The Legacy of St Vladimir, John Breck, F... $22.00
Since the first centuries of the Christian era, Eastern Christianity has expanded through the various cultures of the Middle East and Eastern Europe, using a variety of languages in its worship and thus allowing native peoples to accept Christianity as their own. Most significant in this expansion was the "Baptism of Rus" which occurred in 988AD, as St Vladimir, prince of Kiev, made Byzantine Orthodox Christianity the official religion of his realm. From Russia, through Alaska, Orthodox Christianity came to North America as well. The missionary dimension of this entire development inspired the dedication of an Orthodox graduate school of theology to St Vladimir in 1938.These twenty papers, written by a diverse group of internationally known theologians, historians, pastors, and musicologists, were presented at an academic symposium held in September 1988 in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of St Vladimir's Seminary. They provide a fascinating picture of the historical, liturgical, social, and spiritual developments which led Orthodox Christians from Byzantium to the modern world.Among the papers included in this volume are: "From Byzantium to the New World" (John Meyendorff), "The Legacy of Sts Cyril and Methodius" (Dimitri Obolensky), "Liturgical Singing or Sacred Music?: Understanding the Aesthetic of the New Russian Choral Music" (Vladimir Morosan), "Flares of Moscow as an Ascetic" (Robert Nichols), "Orthodoxy and the Bible Today" (John Breck), "Orthodox Theology in the West: The Reformation" (Jaroslav Pelikan), "On Ecclesial Conciliarity" (Thomas Hopko), "Orthodoxy and the Evolution of Aleut Culture" (Michael Oleksa), and "Patriarch Tikhon: A Vision of Orthodox Mission in the New World" (Leonid Kishkovsky).Editors: John Breck, Fr. John Meyendorff, Eleana SilkSize: 6" x 9"Pages: 324
Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Vol... $41.87
This is the third volume of the six-volume series, Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching. Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev examines the miracles of Jesus in their scriptural and historical context, helping us to understand their deeper meaning and to see how they reveal the true identity of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior.About the Author: Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev has authored numerous works on theology and church history, and is an internationally recognized composer of liturgical music. In the words of Patriarch Alexei II of blessed memory, "His many years of service to the mother church, his rich creative activity, and his broad perspective enable him to present the tradition of the Orthodox Church in all its diversity."Author: Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev
Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Vol... $34.87
This is the second volume of the six-volume series Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching. It focuses entirely on the Sermon on the Mount, examining the Beatitudes, the Lord's Prayer, and other teachings of the Lord in light of both current scholarship and the Church's perennial tradition.About the Author: Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev has authored numerous works on theology and church history, and is an internationally recognized composer of liturgical music. In the words of Patriarch Alexei II of blessed memory, "His many years of service to the mother church, his rich creative activity, and his broad perspective enable him to present the tradition of the Orthodox Church in all its diversity."Author: Metropolitan Hilarion AlfeyevPages: 444Size: 6" x 9"
Notes on Ecumenism by St. Abba Justin Po... $9.95 $14.95
By: St. Abba Justin Popovich Edited by Bishop Athanasius YevtichTranslated from Serbian by Aleksandra Stojanovich, and proofread by Fr Miroljub Ruzich AbbaJustin's manuscript legacy includes a parcel of sheets/small sheets of paper (in the ¼ A4 size) with the notes on ecumenism. It is easy to perceive that Father Justin while criticizing western type of ecumenism rejects neither the very notion of ecumenism nor the term itself, but rather renders it orthodox, churchifies, christifies, theohumanizes it, and instead of false, bare humanistic [ecumenism], puts forward Orthodox, evangelical, Theanthropic Ecumenism, wherein Christ in the Church, and in the Unity and Catholicity (sobornost) of the Orthodox Church, is in the center of all and everything.The editor of the book presents the Notes authentically, as they are found in the manuscripts. The real Justin is present in these Notes: by his original language, style, literature, polemics, philosophy, theology, and above all by his confession of the God-man Christ and His Church.
