With great joy and enthusiasm, we present to you a collection of eight homilies delivered by St. Cyril of Alexandria, On the Lord’s Prayer. These homilies are part of larger collection of sermons which St. Cyril seems to have preached extemporaneously, some on actual feast days. In the following homilies, the reader will be inspired by the intense, theological depth and spiritual vision of one of the greatest patriarchs the world has known. As the Lord of Hosts promised to Baruch the prophet, “But I will give you life, as finding a treasure in every place, wherever you go” (Jeremiah 51:35), we experience that every place we search in the Scriptures with the fathers is a discovery of precious treasure for our souls–truly, the Pearl of great price, our Lord Jesus Christ. Treasures of the Fathers of the Church Series Our paramount objective in this series is to introduce the believers to the trialogue of faith — the harmony among the Holy Bible, the Church Fathers, and the rites of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Throughout this symphony of discourse, the believer is not only enlightened by the Holy Scriptures, but is further illumined through the homilies, exegeses, and commentaries of the Church Fathers. We hope and pray that through this series, the Holy Scriptures, the Church Fathers, and the Church rites are experienced by the believer as a deep source of blessing, wisdom, and faith.
“In this lovely book, Rich presents the timeless wisdom of the Christian East in a way that contemporary men and women will find attractive—and then find themselves being changed from consumers into worshipers, grateful and receptive, increasingly attuned to the immensity and mystery of their Creator.” —Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of The Jesus Prayer and Facing [...]
The 19th century Russian spiritual classic on prayer, The Way of a Pilgrim, and its sequel, The Pilgrim Continues His Way, have long fascinated those who have stumbled on this winsome tale. First published in Russian in 1884 under the title, Candid Narratives of a Pilgrim to His Spiritual Father, this religious masterpiece recounts the [...]
This is a book for those of us who are struggling to establish an effective prayer life. Written neither for monastics or scholars, A Beginner’s Guide to Prayer speaks to the average man or woman on the street who desires a deeper relationship with God but is unsure how or where to begin. Drawing from [...]
The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life By: Sebastian Brock From the semitic-aramaic spirituality of the early Church to the Hellenized theological Vision of later centuries, the Syrian tradition offers modern Christians an intensity, insights, and an immediacy rare in the West.
By Fr. Anthony Bloom This book has established itself as a modern spiritual classic for Orthodox as well as other Christians. It is written by an Orthodox Archbishop for people who have never prayed before and has been read and loved by persons at all levels of spiritual development.