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A Personal Recommendation from our director

A Personal Recommendation from our director

Recently I have been reading extracts from Conversations with My Heart as part of our weekday Jordanville readings podcast. The author, Metropolitan Anastasy (Gribanovsky), was elected in 1936 as First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, succeeding the more widely known Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky). He wrote this book prior to that date whilst serving as the Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in the Holy Land from 1924. This was a challenging time in the history of the Western world, not so unlike our own, and the backdrop of both communist and fascist extremism is clear as he writes. 

He concludes his short preface by stating that “This book has no other purpose than to confirm eternal Truth, Good, and Beauty and to magnify the one who said of Himself: 'I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.' " I think he succeeds admirably in this goal. It is uniquely refreshing in the way he recognizes all that is good and shows how a diversity of words and works can lead us to Christ. The extent of His Beatitutude’s erudition in doing this is remarkable, drawing on sources as diverse as the nineteenth century English parliamentarian and philosopher John Stuart Mill, the sixteenth century Protestant reformer Martin Luther, and the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. He writes that “we live in an age of counterfeits” but also favourably quotes St Gregory the Theologian, who wrote that “the most divine attribute of man is that he can do good.” 

There is much to ponder in every sentence and paragraph here and altogether it  is a valuable aid in bringing balance and perspective to our own very challenging times of political division and pandemic, helping to equip us to manifest Christ to our neighbors.

I commend it to you.

Nicholas Chapman
Director, Holy Trinity Publications


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  • Conversations With My Heart
Date: Thursday 25 March 2021
New issue of Pravoslavnaia Rus now available for download

New issue of Pravoslavnaia Rus now available for download

The fourth 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. Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.
  2. Deacon Andrei Psarev: Homily on this year’s commemorative dates, delivered during Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Monastery, 13/26 November, 2020.
  3. The experience of historiography of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville.
  4. From the homiletic legacy of Archbishop Averky (Taushev):

    * Homily on the New Year
    * Homily on Theophany
    * The great significance of the works of St Vladimir, Enlightener of Rus’ (Toward the 950-year anniversary of the Baptism of the Russian people)

  5. Personal documents of the clergy in the archives of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville.
  6. The Life of the Venerable Leonty, Archimandrite of Mikhailovskoe, the Wonderworker.



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:

1) Via Patreon (recurring donations)

2) Via Paypal

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4) By check - Please make your check out to 'Holy Trinity Monastery' and mail to:

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P.O. Box 36

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Date: Thursday 18 March 2021
Coming July 1st!

Coming July 1st!

Holy Trinity Publications is pleased to announce its forthcoming publication of the first detailed examination in English of the challenges to Orthodox ecclesiology that have arisen following the intervention of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the affairs of the Ukrainian Church in 2018. The Ecclesial Crisis in Ukraine and its Solution According to the Sacred Canons will be published on July 1st, 2021, under the Holy Trinity Seminary Press imprint.

The author of this important work is His Eminence Metropolitan of Kykkos and Tylliria Nikiforos, a senior and widely respected bishop of the Church of Cyprus and abbot of the renowned monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos founded in the eleventh century. His Eminence’s work, first published in Greek in 2020, provides a sober examination of the crisis facing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, grounded in Holy Tradition and the Sacred Canons. It is essential reading for all Orthodox believers who want to more fully grasp what the Ukrainian ecclesial crisis means for the future of their Church. It will also assist others to see beyond a shallow characterization of this crisis as a political event in the context of relations between Russia and the West. It makes clear that at the  heart of this conflict  is an ecclesiological dispute requiring a conciliar solution. Accordingly, Metropolitan Nikiforos writes with deep respect and honor for the venerable Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople while standing firmly in opposition to its recent actions. A full description, table of contents, and bibliographical details may be found on the title page.

The Ecclesial Crisis in Ukraine and its Solution According to the Sacred Canons is available to pre-order now at HTP Bookstore. Listings at other retailers are still populating, but this important work will soon be available worldwide, wherever books are sold.

Preliminary translations of portions of the book were previously published online by Orthodox Synaxis.

Metropolitan Nikiforos was elected as Abbot of the Kykkos monastery in 1983 and consecrated a Bishop in 2002. In 2001, the Municipality of Athens bestowed on him its highest distinction, the Golden Key to the City, in recognition of his ecclesiastical, social and cultural work. He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Department of Pastoral and Social Theology of the Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki and the Department of Social Theology of the University of Athens.

  • The Ecclesial Crisis in Ukraine
Date: Tuesday 9 March 2021
HTP in the publishing trade press

HTP in the publishing trade press

Last summer our Director, Nicholas Chapman, participated in a conversation with other small publishers as to how their work had been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This discussion, hosted by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has now been made available for non-members to read online here. We are posting this link here for anyone who might be interested to learn more about how small publishing houses, including Holy Trinity Publications, operate and how they have adapted in the past year.

Date: Friday 26 February 2021
Publications Committee meets to consider new proposals and review works in progress

Publications Committee meets to consider new proposals and review works in progress

On Thursday, February 11th, 2021, Bishop Luke of Syracuse chaired a regular bimonthly session of the Publications Committee.

The five-member committee of monks and HTP staff meets every two months to consider new proposals for publication, revisit previously discussed proposals, and review works in progress. Holy Trinity Publications welcomes submissions on a rolling basis. If you have a book idea that fits our mission, please review the guidelines and criteria at our page for prospective authors.

Date: Saturday 13 February 2021
HTP to publish two works of Dr Jean-Claude Larchet

HTP to publish two works of Dr Jean-Claude Larchet

Holy Trinity Publications has signed contracts with two European publishers to make more works of famed Orthodox scholar Jean-Claude Larchet available in English. Dr Jean-Claude Larchet is one of the most notable living philosophers and authors on Orthodox Christian Patristics. A teacher of philosophy for nearly 35 years, he is an author of over thirty books and countless articles whose work has been translated into at least 17 languages. These translations will be the second and third works by Dr Larchet made available by Holy Trinity Publications, joining The New Media Epidemic: The Undermining of Society, Family, and Our Own Soul (2019).

French publisher Les Éditions du Cerf has granted to HTP rights to prepare a second English-language edition of Life After Death According to the Orthodox Tradition for release later this year. Life after Death provides an accessible and well organized synthesis of the ancient Christian understanding of death and the afterlife, drawing primarily on the Greek language writings of the Fathers of the Church. This work will be of benefit both to the Orthodox reader who wants to enhance their own understanding of their Church's teaching, and to Roman Catholics, Protestants and others who wish to become acquainted with the fullness of Christian tradition on death and the afterlife. They will encounter the abundant heritage of the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Life After Death According to the Orthodox Tradition
 was first published in English by the now-defunct Orthodox Research Institute and has been out of print for a number of years. The second edition is slated for publication on Sep. 1, 2020 and will be made easily accessible in both print and digital forms through our worldwide distribution arrangements.

HTP has also acquired English-language translation rights from Swiss publisher Éditions des Syrtes for Les fondements spirituels de la crise écologique [The Spiritual Foundations of the Ecological Crisis], a work which has yet to appear in the English language. The translation has been undertaken by Dr Andrew Torrance, translator of The New Media Epidemic. The time of publication will be announced at a later date.

Date: Thursday 11 February 2021