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A Book of Hours, Meditations on the Traditional Christian Hours of Prayer
by Patricia Colling Egan


Eastern and Western Christians share a rich spiritual heritage in the Hours of Prayer the brief services of praise and psalmody that mark the progress of each day, sanctifying the hours of our lives. In this gem of a book, Patricia Egan digs deeply into the meaning of each of the Hours, drawing on poetry, nature, experience, and theology to show how the services reflect the different aspects of our salvation and our lives. A Book of Hours is an excellent companion for anyone who wants to experience the blessing of praying through the Hours of each day.

  Conciliar Press, 2010.
A Boy's Journey to Sainthood: Saint Paisios the Athonite

by Anna Iakovou, will illustrations by Christina Papatheou-Douligeri

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


All the fulness of God
by Thomas Hopko


 The essays collected in this book deal with a wide variety of subjects God and man in Orthodox theological perspective, the Bible, ecumenism, the Eastern Rite, children in the Church, the American religious mentality, witness and service in Christian life but they all have the same theme. They witness to the conviction that human beings are made to be filled with all the fullness of God. They claim that divine fullness dwells bodily in Jesus Christ, and that this fullness may be found by God s creatures in the Church of Christ, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all (Eph. 1:23). They therefore are about life in the Church, and the life of the Church: God s own life given in abundance in Christ and the spirit as the life of the world.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1997.


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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


Anglican - Orthodox Pilgrimage
by Franklin Billerbeck


The stories of several Anglican who have converted to the Holy Orthodox Faith in recent years. The stories are diverse, with some being former Anglican clergy who are now serving Orthodox priests.
Conciliar Press, 1993.

ISBN-10: 0962271357

ISBN-13: 978-0962271359


Animals and Man: A State of Blessedness
by Joanne Stefanatos, D.V.M.


This book is a treasury of spirituality for all ages. A book that reveals the mysteries of God concerning man, animals and salvation. It features 52 historical accounts of the lives of holy men and women who were graced to live with wild animals in a state of blessedness on earth.

Light and Life Publishing



Apostolic Succession
by Gregory Rogers


Examines the unbroken apostolic chain linking past to present in the historic Orthodox Church.

Conciliar Press, 1997


Basic Orthodoxy: Key words of the faith, Volume 1
by Anthony M. Coniaris


One of the very effective ways by which one can arrive at an understanding of the Orthodox faith is through a study of the words it most often uses in its worship and theology. These words have developed through the centuries under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and have become like rich vessels containing the priceless treasures of our faith. This volume is a study of some of these key words.

Published January 1st 1989 by Light and Life Pub. Co

ISBN-10: 0937032638

ISBN-13: 978-0937032633

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)
Celebration of Faith, vol. I: I Believe
by Alexander Schmemann


This is a remarkable collection of Fr. Alexander Schmemann's sermons delivered over many years by way of Radio Liberty to listeners in the Soviet Union. Selected from over 3000 sermons, the first of which, under the title The Celebration of Faith, employs themes of faith, revelation, and the Nicene Creed as the symbol of faith. Though generally directed towards those in the church, these talks are unique in that they speak also to those outside of the church, as well as to those with little experience in the religious community. Fr. Alexander's only assumption is that he is speaking to those who have a spiritual thirst, a yearning for something indefinable that calls them out of themselves. And in speaking to non-religious "seekers," he also reaches religious sojourners who are seeking to grow in faith, life and in the understanding of God's revelation through Christ and through the Church.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1991, I Believe Series.


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Celebration of Faith, vol. III: The Virgin Mary
by Alexander Schmemann


This volume, the third in a collection of sermons by Fr Alexander Schmemann, is on a topic that was particularly close to his heart: the Virgin Mary. The "Theotokos," as Mary is usually referred to among the Orthodox, figures prominently in Byzantine liturgical worship. While no single service is without one or more references to her, Eastern Orthodox theological manuals have little to say about Mary beyond repeating the primarily Christological titles affirmed by the Third Ecumenical Council "Theotokos," "Birthgiver of God." It is to the Eastern liturgical tradition, then, that one must turn for a more developed Mariology. Eastern hymnographers, drawing on Scripture, the early Christian Apocrypha and on a rich theological tradition, went far beyond the laconic definition of the Third Ecumenical Council. Fr Schmemann draws on all these to explain Mariology to a modern audience.

