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A Boy's Journey to Sainthood: Saint Paisios the Athonite


The saints of our Church, even the greatest elders and ascetics, were once children!

On one summer day, in Konitsa of Epirus (Northern Greece), the young Arseny beheld the “Light of the world” with his own eyes. Over the years, this very child grew up to become the beloved saint we know today as St. Paisios the Athonite.

In this book, children will learn about the life of St. Paisios through sweet and moving stories, filled with wisdom and joy.

For children ages 5 to 12


Author: Anna Iakavou

Illustrator: Christina Papatheou-Douligeri

Dimensions: 6 X 9 inches

Page Length: 48 pages


An Orthodox view of Abortion
by Rev. Fr. John Kowalczyk


Foreword by Rev. Fr. Anthony Coniaris

This book explains the: Part One, Dignity and sanctity of life, the ageless controversy, what the Church Fathers have said, why the Church Fathers considered it a crime. And on the second part you can see: the question of Christian Ethics, Reconciliation through repentance, and the attitude of contemporary theologians.

Light and Life Publishing, June 1987.


And He Leads Them
by Fr Mateja Matejic, Joseph J. Allen (Editor) 


Subtitle: The Mind and Heart of Philip Saliba

The book was published and edited on the occasion of the thirty-fifth anniversary of the episcopate of Metropolitan Philip Saliba. It is a compilation of his writings and addresses, although certainly not inclusive of all the wrote ad spoke as Metropolitan Archbishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Within the chapters of the book, the mind and heart of Metropolitan Philip are revealed, and the reader is introduced to him in his various roles of administrator, philanthropist, church builder, and father / pastor to his flock.

Conciliar Press, 2010.

ISBN-10: 1888212292

ISBN-13: 978-1888212297


Becoming Orthodox: A Journey to the Ancient Christian Faith
by Peter E. Gillquist


This is the story of a handful of courageous men and their congregations who risked stable occupations, security and the approval of life-long friends to be obedient to God's call.It is also the story of every believer who is searching for the Church. Where Christ is Lord. Where holiness, human responsibility, and the sovereignty of God are preached. Where fellowship is more than a covered-dish supper in the church basement. And where fads and fashions take a backseat to apostolic worship and doctrine.This is a book, for Orthodox Christians, looking for ways to bring new life to their own Churches. It's also a book for those completely dissatisfied--those on their own search. And it's a book for Orthodox Christians, looking for renewal.

Conciliar Press; Revised edition edition (1 Jan. 1992)

ISBN:0962271330 (ISBN13: 9780962271335)


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Byzantine Sacred Art: Selected Writings


by Phōtēs KontoglouConstantine Cavarnos

This book presents selected writings of the contemporary Greek icon painter Fotis Kontoglous on the sacred Arts according to the Tradition of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Although there are brief chapters on Byzantine architecture, hymnody and related arts, emphasis is placed upon wa; paintings, panel icons, and mosaics. The book will be of particular value to those interested in religious art and in understanding the premises of Byzantine sacred art.

Published December 1st 1992 by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC (October 15, 2011)

ISBN:0914744615 (ISBN13: 9780914744610)

Church World Mission
by Alexander Schmemann


The questions raised in this collection of essays pertain to a wide range of subjects: history, theology, liturgy, canonical order, the ecumenical movement, and mission. One underlying question, from which they all stem and to which they all ultimately refer, gives them an inner unity and cohesion: What is the destiny of the Orthodox Church in this second half of the twentieth century, in a world and culture radically different from those that shaped the Orthodox mentality, thought-forms and life-styles of the past? Witty, provocative, Church, World, Mission is essential reading for all interested in the role of Orthodoxy in the world today.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1997.


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Close to Home: One Orthodox Mother's Quest for Patience, Peace and Perseverance
by Molly Sabourin


Close to Home 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 over perfecting herself in time to become a good example for her children; who's ever wondered why "happily ever after" takes so much darn 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."Close to Home is accessible, engaging and inspiring. Molly Sabourin tickles my funny bone. . . . She puts me at ease by admitting her own weaknesses. . . " -Jenny Schroedel, author

Conciliar Press, 2008.


