• 9781878997876

    Taught by God

    $19.95
    The present study is comprised of preliminary lectures in Orthodox theology. While intended for first-year Master of Divinity students at St. Tikhon's Seminary, its introductory level of approach and reader-friendly style is suitable for anyone interested in the ancient spirituality of the Christian East. Based on Holy Scripture and patristic teaching, this study refers to the writings of a variety of Orthodox theologians, especially those from Eastern European backgrounds. This book is original in that it preserves its teaching purpose by maintaining a practical approach as well as an appropriate level of language.
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    The text of the Akathist service translated for the Icon of the Tikhvinskaya Mother of God tour through America on its way back to the Tikhvin Monastery in Russia.  
  • 9781878997838
    Click here to get this book on Kindle. The present study comprises two introductory lectures in Orthodox theology. Written in a reader-friendly style with a deliberate attempt at presenting the spiritual themes of Orthodox theology in a clear and simple way, this brief book will benefit anyone interested in Eastern Christian spirituality and the study of Orthodox theology. Based on Holy Scripture and patristic teaching, this short study refers to the writings of a wide variety of Orthodox theologians, especially those of Eastern European backgrounds. This book is also original in that it preserves its teaching purpose by maintaining a practical approach as well as an appropriate level of language.
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    Services of Supplication (Moliebens)

    Expanded and Supplemented.

    This four-volume series is an indispensible resource for all clergy for it contains the prayers and services for all aspects of Church life. VOLUME I features the prayers of the Holy Mysteries, VOLUME II features prayers regarding the sanctification of the temple and other ecclesiastical and liturgical blessing. VOLUME III features the Occasional Services, including funeral orders and offices as well as commemorations of the departed. VOLUME IV has the Services of Supplication (Moliebens).
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    Time and Man

    $12.95
    "Georgios I. Mantzaridis is one of the foremost Orthodox theologians of our day. Born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1935, he us Professor of Ethics and Sociology of Christianity at the Theological School of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. Professor Mantzaridis is the author of numerous b0oks, many of which have been translated into several languages. His main works available in English include The deification of Man (New York, 1984) and Orthodox Spiritual Life (Brookline, Mass., 1994). His textbooks on Christian Ethics and Sociology of Christianity are considered by many Orthodox scholars to be classics in their field."
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    The Kliros Library for Reader and Choir Vol. 1: The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete Includes the text and musical notations for the service of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete in Great Compline during the first week of Great Lent, and in Matins on the fifth Thursday of Great Lent. Musical settings by V. Rev. Theodore Heckman Text selection and preparation by Sergei Arhipov
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  • Joy of the Holy
    "The goal of Christian life is the acquisition of the grace of the Holy Spirit." This popular saying of St. Seraphim of Sarov serves as the basis for his teaching on the spiritual life. It is especially relevant for the faithful of contemporary society who strive to lead spiritual lives. His teaching is today attracting a remarkable amount of attention. The attraction of his teaching lies in the very practical way he presents the heights .of Orthodox Christian spiritual life as being open and accessible to all. Whatever one's status in life or position within the Church, every faithful member of the Body of Christ possesses the same potential for acquiring the grace of-the-Holy-Spirit. St. Seraphim is noted for the distinct character of his message, which is especially relevant to the needs of contemporary man.  
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    The Holy Mysteries

    Expanded and Supplemented.

    This four-volume series is an indispensable resource for all clergy for it contains the prayers and services for all aspects of Church life. VOLUME I features the prayers of the Holy Mysteries, VOLUME II features prayers regarding the sanctification of the temple and other ecclesiastical and liturgical blessing. VOLUME III features the Occasional Services, including funeral orders and offices as well as commemorations of the departed. VOLUME IV has the Services of Supplication (Moliebens).
  • 9780988457423
    This study focuses on the vital role of Holy Tradition within the life of the Orthodox Church. Special attention is given to how Holy Tradition serves as the common font of the shared spiritual and liturgical life, as well as the theological teachings, that unite all Orthodox as one. Topics such as 'Christ as the Core of Holy Tradition', 'Tradition as the Life of the Holy Spirit in the Church', 'Tradition as Personal Participation', 'Holy Tradition and Holy Scripture' and the proper relationship between Tradition and ethnic customs are discussed. Based on Holy Scripture and patristic teaching, this study refers to the writings of a wide variety of Orthodox theologians, especially from Eastern European backgrounds. Although intended as introductory lectures for first-year seminarians, the reader-friendly style of HOLY TRADITION: Ecclesial Experience of Life in Christ is ideal for anyone interested in Eastern Christian spirituality and the study of Orthodox theology.
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    The Occasional Services

    Expanded and Supplemented.

