Steeped in the Philokalic tradition, the holy Hierarch Theophan was a prolific writer and interpreter of the holy Fathers of the Church, making them accessible to contemporary Christians. Patristic literature has always provided an age-old, tried-and-tested model of spiritual life, foreign to fleeting fashions. St. Theophan keeps this traditional model sharp and clear, presenting it in an approachable language. In this book, his crowning achievement, the Saint himself expresses its precise aim as follows: “It is possible to describe the feelings and inclinations which a Christian must have, but this is very far from being all that is demanded for the ordering of one’s salvation. The important thing for us is a real life in the spirit of Christ. But just touch on this, and how many perplexities are uncovered, how many guideposts are necessary, as a result, almost at every step! True, one may know man’s final goal: communion with God and one may describe the path to it: faith, and walking in the commandments, with the aid of divine grace. One need only say in addition: Here is the path—start walking!”
This new edition of St. Theophan’s classic spiritual text is enhanced with a larger format, a full-color icon of the saint, and colorful pages throughout the book. Also included is a complementary matching bookmark. The soft cover includes inner flaps and the inner pages of the book are securely stitched and glued.
A simple but informative account of the life of St. Paisius Velichkovsky. 8 pages, stapled.
An endearing little booklet for writing down the names of your loved ones. Certain pages are designed with headings such as, O Lord, have mercy on the suffering, sick children, pertaining to the various akathists in this series.
A little booklet of poetical prayers on the theme of Christ's Nativity, taken from St. Nikolai Velimirovich's famous Prayers by the Lake.
A lovely Christmas gift!
This deeply moving canon of prayer eloquently expresses the heart-felt anguish of anyone in need of praying for a sick child. Includes a full introduction of insightful counsels by a Russian Orthodox Priest-Pediatrician, and the following prayers at the end: Prayer for a Sick Child, Prayer for a Child Suffering Great Pain, Prayer of Thanksgiving for Healing.
O Lord, show the power of Thy mercy!