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Monastery of St. John's Bookstore

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  • A Visual Catechism of the Orthodox Church

    A Visual Catechism of the Orthodox Church $23.00

    "A Visual Catechism" is a book written in an original way, which offers essential information to young children and those wishing to come to the Orthodox Church and be baptised. In a simple and concise manner it communicates...

  • The Watchful Mind

    The Watchful Mind $16.50

    Written by an anonymous priest-monk living in asceticism on the Holy Mountain of Athos, The Watchful Mind is the fruit of a life of deep prayer. The unknown writer was a hesychast a practitioner of stillness and the Jesus...

  • Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image

    Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image $26.00

    "'In the Church we are still on the road to Emmaus', says Fr John Behr. This is just one of the many striking phrases in this short but far-sighted book. Fr John has the precious gift of expressing profound truths in simple...

  • Treasure-house of Mysteries: Explorations of the Sacred Text through Poetry in the Syriac Tradition

    Treasure-house of Mysteries: Explorations of the Sacred Text through Poetry in the Syriac Tradition $24.00

    Why was Cain's sacrifice rejected, but Abel's accepted? How did Joseph react when he came home and found Mary with child? Questions such as these served as the starting points for St Ephrem and other poets of the early...

  • Orthodox Christian Parenting: Cultivating God's Creation

    Orthodox Christian Parenting: Cultivating God's Creation $24.00

    This book is especially designed for busy Orthodox Christian parents. It is the fruit of the labors of many pooled resources: Scripture, holy fathers, clergy, clergy families, monastics, and Orthodox parents. In the end, our...

  • Marriage and Virginity According to St. John Chrysostom

    Marriage and Virginity According to St. John Chrysostom $19.00

    "This book is a treasure trove of the distilled counsels of St. John Chrysostom distilled from his thorough knowledge of and love for the Holy Scriptures and his profound respect for and obedience to the mind of the Church...

  • In the Eyes of Your Creator

    In the Eyes of Your Creator $18.95

    Many of the ills of our society can be traced to the sense of worthlessness that afflicts so many people today. If we only understood in the depths of our being how valuable we are in the eyes of our Creator, we could learn...

  • We Shall See Him As He Is

    We Shall See Him As He Is $15.00

    "Now at the close of my life I have decided to talk to my brethren of things I would not have ventured to utter earlier, counting it unseemly...." Thus wrote Archimandrite Sophrony, then ninety-two years old, in We Shall...

  • His Life is Mine

    His Life is Mine $15.00

    Contemplation, prayer, spirituality these words have become popular in our day among those despairing at the banality and emptiness of the contemporary scene. But popular as well are a myriad of pseudo-spiritualities, each...

  • Bearers of the Spirit: Spiritual Fatherhood in Romanian Orthodoxy

    Bearers of the Spirit: Spiritual Fatherhood in Romanian Orthodoxy $34.95

    Christians in various western traditions are re-discovering spiritual direction. Yet many have little experience of the living tradition of spiritual fatherhood. The book sets out to learn how Orthodox Christians understand...

  • Coming Home

    Coming Home $14.95

    Coming Home is a collection of stories of personal journies made by Protestant pastors from their colleges and churches to a new home in the ancient Orthodox Church, a phenomenon that the editors deem a growing trend...

  • The Northern Thebaid

    The Nothern Thebaid $17.00

    The Egyptian Thebaid was the place of ascetic struggle for the first among monastic Fathers, St. Anthony the Great, along with thousands of monks and nuns who followed. The Northern Thebaid - the Russian "desert" of the...

  • Orthodox Dogmatic Theology

    Orthodox Dogmatic Theology $19.95

    Orthodox Dogmatic Theology is a book written with one purpose: to inspire, to warm the heart, to lift one above the petty preoccupations of earth in order to glimpse the divine beginning and end of all things. This has...

  • Selected Writings of St. John Cassian

    Selected Writings of St. John Cassian the Roman $9.00

    A collection of excerpts, gleaned from the best writings of the saint, offer the reader insight into a variety of spiritual topics, including Perfection: The Theory of Spiritual Life, Some Enemies of the Spiritual Life, Some...

  • Steps of Transformation: An Orthodox Priest Explores the Twelve Steps

    Steps of Transformation: An Orthodox Priest Explores the Twelve Steps $14.95

    Addictions and struggles with passions are rampant in our culture. Fr. Meletios Webber, an Orthodox priest with a doctorate in counseling, helps us to understand addiction and explores ways to overcome it. He clearly and...

  • Russian Letters of Spiritual Direction, 1834-1860

    Russian Letters of Spiritual Direction, 1834-1860 $12.00

    In the last century a cross-section of Russian society - peasants, nobles, writers, soldiers - streamed to the Optino Hermitage for advice - and received it, from a succession of startsi, or "elders," monks whose God-given...

  • The Sacred in Life and Art

    The Sacred in Life and Art $22.50

    We are becoming increasingly aware that the forms of our life and art — of our modern civilization generally — have over the last few centuries been characterized by the progressive loss of precisely that sense...

  • Saint Seraphim of Viritsa - Life, Miracles, and Prophecies

    Saint Seraphim of Viritsa - Life, Miracles, and Prophecies $19.95

    Imported from Greece. This book presents the life, miracles, counsels and prophecies of the newly canonized Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church - Saint Seraphim of Viritsa (1866-1949). St. Seraphim carried the heavy cross...

  • 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...

  • The Life in Christ by St. Nicholas Cabasilas

    The Life in Christ $18.00

    The Life in Christ by St. Nicholas Cabasilas is a remarkable product of Byzantium's last great flowering of theology. At a time when secular humanism was increasingly asserting man's complete autonomy, Cabasilas proclaimed...