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Separated by schism from greek and latin Christians and surviving under arab-islamic suzerainty, the Church of Egypt produced insightful saints and heroic martyrs in a chapter in church history now opened to readers of English for the first time. Coptic Church Tradition

Comparative Religion

Anglican Orthodox Pilgrimage


The stories of several Anglican who have converted to the Holy Orthodox Faith in recent years. The stories are diverse, with some being former Anglican clergy who are now serving Orthodox priests. Edited by: Franklin Billerbeck


By: Fr. Alexander Schmemann In For the Life of the World Alexander Schmemann suggests an approach to the world and life within it, which stems from the liturgical experience of the Orthodox Church. He understands issues such as secularism and Christian culture from the perspective of the unbroken experience of the Church, as revealed and [...]

Church Rites

Of Water & the Spirit


A Liturgical Study of Baptism By: Fr. Alexander Schmemann In this study of the Orthodox understanding of Christian initiation, the rites of baptism and chrismation, Fr Schmemann invites us to “rediscover” baptism. He penetrates the Church’s rubrics and rituals’often dismissed as out-of-date or merely quaint to reveal their inner content: a message of man’s entrance [...]


The Desert Fathers were the first Christian monks, living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. In contrast to the formalized and official theology of the “founding fathers” of the Church, they were ordinary Christians who chose to renounce the world and live lives of celibacy, fasting, vigil, prayer, and poverty in [...]


In the Gospel of Luke, we hear the angel’s timeless proclamation to Mary, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women” (Luke 1:28). Every generation of Christians must contemplate these angelic words, for Mary is the Theotokos and Mother of Our Lord. Through its worship services, the Church gives [...]


By: John D. Zizioulas


Addictions and struggles with the passions are rampant in our culture, and often in our families. Fr. Meletios Webber, a popular Orthodox priest with a doctorate in counseling, helps us to explore and understand an answer to overcoming addiction, through the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, as he clearly and skillfully explains the Twelve Steps. Fr. [...]


In Thy Presence


These meditations are written in the form of God speaking to the reader as to His loved and valued child in order to reveal the nature of His love more clearly in its depth, its splendour and its tenderness. Some of them open our minds to the immense energy of love in the universe. Others [...]


“No one fully understands the mystery of death. People of all faiths wrestle with its meaning, striving to answer fundamental questions. Does death make irrelevant all we have experienced? Does God await us after death? What happens to us after we die? In this book Dr. Chirban explains how Orthodox Christians turn to the reality [...]

Church Rites

The Winter Pascha


When the winter begins to make way into the Northern World, the Church of Christ begins to celebrate ‘a splendid three-day Pascha.’ Thus Father Thomas Hopko begins the first of forty meditations for the season of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, ending with the feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple on the [...]


BY: Daniel J. Sahas