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We hope you enjoy the offerings of our online bookstore and giftshop! Items are continuously being added, so check back frequently. Currently, the price of each item already includes shipping, handling and CA state tax (if appropriate). You will not be charged an additional fee for S&H during checkout. If you are ordering from outside the US, email us for international shipping rates. Thank you for visiting us!


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Book: The Sunflower: Conforming the Will of Man to the Will of GodBook: The Sunflower: Conforming the Will of Man to the Will of GodSaint John addresses fundamental questions: Why should we care about God’s will ? What are the benefits in following His will?
Book: The Testament of the Lord: Worship and Discipline in the Early ChurchBook: The Testament of the Lord: Worship and Discipline in the Early ChurchBeginning with an apocalyptic section in which the risen Lord himself addresses the reader, The Testament then describes the building of a church, the mode of appointment for clergy and monastics, and the conduct of daily prayers and of other liturgical services.
Book: The Theology of IllnessBook: The Theology of IllnessThe questions Larchet considers are fundamental: the origin of sin in a fallen world, its impact on physical health, and the healing of human nature by the incarnate Son of God.
Book: The Vision of God, by Vladimir LosskyBook: The Vision of God, by Vladimir LosskyPrice includes shipping.
Book: The World of the Desert FathersBook: The World of the Desert FathersA slim volume packed with ancient Christian wisdom.

These stories and sayings of the Desert Fathers, in a translation by Columba Stewart, give insights into a tradition where words have a resonance beyond their surface meaning. They are intended to lead the reader further along the way of Christ. Columba Stewart provides an introduction to each section to help us understand the world of the early monks.

Book: The Year of Grace of the LordBook: The Year of Grace of the LordThe Author:"A Monk of the Eastern Church" is the well-known pseudonym for Father Lev Gillet (1893-1980), who authored numerous volumes of biblical and spiritual reflections. United to the Orthodox Church in 1928, Father Lev Gillet was deeply imbued with Eastern monastic spirituality. In 1948 he was appointed chaplain to the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius, dedicated to the work of Christian unity.
Book: Theology of the Icon (2 volumes)Book: Theology of the Icon (2 volumes)This is the most comprehensive introduction available to the history and theology of the icon, and is the standard text upon which most modern studies of iconography are based. It includes more than the basic theory of the transfiguration of beauty and the sanctification of art. It is a fundamental element in the entire body of Orthodox Tradition. 
Book: Thinking Orthodox: Understanding and Acquiring the Orthodox Christian MindBook: Thinking Orthodox: Understanding and Acquiring the Orthodox Christian Mind"Orthodox Christians, living in the West, have a need to be grounded in the phronema of Orthodoxy as we are tossed about as a minority group of Christians in a sea of religious and secular voices that can lead us away from the true faith. So much confusion and private opinion surrounds us and we need to have a light to guide us to a safe harbor. In Thinking Orthodox we have such a light. It is a joy to read and a treasure to have."

-Archpriest Chad Hatfield, D.Min, D.D., President & Professor of Pastoral Theology, St. Vladimir's Seminary.
Book: Three Treatises on the Divine Images, St John of DamascusBook: Three Treatises on the Divine Images, St John of DamascusIs all Christian art fundamentally blasphemous? ... The resounding answer 'no' from John of Damascus helped to secure the future of art in the service of Christ.
Book: Toolkit for Spiritual GrowthBook: Toolkit for Spiritual Growth

Toolkit for Spiritual Growth: A Practical Guide to Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

Book: Traveling Companions: Walking with the Saints of the ChurchBook: Traveling Companions: Walking with the Saints of the Church
Book: Treasure in Earthen Vessels: Prayer and the Embodied LifeBook: Treasure in Earthen Vessels: Prayer and the Embodied Life
Book: Treasure-house of Mysteries: Explorations of the Sacred Text through Poetry in the Syriac TraditionBook: Treasure-house of Mysteries: Explorations of the Sacred Text through Poetry in the Syriac Tradition
Translated by Sebastian Brock. Excellent translation of the poems of the early Syriac tradition which explore the deeper spiritual meanings of the biblical text with great insight.
Book: When Hearts Become FlameBook: When Hearts Become Flame

Dr. Muse shares insight and wisdom gained over the course of his life's journey as a pastor and psychotherapist trying to follow the Light wherever He leads. Some profound and very useful insights are found within these pages.

— Dr. Albert Rossi, Psychologist, St. Vladimir's Seminary

Book: When You Fast: The Why and How of Christian Self-DisciplineBook: When You Fast: The Why and How of Christian Self-Discipline

When You Fast: The Why and How of Christian Self-Discipline

Book: When You Pray: A Practical Guide to an Orthodox Life of PrayerBook: When You Pray: A Practical Guide to an Orthodox Life of PrayerYet, our Lord said, “Come to me, all of you who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. My burden is easy and my yoke is light” (Matt. 11:30). The purpose of this book, then, is not to add to the burden, but to ease it by distilling the advice and experience of those who pray.
Book: Works on the Spirit - Athanasius the Great and Didymus the BlindBook: Works on the Spirit - Athanasius the Great and Didymus the BlindThe first great testament to the Spirit's divinity -showing how the Spirit creates and saves inseparably with the Father and the Son- is St. Athanasius' Letters to Serapion. Only a few years later, Didymus the Blind penned his own On the Holy Spirit, which is here translated into English for the first time. For Didymus, the Spirit transforms Christians by drawing them into the divine life itself, and must therefore be one with the Father and Son.
CD: Bless the Lord, O My SoulCD: Bless the Lord, O My SoulThe real power and beauty of Orthodox chant lies in its capacity to quiet the mind and the senses, to soften the heart, and, with the cooperation of our free will, to prepare the soul to receive the incarnate Word of God within itself.
CD: Stabat MaterCD: Stabat Mater
Children's Book: A Child's Guide to PrayerChildren's Book: A Child's Guide to Prayer
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