Christ is in Our Midst: Letters From a Russian Monk
These letters, so steeped in wisdom and humility, ring with a rare depth and simplicity. They are the letters of a true contemplative and spiritual guide, who is able to rejoice in God's love in the midst of an increasingly materialistic world. He is able to trust fully in Him, and to discern in all the circumstances of life, no matter how humble or seemingly commonplace, a dimension of eternity.
Christian in a Changing World : Monasticism and the New Realities of Life
Christian Life as True Marriage
Christian Orthodox Faith
This book is a practical and concise guide to the entirety of the Orthodox Christian Faith. Within its roughly 100 pages, the text contains illustrations of all the major dogmatic/theological/spiritual matters pertaining to the Orthodox way of belief. Perfect for those searching for the source of Truth while having to bear the time-constraining consequences of modern life, this piece will allow the reader to gain a comprehensive grasp of all the topics including, but not limited to: The existence of God, the creation of the world, man's body and soul, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Resurrection, the Second Coming, Holy Spirit, the Church as the Body of Christ, the Resurrection of the dead and future life. It is also a perfect guide for Catechists of the Church, youth, and anyone interested in the Faith and looking for an introduction to the Orthodox Church's guiding principles.
Chronicles of History and Worship: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Books of Chronicles
The Old Testament Books of Chronicles contain some of the most neglected passages in all of Scripture. Understanding their message can be a difficult and daunting task for the modern reader. Patrick Reardon brings these important books to life, unfolding their powerful message for our own day. Like any family history, the story of Chronicles is told with a distinct purpose in mind. It asks the question: "What was the real and lasting significance of King David and his house?" Beginning with the long list of names of the first chapter, this heritage is revealed in cosmic significance. It has in fact become the family tree of every true believer.
The Church at Prayer
The works collected in this volume reflect the importance which Elder Aimilianos consistently attached to prayer, spirituality, community life, worship, and Liturgy. In a simple and yet compelling manner the Elder sets forth the conditions for “ascending to heaven on the wings of the Spirit”.
Circle: Life and Times of Michael Gourdouros
The Circle is a true story of one man's rise from poverty in southern Greece to a high pinnacle of success, which ultimately lead to abject poverty for him and his family. His lasting contribution was of a loving family and their ability to escape the grinding poverty.Coupled with a sweep of history which followed his birth until his death.
Close to Home: One Orthodox Mother’s Quest for Patience, Peace, and Perseverance
This book is for every young mother who's ever wished children came with an instruction manual; who's ever longed for just one quiet minute to finish a thought or utter a prayer; who's ever despaired of perfecting herself in time to become a good example for her children; who's ever wondered why "happily ever after" takes so darn much work. With courage, humor, and unflinching honesty, Molly Sabourin addresses all these frustrations and more offering not answers or solutions, but a new perspective, a pat on the shoulder, a reassuring "I've been there too, and there is hope." Those who share her "quest for patience, peace, and perseverance" will see themselves in these pages, laugh a little, cry a little, and close the book with new strength to continue the quest.
Collection of Letters to Nuns: Profitable Instructions for Laymen and Monastics
This collection of letters by Elder Anatoly of Optina (+1894) to nuns of convents neigboring Optina cover a wide array of tributlations, temptations, sins and offer advice on spiritual practices to combat them. Elder Anatoly provides guidance that is practical and challenging, but always offered with the utmost humility and love. His letters, at turns gentle and stern, are gems of spiritual direction that advise the nuns of his time, as well as the struggling Christian of the modern world.
Come, Let Us Worship: A Practical Guide to the Divine Liturgy for Orthodox Laity
Come, Let Us Worship walks the reader through the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, explaining the meaning of each element and how the congregant may best participate in this fundamental act of Orthodox worship. Those new to Orthodoxy and those who wonder about the meaning of the Liturgy will find this small guide a helpful and informative companion.
Community of Grace: An Orthodox Christian Year in Alaska
Throughout the Christian world and beyond, people are beginning to recognize the need for community—the need to belong to a close and caring group of people who provide each other with physical, material, emotional, and spiritual support on a daily basis. But many are floundering in their attempts to create this kind of community. Community of Grace is not a textbook for creating community. Rather, it’s the story of one successful community, made up of the stories of the people who made it happen, and told in the context of the Orthodox worship that binds them all together. Join in the lives of the parishioners of St. John’s Orthodox Cathedral in Eagle River, Alaska, as they experience the joys and sorrows, struggles and triumphs of being an intentional community dedicated to life in Christ.
Confession of Faith
Confession: Saint Patrick of Ireland
In his Confession and Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus, the only writings of his that have come down on us, Saint Patrick of Ireland describes with great humility the miraculous events that led him to become the apostle to the Irish. In these works, one can see the same Sacred Tradition in the West as in the East; for Saint Patrick was deemed worthy to receive noetic prayer, theoria, and ultimately theosis—gifts given by God to the empirical theologian to help His people.
Contemporary Ascetics of Mount Athos Vol. 2
Surrounded by the tranquil Mediterranean countryside of the Holy Mountain, the ascetics of Mount Athos struggle in “unseen warfare” to achieve a state of inner silence and purity. The only monastic republic in the world, Mount Athos has been inhabited solely by monks for more than a thousand years, setting the tone of Orthodox Christian spirituality worldwide and producing a continuous stream of saints. This book describes the lives and the spiritual images of ten Athonite Elders of recent centuries, who, although differing greatly from each other in their backgrounds, characters and ways of life, all bear the evident seal of the presence of the Holy Spirit in their hearts, testifying to a troubled world that the purpose of man’s existence is union with God.
Counsels from the Holy Mountain: Selected from the letters and homilies of Elder Ephraim
This book is a treasury of personal counsels and homilies given by Geronda Ephraim that clearly delineate the patristic path to sanctification. He gives advice on every aspect of the spiritual struggle with insight acquired from his monastic life and from his experience as the spiritual father of countless clergy, monastics, and laypeople from around the world. By expertly intertwining stories from the Holy Mountain with teachings of the Holy Fathers, he weaves a divine garment for souls desiring to enter the wedding feast of the Lord.