To Christ and the Church: The Divine Euc... $19.95 $24.95
By: Nenad MilosevicThrough his methodical study of the sources (including a considerable number of liturgical manuscripts and texts and a wide range of patristic and other ecclesiastical writings), his careful analysis of the historical evidence, and his judicious interpretation of the liturgical data, Professor Milosevic provides his readers with facts and insights to help them broaden their knowledge, deepen their understanding, and heighten their appreciation of the sacramental life of the Church centered - as the title of his work suggests - on the Divine Liturgy, the sacred rite by which the Orthodox Church celebrates the mystery or sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.Indeed, in the mind, ethos, and practice of the Church, as Professor Milosevic demonstrates with great clarity, the Eucharist was never counted simply as one sacrament among many but as the very source and summit of the Church's life, constitutive of her very being and the essential condition for her growth.To Christ and the Church will become an important manual for the study of the sacraments and their liturgical rites by pastors, seminarians, catechists, and interested laypeople.Language: EnglishNumber of pages: 240
The Prologue of Ohrid: Lives of Saints, ... $217.00 $249.99
By: St. Nikolai of Ohrid and Zhicha (Velimirovic)Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections, and Homilies for Every Day of the Year (Complete, Amplified, Revised, and Expanded)St Nikolai (1880-1956) has been called the "Serbian Chrysostom" for his theological depth and golden-tongued eloquence. His Prologue has become a much-loved spiritual classic for Orthodox Christians worldwide.In this new edition of the Prologue, a complete, amplified, revised, and expanded English translation has been made available. The editors saw the need to include many saints from among the various Orthodox peoples over the course of the past ninety years who are not found in the original Prologue. Among these new saints are, for example, the holy Elders Porphyrios and Paisios, the holy Bishops John of San Francisco and Mardarije of Libertyville, and thousands of New Martyrs.An inspirational sourcebook of the Orthodox Faith, it contains within its pages a summation of the Church's wisdom and its experience of sanctity through the grace of Christ. Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections, and Homilies are presented for every day of the year. The text of this 1,624-page magnum opus of St. Nikolai has been translated from the Serbian and edited by Bishop Maxim, the clergy and monastics of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America.Nearly ninety years after the release of the first edition of the Prologue of Ohrid, Sebastian Press is publishing a new, complete, amplified, revised, and expanded version! All the names of the known and new saints have been added by the editors. Saint Nikolai of Ohrid and Zhicha (1880-1956) has an ardent desire that the whole world recognizes the Orthodox salvific truth of Christ, Who is revealed and glorified through His Saints. For this reason, he wrote the Prologue of Ohrid, a compendium that includes the Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections, and Homilies for every day of the year.Language: EnglishNumber of pages: Vol 1: 784, Vol 2: 840Published: 2017, Hardbound
The Sacred and Divine Liturgy $24.95 $26.00
"The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom" is a new English edition of the primary divine service of the Orthodox Church, published by St Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese, and edited by Bishop Maxim Vasiljevic of Western American Diocese. This edition is published in Liturgical Books Series, number 1. This translation is an adapted version of the texts of accurate English translations that already existed in previously published service books, especially the translation of "The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom" (2016) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Greek Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, and various Greek, English, and Slavonic liturgical manuals. All previously existing translations were checked for accuracy and consistency and edited, when necessary. Modern English has been chosen for this edition, following the most common order to be found in the Greek and Slavonic language service books which reflect the Byzantine tradition. The dialogues between the celebrant and the deacon are also included with brief Rubrics. In the supplementary material, a detailed explanation for the Hierarchical Liturgy is included. One notable difference found in this edition from all existing editions is an aesthetic quality: the book is in full color, entirely illustrated by Fr. Stamatis Skliris' icons and frescos. The second edition of The Sacred and Divine Liturgy has incorporated corrections that have been brought to our notice since the publication of the first edition in 2017.
Christ: The Alpha and Omega $18.85 $20.00
By: Bishop Athanasius YevtichFocusing on themes central to Christian patristic Trinitarian theology, ecclesiology, and anthropology, this anthology reveals the ultimate purpose of man and the universe and speaks of how each of us can realize this purpose within the divine-human community of the Orthodox Church. Bishop Athanasius' thought combines adherence to the teaching of the Church Fathers with a vibrant faith and a profound experience of Christ in the Church.He is one of the most renowned and respected theologians in the Orthodox Church today.
The Synaxarion: The Lives of the Saints ... $400.00 $657.75
The lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church by Hieromonk Makarios of Siomonos Petra, Mt. Athos. The Complete Synaxarion consists of 7 hardcover volumes, with 6 volumes, each one covering two months of the liturgical calendar (arranged in sequence by calendar date), and with over 550 pages in each volume, illustrated with numerous icons, miniatures, and ornaments from Byzantine manuscripts, some of these latter painted by the nuns of Ormylia. Each volume gives brief biographies of many of the saints commemorated each day of the month, an explanation of any major feasts celebrated during the month, plus spiritual readings. Combining detailed historical research and idiomatic text, which spare pietistic flourishes that might otherwise heap honey on existing sweetness to be tasted in the lives of all Orthodox saints, distinguish these translations. In this book, there are medieval saints long forgotten and now rediscovered, such as St Sabas of Vatopedi (5 October), alongside others who attained sanctity in confrontation with characteristically twentieth-century manifestations of evil, such as St Gorazd, Bishop of Slovakia, and the Czech Lands (4 September), who was shot by the Nazis in 1942. They, and this book, are the best possible companions for the private devotions of Orthodox Christians, and indeed of all those faithful who wish to live in the Church's tradition. Volume I: Introduction, September, October Number of pages: 581, hardbound Volume II: November, December Number of pages: 621, hardbound Volume III: January, February Number of pages: 664, hardbound Volume IV: March, April Number of pages: 575, hardbound Volume V: May, June Number of pages: 690, hardbound Volume VI: July, August Number of pages: 690, hardbound Volume VII: Appendix, General Index Number of pages: 245, hardbound