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Books
  • Living According to God’s Will
Date: Thursday 17 June 2021
Hierarchical endorsements received from around the world

Hierarchical endorsements received from around the world

 

Holy Trinity Publications is grateful to share the wise words of Orthodox hierarchs from four Local Churches reflecting on the crisis that faces the Ukrainian Orthodox Church today and the path toward reconciliation and peace laid before us by His Eminence NIKIFOROS, Metropolitan of Kykkos and Tylliria (Church of Cyprus), in his new book, The Ecclesial Crisis in Ukraine and its Solution According to the Sacred Canons. We offer the bishops' endorsements in full below.

 


*****

 

This book is a thoughtful and objective treatise for understanding the ecclesiastical crisis that has been created by the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s granting autocephaly to schismatic groups in Ukraine, an action which has divided the Orthodox Church, with the evident risk of consolidating a wider schism, and that until today has not brought about the expected results of restoring the unity of the Orthodox faithful there.

 

The distinguished and learned Cypriot Hierarch, lifted to the height of his hierarchical conscience and responsibility, with profound theological knowledge and canonical seriousness, analyzes in detail the historical origin of the schism in Ukraine. He unimpeachably cites significant evidence about ecclesiastical jurisdiction from the Church’s longstanding canonical order and flawlessly asks crucial questions about the canonicity a) of the situation that the Ecumenical Patriarchate has brought about in Ukraine and b) the “novel theories” that it has promoted regarding its special privileges, alien to Orthodox ecclesiology.

 

In this book, it becomes manifestly clear that Metropolitan Nikiforos, in a spirit of the love of Christ, is deeply concerned for the necessary cooperation and concord among the Orthodox. In order to address the various challenges of the contemporary era, he worthily suggests commencing a crucial and honest dialogue through the convening of a Pan-Orthodox Synaxis of the primates of the Churches by the Ecumenical Patriarch. Its purpose would be to prevent further tension in relations between the Orthodox and to restore Eucharistic communion among them.

 

+TIMOTHEOS,

Metropolitan of Bostra (Patriarchate of Jerusalem)

 

*****

 

The Serbian Orthodox Church has always taken the position in support of proper Church order and the Holy Canons.  We do not take the position of Greeks or Russians, rather we stand for what is just and right.  Regarding the situation in the Ukraine, we cannot condone the rejection of the universally recognized status of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the omophorion of Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev.  This situation in which we Orthodox have found ourselves is completely unnatural and does not serve the good of the Orthodox Church, rather it is contrary to it.  We pray to the Almighty God and the Most-Holy Theotokos that this division ends quickly and Church order will reign again.  We are pleased that writings such as this work by Metropolitan Nikiforos are working towards this correction.

 

 + LONGIN,

Bishop of New Gracanica and Midwestern America (Church of Serbia)

 

*****

 

The Orthodox Church of Poland is not against granting autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine on the basis of the dogmatic and canonical norms which would apply to the entire Orthodox Church in Ukraine, and not for a schismatic group - roskolniki. A group separated from the teaching of the Holy Church cannot represent a healthy church organism, as this state violates the eucharistic unity of the Orthodoxy as a whole.

 

In this case, the penitential process of the "hierarchy" in the schism would be an indispensable act that should have taken place. Regretfully, these canonical and dogmatic norms were omitted, which caused, I hope only a temporary, crisis in the coexistence and conciliarity of local Orthodox churches.

 

This book addresses the many arguments and ways towards unity and the common Orthodox Church in Ukraine focused on serving God and His faithful. This lively analysis presents the situation of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine in an accessible way to both theologians, the faithful, and all people interested in the topic of the unity of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

 

+ABEL,
Archbishop of Lublin and Chelm (Church of Poland)

 

*****

 

This is a serious study of a crisis in the life of our Orthodox Church worldwide that deserves to be widely read as we seek to understand the underlying issues more clearly and find a conciliar solution that brings both unity and peace. The author, His Eminence Nicephoros, the Metropolitan of Kykkos and the Abbot of the most prominent Cypriot monastery of the same name, is a hierarch widely known for his zealous care about pan-Orthodox unity which often takes form of a practical help wherever needed. Being a Cypriot Greek, that is, a son of a proud, hard-working nation imbued with genuine Orthodox tradition reflected in its everyday life, a nation  that has had its share of opression and persecution, and being the Abbot of the Monastery that gave spiritual birth to Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus, he is very sensitive to any signs of injustice, whether they happen in the world or even within the Holy Church of Christ. Therefore, may this work of his help to bring some light into the challenging processes and ecclesial misconceptions that make many of our brothers and sisters in Christ, faithful sons and daughters of their Ukrainian church and homeland, united around their Metropolitan Onuphry in faith, hope and love, suffer on an everyday basis, while the "powerful of this world" keep their silence.

