“I am an Orthodox Christian.” In the West, people often find this a confusing statement. Many feel that you have left out the necessary qualifier: “Do you mean Russian Orthodox or Greek Orthodox?” How are we to define this word “Orthodox” in a way that transcends and yet accounts for ethnic backgrounds? What sets apart the Orthodox from other Christians so that we find a book of readings which singles out the “Orthodox” tradition? The purpose of the present book, aside from providing texts for reading and contemplation, is to introduce, explain and celebrate the rich and joyous breadth of the Orthodox tradition.
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“Prayer is a refuge of God’s great mercy to the human race.” The refuge is a place of inner stillness and peace where the heart is fully opened to the embrace of God’s love. It is a return to the ancient paradise from which the human race, in Adam, had to depart because of disobedience [...]
The resurrection is a personal experience that we as Christians should experience every day of our lives. The church gives us practical examples of the resurrection in biblical characters such as, the disciples who fled away from Christ during His crucifixion yet after His resurrection they went about preaching the word to all nations. We [...]
The Gift of Oneself will be for many a fresh; new approach to spirituality – an appeal to generous souls to offer themselves to God as a gift that is at once fitting – since He has given us all we are and have – and complete; for we thereby hold back nothing for ourselves. [...]
Many people today are uncertain about what they believe and how they should live. They seek for a tradition that demonstrates antiquity and possesses authenticity. This newly translated volume of the writings of the Orthodox spiritual teacher Ignatius Brianchaninov offers a vision of a life that flows from following Christ. The field is both a [...]
The pocket edition is presented in a slimmed down pocket edition to inspire daily use in prayer at home and when traveling. The text is complimented by a flexible textured binding, gold stamped cover, and three marker ribbons. A Psalter for Prayer is the first major English edition to include all the prayers needed to [...]