• 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
  • 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
  • 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
    The full texts of the Divine Liturgies of Saint John Chrysostom, Saint Basil the Great, and the Presanctified Gifts, in a new, pocket-sized edition that includes 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. A companion volume to the Hieratikon: Office Book for Priest and Deacon (2014). Printed in black and red, bound in leather, with three ribbons and gilt edges. Editors: Hieromonk Herman (Majkrzak) & Vitaly Permiakov. Purchase the Complete 2 Volume Set (Office Book & Divine Liturgies) DETAILS: ISBN: 978-0-9974718-7-8, bonded leather hardcover, 360 pages, 6 x 3.75 x .75 (pocket sized)
  • Of What Life Do We Speak?
    I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. - John 6:15
  • Contemporary western society questions what it means to be human. Competing and contradictory ideologies argue over the purpose of life, gender, sexual orientation and personal identity. Anthropological confusion could perhaps characterize our generation more than any other. Amid these ever-changing and divergent views, Dr. Boosalis presents the unique Orthodox understanding of human nature that is liberating as it is unchanging.
  • "This volume is the first comprehensive publication in English on the remarkable life and Church ministry of Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich) (1876 - 1965) - a life and ministry which mirror the tumultuous history of the Church both in Russia and America for most of the 20th century.  It includes scholarly presentations given at the symposium in 2015 held at St. Tikhon's Seminary commemorating the 50th anniversary of his repose, funeral eulogies and other testimonials from those who remember him, as well as a sampling of his extensive and diverse writings, some newly-translated into English.     "Those who were blessed to have known Metropolitan Leonty in this earthly life remember him for the fruits of the Holy Spirit evident in him: humility, prayerfulness, meekness, dignity, kindness, generosity, forbearance, thoughtfulness, a sense of humor, vision, erudition, and wisdom.  Some even consider him to be a saint. May the current and future generations of Orthodox believers in America be inspired by Metropolitan Leonty, the extraordinary hierarch to whom this book is devoted." —Alexis Liberovsky, Archivist of the Orthodox Church in America
  • By Archbishop Alexander (Golitzin)
    From as early as the ninth century, Mount Athos -- a monastic re-public situated on a peninsula in northern Greece extending some 35 miles into the Aegean Sea -- has been a monastic center and a spiritual beacon of the Orthodox world. As the present collection of essays, sermons, narratives, and apophthegmata shows, the significance of the work of the monks who come to Athos to devote themselves to God continues undiminished, as does the vitality of their contribution to the spiritual life of Orthodoxy worldwide. In these pages we see the simplicity and truth of the Gospel reflected in anecdotes of contemporary Fathers of the Holy Mountain; we read of the connection between the light of Christ’s Transfiguration on Mount Tabor and Orthodox monastic spirituality; we learn how St. Herman of Alaska, America’s first Orthodox saint, was a kind of gift to America from Athos. Several writings by Archimandrite Aemilianos (Vapheides), Abbot of Simonos Petras Monastery on Mount Athos, set forth the critical importance of the spiritual father and the Jesus prayer in an Orthodox monastery, and the link between monasticism and martyrdom. A leading French Catholic scholar recounts in detail his path to Orthodoxy over a span of many years. Also included is the Tomos of Mount Athos in Defense of the Holy Hesychasts -- an important Orthodox doctrinal document, written in the fourteenth century by St. Gregory Palamas and signed by the elders of the Holy Mountain. These writings, together with the others in this volume, have all been written by Athonite monks. All but one of them appears in English for the first time, translated by His Eminence, Archbishop Alexander (Golitzin), who contributes, in his illuminating Introduction, an examination of Athonite history, organization, and daily life.
    Originally Printed in 1994 by St. Tikhon's Seminary Press
  • "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

  • NOW AVAILABLE!! A point of reference is crucial for today’s pastor, thrown as he is into an ocean of anxiety and despair, struggling to bring Christ’s flock into a safe harbor. Words into Spirit is just such a reference point. Comprising the sage advice of fifteen authors, it is a wealth of practical and applicable approaches to the challenges brought to the pastor, not just in confession but in the myriad interactions that accompany the life of the spiritual father. Focused primarily on the particular complexities of marriage and family life, Words into Spirit serves as a timely contribution when those institutions are being especially assailed by our broader culture.
  • 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.
  • (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.
  • Till Morn Eternal Breaks
    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.
  • 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.
  • A Common Book of Church Hymns: Divine Liturgy (Benedict Sheehan, Editor) is a 238-page anthology of traditional chant melodies in the mainstream Slavic tradition, written on one staff, and arranged so that it may be sung satisfactorily by one, two, three, or four voices. This edition is the first volume in English that attempts to rival the existing Slavonic obikhods both in terms of comprehensiveness and in terms of easy adaptability to small ensembles or solo chanters.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • Time and Man

    "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."
  • Being Bread

    Being Bread

    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.
  • Hieratikon Vol 1
    The Hieratikon from St. Tikhon's Monastery Press contains Vespers, Compline, Midnight Office, Matins, and the Hours, given in all their forms: Sunday, festal, daily, Lenten, for the Departed, and Paschal; Magnifications and Matins Prokimena; Dismissals; Monthly calendar; Censing patterns.
    All the texts needed by priest and deacon are provided, put in the context of a brief account of the singers’ and readers’ parts of the service, so that the clergy can use this book to follow along as a service is progressing.
    The different variations of each service used throughout the year (festal, daily, Lenten, etc.) are each laid out in their own section, so there is little confusion while following the order of service. To keep the book compact, not every litany and prayer is printed in full in each section, but a page cross reference is always provided.
    The Hieratikon’s rubrics were carefully written to provide clear and detailed, but succinct, descriptions of the Russian liturgical practice inherited by the O.C.A. from her mother Church.
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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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Matins

    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.
  • 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
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    Great Vespers

    $12.00 $9.95
    This booklet is the classic compilation of Rev. Igor Soroka, arranged for three-part singing. All the fixed text and music for celebrating Great Vespers on Saturday is contained. Recently re-printed in 2019 in limited quantities to meet the high demand for this volume. Buy now before they're gone!
  • 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.
  • This short essay describes the Orthodox perspective on heaven and hell. Written by the Abbott of St. Tikhon's Monastery, Archimandrite Sergius.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • Taught by God

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.