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  • The Winter Pascha

    The Winter Pascha: Readings for the Christmas and Epiphany Season $18.00

    When the winter begins to make way into the Northern World, the Church of Christ begins to celebrate 'a splendid three-day Pascha.' Thus Father Thomas Hopko begins the first of forty meditations for the season of Advent,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pearl of Great Price: The Life of Mother Maria Skobtsova, 1891-1945

    Pearl of Great Price: The Life of Mother Maria Skobtsova, 1891-1945 $16.00

    Pearl of Great Price is the moving story of Mother Maria Skobtsova, a nun of the Orthodox Church, who was born into a Russian aristocratic home but who died a martyr's death in one of Hitler's concentration camps. In the...

  • Russian Mystics

    Russian Mystics $34.95

    Sergius (Serge) Bolshakoff, both the author and the translator of Russian Mystics, was born in Saint Petersburg in 1901 and died in retirement at the Cistercian abbey of Hauterive, Switzerland, in 1990. His life spanned not...

  • In the Heart of the Desert

    In the Heart of the Desert: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers $19.95

    Father John's inspiring introduction to the spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers brings their words to life for the modern reader. These key figures of the early church chose lives of hardship and solitude, where...

  • Guidance Towards Spiritual Life

    Guidance Toward Spiritual Life: Answers to the Questions of Disciples $12.00

    With the practical aim of guiding the brothers at his monastery in the wilderness of northern California, Fr. Seraphim Rose set out to select and translate these counsels of Saints Barsanuphius the Great and John the...

  • Our Heart's True Home

    Our Heart's True Home $14.95

    "Our Hearts' True Home features fourteen warm, inspiring stories of women discovering the ancient Christian faith. These women come from a wide variety of backgrounds, yet there's a common thread: no matter how they...

  • A Life Pleasing to God

    A Life Pleasing to God $29.95

    St Basil the Great (330-379) is one of the most important figures in Christian history and a theologian and spiritual teacher of ecumenical significance. At a time when the sources of their riche spiritual heritage are being...

  • The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God

    The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God $17.00

    In the earliest centuries of faith, Christians in the deserts of Palestine and Africa sought a short prayer that could be easily repeated, in order to acquire the habit of “prayer without ceasing.” The result was...

  • The Divine Liturgy- A Commentary in Light of the Fathers

    The Divine Liturgy- A Commentary in Light of the Fathers $35.00

    Imported from Greece "The Divine Liturgy" was first published in Greece in 1982 (by the theological journal ‘Synaxi’) since when it has been continuously in print and there have been four new editions. From 1993...

  • 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...

  • Thoughts for Each Day of the Year- Saint Theophan the Recluse

    Thoughts for Each Day of the Year- Saint Theophan the Recluse $20.00

    Saint Theophan the Recluse (1815–1894) was one of the most prolific and beloved spiritual writers of nineteenth-century Russia. His works, which comprise over twenty volumes, include such classics as The Path to...

  • 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...

  • Dorotheus of Gaza: Discourses and Sayings

    Dorotheos of Gaza: Discourses and Sayings $24.95

    No text I know renders the ascetic spirit more accessible to the modern reader' -- Religious Studies Review A genial and insightful sixth-century monk, 'Dorotheos lets us glimpse a little of the life in his distant time and...

  • Encountering the Mystery: Understanding Orthodox Christianity Today

    Encountering the Mystery: Understanding Orthodox Christianity Today $22.95

    As Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I is the symbol of unity for the self-governing national and ethnic Orthodox Christian churches throughout the world. He is well known for his commitment to protecting...

  • Athanasius: The Life of St Anthony and the Letter to Marcellinus

    Athanasius: The Life of St Anthony and the Letter to Marcellinus $19.95

    St. Athanasius was a major figure of 14th-century Christendom. As the Bishop of Alexandria, spiritual master and theologian, he led the Church in its battle against the Arian heresy. Athanasius' The Life of Antony is one of...

  • 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...