A practical guide, offering the reader words of encouragement on preparing for confession.
Henri Nouwen, the world-renowned spiritual guide and counselor, wrote over forty books that many today consider spiritual classics. People come to Nouwen for his unique style of wisdom, and his ability to write about the life of Jesus, the love of God, and our service to others, in ways that have inspired countless people to [...]
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 [...]
This volume, the third in a collection of sermons by Fr Alexander Schmemann, is on a topic that was particularly close to his heart: the Virgin Mary. The “Theotokos,” as Mary is usually referred to among the Orthodox, figures prominently in Byzantine liturgical worship. While no single service is without one or more references to [...]
College is a time of discovery. Are you ready for what lies ahead? How will your faith fare when you enter the new wide world of college – leaving behind the safety of home, community, and church? Drawing on their own experiences and years of ministry to young men and women during this transition, Nic [...]
“The book of Job always constituted essential and formative reading about the ways of the soul. This has always been the conviction of the spiritual classics through the centuries. Yet, for some reason, the figure of Job is elusive to us-possibly because by seems so comfortably distant; or perhaps because he seems so frightfully close. [...]
Why are modern Christians so indistinguishable from everyone else? How come Christians who lived in times of bloody persecution were so heroic, while we who live in safety are not? How could the first Christians fast valiantly, but we feel deprived without dessert? How did New Testament believers pray without ceasing? How could the early [...]