Divine Energy: The Orthodox Path to Christian Victory
by Jon E. Braun


There are millions of committed Christians in Protestant Churches who sincerely love God with all their hearts but who also have discovered that the Christian life is often...a battle against sin. They are frustrated because they aren't winning what they believe should be their share of those spiritual wars. In the depth of Orthodox theology and spirituality, new--actually, old--answers may be found.Beginning with an assessment of the battle all Christians have been called to fight, Fr. Jon turns to basic Orthodox theology regarding the Trinity, the Incarnation, etc. as the foundation for our struggle in this battle. Finally, he explains the tools, or weapons, we may use to fight the good fight such as prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and living a virtuous life. These tools have been used in and encouraged by the Church for 2000 years. They are "time-tested." Fr. Jon writes: "We don't have to experiment. The Church now has two thousand years of battle knowledge behind her."

Published July 1st 1995 by Conciliar Press

Experiencing the Feast Days of the Festal Menaion in Greece
by Mary Winterer-Papatassos


Light and Life Publishing, 1987.


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Facing the World: Orthodox Thoughts on Global Perspectives by Archbishop of Albania Anastasios


St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, September 1, 2003

208 p.


The process of globalization evokes either euphoria or alarm: Some view globalization as an unmistakable sign of progress, while others view it as an unquestionable threat. Nevertheless, the accelerated development of economic, scientific, political, and social links among all the peoples of the world have turned out planet into a megalopolis replete with slums. In this work Archbishop Anastasios presents his conviction that the ecumenical vision of the Orthodox Church is the 'best response' to the emergent global conditions. In the Orthodox tradition everything is understood in a universal context, from the creation of the world to the vision of the new heaven and new earth. The human enterprise as a whole and the salvation of the entire world remain the basic themes of Holy Scripture. In this work, Archbishop Anastasios discusses the Orthodox perspective on human rights, the dialogue with Islam, and the relationship between culture and the gospel and provides an understanding of world religions. His words invite us to broaden our field of vision and encompass the whole earth.

Foundations for Orthodox Christian Education
by John Boojamra


Analyzes current Christian education practices and identifies the foundations of Orthodox Christian education.

Anyone attempting to engage in Christian education at any level of parish life should do so with the benefit of relatively new knowledge from developmental psychology and educational psychology, and should also have a broad understanding, rooted in Christan tradition, of the nature of the Christian life. Dr. Boojamra provides an analysis of current Christian education practices and identifies the foundations of Orthodox Christian education as community,family, and personhood. While other foundations could be identified, these provide a convenient point of departure both for further discussion and for effective action in the parish and home.

Published September 1st 2003 by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press 

Gender: Men, Women, Sex, Feminism
by Frederica Mathewes-Green


Gender provides a selection of Frederica's best writings on the subjects of men, women, sex, and feminism. Her original and thought-provoking insights are expressed in a style that is fresh, personal, and frequently humorous. She examines modern-day challenges from a perspective of ancient wisdom, as one who seeks to be deeply grounded in the faith of the early Christian Church.

Published March 1st 2003 by Conciliar Press
ISBN:1888212314 (ISBN13: 9781888212310)


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Heaven on Earth: A Lutheran-Orthodox Odyssey
by Robert Tobias, John West (Illustrator)


This anecdotal account of the author's experiences with Orthodox Christians, mostly in East Europe but also in North America, is intended as a suppliment to the scholarly reports of official dialogue between the two churches - Lutheran and Orthodox.  Robert Tobias writes, "With all the Vicissitudes of our past relationships, ... there has been an enduring fascination with each other and with our Lord's call to unity, which has drawn us again and again into dialogue and common cause in the world."
The reader is invited, even enticed into joining the author in a journey, from rich experiences of encounter between Orthodox and Lutheran fellow Christians, to creative and sometimes surprising and amusing reflections about the meanings of those encounters.
It's a book about styles of life and world-view; some head-tripping, yes, but beyond that, abiding relations of the heart.
It's about American culture religion, and conflicts between individualistic pluralism and historic continuities.  About churchly relationships - the whole family of God, sometimes quarreling, befuddling or clarifying, supporting or loving, but always family.