    This four-volume series is an indispensible resource for all clergy for it contains the prayers and services for all aspects of Church life. VOLUME I features the prayers of the Holy Mysteries, VOLUME II features prayers regarding the sanctification of the temple and other ecclesiastical and liturgical blessing. VOLUME III features the Occasional Services, including funeral orders and offices as well as commemorations of the departed. VOLUME IV has the Services of Supplication (Moliebens).
  • Orthodox Spirituality
    Click here to get this book on Kindle. "Orthodox spirituality has as its goal the deification of man and his union with God, without being merged with Him. It has as a basic conviction the existence of a personal God, who is the supreme source of radiating love. He prizes man and doesn't want to confuse him with Himself, but maintains and raises him to an eternal dialogue of love. Such a spirituality has no place where an evolutionary progress of man, connected to a divinity conceived as an impersonal essence, is affirmed. This progress can have no result other than man's disappearance in the impersonal divinity. But the personal God, and thus the supreme source of love, can't be conceived of as a single person, but as a community of persons in a perfect unity. You see then why the Christian teaching of a Trinity of Persons in a unity of essence is the only one which can constitute the basis of a perfect spirituality for man, understood as a full communion with God in love, without his being lost in it." Dumitru Staniloae, Orthodox Spirituality
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    Click here to get this book on Kindle. A Pamphlet written by our Abbot, Igumen Sergius, about the value of monasticism in the Orthodox Church throughout history, and in our modern times.
  • Orthodox Spiritual Life According to St. Silouan the Athonite
    St. Silouan is a man of our times. He was Russian by birth, but spent the majority of his life on Mount Athos. St. Silouan's teachings are radical, but totally Christ-centered. His treatises on love of fellow man, love for one's enemies and love for all of creation are awe-inspiring. While thoroughly Christian and well grounded in the Fathers, his teachings seem quite radical at times to both Orthodox Christians as well as non-Orthodox Christians and non-Christians. Not radical in a right wing sense, but radical in his all encompassing love for all of God's creation. His views would inspire ecologists and those in the modern environmental movement. These ideas are totally in line with those of older saints like St. Isaac of Syria.
  • 9781878997746
    Available on Kindle for $9.99: click here to purchase. This book is based on my doctoral thesis, entitled The Actualization of the Hypostatic Principle in the Theology of Archimandrite Sophrony, which was submitted at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Thessalonica in 1998. I have wanted since then to proceed to a more complete presentation of Fr. Sophrony's teaching. Perhaps even now I have not succeeded fully in this aim, but I have tried at least to set out the basic themes of his theology. I alone am responsible for any imperfections or omissions apparent in this book. For whatever good it may contain, the praise belongs to my ever-memorable Staretz, who is my life's greatest benefactor. Above all, it is to our Lord Jesus Christ, who manifested to us in its perfection the Pattern, the Model, the Length, and Depth, and Height, of the Person of the Father, that glory is due unto all ages. From the foreward by Archimandrite Zacharias
  • 9781878997913
    Click here to get this book on Kindle. Thirty years have passed since Bishop Nikolaj departed from this world to a much better one, to God's eternal world. Long before, however, this great man from Lelic, the Bishop of Ohrid and Zica of blessed repose, was rightfully known as our New Chrysostom.
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    In Disputations with Pyrrhus, Saint Maximus the Confessor (A.D. 580-662) articulates the faith of apostles, detailing the perfect natures and wills of the Incarnate Logos, Jesus Christ. Shedding light on the fullness of Christian life, Saint Maximus reveals God as One Who repeats all of the natural stages of humanity itself, but not only humanity as a whole but the stages of life of each individual human being in particular, illumining the mystery of our salvation as perfect union within Christ through His Church. An important document combating heresies against full union of man in God, the Disputations with Pyrrhus offers invaluable insight into salvation of both man and cosmos through the Incarnate Word of God revealed to us in the Mystery of the Church.
  • 9780988457430
    This new expanded and revised 20th anniversary edition includes the lives of over 180 married saints. Also of interest is the extensive Introduction, in which the authors present a summary of the consensus understanding of marriage in the Orthodox Tradition, using many quotations from various saints. This 20th anniversary edition is further enhanced by twenty-four illustrations, sixteen of which were expressly commissioned for this book and which include saints not commonly depicted.
  • 9780988457447
    This revised and reprinted popular work about the Typikon/Typicon outlines many aspects of the services and how they ought to be done. Topics range from proper decorum in Church, the use of flowers, the orders of censing, directions on how to celebrate a hierarchical liturgy, how to serve in the presence of a non-celebrating bishop, services of Holy Week and Pascha, cross-processions, concelebration of the liturgy by multiple priests, and many other topics of interest to especially clergy in the Church. The present volume presents an update to An Abridged Typicon first published in 1974 and reprinted in 1985 by St. Tikhon's Seminary Press. The revisions made in this edition have been limited mostly to clarifying the text as originally presented to conform with traditional English liturgical norms now used in North America, and with much of Mother Mary's and Kallistos Ware's traditional liturgical translations. The chapter listing the prokeimena, alleluia verses and communion hymns in the original edition has not been included here since these texts are now available in The Apostol published by St. Tikhon's and used here. Likewise, the table listing the readings from the Psalter and the Glossary have also been omitted.
  • 9781878997906
    Click here to get this book on Kindle. "Many people in the West think of the mysticism of Eastern Christianity as something unreal and imaginary, yea as dreamy and vague thinking in the clouds. I am trying in the following pages to prove the contrary to that opinion. "Our Christian mysticism is wholly different form Buddhistic mysticism, just as much as from modern materialism. It is a vision of realities beyond and through transparent symbols and signs of the material universe. This is one of the fundamental teachings of our ancient church of Christ, based upon the Bible and the Fathers. "It is true that there were some persons in the Western World, among Germans, Dutch, Spaniards, French, English and others who were great mystics. But our mysticism is not of individual kind but collective. For our church as a whole, from the beginning on, has been mystical in its interpretation of the visible universe, things and events as well as of man's and mankind's life and destiny. "If some of my readers would learn from this essay that mysticism of the Eastern Christian Church is nothing else but the science of the highest realities, I shall be amply rewarded." Nikolai D. Velimirovich
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    This short essay describes the Orthodox perspective on heaven and hell. Written by the Abbott of St. Tikhon's Monastery, Archimandrite Sergius.
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    The Apostol

