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