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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 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 Lost Capital of Byzantium: The History of Mistra and the PeloponneseBook: The Lost Capital of Byzantium: The History of Mistra and the PeloponneseSir Steven Runciman, one of the most distinguished historians of the Byzantine period, traveled to Mistra on numerous occasions and became enchanted with the place. Now published in paperback for the first time, The Lost Capital of Byzantium tells the story of this once-great city—its rise and fall and its place in the history of the Peloponnese and the Byzantine empire.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Royal Passion-Bearers of Russia: Their Life and ServiceBook: The Royal Passion-Bearers of Russia: Their Life and ServicePrice includes shipping.
Book: The Scent of HolinessBook: The Scent of HolinessLessons from life in a women's monastery in Greece. Accessible and enjoyable.
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