Author: Kopyttseva, Natalia Mikhailovna
This book is the ideal companion to the previously published Champion of Good: The Life of Father Ilarion (Holy Trinity Publications, Jordanville, 2011). All who have already encountered Father Ilarion through his life will be equally engaged by his words. Those who meet him first through his preaching will want to go on to read his life. Together, they convey a potent message of the possibilities that open to the human soul that turns to God with singleness of mind and humility. The sermons are grouped by subjects. One index lists the sermons in church calendar order and the other index lists the sermons in chronological order for those who wish to see what was preached in an historical context.
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Author: Kopyttseva, Natalia Mikhailovna
In Father I saw a person who lived for God…. In all life’s situations, Fr Ilarion maintained a grace-imbued state of spirit, the fruits of which were love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and the other virtues that made it impossible to be near him and not feel glad just to be alive.
Many lovers of literature are familiar, through Dostoyevsky’s works, with the concept of the Russian "Staretz," or spiritual elder. This biography offers a vivid portrayal of an authentic Staretz of our own day, Father Ilarion—a monk of the renowned Glinsk hermitage in modern-day Ukraine, who spent much of his life as a parish priest in a village in the Novgorod region of Russia. His life offers a vision of a simple Christian life in the contemporary world that will captivate the reader and awaken or rekindle a desire to live a life centered on the love of God and neighbour rather than on the pursuit of material wealth.
It also presents unique insights into the Orthodox Church in Russia under communism and in the immediate post-communist period, demonstrating how the Faith was kept alive after the closure of so many churches and monasteries and the exile or execution of clergy and believers. The account of the life of the Glinsk hermitage is particularly detailed. With many first hand contributions from Father Ilarion’s spiritual children, this history also provides a glimpse into contemporary Russian culture and religious perspectives.
The book includes an eight page glossy photo insert.
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Fr. Artemy Vladimirov
One of our most popular titles. Beginning with “In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit!” and ending with an explanation of the Creed, this book introduces young children to the fundamentals of Orthodox Christian prayer. Accompanied by appealing water color illustrations on every page.
Softcover, color illustrations, 44 pages
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This beautiful, hard cover compilation is uniquely comprised of Thirty Akathist Hymns (see list below) to many of the most beloved Saints of the Orthodox Church, male and female, from east and west, both ancient and more recent. Many are being published for the first time and have been kindly contributed by various contemporary authors and translators, including Reader Isaac Lambertsen.
Each Hymn is preceded by an icon and brief Life of the Saint meant to enhance one’s experience of prayer and devotion. We have also included instructions on how to pray an Akathist for personal devotion.
It is with great joy and with thanksgiving to the God “who is wonderful in His Saints” (Ps. 67:36) that we present this Book of Akathists for the edification of the English-speaking Orthodox Christian faithful. This beautiful, hard cover compilation is uniquely comprised of Thirty Akathist Hymns (see list below) to many of the most beloved Saints of the Orthodox Church, male and female, from east and west, both ancient and more recent. Many are being published for the first time and have been kindly contributed by various contemporary authors and translators, including Reader Isaac Lambertsen.
Each Hymn is preceded by an icon and brief Life of the Saint meant to enhance one’s experience of prayer and devotion. Since the style of the Akathist itself presents many elements of the Saint’s sanctified personality and spiritual exploits, each is like a vivid icon or mosaic, in word, praise, and prayer. We have also included instructions on how to pray an Akathist for personal devotion.
This book of prayer is especially dedicated to all missionary priests and their devoted flocks, who labor and sacrifice to plant the seeds of the true faith throughout North America and other English-speaking regions. All proceeds from the sale of this book will be contributed to the building fund of Three Hierarchs Orthodox Church in Wenatchee, WA.
This Book of Akathists has been graciously blessed for use in personal devotion and prayer by His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Akathists included are: