by Dr. Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou
The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ are central events in our salvation. Yet few Christians have a good grasp of the first-century historical and religious context in which the Crucifixion took place, nor of its true significance for the people of that time—and hence for our time as well. Biblical scholar Dr. Jeannie Constantinou puts modern readers in the center of the events of Christ's Passion, bringing the best of modern scholarship to bear while keeping her interpretation faithful in every particular to the Orthodox Tradition.
About the Author: Dr. Eugenia Constantinou is the author of the best-selling book Thinking Orthodox and host of the popular podcast Search the Scriptures Live! on Ancient Faith Radio. She has been a professor and visiting lecturer on the Bible, patristic interpretation of Scripture, and early Christianity at Orthodox and non-Orthodox universities and schools of theology. She holds master’s degrees in theology from the University of San Diego, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and Harvard Divinity School; a juris doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law; and a Ph.D. from Université Laval in Quebec City in the history of biblical interpretation. She is married to Fr. Costas, a Greek Orthodox priest.
Page Length: 368 pages
Even before going to press, many of the faithful showed tremendous interest in this new addition to the Akathist Series, which includes two canons to St. Mary of Egypt. Our nation is being devastated by a great spiritual tsunami of lustful passions. As Fr. Demetrios Carellas writes in the Introduction: “May this Canon to St. Mary, and the Spirit-filled prayers at the end, help us in our efforts to keep our souls from sinking under this soul-destroying tsunami. May we also offer it as an intercession for others who are under the control of this demonic weapon of mass destruction, and who—at present—do not have the desire, or strength, to escape its terrible impact on their souls.”
Includes a prayer against internet pornography.
Full-color cover and inner pages, abundantly illustrated.
By Metropolitan Ambrose (Ermakov) of Tver and Kashin
The spiritual life of every Orthodox Christian begins and ends in the heart. Whether we rejoice or suffer, love or hate, it is in our heart that we must find Christ. Metropolitan Ambrose has drawn on his decades of experience in theological education, his love for the Divine Services and his years as a monastic, to offer precious nuggets of wisdom on how to nurture the life of the heart.
Each short chapter addresses one element of the spiritual life, presenting a precious spiritual nugget in easily-accessible language. These reflections are divided into three sections: Meditations on Education, The Journey of Lent, and the Life of a Monk.
Vladyka Ambrose is the former abbot of Sretensky Monastery and has been rector of both the Moscow Theological Academy and the St. Petersburg Theological Academy. This soft-cover, perfect-bound book is richly embellished with dozens of full-color photographs. 192 pages.
The Rule for Holy Communion: Canons, Order of Preparation, and Prayers After Holy Communion
Back by popular demand, this comprehensive booklet contains all the prayers necessary for an Orthodox Christian preparing to receive Holy Communion, as well as the post-Communion Prayers of Thanksgiving. Also included is the Synodal document "On the Participation of the Faithful in the Eucharist", recently approved by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church to express its official teachings regarding proper reverence and preparation for the holiest of Christian sacraments.
The texts are taken from the best-selling "Jordanville Prayer Book" and arranged to match the usage of Holy Trinity Monastery. Comprehensive rubrics are included to guide the reader.
Softcover, 116 pages
Copyright Holy Trinity Publications
Christ is Risen!
Travel through the Lenten season, from Zacchaeus Sunday through Great Lent all the way to Pascha and Bright Week while coloring! Beautiful Pascha, illustrated for children aged 5-12, boldly announces Christ's triumph over death. From the Resurrection Icon to decorated pysanky eggs, young children will develop a visual sensibility to meaningful symbols found in the Church. Printed on thick perforated paper for easy removal, may this book bless those who create within its pages.
Age Range: 5-12 years
Page Length: 64 pages