St. Vladimir's Press


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Children's Orthodox Prayer Book


Contains a child’s first prayers, morning and evening prayers, prayers before and after communion. Included are several short and simple explanations on prayer and spiritual life for children.

Dimensions: 5 X 7 inches

Page Length: 64 pages


Christ in His Saints
by Patrick Henry Reardon


In this long-awaited sequel to Christ in the Psalms, popular pastor and scholar, Patrick Henry Reardon, once again applies his keen intellect to a topic he loves most dearly. Here he examines the lives of almost one hundred and fifty saints and heroes from the Scriptures, everyone from Abigail to Zephaniah, Adam to St. John the Theologian. This well-researched work is a veritable cornucopia of Bible personalities: Old Testament Saints, New Testament Saints, "Repentant Saints", "Zealous saints", "Saints under pressure" . . . they’re all here, and their stories are both fascinating and uplifting.

But Christ in His Saints is far more than just a biblical "who’s who". These men and women represent that ancient family into which, by baptism, all believers have been incorporated. Together they compose that great "cloud of witnesses" cheering us on and inspiring us through word and deed.

Conciliar Press, 2004.


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Christianity & Pleasure
by David R. Smith


We are often unaware that pleasure is the engine that drives us. Without this awareness, we lunge from activity to activity with no sense of what we really want, no sense of what really gives our lives joy. The saints were "all or nothing" Christians. We look to them through lovely and comforting icons in the church, but imagine St. Athanasius the Great, walked into the room where you're reading this right now. What would he say to you? "You're a wonderful Christian, I'm proud of you!" Probably not. He would, if you're anything like most Christians, tell you to stop reading books and start to weep for your sins. Would you do it, though? Would you follow his advice? That's the question. Some believe that Christianity is all pleasure, and some believe that Christianity is no pleasure at all. Which is it? Living the Christian life is a matter of understanding how some pleasure draws us toward God and other pleasure takes us away from Him.

Regina Orthodox Press, 2009.


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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.


Daily Lenten Meditations: For Orthodox Christians
by Presbytera Emily Harakas


For each day of Lent this inspiring book has a hymn from the Triodion, a quotation from the Fathers, a prayer, Bible readings and a meditation. A beautiful way to keep Lent by meditating on the spiritual truths offered from the wealth of our tradition. An excellent tool for spiritual growth.

Light and Life Publishing, 1983.


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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
Eastern Orthodoxy: A Way of Life


By Anthony M. Coniaris

Published June 1st 1966 by Light & Life Publishing Company
Softcover, 175 pages.

ISBN-10: 093703214X

ISBN-13: 978-0937032145


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 Christian Essays on Global Concerns
by Anastasios Yannoulatos, Pavlos Gottfried (Translator)


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.

His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios is Emeritus Professor of the History of Religions of the National University of Athens, where he taught for twenty years, including serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Theology. He has published eight books and more than 150 articles, most of which have been translated into numerous languages. He has lectured internationally on inter-religious dialogue, modern Christian global witness, economic justice, and peacemaking. He has served in various ministries of the Church, including General Director of the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greece and acting Archbishop of East Africa. As Archbishop of Tirana and all Albania, he rebuilt a church decimated by twenty-four years of persecution. He is highly respected for his pioneering efforts in reawakening the missionary consciousness of the Orthodox Church today.

Published September 17th 2003 by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

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


An incomparable study resource. Tarazi focuses attention on the first century context of the epistle, explains carefully what the Apostle Paul meant, and the historical circumstances prompting him to write what he did.

St Vladimirs Seminary Press, 1999.


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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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God and Man

by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

A penetrating discussion between 'The Atheist and the Archbishop' as Anthony Bloom's famous television discussion with Marghanita Laski - on the essence of Christian faith and life opens this book of five selections. Summarizing the Christian life in terms of worship, joy, and the challenge to grow into a full stature, Metropolitan Anthony calls for a worshipful attitude to God, a worshipful attitude to people, and a worshipful attitude to life.

In other essays on Doubt and the Christian Life, Man and God, and Holiness and Prayer, he seeks to reveal the true nature of man by looking to Christ, the true man and true God. Man, he states, becomes truly human only when he is united with God, infinitely, deeply, inseparably, so that the fullness of God abides in the flesh. Thus, in terms of holiness, all holiness is God's holiness in us; it is the expression of love....... the response of the love given by God to His Church.


