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Book: The Lives of the Desert FathersBook: The Lives of the Desert Fathers
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 Luminous EyeBook: The Luminous Eye

The Luminous Eye

The Spiritual World Vision of Saint Ephrem the Syrian

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 Mountain of SilenceBook: The Mountain of Silence
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."

Book: The Names of JesusBook: The Names of JesusThe Names of Jesus: Discovering the Person of Jesus Christ through Scripture
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 Orthodox ChurchBook: The Orthodox Church
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 Prologue of OhridBook: The Prologue of Ohrid

The Prologue of Ohrid: Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections, and Homilies for Every Day of the Year (Revised and Expanded)

Book: The Radical Money Manifesto: What Jesus Taught and We ForgotBook: The Radical Money Manifesto: What Jesus Taught and We ForgotJesus issues a radical manifesto for citizens of the kingdom of heaven. He offers freedom from fretting, justice for the poor, and investment opportunities with eternal pay-offs.
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 Russians and Their ChurchBook: The Russians and Their Church
Book: The Sacrament of LoveBook: The Sacrament of Love
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 Services of ChristmasBook: The Services of ChristmasThe Services of Christmas, the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Book: The Services of Holy SaturdayBook: The Services of Holy Saturday
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
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