Born of the people of Israel, but raised in the treasure-filled palace belonging to the Pharaoh of Egypt, Moses was called by God to take His people out of the bondage of the pagans and to guide them to the land promised to their fathers. He would become the prophet who, strengthened by faith and the desire for freedom, and endowed with the power to perform miracles, received from the very hand of God the Ten Commandments for the people of Israel before the coming of the Saviour. The entire Orthodox Church lives today following the same commandments.
The attractive text and vivid illustrations teach children that true slavery is the lack of faith in the true God, which no wealth can replace or buy.
Author: Cătălin Grigore
Illustrator: Adela Maria Calistru
Year of publishing: 2012
Number of pages: 32
Format: 20x24 cm
Includes Canons, Akathists, Troparia, Daily Prayers, the Divine Liturgy and more. Beautifully bound in maroon color and gold embossed. Follows the Russian usage. Traditional English. Has Morning Prayers and Evening Prayers rather than Compline. This book is frequently referred to as "The Jordanville Prayer Book" because Holy Trinity Monastery and the Printshop of St Job of Pochaev are located in the town of Jordanville.
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From the Author
Very little is generally said in the church media regarding the priesthood and priests themselves. What is written typically has to do with the participation of priests in clerical or diocesan conferences, which begs the question: Is it even useful to publish anything about the priesthood in publications intended for the laity? We believe that it is not only useful, but also necessary to bring to light the mutually beneficial relationships between the pastor and his flock (with all good intentions, of course), and thus to promote a much desired harmony and mutual support—all the more, if the positions put forth with regard to the priesthood are frank and upright. Here the Apostle Paul serves as an example of one who was not afraid to show his weaknesses: “For I am the least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God” (1 Cor. 15: 9).
The Church of Christ is currently living in the most distressing time of its historical existence— a time of militant apostasy. And on whose shoulders does the duty of standing for the Truth principally fall, if not on the shoulders of priests? Priests take upon themselves all the evil, all the vilification of the secularized, apostatizing, and morally fallen modern world. It is for this reason alone that one should write more frequently in support of these zealots for the Faith and for Christ’s Church, raising awareness of a modern-day priest’s spiritual make-up, so that the laity might understand all the difficulties of the pastor’s challenge and join with him in a working partnership, as the Apostle Paul calls us to do: “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2).
These are the honest thoughts and blessed intentions that we set forth as the basis for our narrative on the priesthood and on priests, those stalwart spiritual warriors marching forth along the difficult paths of our apostatizing time.
Lovingly compiled by the Hermitage brotherhood in honor of its patron, Saint Panteleimon, this beautiful softcover booklet is ideal for both home and church. It includes the life and passion of the Holy Great Martyr and Healer, along with his akathist hymn, special prayers, beautiful icons and artwork.
"The only purpose of our life from the time we are born is to find God and become one with Him and our fellow man. To this end God grants us guides and helpers along the way, beginning with our parents. However, as we draw closer to Him, climbing the Ladder of Divine Ascent, we begin to experience help from those who are nearest to God: His Saints. Therefore, Beloved, are you sick or suffering? Or are you seeking the true purpose of your life—to attain union with God? If so, then know that you have a compassionate helper whom our All-merciful Saviour has even given a name like unto Himself: the all-merciful Panteleimon. Call upon him!" (back cover).
52pp., softcover booklet
8.5" x 5.5"
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Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy
First English Edition
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