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This book is the fruit of years of interdenominational Christian dialogue between the Oriental Orthodox Family of Churches and both the Eastern Orthodox Family of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church. The main obstacle preventing unification of these three most traditional groups of Churches is still agreeing upon their beliefs in the nature of Christ. [...]


By: Fr. Beniameen Morgan Eucharist is the sacrament of Christ’s presence in the midst of His people, as He sat among His disciples in the upper room and substituted presence for presence. He substituted presence in the bread and wine for presence in the flesh. He substituted presence in His disciples that gathers and unites [...]

Church Dogma

Works on the Spirit


Translated by Mark DelCogliano, Andrew Radde-Gallwitz, & Lewis Ayres. In the second half of the fourth century the mystery of the Holy Spirit was the subject of fierce debate. Those who fought against the Nicene Creed opposed the idea that the Spirit was God. Even some of those willing to accept the equality of the [...]


St Athanasius’ On the Incarnation is arguably one of his most famous writings utilized throughout Orthodox theological discussions worldwide. Yet many find it complex and overwhelming. On The Incarnation for Teens is an easy-to-read, instructional book which simplifies the deep theological discussions that are in the original text. This book helps answer many common questions [...]


Philokalia, The Bible of Orthodox Spirituality Brings the Orthodox spirituality of the Philokalia out of the monastery into everyday living. Addresses the relevance today of the subjects covered by the Fathers of the Philokalia, i.e. Vigilance (nepsis), Ascesis, Overcoming the Passions, etc. It is not a book for theologians but for the average Orthodox lay [...]


The cult of the saints is a phenomenon that expanded rapidly in the fourth century, and John Chrysostom’s homilies are important witnesses to its growth. Until now, the majority of John s homilies on the saints and martyrs have been ignored. However, in this volume,Wendy Mayer investigates the liturgical, topographical, and pastoral aspects that marked [...]


St. Cyril of Alexandria is best known for his role in the Christological disputes of the fifth century. In recent years, however, scholars have turned their attention to Cyril the exegete. Cyril wrote extensive commentaries on nearly every book of the Bible; in fact, two-thirds of his extant corpus is devoted to biblical interpretation. Yet, [...]


Apologist is the English translation of two of Chrysostom’s treatises, written about 378 and 382, aimed at provoking the divinity of Jesus Christ. In Discourse in Blessed Babylas and Against the Greeks, Chrysostom responds to specific attacks on Christianity by such philosophers as Porphyry, using historical narrative and the arguments of fulfilled prophecies to prove [...]


St. Jerome’s reputation rests primarily on his achievements as a translator and as a scriptural exegete. The important service that he rendered to the Church in his doctrinal works is often overlooked or minimized by those who look for originality and independence of thought. St. Jerome was not a theologian in the strict sense of [...]


These works present the thought of Ambrose of Milan, the bishop whose preaching first renewed Augustine’s interest in Christianity. Included in this volume are several of Ambrose’s works on the chief points of the Christian faith: “The Mysteries,” “The Holy Spirit,” “The Sacrament of the Incarnation of Our Lord,” and “The Sacraments,” including his famous [...]


The Sacrament of Church Priesthood (7) By: Bishop Mattaos


The Sacrament of Church Holy Matrimony (6) By: Bishop Mattaos