Published by Amer Lutheran Publicity Bureau, 1997.


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I Thessalonians: A Commentary (Orthodox Biblical Studies)
by Paul Nadim Tarazi


The First Epistle to the Thessalonians is the oldest of the writings which have been gathered into the New Testament. In reading it we can sense the powerful impact made by St Paul's preaching of the Gospel as well as the Apostle's continuing prayerful concern for this new mission church. We also discover St Paul's understanding of the Second Coming of Christ as he deals with the perennial question of "those who have fallen asleep."

This important contribution to Orthodox biblical studies offers many helpful insights for all who wish to understand the Bible better, experts and novices alike. Its author, Fr Paul Tarazi, Assistant Professor of Old Testament at St Vladimir's Seminary, clearly demonstrates the importance of discovering what the scriptural text itself is saying.

St. Vladimir's Press, 1982.


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Longing For God: Orthodox Reflections on Bible, Ethics, and Liturgy
By John Breck


Christians, as a second-century anonymous epistle notes, pass their days on earth, but are citizens of heaven. In this companion volume to God with Us: Critical Issues in Christian Life and Faith, Fr John Breck continues his exploration of the ethical and moral dilemmas facing believers who live in the flesh but not for the flesh. His reflections, among others, include: Are the Stories of Jesus Birth True? Why Read the Church Fathers? Maggie, Terri, and the Problem of Life- Support Hurricanes and Hummingbirds Poker, R.I.P. The Gift of Silence Prayer in the Spirit What They Didn t Teach Me in Seminary Church Billboard Slogans. Throughout the book, a holy eros, a longing for God, intersects the mundane and transfigures the ordinary, directing our gaze toward the Love we long to know beyond all else. Fr John refracts common perceptions media messages, politically charged issues, and even religious suppositions through a lens that takes account of the crucified and risen Lord.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2006.


Meditations for Great Lent: Reflections on the Triodion

by Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou

The Lenten Triodion exhorts us, “Let us observe a fast acceptable and pleasing to the Lord.” Using hymns from the Triodion and the Scripture readings appointed for the season, Meditations for Great Lent shows us how to make our fast acceptable: to fast not only from food but from sin; to fast with love and humility, as a means to an end and not an end in itself. Keep this gem of a book with you to inspire you for the Fast and to dip into for encouragement as you pursue your Lenten journey.

About the Author: Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. He was born in London in 1977 and holds degrees in pastoral and social theology, classics, and Byzantine music. He is the author of the Meditations Series and Thirty Steps to Heaven (Ancient Faith Publishing), as well as Journey to the Kingdom: An Insider’s Look at the Liturgy and Beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox Church (Paraclete Press) and numerous articles on Christian Orthodox faith and theology.


The Meditations Series includes:

Meditations for Great Lent: Reflections on the Triodion

Meditations for Holy Week: Dying and Rising with Christ

Meditations for Pascha: Reflections on the Pentecostarion

Meditations for Advent: Preparing for Christ’s Birth

Meditations for the Twelve Great Feasts: Becoming Fully Human in Christ


Dimensions: 4.5 X 7 inches

Page Length: 96 pages


Missionaries, Monks and Martyrs: Making Disciples of All Nations
by Luke Alexander Veronis


This select survey of inspiring missionaries attempts to offer a taste of the rich missionary tradition of the Orthodox Church. It includes missionaries from the early church to the 20th century. They include St. Paul; the Monastics of Egypt, Palestine and Syria; Cyril and Methodius; Stephen of Perm; Kosmas Aitolos; Herman of Alaska; Macarius Gloukharev; Innocent Veniaminov; Nicholas Kastakin; Anastasios Yannoulatos. 

Light and Life Publishing, 1994.