Good and Faithful Servant: Stewardship in the Orthodox Church
by Anthony Scott (Author, Editor)


This pioneering volume endeavors to develop an Orthodox Christian model of stewardship by drawing on scriptural, patristic, historical, dogmatic, and liturgical foundations. Renowned contributing authors explore the links between wealth and poverty and from methods of handling money in the pre-Nicene Church to twentieth-century American patters of fundraising. Although it addresses moral and social themes related to money management, almsgiving, and acts of mercy, this volume also reminds us to measure stewardship in terms of self-giving, not merely contributions of wealth but also offering our very lives to Christ our Lord. Philanthropia, ultimately, is proven by cheerful giving, in a spirit of love, the source of which is in knowing the Almighty God.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2003.


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Growing Faithful Families
by Rebecca Myerly


A book for all Orthodox Christian families who are seeking to grow in faith through a greater appreciation for and understanding of Scripture. In this resource the focus is on the Scripture passages read during the Divine Liturgy each Sunday throughout the Orthodoxy liturgical year. For each week the Epistle and Gospel readings are printed out in full, together with superb suggestions to help the family share thoughts and insights about the Scripture passages. Written for families with children ages 4-5 and up, it can also be used by individuals and couples without children.

Light and Life Publishing, 2006.


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Guidelines for Marriage in the Orthodox Church
by Rev. Stanley Harakas


Published by Light & Life Publishing Company, 1980


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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His Life is Mine
by Archimandrite Sophrony


Contemplation, prayer, spirituality these words have become popular in our day among those despairing at the banality and emptiness of the contemporary scene. But popular as well are a myriad of pseudo-spiritualities, each offering its own shortcut to spiritual satisfaction. His Life is Mine is a refreshing contrast. The book deals with prayers, and especially with the 'Jesus Prayer' of Orthodox monasticism. Yet it is not simply a presentation of 'techniques.' The book is permeated by the awareness that prayer is not just the cultivation of a particular spiritual state, not the investigation of an abstract Idea or dissolution in an anonymous Whole, but an encounter with the personal Being, I AM, demanding in turn our own growth in personhood. As remarkable as the book is its author, Archimandrite Sophrony. Like a good plot, his life has proceeded from possibility to probability to necessity from marked success as a painter exhibiting in the great Paris salons after the Russian Revolution via a brief period of study at the Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris to Mount Athos, the Holy Mountain of Eastern monasticism, where he spent twenty-two years, first as a monk in the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon and for the final seven years as a hermit in the 'desert.'

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press


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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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Letters to Saint Lydia
by Melinda Johnson


A Novel, by Melinda Johnson. Lydia’s life is turning upside down. Her family has converted to Orthodox Christianity without her, she’s just about to leave home for college, one of her friends is pregnant, and soon she’ll be facing all the trials and temptations encountered by every young adult who’s on her own for the first time. Lydia needs a friend badly—and she finds one in the most unexpected place: an icon of St. Lydia. Young Lydia pours out her troubles in letters to St. Lydia, who (invisibly to Lydia) answers, guiding her through her time of troubles with deep love and compassion. 

Conciliar Press, 2010.


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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.


Making God Real in the Orthodox Christian Home
by Anthony M. Coniaris


In the "domestic church," parents, like the Orthodox priest, represent God to their children. Here is a wonderful book filled with ideas to help Orthodox Christian parents become effective religious educators in their own homes.The first part is titled Some Practical Things to Do, and the second part is titled Some Practical Things to Think about and Do.

Published January 1st 1998 by Light & Life Publishing Company

ISBN:0937032077 (ISBN13: 9780937032077)


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Marriage, sexuality and celibacy: A Greek Orthodox perspective
by Demetrios J Constantelos (Author)


Published by Light and Life Pub. Co, 1975.


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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)
Mystery Of The Church
By William Bush


Have you been disheartened by the many recent controversies in the Orthodox Church? Do you wonder how we Orthodox can be "The Church of the Ages" while being divided between "ethnic" jurisdictions, let alone factions labeled "fundamentalist" or "modern," "Old Calendar" or "Ecumenist"? Does your faith need to be rejuvinated? If so, we have good news for you. We are delighted to introduce The Mystery of the Church, Professor William Bush's long awaited, remarkable book on Orthodoxy, our church's history and the true spiritual meaning of being Orthodox. Explains in the lyrical prose of a truly inspired writer why and how the Church remains the Church in spite of Her apparent divisions. Will renew your faith as you read of the glorious manner in which the Church has been led by the Holy Spirit for two thousand years. Is the book for you if you want to understand the heart of Orthodox mystery, liturgy, history, sainthood, struggle, suffering and prayer.

Regina Orthodox Press, 1999.


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


On the Person of Christ: The Christology of Emperor Justinian
by Justinian I, Kenneth P. Wesche (Translator)


At the opening of the sixth century, large segments of the Roman Empire had fallen to barbarian warlords. The Churches of Rome and Constantinople were locked in a schism rooted in different attitudes towards the decrees and definition of the Fourth Ecumenical Council held at Chalcedon in 451. The emperor Justinian (527-565) dreamed of reunifying and restoring the Empire, but to accomplish this he needed a unified Church. Before Justinian ascended the throne the schism between Rome and Constantinople had been healed, largely due to Justinian's influence, but a significant segment of the Eastern population (called "monophysites") would not accept the union and the imperial Church remained divided.

Hoping to facilitate his political aims for unity, Justinian vigorously pursued a policy or reconciling the monophysites to the Council of Chalcedon by sponsoring a theological program to show to show that the language of Chalcedon's definition of faith was faithful to the meaning, if not to the exact terminology of Cyril's Christological formulas. The three documents translated in this volume, "Against the Monophysites," "Concerning the Three Chapters," and On the True Faith," are significant imperial documents reflecting the conclusion reached in that theological program. Although they failed to convince the monophysites or reconcile them to the imperial Church, they articulate the interpretation of Chalcedon's Christological definition, upheld by Orthodox theologians even today, and set the stage for the Christological definitions of the Fifth Ecumenical Council. They serve as an important source for setting forth fundamental philosophical principles underlying the Orthodox doctrine concerning the Person of Jesus Christ.

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2001.


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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 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
by Fr. Marc Dunaway


Thorough and biblical answers to eight of the most common questions Protestants ask about the Orthodox Church presented in a simple and straightforward outline form. Why do we honor Mary? Why do we believe that Mary was "ever-virgin"? Why do we call our priests "father"? Why do we use incense in our worship? Why do we make the sign of the cross? Why do we use Church tradition as a source for our beliefs and practices and not the Bible alone? Why do we venerate icons? Why do we have an organized structure to our Church, and isn't it a manmade institution?

Conciliar Press, 2003.
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.


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, Third printing 2001.


Orthodoxy and Catholicism: What Are the Differences?
by Fr. Theodore Pulcini


In this 24-page booklet, a former Roman Catholic chronicles his own journey to the Orthodox faith, and examines the critical issues that influenced his decision. These issues include papal authority, the filioque controversy, and the "new" dogmas of the Catholic Church. Written in a thoughtful, non-confrontational style, Orthodoxy and Catholicism describes the basic differences, providing a clear apologetic from the Orthodox perspective.

Conciliar Press


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.


Our Hearts' True Home
edited by Virginia Nieuwsma


"Our Heart's True Home" presents fourteen warm, inspiring stories of women coming into the Orthodox Christian faith. These women come from a wide variety of backgrounds, yet ther's a common thread: no matter how they struggled, their journeys are infused with the love and mercy of God.

Conciliar Press, 2006.


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Perspectives on Living the Orthodox Faith
by Anthony M. Coniaris


This book explains to us in detail the Orthodox Perspective on the following topics: Does it pay to be good? Luck or Christ; Make today count; Being yourself and dont seek to live someone elses life; answers to prayer and much more.

Published by Light & Life Pub Co, 1984.


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Pictures of God: A Child’s Guide to Understanding Icons

by John Kosmas Skinas

When the Son of God came down from heaven to become a man like us, He made it possible for us to see Him, touch Him, and make pictures of Him pictures which we call icons. This little book brings God and His saints vividly into children's lives through icons, explaining in the simplest terms what each icon means and what the role of these holy pictures and the holy stories and people they depict can be in our lives. The colorful pages of Pictures of God are perfect for occupying little hands in church, for explaining the world of icons in the first years of Sunday school, and for read-aloud time with little ones at home.


Age Range: 3 - 12 years

Dimensions: 8 X 8 inches

Page Length: 32 pages


Praying with the Orthodox Tradition
by bishop Kallistos Ware


A complete collection of prayers for different hours of the day, this volume is designed to make Orthodox spirituality accessible. Almost all the selected prayers are based on the Bible, and express praise and thanksgiving for the greatness of God.

Saint Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1996.



Preparing to Serve as a Godparent
by Rev. William S. Chiganos


Published by Light & Life Pub Co, 1986.


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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Saints and Sisterhood: The Lives of Forty-Eight Holy Women
by Eva Catafygiotu Topping (Author)


A Menologion or Month-by-Month Listingand Study of Women Saints on the Orthodox Calendar.

Orthodoxy's pantheon of women saints offers a highroad to the long and illustrious history of women's sacrifices and contributions to the Church. The feast days of women saints are listed day-by-day for each month. Four women saints are selected each month for an extensive biography by the author, a noted hagiographer. The book has twelve chapters, one for each month of the year. All told, there are 48 fascinating lives of women saints.

Light and Life Publishing, 1990.


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Selected Writings of St. John Cassian, the Roman
by John Cassian


A collection of excerpts, gleaned from the best writings of the saint, offer the reader insight into a variety of spiritual topics, including Perfection: The Theory of Spiritual Life, Some Enemies of the Spiritual Life, Some Remedies for Sin, and The Hope of the Christian. This selection of his writings is an excellent way to enter into his lengthier and highly valuable works. Also included is a short biography.

St. Paisius Orthodox Women's Monastery, 2000.


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Sermons on the Major Holy Days of the Orthodox Church
by Anthony M. Coniaris


In almost every major celebration in the Church, there is usually a sermon, but do we understand what God is saying to us through them? In this book, there are twenty-six masterful sermons of major holy days of the Orthodox Church year.

Published May 1st 1978 by Atlantic Books.
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 Art of the Byzantine Empire 312-1453: Sources and Documents
by Cyril Mango (Editor)


The Art of the Byzantine Empire 312-1415: Sources and Documents (MART: The Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching)

This anthology of translated histories, chronicles, saint's lives, theological treatises, and accounts presents an in-depth analysis of Byzantine art. Focusing on Constantinople, Mango chronicles the arts, and places them in historical, political, and theological perspective. First published in 1972.

University of Toronto Press, 1986.


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 Book of Saints
by Mary P. Hallick


Alphabetical listing of saints' names, the origins of the name and the dates the saints are commemorated.

Light and Life Publishing, 1984.


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The Church Fathers For Young People
by Greorge Grube (selected and compiled) and Michael Thomas (illustrations)


Teachings of the fathers with references from Holy Scriptures

An excellent introduction to the Church Fathers for children. Includes a brief biography of 18 famous saints, with short excerpts from the writings of each saint.

Light and Life Publishing, 2007.



The Eye Cannot Say to the Hand: "I Have No Need of You"
by Anthony M. Coniaris


Based on 1 Corinthians 12:4-30 where St. Paul compares church members to the various members of the human body, showing how each organ and limb is so totally indispensible to the body that "the eye cannot say to the hand, 'I do not need you.'" Demonstrates how Christ has endowed and blessed each member of the Body (the Church) to continue His ministry of love in the world. Hailed by Fr. Thomas Hopko as a "must-read

Light and Life Publishing Company, 2005.

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 Great I Came's Of Jesus
by Anthony M. Coniaris


Meditations on the great "I came ..." statements of Jesus wherein He explains the reason for His coming into the world.

Light and Life Publishing Company, 1980.

The Hagiography of Kievan Rus'
Translated by Paul Hollingsworth


Volume II, Harvard Library of Early Ukrainian Literature in English Translation 

Among the finest products of early Ukrainian literature were the Lives of the first Rus' saints, including Boris and Glb, Feodosij of the Caves Monastery, Avraamij of Smolensk, and Ol'ga and Volodimer. Drawing on Byzantine, Church Slavonic, and Latin literary traditions, the Rus' hagiographers fashioned religious narratives that were at once traditional and tailored for a specifically Rus' audience. These hagiographical works, as well as a number of related texts, are now translated into English and collected in a single volume for the first time. Paul Hollingsworth provides a lucid introduction that discusses each saint and his or her cult in the historical as well as social contexts and examines the literary and textual features of the Rus' vitae. The translations are accompanied by copious historical and philological notes, an extensive bibliography, a map, and several indexes.