 

+JURAJ,
Archbishop of Michalovce and Košice (Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia)

 

Books
  • The Ecclesial Crisis in Ukraine
Date: Wednesday 2 June 2021
Digital Editions now available to pre-order

Digital Editions now available to pre-order

Digital editions of our forthcoming release are now available to order for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and more!

The Ecclesial Crisis in Ukraine and its Solution According to the Sacred Canons is a sober and detailed appraisal of the schism threatening the Orthodox Church due to the unprecedented intervention of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Ukrainian Church. The book was authored by a highly respected hierarch of the Church of Cyprus, the Metropolitan of Kykkos and Tylliria Nikiforos, in 2020 and expeditiously translated into English for this current edition.

The Ecclesial Crisis in Ukraine will be published July 1st, 2021. Full details, table of contents, and recommended links to pre-order the book in print and digital form are available on this website.

Books
  • The Ecclesial Crisis in Ukraine
Date: Tuesday 25 May 2021
Paschal issue of Pravoslavnaia Rus now available for download

Paschal issue of Pravoslavnaia Rus now available for download

The May 2021 Paschal issue of Holy Trinity Monastery's Russian-language journal Pravoslavnaia Rus' for 2020 may be downloaded as a free PDF from the Православная Русь page of this website.


In this issue:

  1. Paschal Epistle of His Eminence HILARION, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.
  2. Sermon on the New Year, 1911. MACARIUS, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna
  3. From the legacy of Archpriest Vasily Demidov (1885-1952). Lecture on the Ecclesial Situation of the Russian Orthodox Missions and Dioceses in the Far East.
  4. From the homiletic legacy of Archbishop Averky (Taushev)
  5. Recollections of inhabitants of Holy Trinity Monastery. Hieromonk Nikolai (Samoukov).
  6. Personal documents of the clergy in the archives of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville. Mitred Archpriest Konstantin Bunetskii.

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Православная Русь is published four times a year and made available free of charge in electronic form. Donations towards the ongoing costs of production are accepted:

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Date: Friday 14 May 2021
Sale: 10 for $10, exp. 5/14

Sale: 10 for $10, exp. 5/14

We are sharply discounting ten wide-ranging items from our growing list of publications. Each title is available for $10 each (40% to 70% off), now through Friday, May 14th. That's ten days of savings on 10 items at $10 each!

Please note: This sale cannot be combined with clergy, monastic, or wholesale, or any other discounts. Prices will be adjusted after checkout so that no item in this category is sold for less than $10.

Date: Wednesday 5 May 2021
News & updates as we approach Holy Week

News & updates as we approach Holy Week

Dear readers,

We hope this letter finds you in good health and spiritually prepared for the approaching end of the Great Fast and the onset of Holy Week. We'll be pausing our operations starting next week to fully dedicate ourselves to the commemoration of the saving Passion and Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Please see details below.

New from Holy Trinity Seminary Press: In 2016, we published a landmark study of Orthodox Christians in the Levant and the wider region under Ottoman rule. The author, Russian scholar Constantin A. Panchenko, has now revised and expanded the introductory portion of that text, which has now been published as a separate volume. We are excited to mark the official publication date today of Orthodoxy and Islam in the Middle East: The Seventh to the Sixteenth Centuries. In this new survey of the almost nine centuries that passed from the beginning of the spread of Islam up to the Ottoman Turkish conquest of Syria and Egypt beginning in 1516, Panchenko offers a more complex portrayal of this period than is typically encountered, focusing on the impact that the appearance of Islam had on the many forms of Christianity they encountered, principally the Orthodox Christian communities of the Middle East. In particular he illuminates the interplay of their Greek cultural heritage with increasing Arabization over time.

This is essential reading for those who want to gain an understanding of the history of the Middle East in these centuries and of how the faith of Orthodox Christians in these lands is lived today.

Also available: Our full list of forthcoming titles for the Fall 2021 publication season is available now at our website! It includes a sober and forensic analysis of the Ukrainian Ecclesial Crisis, a second edition of Dr. Jean-Claude Larchet's study of the patristic teaching on Life After Death, and more. All forthcoming release can be pre-ordered now at HTP Bookstore or wherever books are sold.

Holy Week and Bright Week: Our offices will be closed from Holy Thursday through Bright Tuesday (April 28 - May 4). We will not be responding to emails or phone calls during this time but we do welcome you to place orders via our website. Orders placed after 3 pm on Wednesday, April 27th will not be processed until we re-open on Wednesday, May 5.

Finally, dear readers, we assure you of our heartfelt prayers for a peaceful and salvific end to the lenten struggle and a joyous celebration of the Bright Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour!

In Christ,

Pdn. Peter Markevich
Sales & Marketing Manager
Holy Trinity Publications

Books
  • Orthodoxy and Islam in the Middle East
Date: Tuesday 20 April 2021