AUTHOR: Hieromonk Gregorios, Cell of St. John the Theologian, Koutloumousiou Monastery, Mt. Athos
BINDING: Sewn and Glued
INTERIOR: 3 color on 100gsm Pure Munken Paper
The Orthodox, Faith, Worship, and Life is an Orthodox catechism, suitable for students and teachers. Structurally, it is based on the Creed, and divided into three sections: 1) The Faith of the Church, 2) The Worshipping Church, 3) The Life in Christ. The entire Table of Contents can be found by following this link.
While its contents are extensive, and the references to the writings of the Holy Fathers are copious, it remains easy to read and understand.
This edition has been completely redesigned for its wide-release to the English speaking world.
FROM THE FOREWORD: "Nowadays, many people in all parts of the world are discovering the Orthodox Church as the only source of life and truth able to satisfy man’s spiritual thirst and hunger. And because they feel that only in the Orthodox Church they can find the truth and the life which are offered as a divine gift by Christ, they wish to acquire a better knowledge of this true faith and to experience and participate in the life in Christ and in the Church’s worship. Christ said I am the way, and the truth, and the life: He is the truth in which Christians believe, the way which leads to life, and the true life itself.
In the pages that follow, you will find a humble attempt to come, with the help of the holy Fathers, to a closer understanding of the faith of the Church and to learn about the worshipping life celebrated in it, so that we can live the life in Christ more deeply. It also endeavors to transmit the Gospel of salvation (Eph. 1: 13) proclaimed by the holy Apostles and our God-bearing Fathers."
Paperback: 96 pages
In this book over three hundred sayings of Orthodox saints from twelve different countries are collected. Their words express spiritual experience tested by the ages. Their words contain many answers about what happens with us and those near to us. The saints show that divine righteousness is joined to our everyday life. This righteousness of God has transfigured millions of people around the world, and has brought many of them to holiness and perfection.
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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In the style of his beloved podcast, Fr. Barnabas Powell offers reflections for each workday of the year to inspire us to live out our faith in the real world every day. Read these brief, pithy thoughts for a shot of encouragement to live each day as Orthodox on Purpose.
Page Length: 272 pages