Published December 10th 1992 by Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University


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The Holy Angels
by Mother Alexandra


The study of angels in the Orthodox faith.
Light and Life Publishing Company, 1987.


The Holy Unmercenary Doctors
by Georgia Hronas


The Holy unmercenary doctors: The saints Anargyroi, physicians and healers of the orthodox church. This book contains the true stories of the lives of 20 saints.

Light and Life Publishing, 1999.


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The Incarnate God: The Feasts of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary vol 1
by Catherine Aslanoff, Paul Meyendorff (Editor)


Volume 1

The Incarnate God is a multilevel catechism intended for use in classrooms and study groups, and is particularly designed for individual edification and growth. Volume I, organized around Advent, Christmas and the Theophany cycles, includes chapters of the Nativity and Presentation of the Virgin, the Holy Ancestors, angels and the circumcision. Includes black amp white illustrations throughout. 

St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1995.


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The Incarnate God: The Feasts of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary vol 2
by Catherine Aslanoff, Paul Meyendorff (Editor)


Volume II, primarily focusing on Great Lent and the Resurrection, also covers Ascension, Pentecost, and Dormition. Each volume contains a complete index and an extensive glossary explaining liturgical, scriptural, and theological terminology. Includes black amp white illustrations throughout. 

St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1995.


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The Jesus Prayer in Eastern Spritituality
by Gabriele Winkler


Subtitled The Jesus Prayer as a Spiritual Path in Greek and Russian Monasticism, this is one of the most insightful treatments of the Jesus Prayer ever written. Draws deeply from Scripture and the Church Fathers. A real inspirational gem.

Light and Life Publishing, 1986.


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 Message of the Sunday Gospel Readings vol. I
by Anthony M. Coniaris


This book contains meditations on the words of Jesus as read in the Sunday Gospel lessons of the Orthodox Church from September through February.

Light and Life Publishing Company, 1982.

The Message of the Sunday Gospel Readings vol. II
by Anthony M. Coniaris


Superbly inspiring homilies on the words of Jesus as read in the Sunday Gospel lessons of the Orthodox Church from March through August.

Light and Life Publishing Company, 1982.

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: 455 Questions and Answers
by Stanley S. Harakas


A concise and comprehensive handbook on the Orthodox faith fully and thoroughly indexed for easy reference. In a matter of seconds you will be able to find the answers to 455 questions most often asked about the Orthodox Church, its faith and life. Written for clergy, laity, parish study groups, convert classes and individual study. The author is a pastor and professor who loves and cares for his church and its people... and writes in a language all can understand.

Light and Life Publishing, 1988.


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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 Right to Life: The Eastern Orthodox Perspective on Abortion
by Dumitru Macaila


The Right to Life is the most complete statement on the Orthodox teaching on the issue of abortion and the sanctity of human life. For the first time all the relevant biblical passages, the teachings of the Fathers, and the modern scientific information with a bearing on the subject is gathered in one book.

  • The Teachings of the Fathers on abortion.
  • The science on the life of the unborn.
  • The teachings of other religions on abortion: Islam and Buddhism.
  • A review of the Roman Catholic and Protestant teachings on abortion.
  • The contemporary position of the Orthodox Church on abortion.
  • Social and political realities in modern "abortion politics."
  • How each Orthodox Christian can relate to the issue of abortion today.

 Dr. Dumitru Macaila is the assistant parish priest of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Lancaster, PA. He is a graduate of the Theological Institute at Bucharest Romania where he obtained a Master of Theology degree. Dr. Macaila was awared his Doctor of Theology from the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at the University of Bucharest, Romania and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Dr. Macaila is a regular contributer to the Orthodox Observer newspaper.

Regina Orthodox Press, 2002.


The Scandal of Gender
by Patrick Mitchell


What did the Fathers of the historic Church teach about the role of women in the Church? For many years the answer to this question has come from feminist theologians. It has been difficult to find a book that presents what the Church Fathers and the Scriptures teach on women and men's role in the life of the Church.