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More Spirited Than Lions: Orthodox Response to Feminism and a Practical Guide to the Spiritual Life of Women
by Sarah Cowie


Orthodoxy is considered to be "the best kept secret in America." It is the fastest-growing church in the United States. The beauty of Her services, the longevity of Her Tradition, Her position as the original Church, founded by our Lord Jesus Christ, are all highly attractive to world-weary Westerners looking for depth and spiritual validity. And yet this very Church now finds herself in a similar position in regards to feminism as the Catholic and Episcopalian churches once were. Inroads have already been made concerning liturgical language while dialogue is being encouraged regarding "women's role in the church, " especially in the question of women's ordination.How the Church answers this challenge, the decisions that will be made on all levels -- personal, parish, diocese, national and international -- will effect the life of the Church, spiritually and practically, for generations to come.

Regina Orthodox Press, 2001.
ISBN:1928653049 (ISBN13: 9781928653042)

New and Old in God's Revelation: Studies in Relations Between Spirit and Tradition in the Bible
by Benedict Englezakis


How deeply is new revelation rooted in and bound by old revelation, and how far does the old determine or contain the newness of the new? How does the new grow old, how is the old renewed, and what is the pattern - if any - of this process? In this study of the similarities and, equally important, the differences between older and more novel revelation in the Bible, Englezakis analyses these questions and indicates some of the ways in which answers may be found. A wide-ranging study which combines much original thought and sound scholarship with a deep spirituality, New and Old in God's Revelation reflects one of the rare encounters of western biblical scholarship with eastern Christianity.

A synthesis of doctrine, spirituality and biblical scholarship applied to the similarities and differences between old and new revelation in the Bible.

James Clarke Company, 2002.

ISBN: 0227-67755-2


Odes to the name of Jesus
by Anthony M. Coniaris, foreword by Stanley Harakas


Odes to the Name of Jesus: Meditations on the Name of Jesus, Each One Concluding with a Short Ode from the Akathist Hymn to the Name of Jesus

Published by Light & Life Publishing Company, 2010.

On Marriage and Family Life

by Saint John Chrysostom


Christian tradition often seems to give only grudging approval to the married life, particularly its sexual aspect. In these sermons of St. John Chrysostom we find an important corrective to this view. Although himself a monk, Chrysostom had a profound understanding of the needs of his congregation. Inspired by the epistles to the Corinthians and Ephesians, he discusses the reasons God instituted marriage—primarily to promote holiness of the husband and wife, and only secondarily to produce children.


Chrysostom goes on to discuss sexual relations, the mutual responsibilities of marriage, and parenting. While parts of Chrysostom's sermons may seem limited to his own time, the vast majority of his advice has timeless relevance for the Christian family.


Dimensions: 5 X 7


Page Length: 114 pages


One Thousand Years
by Father Deacon Mikhail Sawarynski


A Brief History of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

St. Sophia Seminary Press, 2004.


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Orthodox Theology: An Introduction
by Vladimir Lossky


Can we know God? What is the relation of creation to the Creator? How did man fall, and how is he saved? Lossky demonstrates the close relationship between the Orthodox doctrine of the Trinity and the Orthodox understanding of man.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Second printing 1989.


Our Church and Our Children
by Sophie Koulomzin


With a New Forward and Study Guide by Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides

This book is a re-release of a classic by a distinguished Orthoodx Christian religious educator and a foundational read for Christian parents and educators. Koulomzin, who taught Religious Education at St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary from 1954 to 1973, writes as a laywoman, teacher, mother, and grandmother about the task of Christian education. The work is a remarkable compendium of her wisdom. The contents of the book comprise a deep understanding of children, a wise appropriation of educational and developmental theory, a lived knowledge of the Orthodox faith and tradition, and a keen sense of Orthodox church life in America. The book is peppered with engaging anecdotes from her half-century of experience working with children in the Church. For Koulomzin, recognizing that children are full members of the Church was of upmost importance, and her life's vocation was encouraging others to see this.