    $99.00
    The Apostol book contains all of the New Testament following the Gospels, except Revelation. The book contains appendices which give the various prokeimena, Alleluia verses and readings for a given day of the year, along with additional information for vigil rank saints and Feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God. The Apostol contains the respective pericope number in the margin of the text. This is a deluxe, two-colored edition, is in both black and red ink, includes two bookmarks, and has the smyth sewn binding.
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    The Short Dictionary of the Church Slavonic Language is being published with the practical aim in mind to aid the Students of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary in their study of the Church Slavonic Language. In view of the limited allotted funds, the dictionary has been made in form of a vocabulary, as is usually found in a grammar. The Church Slavonic and Russian text of the Dictionary was compiled by V. M. Kamensky, Professor at the Seminary. The English translation was done by two of the Seminary past students: Rev. Michael Karas and candidate for Holy Orders Nicholas Karas.
  • 9781878997005
    This volume contains the variable portions of the services for nine of the Twelve Great Feasts (excluding Palm Sunday, Ascension, and Pentecost, which can be found in the Triodion and the Pentecostarion). Also contained are some of the other important feasts surrounding the nine included. The book begins by discussing the services of the Church and their structure.
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    Matins

    $10.00
    This reprinted Matins book for Sunday morning is arranged for three-part singing, adapted and compiled by the Rev. Igor Soroka. It was originally printed in 1992.
  • unnamed
    Amim, what happened to your nose? Where are your mouth and ears? Where did your fingers and hair go? Amim is a strange and beautiful story with a universal message about the uniqueness of each human being, the hunger for love, and how painful is the fear of rejection. A refugee far from his country, among strangers, a child like any other, seeking acceptance and willing to pay any price for friendship until... In his search for the OTHER he finally finds a way to be HIMSELF! (Scroll down to learn more about Amim.)
  • Hieratikon Vol 2

    "I was ordained in 1975 and have waited many decades for most of the textual changes in the new Hieratikon. May we always strive to say what we mean and mean what we say in our worship."