The Scandal of Gender brings us into direct contact with the authentic and original teachings of the ancient Christian Church Fathers on the issue of the proper role of women and men in the life of the Church. The point of view of the Reader Patrick Mitchell reflects the traditional Orthodox point of view of the Early Church Fathers and the Bible.

Regina Orthodox Press, 2002.


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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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The Unseen Warfare Series
by Jack N. Sparks


About the Unseen Warfare series: Father Jack Sparks has drawn upon several versions of a classic sixteenth-century treatise, Spiritual Combat, originally written to guide monks in their labors to attain union with God. Though Western in origin, the profound spiritual insights of Spiritual Combat were recognized by Eastern writers such as Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain and Saint Theophan the Recluse, who subsequently edited and revised it in accordance with traditional Orthodox beliefs. In one form or another, this work has been revered as a spiritual classic for over four hundred years! Father Sparks has masterfully adapted the material from this highly treasured monastic work specifically for todays lay Christian living in the midst of a modern world. The result is a profound but highly practical resource for those who seek to strive with all their might against the enemies of our soulsthe world, the flesh, and the devil. Study questions at the end of each chapter facilitate individual or small group study. Fully indexed. Victory, Virtue, and Prayer form a three-part series on spiritual warfare. The three books are complementary in content, but do not overlap. Can be read separately or as a set. Conciliar Press.

Virtue In the Unseen Warfare, Softcover, 190 pages

Victory in the Unseen Warfare, Softcover, 158 pages

Prayer in the Unseen Warfare, Softcover, 150 pages


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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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Ultimate Questions An Anthology of Modern Russian Religious Thought

by Alexander Schmemann

From the late nineteenth century onward, a tremendous current of intellectual vitality has swept over Russia, and the problems raised have been ultimately of religious significance. Ultimate Questions offers, as the editor says, "a searching look into that area of Russian culture whose significance both for the understanding of that culture itself and for the understanding of the religious searching of our time has not yet, it seems to us, been properly defined."

The scope of the volume reveals a broad range of concerns: Solovyov's insights into the meaning of love and sexuality, brilliant essays on freedom by Fedotov and on creativity by Berdyaev, and a contribution by Khomyakov to the ecumenical encounter of East and West. Rozanov probes the question of Christ's relation to the world, Fyodorov argues for a religious conception of brotherhood, and Bulgakov offers a meditation on the joy of the Resurrection.

Most of the selections have never before appeared in English and were translated for this volume by Asheleigh E. Moorhouse.


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


What is the Orthodox Church?
by Marc Dunaway


A brief overview of Orthodoxy. Outlines the history of the Christian Church, with concise explanations and helpful at-a-glance timelines. Includes the Age of Persecution, the Age of Councils, the Great Schism, the Protestant Reformation, and more.

Conciliar Press, 1995.


When You Pray: A Practical Guide to an Orthodox Life of Prayer

by L. Joseph Letendre


Anyone who prays, or has tried to pray and given up in discouragement, knows praying really praying is not easy. Praying consistently seems almost impossible. Too often and too easily, prayer becomes a burden: one more item on an already overcrowded to-do list. Failing to pray becomes a source of guilt and stress as we must once again admit our inconstancy and procrastination to our father confessor. Yet, 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.


Dimensions: 4.5 X 7 inches


Page Length: 72 pages


Who Is God? Who Am I? Who Are You? Introduction to Basic Christian Pychology
by Dee Pennock


There is no method of self-analysis and no therapy in current psychology more exciting, more challenging, and more unerringly successful than the one presented in this book. 
It was widely practiced in the ancient Church, and is still used today by the few Christians who are intimately acquainted with early writings in pastoral counseling techniques. 
In these pages, modern man is carefully and explicitly guided, by the Holy-Scripture and by Spirit filled Christians of early times, into the simple, fresh pastures of his own inner-being,. these chapters were written as a guide to self knowledge for teenagers, and are the kind of stuff teenagers readily embrace but no adult who is searching for a way to integrate his life and fill it with meaning will want to miss this entirely Christian approach to self analysis and this easily workable system of spiritual therapy by prayer.

St. Tihon's Press, 1973.


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