In the fourth century, a nun named Egeria traveled through the Holy Land and wrote an account of her experiences. In the twenty-first century, Fr. Lawrence Farley followed partially in her footsteps and wrote his own account of how he experienced the holy sites as they are today. Whether you’re planning your own pilgrimage or want to read about places you may never go, his account will inform and inspire you.
Old Testament: An Introduction : Historical Traditions: Volume 1 This revised edition of Paul Tarazi’s The Old Testament: An Introduction Historical Traditions takes into account twelve years of additional research. The way historical background is presented constitutes the biggest change: this book no longer includes a reconstruction of the ‘history of Israel.’ The author concludes [...]
Mathewes-Green opens up “The Gospel of Mary” to see her early life, offering a window into her centrality to the Christian Faith in new and sometimes startling ways. Christians have alternatively raised the status of the mother of Jesus to that of her Son or ignored her entirely. Behind all of the images is a [...]
Josephus’s writings on ancient Jewish thought, background, and history are now more accessible than ever! This renowned reference book has served scholars, pastors, students, and those interested in the background of the New Testament for years. The insight given into the Essene community, the destruction of Jerusalem and the interpretations and traditions of the Old [...]
New Testament Introduction, vol. I; Paul and Mark This is the first of a four-volume New Testament Introduction series by Fr Tarazi, which presents never-before published results of the author’s own research. Here we find the kind of perceptive exegesis of St Paul’s epistles we would expect from the author of the groundbreaking commentaries on [...]
Wisdom for Today from the Early Church: A Foundational Study provides a fascinating, inspiring, and eye-opening entranceway into the theological and spiritual riches of Christ’s Church in the first five centuries of the Christian era. And it makes clear how these insights are highly relevant for our life as Orthodox Christians today, and how they [...]
History tells of political and social unrest in Egypt around the time of President Anwar Sadat n 1981. President Sadat exiled His Holiness Pope Shenouda to the monastery of St Bishoy on 3 September 1981. What followed was the imprisonment of several Bishops and laymen without justifiable cause in what became a very unsettled time [...]