    —Archpriest Stephan Meholick St. Nicholas’s Church, San Anselmo, California
    Identical in content to the smaller pocket-sized edition, the Hieratikon II: Analogion Edition contains the full texts of the Divine Liturgies of Saint John Chrysostom, Saint Basil the Great, and the Presanctified Gifts. Also included in the analogion edition are several introductions and appendices: hierarchical, vesperal, and paschal Liturgies, hymns of the liturgical year, various blessings, and more. The 1967 text carefully compared to the original Greek and Slavonic, and revised in consultation with the Holy Synod and Department of Liturgical Music and Translations. Learn more about or purchase the Pocket-Sized Edition
  • Svit
    Also known as the Svit Prayer Book, this English/Slavonic prayer book contains daily prayers and prayers for special needs. It also includes the Divine Liturgy, and Akathists to Jesus Christ and the Most Holy Theotokos. Available in black or white.
  • 9781878997326
    Written by a monk of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Monastery. These Truths We Hold is an extensive work, and is perhaps, one of the most complete english language catechisms for those entering the Orthodox Faith or those who want to broaden their knowledge of what the Orthodox Church teaches. These Truths We Hold also makes a great group study book for the family or parish.
  • 9781878997937
    Click here to get this book on Kindle. This revised reprint of our previous edition is an abridged version of the 4-volume Great Book of Needs set, small enough to fit in your pocket. It contains many essential prayers that take place often outside the Church building. This edition includes a more readable typeface with two bookmark. The sections of the book are: Part 1: Childbirth Part 2: Prayers for the Sick Part 3: Confession and Repentance Part 4: Prayers at the Time of Death Part 5: The Church Year Part 6: Various Blessings Part 7: Prayers in the Home Part 8: Agriculture and Livestock Part 9: Man and Nature
  • "In the following pages, Fr. Stephen Muse provides us, not with a manual of prayer, but with an opening into the life of prayer by unveiling for us “the mystery of embodied life and the uncreated divine life.” He provides an entryway for us, as human beings with all our brokenness, weakness and fear, to dialogue with the uncreated life and light of God through prayer. Everything in this wonderful book provides the reader with an opportunity to learn what it means to truly breathe prayer and invites us to begin and continue the journey of seeking to draw closer to our Lord Jesus Christ with every breath." 

           His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon,  Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada

  • The Soul's Longing: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Biblical Interpretation has as its main purpose to show the deep connection between spiritual life and biblical interpretation which is both inspiring and accurate. It also makes clear the powerful effect of the interpreter's theology – especially the understanding of who Jesus Christ is – upon his or her method of biblical interpretation. This is done by looking at fundamental principles of traditional Christian theology, along with an historical overview indicating the close connections between interpretation and spiritual life in the Church of the early centuries. In addition, the book describes what went wrong through the later centuries that has led to the problems in much biblical scholarship today – such as the work of the notorious “Jesus Seminar.” This book also shows why the interpretive strengths of the early Church can and should be brought into the present while retaining what is of value from biblical scholarship of the recent past. Some examples are given of how this can be done.  
  • 9781878997821
    This book contains the four services of the Hours: 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 9th hours. It also contains the typika service. This book can be used to read at church or at home for personal prayer.
  • 9781878997517
    The present volume, translated by Mother Mary and Archimandrite Kallistos Ware, was first published by Faber & Faber (London & Boston) in 1978. It contains all the offices to be found in the Greek Triodion, excluding the daily Triodion hymns outside the first week of Lent and Holy Week. The companion volume for this book is The Lenten Triodion Supplement.
  • Being Bread

    Being Bread

    $19.95
    If as Dostoevsky says, "Beauty will save the world," it is because beauty arises only in the presence of love. Without love, there is nothing beautiful. There is nothing valuable. There is nothing meaningful. Meaning arises and transformation occurs through the call and response of personal encounter when we discover a third presence Who offers us being-in-relationship that is greater than the determinism and inertia of biological life. The stories and reflections in this volume are offered in celebration of the One who, in surprising ways and unexpected circumstances, becomes the precious and pure gift of our being bread so that we may live the mystery of becoming bread for others. I wish this for all who read this book.