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  1. An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims

    An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims

    $8.95

    Written by an Orthodox priest, this booklet has been prepared to help Orthodox Christians respond to some of the most common fundamentalist claims. Learn More
  2. The Typikon Decoded : An Explanation of Byzantine Liturgical Practice

    The Typikon Decoded : An Explanation of Byzantine Liturgical Practice

    $41.95

    The Typikon, the liturgical book that contains the order of the liturgical celebration, is complex, whence the necessity of “decoding” it both for recent converts and for “cradle” Orthodox Christians desiring to deepen their liturgical observance. Learn More
  3. Orthodox Christianity Vol 2: Doctrine and teaching of the Orthodox Church

    Orthodox Christianity Vol 2: Doctrine and teaching of the Orthodox Church

    $52.95

    This is the second volume of a detailed and systematic exposition of the history, canonical structure, doctrine, moral and social teaching, liturgical services, and spiritual life of the Orthodox Church. The purpose of this series is to present Orthodox Christianity as an integrated theological and liturgical system, in which all elements are interconnected. Theology finds its expression and is shaped in the liturgical experience and church art—including icons, singing, and architecture. The services, in their turn, influence the ascetic practice and the personal piety of each Christian; they shape the moral and social teaching of the Church as well as its relation to other Christian confessions, non-Christian religions, and the secular world. The first volume provided an account of the historical arc of the Orthodox Church during the first ten centuries after Christ’s nativity, then examined the canonical structure of the Orthodox Church. This volume examines the sources of Orthodox doctrine in Scripture and Tradition; its teaching on God in Trinity and Unity, in his essence and in his energies; on the world and man; on Jesus Christ, the incarnate God; on the Church, the body of Christ; on the Theotokos, Mary; and on eschatology, the last things. Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev has authored numerous works on theology and church history, and is an internationally recognized composer of liturgical music. In the words of Patriarch Alexei II of blessed memory, “his many years of service to the mother church, his rich creative activity, and his broad perspective enable him to present the tradition of the Orthodox Church in all its diversity.” Learn More
  4. Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity: Orthodox Theology and the Aesthetics of the Christian Image

    Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity: Orthodox Theology and the Aesthetics of the Christian Image

    $128.80

    Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity presents a critical, interdisciplinary examination of contemporary theological and philosophical studies of the Christian image and redefines this within the Orthodox tradition by exploring the ontological and aesthetic implications of Orthodox ascetic and mystical theology. It finds Modernist interest in the aesthetic peculiarity of icons significant, and essential for re-evaluating their relationship to non-representational art. Drawing on classical Greek art criticism, Byzantine ekphraseis and hymnography, and the theologies of St. Maximus the Confessor, St. Symeon the New Theologian and St. Gregory Palamas, the author argues that the ancient Greek concept of enargeia best conveys the expression of theophany and theosis in art. The qualities that define enargeia - inherent liveliness, expressive autonomy and self-subsisting form - are identified in exemplary Greek and Russian icons and considered in the context of the hesychastic theology that lies at the heart of Orthodox Christianity. An Orthodox aesthetics is thus outlined that recognizes the transcendent being of art and is open to dialogue with diverse pictorial and iconographic traditions. An examination of Ch’an (Zen) art theory and a comparison of icons with paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Marc Chagall, and by Japanese artists influenced by Zen Buddhism, reveal intriguing points of convergence and difference. The reader will find in these pages reasons to reconcile Modernism with the Christian image and Orthodox tradition with creative form in art. Learn More
  5. Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses : An Introduction to the Ascetic Tradition of the Orthodox Church

    Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses : An Introduction to the Ascetic Tradition of the Orthodox Church

    $144.95

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    A vast synthesis of patristic and ascetic oriental teachings from the 1st to 14th centuries, this study presents a renewed vision of the Christian doctrine of salvation and constitutes a veritable treaty, both theoretical and practical, of spiritual psychology and medicine, as well as a summation of Orthodox spirituality that has no equivalent. Learn More
  6. Meditations for Great Lent : Reflections on the Triodion

    Meditations for Great Lent : Reflections on the Triodion

    $14.95

    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. Learn More
  7. Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church : Vol. 1 Dogma, Ethics, Revelation

    Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church : Vol. 1 Dogma, Ethics, Revelation

    $39.90

    Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos is a valuable contribution to contemporary theological literature. It is a work in two volumes, based mainly on the spoken teaching of Fr. John Romanides. This book is an encounter between two important theologians of our time. Father John Romanides’ vivid and unconventional words, presented by Metropolitan Hierotheos, come as a liberating intervention in theological thought. Fr. John’s precise and specific teaching is not essentially innovative, but takes patristic theology and re-formulates it for our own era. Learn More
  8. A Visual Catechism of the Orthodox Church

    A Visual Catechism of the Orthodox Church

    $25.95

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    As the name of the book suggests it is a visual depiction of key aspects of Orthodox Christian beliefs, doctrines, Scriptural events and so forth. These visuals are accompanied by various annotations and explanations which were written by one of Greece's celebrated and prolific Orthodox writers, Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlahos of Nafpaktos. His works are very popular due to the careful balance between spirituality, academic quality and accessibility. In any case this book is another one of his works which has been translated into English to help serve the spiritual needs of the English speaking Orthodox. Learn More
  9. Help! I'm Bored in Church. Entering fully into Worship in the Divine Liturgy

    Help! I'm Bored in Church. Entering fully into Worship in the Divine Liturgy

    $16.95

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    Do you ever find yourself feeling bored in church? Don't despair—you're not alone, and there is hope! Fr. David Smith offers four compelling reasons for going to church regardless of how we feel. He also offers solutions to this problem. Learn More
  10. Meditations for Advent. Preparing for Christ's Birth

    Meditations for Advent. Preparing for Christ's Birth

    $14.95

    by Vassilios Papavassiliou The author of the popular Meditations for Great Lent takes us through the hymnography, scripture readings, and iconography for the forty days leading up to the Nativity of Christ, showing how a full understanding of the Incarnation can enrich our spiritual lives. Learn More

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