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Contemporary Church Fathers and Mothers

  • Christ is in our Midst

    Christ Is in Our Midst: Letters from a Russian Monk $15.00

    Mankind has become so earthbound! People have quite forgotten that this life of ours is the path to eternity and a preparation for it: they get excited and worked up in this vale of tears. You meet very few with whom you can...

  • Elder Sergei of Vanves: Life and Teachings

    Elder Sergei of Vanves: Life and Teachings $14.00

    Elder Sergei of Vanves was one of the most charismatic figures in 20th-century Western Europe, yet until now, little if anything has been written about him in English. He was a man in whom the holy traditions of Old Valaam...

  • God's Revelation to the Human Heart

    God's Revelation to the Human Heart $6.00

    “When conversion takes place, the process of revelation occurs in a very simple way—a person is in need, he suffers, and then somehow the other world opens up. The more you are in suffering and difficulties and...

  • Letters to a Beginner

    Letters to a Beginner on Giving One's Life to God $8.95

    This book was so popular and beneficial for those leading a spiritual life in pre-Revolutionary Russia that it was reprinted several times and distributed to all monasteries, sketes, and many parishes. It was a main...

  • Life After Death

    Life After Death $46.95

    This book examines the problem of death within the perspective of Christ's resurrection. Popular Greek Orthodox theologian Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos examines the problem of death within the perspective of Christ's...

  • On Prayer (Archimandrite Sophrony)

    On Prayer (Archimandrite Sophrony) $16.00

    A collection of articles on prayer and the spiritual life, together with some of the author's own prayers. A moving testimony to the relevance of Christ, who, for Archimandrite Sophrony, is "all, and in all, the beginning...

  • Orthodox Psychotherapy

    Orthodox Psychotherapy $45.00

    Imported from Greece. This book contains the important message that the church can heal an ailing personality. The term "Orthodox Psychotherapy" does not refer to specific cases of people suffering from psychological...

  • Orthodox Spirituality: A Brief Introduction

    Orthodox Spirituality, A Brief Introduction $17.95

    Imported from Greece. Under the title "Orthodox Spirituality" the author of this book wishes to present the fundamentals of Orthodox spiritual life. He delineates, in a very concise manner, the boundaries of Orthodox...

  • Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

    Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica $15.00

    “Love little things, and strive for that which is modest and simple. The Lord watches over us, and He is pleased that you long for His peace. Until the soul is ready, He will only sometimes allow us to see that He is...

  • Remember Thy First Love

    Remember Thy First Love $28.00

    Remember Thy First Love is a graphic description of the three stages in the Christian life according to Elder Sophrony of Essex (1896 1993), disciple of St. Silouan the Athonite (1866 1938) and founder of the Patriarchal and...

  • The Science of Spiritual Medicine

    Science of Spiritual Medicine $40.00

    Imported from Greece. The book The Science of Spiritual Medicine consists of the basic chapters on healing from two books in Greek (which have not been translated into English) entitled Therapeutic Treatment and Discussions...

  • The Feasts of the Lord

    The Feasts of the Lord $50.00

    Imported from Greece. A wonderful introduction to the Twelve Great Feasts of the Church year, in which the author analyzes how each feast relates to the life of Christ and to our own deification.   Title: TheFeasts...

  • The Hidden Man of the Heart

    The Hidden Man of the Heart $20.00

    The Hidden Man of the Heart consists of a series of presentations on the place of the heart in the spiritual life of the Christian, with special reference to the writings of St. Silouan the Athonite (1866-1938) Elder...

  • The Person in the Orthodox Tradition

    The Person in the Orthodox Tradition $44.50

    Imported from Greece. The aim of this book is to study the person in the light of Orthodox theology, drawing upon the teachings of the Holy Fathers. Chapters include: The Human Person According to the Holy Fathers; The...

  • The Soul After Death

    The Soul After Death $9.95

    What happens to the soul when it leaves the body at death? What is its state from then until the Last Judgement? Do the numerous present-day books on life after death give any real answers to these questions, or are they...

  • The Way of the Spirit

    The Way of the Spirit: Reflections on Life in God $25.00

    Imported from Greece Elder Aimilianos played an important role in the contemporary revival of monastic life on Mt. Athos, where he served as the abbot of the Monastery of Simonopetra from 1973 until his retirement in 2000...

  • Wisdom from Mt. Athos

    Wisdom from Mount Athos: The Writings of Staretz Silouan $14.00

    Staretz, or "elder", is a title given to Orthodox monks of particular spiritual development. Staretz Silouan (later glorified as a saint by the Orthodox Church) was a Russian peasant whose only formal education consisted of...

  • Wounded by Love

    Wounded by Love $27.00

    Imported from Greece This is an exceptional book, one of the most amazing and edifying Lives of modern holy elders ever to be translated into English. If you have been disappointed with the English translation of previous...