Among the key topics addressed in Our Church and Our Children are: the task of Christian education, developmental stages of children, Christian education in the family, the challenges and opportunities of the church school, and a vision and goals for the Christian teacher. It makes an excellent book for either group or personal study. Included in the re-release are a foreword, which gives a glimpse into her incredible personal life, a bibliography, and a chapter-by-chapter study guide.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2004.


Restoring the Unity in Faith
by Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox, Edited by Thomas Fitzgerald


Since the fifth century, the Christian East has been divided over the theological description of the reality of Jesus Christ. For the past five decades, the two families of churches, Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox, have been cooperating to restore unity in the faith. Church leaders, theologians, and lay people are working to bridge the gaps in language, tradition, and doctrine that contributed to the ancient division.

Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2008


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Service for the Reception of Converts


The service for the order of the reception of non-Orthodox Christians with explanatory instructions.

Published by The Orthodox Church in America, 1989.


St. Basil the Great on the Holy Spirit
by St. Basil the Great


David Anderson (Translator)

St Basil the Great wrote his treatise On the Holy Spirit during the closing phase of the Trinitarian controversies of the fourth century. The Arians had previously denied the full divinity of the Son and the debate then turned to the Holy Spirit. In this work, without explicitly calling the Spirit 'God,' St Basil demonstrates that He, like the Son, is of one and the same nature with the Father, and that equal honor and worship therefore are due Him. This classic exposition of Trinitarian doctrine eloquently sets forth the distinction yet perpetual communion and conjunction of the divine Persons. At the same time it deals with the nature of theological language and with the theological significance of the Church's tradition of worship and proclamation. Its message, though specifically addressed to the fourth century, speaks to all ages. On the Holy Spirit is part of the POPULAR PATRISTIC SERIES.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1980.


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St. John Chrysostom Six Books on the Priesthood
by John Chrysostom, Graham Neville (Editor)


None of the Fathers of the Early Church is better known or better loved than St. John Chrysostom, and none of his works is more popular than On the Priesthood. Its stylistic brilliance demonstrates the appropriateness of St. John's enduring title, "the golden-mouthed". Yet the rhetorical eloquence of the work is not simply camouflage for lack of substance. As Graham Neville observes in his introduction, St. John Chrysostom "had a mind both practical and idealistic, that brought into close connection the evils and injustices of the world and the perfection of moral life demanded by the Gospel.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1996.


Surviving the Loss of a Loved One
by Anthony M. Coniaris


An excellent companion for those who are passing through the valley of the shadow of death due to the death of a loved one. Combines superb insights on coping with grief along with the healing that comes from the spiritual resources of our Orthodox Christian faith down through the ages. Two-page chapters on facing pages are designed for daily reading and meditation. A most helpful gift for the bereaved.

Published: February 1st 1992 by Light & Life Pub Co.

The Body of Christ
by Fr. John Chryssavgis


A place of welcome for people with disabilities.

This booklet is an important statement of our calling as members of the Church to care deeply for one another, to assist one another and to "carry each other burdens in order to fulfill the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2).

Light & Life Publishing, 2002.


The First and Finest
by Rev. Fr. Robert Holet


The First and Finest: Orthodox Christian Stewardship as Sacred Offering explores the rich biblical and historical themes of Christian stewardship from an Eastern Orthodox perspective, drawing insights from themes in the Old and New Testaments and ancient Christianity. The study of stewardship in Church history reveals how contemporary concepts of the 'religious economy' impact how and why Christians exercise stewardship today. The premise for this study - that Orthodox stewardship is centered in the priestly offering of Christ and His followers who comprise His Church - helps Christians today to differentiate the holy way of Christian offering from false or misguided concepts of stewardship and offers suggestions for ways in which church communities can rediscover the richness of these insights from the ancient, Orthodox tradition. This study is intended to challenge every reader to consider whether he or she offers his or her first and finest to the Lord, and encourages parishes to exercise stewardship as an act of divine worship in the service of God and the poor.

AuthorHouse, 2013.


