published toward the end of his life, his writings continued to grow in popularity long after his death. Along with his contemporary, St. Theophan the Recluse, St. Ignatius is now considered a foremost authority on Orthodox spirituality. He was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1988. His writings have previously appeared in English as The Arena and On the Prayer of Jesus.
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.
Book: The Rublev TrinityBook: The Rublev TrinityFather Gabriel Bunge, OSB, possesses a thorough knowledge of patristic literature and is known worldwide for his writings on contemplative prayer.
Book: The Scent of HolinessBook: The Scent of HolinessLessons from life in a women's monastery in Greece. Accessible and enjoyable.
Book: The Seer: The Life of the Prophet Samuel and its Relevance TodayBook: The Seer: The Life of the Prophet Samuel and its Relevance TodayThe author examines the fascinating life of the Prophet and uses events from it to illustrate the relationships between parents and children, spiritual fathers and their disciples, and rulers and those they rule in a theological perspective.
Book: The Shield of Psalmic PrayerBook: The Shield of Psalmic Prayer

The Shield of Psalmic Prayer: Reflections on Translating, Interpreting, and Praying the Psalter

Book: The Sicilian VespersBook: The Sicilian Vespers

The Sicilian Vespers: A History of the Mediterranean World in the Later Thirteenth Century

Book: The Soul's Longing: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Biblical InterpretationBook: The Soul's Longing: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Biblical InterpretationUtilizing all that is valuable in historical-critical and related research, Dr. Mary Ford demonstrates with force and clarity just why biblical hermeneutics needs to return to the perspectives and methods of early Christian interpreters, particularly those of Eastern Church tradition. Since the late Middle Ages, biblical interpretation in Western Christianity has been largely guided by historical-critical methodology. Highly useful for questions of "Introduction" (the "who, what, when, where and why" of biblical writings), it has nevertheless led to a serious "reductionism," represented most flagrantly today by members of the "Jesus Seminar." The indispensable link between exegesis and spiritual life has been largely obscured, with the result that concern for the Gospel promise of salvation has been sub
Book: The Vision of God, by Vladimir LosskyBook: The Vision of God, by Vladimir LosskyPrice includes shipping.
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