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“My friend, you are walking on the spiritual path” writes His Holiness Pope Shenouda III of blessed memory, who was the Pope and Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church for over four decades. His years on the Apostolic Chair of St. Mark were truly extraordinary, as he shepherded the Church during Her unprecedented growth beyond [...]


On Cana of Galilee: A Sermon by the Coptic Patriarch Benjamin I: A Revised Expanded Edition (Alexandrian Texts in Translation) Benjamin I, the 38th Patriarch of Alexandria (626-65 AD), is one of the most prominent figures in Coptic history. He lived through one of the most turbulent periods in Egypt’s history with the Persian Occupation [...]


With its original poetry, quotations from the church fathers, and selections from the Holy Bible, this book is for every Christian on the journey of self-examination. This book contains meditations on twenty-five virtues that will inspire, the mind heart, and soul of readers Language : English Paperback : 160 pages


All That I Have Is Yours is a book of daily spiritual meditations that beautifully interweaves together 100 stories of encounters with St. Pope Kyrillos VI, along with 100 unique and penetrating meditations on the spiritual life. Each chapter begins with a verse from the Psalms following the daily order and structure of the Coptic [...]


Thinking Orthodox: Understanding and Acquiring the Orthodox Christian Mind by Dr. Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou What does it mean to “think Orthodox”? What are the unspoken and unexplored premises and presumptions underlying what Christians believe? Orthodox Christianity is based on preserving the mind of the early Church, its phronema. Dr. Jeannie Constantinou brings her more than [...]


The first complete English translation of John Cassian’s (c. 360-430) Conferences, a work that records dialogues between Cassian and his traveling companion, Germanus, and the great desert masters on the recurring theme of purity of heart, which is the goal of the spiritual life. translated and annotated by Boniface Ramsey, OP


Heaven is the aid of all mankind. Our hearts long to attain it. We fervently hope to possess it. We struggle to reach it and be blessed by it. Contemplation on the glories of heaven and what awaits its saints gives those who struggle for it a spiritual push forward and makes them forget all [...]


How did the books of the Bible come to be recognized as Holy Scripture? Who decided what shape the canon should take? What criteria influenced these decisions? After nearly nineteen centuries the canon of Scripture still remains an issue of debate. Protestants, Catholics and the Orthodox all have slightly differing collections of documents in their [...]


Whoever divorces his wife… It was said of old… but I say to you… I desire mercy and not sacrifice. Blasphemy against the Spirit Throw not the children’s bread to the dogs. I was not sent except to the House of Israel. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. He who has [...]


The nineteenth century in Russia was a time of considerable religious revival. Many thousands of ordinary people of all classes and callings flocked to elders, or startsi, for spiritual, and also temporal, advice. These startsi, who exercised a remarkable ministry, were generally monks, but one of the most famous — Fr John of Kronstadt — [...]


The Deceitful Onion Bulb. A Blessing to Smuggle. The Conjuror of Rain. In this collection of stories as whimsical as their titles, award-winning author Olesia Nikolaeva poignantly recounts life for Christian believers in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. In a manner reminiscent of the bestselling Everyday Saints these tales reveal a common theme – the subtle, [...]


Each year we begin anew the journey to the radiant feast of Pascha, entering the season of repentance known as Great Lent. The homilies presented in this modest volume, from one of the spiritual giants of the Orthodox Church of Russia, can both encourage and inform us in this struggle of the Fast. For the [...]