The Lament of Eve
by Johanna Manley


If you learned to appreciate the Holy Fathers in The Bible and the Holy Fathers for Orthodox and in Grace for Grace: The Psalter and the Holy Fathers, you will want to read the Lament of Eve. This book offers a compunctionate Lament by our ancestress, Eve, directed to her progeny in her old age. The Lament is entirely based upon commentary by early Church Fathers on sections of the Book of Genesis, Chapters 1 through 5 (Septuagint). 

The Lament of Eve attempts an exegesis of sections of the first five chapters of Genesis based on commentary of the Fathers of the Church. Subjects covered include: the creation and dignity of men and women, theosis, stewardship of the earth, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the Fall, the sentence of mortality and God's love, providence and primacy in our lives. Appropriate for both elementary and advanced Bible studies, it also makes thoughtful reading during Great Lent. Includes index and bibliography.


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The Light of the World
by Verhovskoy Serge


The five essays in this book offer the reader a concise, theological view of the fundamental doctrines of the Orthodox Church. Included are three pieces devoted to the general themes of "Orthodoxy," "Christ," and "Christianity," and two more detailed studies on catholicity and Chalcedonian theology. All are sufficiently broad to be used by the average layman, yet penetrating enough to enrich the clergyman or the scholar. And all have but one simple purpose: to present the teachings of the Church, not only as an object of investigation, but as a reality to be entered into, an invitation to come and be with Christ - the Light of the world.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press


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The Orthodox Christian Church Through the Ages Vol. II


Orthodox christian church through the ages Vol. II (New Frontiers)

The second Church history book in this series, New Frontiers covers the Birth of the Slavic Christian States all the way up to the Orthodox Church in the U.S. in the 1960s.  A Living History book complete with interdisciplinary extension activities and review questions after each chapter.

Suitable for older elementary through high school.


The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity (Ware)


by Timothy (Bishop Kallistos) Ware

This revised and updated third edition of the classic introductory work on the Orthodox Church (first written 50 years ago) has become a worldwide standard in colleges and seminaries. Part One describes the history of the Orthodox Church. Part Two outlines doctrine and worship. The final chapter deals with restoring the breaches between East and West.

About the Author: Timothy Ware (the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia), was Spalding Lecturer of Eastern Orthodox Studies at Oxford University until his retirement in 2001.


Dimensions: 5 X 8 inches

Page Length: 368 pages


The Orthodox Faith, vol. III: Bible and Church History
by Fr. Thomas Hopko (Author), John Matusiak (Illustrator)


This popular series by Fr Thomas Hopko on the Orthodox Faith is intended to provide basic, comprehensive information on the faith and life of the Orthodox Church for the average reader. It consists of four handbooks.
Volume III on BIBLE AND CHURCH HISTORY contains one section on the contents and interpretation of the Bible, and one section on the history of the Church, emphasizing the main theological, liturgical and spiritual developments of each century.

Published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, fith printing 1998.


The Orthodox Faith, vol. IV: Spirituality
by Fr. Thomas Hopko (Author), John Matusiak (Illustrator)


This popular series by Fr Thomas Hopko on the Orthodox Faith is intended to provide basic, comprehensive information on the faith and life of the Orthodox Church for the average reader. It consists of four handbooks.
Volume IV on SPIRITUALITY deals with the main themes of Christian Life: prayer, fasting, repentance, the virtues, witness in the world and communion with God.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2nd edition 1984.


The Passion of Christ
by Veselin Kesich


The passion narrative is at the heart of Christianity and the suffering and death of Christ on the cross takes a central role in any discussions between Christians and non-Christians. The 2004 film Passion of the Christ provoked strong reactions from Christians and non-Christians alike, running the gamut from alarm and repulsion at the violence to geniune religious experience. The film also brought to the fore discussions of the importance of the Cross to Christianity and the perceived anti-Semitism of the Gospels. Professor Kesich addresses both of these issues in this re-release of his 1965 edition. He expertly addresses questions of anti-Semitism and the family quarrels between Jews and Christians in the historical context as well as explaining the trial of Jesus and the purpose his suffering.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press


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The Paterik of the Kievan Caves Monastery
Muriel Heppell (Translation)


by Unknown, Muriel Heppell (Translation) , Harvard Library of Early Ukrainian Literature in English Translation #1.

