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David James

David Mitchell James studied French, Russian and Greek at McGill University, from which he received a B.A. in Byzantine & Eastern European History in 1971. He was received into Orthodoxy on Lazarus Saturday 1969 at SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral in Montreal by the V. Rev. George Benigsen. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army, where he studied Slovene at the Defense Language Institute and worked as a translator. He lived for many years in Rye, NH, and was a founding member of St. Xenia Orthodox Church in Methuen, MA. He has since retired to his native Maine.


A Psalter for Prayer

The Psalms have been at the heart of Christian prayer from the very beginning, but this Psalter is the first major English edition to include all the prayers needed to read the Psalter at home according to an Orthodox tradition that reaches back to the time of the desert fathers, known popularly as the 'cell rule.’ More information on this title... 

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Hardback    $47.00
9780884651888 | Published: April 2011


Electronic book text (MobiPocket)   $29.95
9780884652342 | Published: March 2012


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9780884651987 | Published: March 2012


A Psalter for Prayer

A Psalter for Prayer is the first major English edition to include all the prayers needed to read the Psalter at home according to an Orthodox tradition that reaches back to the time of the desert fathers, known popularly as the 'cell rule'. The pocket edition is presented here in a slimmed down pocket edition to inspire daily use in prayer at home and when traveling. The text is complimented by a flexible textured sewn binding, gold stamped cover, and three marker ribbons.  Click here for further information.

Book    $14.95
9780884654186 | Published: May 2016