• PAM123
    This short essay describes the Orthodox perspective on heaven and hell. Written by the Abbott of St. Tikhon's Monastery, Archimandrite Sergius.
  • PAMFS2.
    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.
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  • SB1603
    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.  
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  • CL1488
    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.
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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.
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    Great Vespers

    $10.00
    This book provides the majority of the fixed and changeable aspects of Great Vespers as celebrated by itself or within a Vigil service on Saturday evening. It contains the eight tones for the stichera and aposticha. Choir parts are written out in three-part harmony. This book is small enough to put in a jacket pocket.
  • 9781878997814
    Click here to buy this book on Kindle. This Orthodox prayer book, written in liturgical English, contains morning prayers, commemoration of the living and the dead, prayers at the table, prayers during the day, small compline with rubrics for combining with canons, prayers before sleep, three canons (of repentance, to the Mother of God, the guardian angel) combined in one sequence, the canon in preparation for Holy Communion, the prayers in preparation for Holy Communion, and the prayers of thanksgiving after Holy Communion. This book can easily fit in your pocket, and is thin due to the smaller font size.
  • 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.
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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."
  • 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
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • Introducing the NEW Panikhida & Funeral Service Book. This new edition, based on the "time-tested" 1972 Panikhida by Fr. Igor Soroka, now includes both the Panikhida and Funeral Services along with a new Alternate Music section. The book is a handsome 4.5 x 6.5, 154 pp, softcover edition available for $14.95. We've included the forward from the book and sample pages below.
  • AcquiringMind-800forWeb
    by Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer) St. Paul clearly states: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus...” (Phil 2:5.) How do we acquire this Mind of Christ and where is it to be found? For the Orthodox Christian, salvation is the acquisition of this Mind of Christ which is to be found in the Church. This acquisition moves us from the image of God to the likeness of God; through our obedience to this call we begin to know God and this knowledge is eternal life (John 17:3). This small book hopes to begin to answer how acquiring the Mind of Christ is possible and why it is necessary in our lives today.
  • Dr. Harry Boosalis, in this concise text, presents us with the Scriptural and Patristic teaching of the Church on the heavenly hosts of angels, the devil and his demons, and the enigma of evil. He offers a rich deposit of Tradition in simplified language, in a clear and concise style, but with an extensive body of scholarly documentation in the footnotes. This book is invaluable to our understanding of our faith, essential in our spiritual struggle, and so helpful in drawing us closer to Christ. It reads easily, as if the professor were speaking to us in person. Professor Boosalis takes a very rich and complex tradition and makes it understandable, offering us hope from what we learn. Reading this book is frightful yet reassuring, a journey and a joy. -Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Till Morn Eternal Breaks
    This year St. Tikhon’s Monastery broke new ground for Orthodox choral music in America, creating a new ensemble, the Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery. The Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery is an all-professional ensemble, made up of some of the finest singers in the New York area and around the country. Working together with the Monastery’s resident music director, conductor and composer Benedict Sheehan, the Chamber Choir recorded its debut album of newly composed and arranged sacred music in the Orthodox tradition. Till Morn Eternal Breaks includes world-premiere recordings of some of Sheehan’s liturgical works, as well as a world-premiere recording of his Triduum Paschalae, a work for mixed chorus and soloists based on medieval English poetry and texts by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
  • This volume of St. Tikhon’s sermons and other writings, newly translated and edited by Alex Maximov and David C. Ford, provides English-speaking readers access to the words of a figure of towering importance for the Orthodox Church both in America and in Russia. Born Vasilii Ivanovich Bellavin (1865–1925), St. Tikhon was bishop of the Orthodox Church in North America from the end of 1898 until the spring of 1907, longer than any bishop between the establishment of the diocese in 1870 and the Russian Revolution. Alex Maximov is an independent scholar, and member of the parish of the Monastery Church of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, South Canaan, PA. Dr. David C. Ford is Professor of Church History, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary, South Canaan, PA.
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    This book contains all the music for the Vesper Service throughout the year.
  • (Revised, 2nd Edition) Whatever else he or she does, the pastoral counselor, same as the priest at the Divine Altar, enters into call and response relationship invoking God's presence and seeking to be receptive to God's activity unfolding in the here and now with the intention of offering Christ to the other (and receiving Him) while serving at the altar of the human heart. When Hearts Become Flame reflects on the question, "What Makes Counseling Pastoral?" in light of the integration of all three aspects of our human nature in dialogue with others in such a way that as in Emmaus, Christ, the Logos, appears in 'between' bringing healing and transformation. It is not enough to be emotionally warm, theoretically correct and methodologically skillful. Pastoral care and counseling involve an integrated mindful presence existentially engaged in dialogue with the other with the same vulnerability and alertness that one brings to God in prayer. Inner discernment and ascetical struggle along with existential engagement with and for others in working for a just and humane world are equally important in response to God's love given for all.
  • 9781878997555
    "Dr. David Ford's articulate and lucid prose, as well as his broad familiarity with the writings of St. John Chrysostom—the most influential Biblical commentator in Eastern Christianity—make his book a most welcome and valuable contribution to Christian understanding of human nature, accessible to lay reader and specialist alike. It should be required reading for all who are interested in the deeper aspects of Patristic thought on questions of human sexuality, man-woman relationships, and the roles of men and women in family, Church, and society." —V. Rev. Dr. Alexander Golubov, Associate Professor of Spirituality and Academic Dean, St. Tikhon 's Orthodox Theological Seminary, S. Canaan, Pa. "It is necessary to read the writings of the Church Fathers, especially their popular sermons, with accuracy and empathy within the Church's total life and witness rooted in the Bible. David Ford does just this in his exhaustive study of St. John Chrysostom's teachings about women and men, gender and sexuality, marriage and monasticism, and spiritual life and service in the Christian Church. He examines the saint's thought on these complicated and controverted issues with care and compassion. His work is a rare gift for which faithful Christians will surely return admiration and gratitude." —V. Rev. Dr. Thomas Hopko, Professor of Systematic Theology and Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, N. Y. In this book, through his "careful textual analysis of the writings of John Chrysostom, . . . David Ford has opened a broad window of access to these questions that has not been looked through before. Look through this window, I plead with you. Let the wisdom found there illumine present dilemmas of sexuality, family, and marriage. I pray that this book may become a means of grace to women and men seeking to embody the praise of God in their sexual and spiritual lives." —from the Foreword by Dr. Thomas C. Oden, distinguished author and Professor of Theology at Drew Graduate School and Seminary, Madison, N.J.
  • 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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    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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.  
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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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The present volume forms a supplement to The Lenten Triodion, translated by Mother Mary and Archimandrite Kallistos Ware, and first published by Faber & Faber (London & Boston) in 1978. It contains all the offices to be found in the Greek Triodion, but omitted for reasons of space from the English translation published in 1978.