The Kievan Caves Monastery was for centuries the most important Ukrainian monastic establishment. It was the outstanding center of literary production, and its monks served throughout the territory of Rus' as bishops and monastic superiors. The most detailed source for the monastery early history is its "Paterik," a thirteenth-century compilation containing stories reaching back to the monastery's foundation in the mideleventh century. Muriel Heppell now makes available the first complete English translation of the Paterik. With an introduction, map, and several appendices, Muriel Heppell discusses the work's Byzantine background and also sets it in its historical context.
The "Harvard Library of Early Ukrainian Literature" is one portion of the Harvard Project in Commemoration of the Millennium of Christianity in Rus'-Ukraine sponsored by the Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University. The "Library" encompasses literary activity in Rus'-Ukraine from its beginning in the mid-eleventh century through the end of the eighteenth century. Included are ecclesiastical and secular works written in a variety of languages, such as Church Slavonic, Old Rus', Ruthenian (Middle Ukrainian), Polish, and Latin. This linguistic diversity reflects the cultural pluralism of Ukrainian intellectual life in the medieval and early-modern periods. The "Library" consists of three parts: "Texts," which publishes original works, in facsimile whenever appropriate; "English Translations"; and "Ukrainian Translations." Each volume begins with an introductory essay by a specialist. The two translation series also include maps, appendices, and indices. A cumulative index to the entire "Library" is planned

Published January 10th 2011 by Harvard University Press


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The Treasury of Orthodox Hymnology: Triodion: An Historical and Hymnographic Examination vol I
by Savas J. Savas


Light and Life Publishing, 1983.


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Thirty Steps to Heaven: The Ladder of Divine Ascent for All Walks of Life


by Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou

Many laypeople have attempted to read the great spiritual classic, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, but have been frustrated in attempting to apply the lessons of this monastic text to their everyday lives in the world. In Thirty Steps, Archimandrite Vassilios interprets the Ladder for the ordinary Christian without sacrificing any of its beauty and power. Now you too can accept the challenge offered by St. John Climacus to ascend closer to God with each passing day.

Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 inches

Page Length: 250 pages


Treasures of the Holy Land: A Visit to the Places of Christian Origins
by Veselin and Lydia W. Kesich


This journey through the Holy Land with Veselin Kesich, professor emeritus of New Testament at St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, and his wife Lydia provides new insights and illumines the sites with historical and scriptural background information, thus providing the reader with a new understanding of the biblical narrative. The vivid descriptions focus on all levels of influence: Hellenistic, Roman, Jewish, early Christian, Byzantine, Muslim, and modern.

Join the authors as they travel through Galilee and the cites of the Decapolis, visiting Caesarea Philippi, Capernaum, Tiberius and Nazareth; through the cities surrounding Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Gethsemane, Bethany; and into the Judean desert, to Masada, Qumran, and the desert monastery of Mar Saba. Illustrated with twenty exquisite line drawings and four maps.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press,1997.


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Trivial Tidbits of the Major Feasts Days
by Fr. Deacon Mark Swindle


A Religious Education Supplement For Grade School, Middle School, And High School Levels

Light and Life Publishing


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We Pray

by Daniel G. Opperwall with illustrations by Jelena and Marko Grbic


Written in expressive verse, We Pray invites children and their parents to explore some of the unique aspects of Orthodox Christian prayer life. Through reflections on topics like icons, the Jesus Prayer, and the liturgy, children are invited to see the beauty in our way of praying and understand better the purpose of Orthodox prayer.



Charming, detailed illustrations invite seek-and-find activities

Helpful lesson-starter on prayer for church and homeschool classrooms

Ages 2 to 12


We Pray Teaching Resources

We Pray is perfect for building a Sunday-school or home-school lesson on prayer. Here you'll find some resources to help you design a lesson and provide some hands-on activities for children using We Pray. The resources below are free to download, use, copy, and distribute for any non-profit educational purpose.

Dimensions: 8 X 8 inches

Page Length: 32


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