Orthodox & Oriental Churches

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The Romanovs

Family of Faith and Charity

This book shares the story of the last Russian emperor and his family. Their life was not necessarily what one would expect;  there was much more than fancy clothes and delicious food. They shared happy memories but also great hardships. Today we know them as the Royal Martyrs. 

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The Romanovs Under House Arrest

From the 1917 Diary of a Palace Priest

By Afanasy Belyaev Contributions by Marilyn Swezey Preface by Victor Potapov

Through the eyes of Fr. Afanasy Belyaev, the priest assigned as chaplain to the Romanovs in the first months following the abdication of Nicholas II, we find an intimate portrait of the Royal Family in the small joys of family celebrations and the solemnities of Holy Week and Pascha.

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The Rule for Holy Communion

Canons, Order of Preparation, and Prayers After Holy Communion

This comprehensive booklet contains the prayers used by an Orthodox Christian when preparing to receive Holy Communion, together with the post-Communion Prayers of Thanksgiving. See here for more details.

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Russian Monks on Mount Athos

The Thousand Year History of St Panteleimon's

This is the first detailed history of the Russian presence on the Holy Mountain of Athos that traces it back over one thousand years. It will be invaluable to both historians and the general educated reader. The text is complemented by a timeline, glossary, comprehensive bibliography, index, full-color illustrations and photographs.

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The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

A Short History

This book offers both a brief history (up to 1996) and an explanation of the position of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. It also includes a life of St. John Maximovitch and a list of key dates in the Church's life.

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Saints of Switzerland

Here, we present brief lives of early saints of Helvetia (modern day Switzerland) as an aid for pilgrims, travelers, and all who wish to deepen their understanding of the Church as truly Universal.

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Season of Repentance

Lenten Homilies of Saint John of Kronstadt

For the first time a selection of St John's Lenten sermons is presented in English translation. They follow the thematic structure of the Lenten season in the Orthodox Church, from the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee through to Great and Holy Friday. A sermon for St Thomas Sunday, that follows Holy Pascha, is offered as an Epilogue.

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Selected Essays of Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky

This is a collection of essays by one of the giants of the twentieth century Russian emigration. Subjects include biblical criticism, Sophianism, Toll-houses, serving in the Church, liturgical theology and much more.

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Service, Akathist, Life and Miracles of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

Contains all the liturgical texts for the Feast day of St. Nicholas on December 6, together with an Akathist hymn in his honor and an extended prayer to him. A short life of the saint is also included followed by an account of some of the miracles worked through the prayers of the saint after his earthly repose.

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She Who Loved Much

The Sinful Woman in St Ephrem the Syrian and the Orthodox Tradition

This sharply honed and well-constructed work will engage all who encounter the story of the sinful woman (Lk. 7: 36-50) with the living tradition of worship and scriptural interpretation in the Orthodox Church.

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The Spiritual Roots of the Ecological Crisis

In this text, noted theologian and scholar Jean-Claude Larchet finds the roots of the global ecological crisis in a rejection of a truly Christian cosmology and proposes principles and actions deeply rooted in his Christian ethos that would allow mankind to restore and reinvigorate its relationship with nature.

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Striving Toward God

Spiritual Advice for Daily Living

Abbess Arsenia’s counsels are steeped in Holy Scripture and in the inspiration that she draws from the services of the Orthodox Church. Throughout, she emphasizes the need to humble oneself, discern the will of God, and fulfill it through every moment of our life.

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The Struggle for Virtue

Asceticism in a Modern Secular Society

Archbishop Averky addresses head on the question, “What is asceticism?”  He counters the many false understandings that exist and shows that the practice of authentic asceticism is integral to the spiritual life and the path to blessed communion with God.

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The Sunflower

Conforming the Will of Man to the Will of God

Saint John addresses fundamental questions: Why should we care about God’s will ? What are the benefits in following His will? How do we avoid common obstacles to living in accordance with His will? The reader will find practical and eternal wisdom running through these writings that discuss the perennial questions of why a good God permits evil. This is the first English edition of St John’s text, edited and abbreviated for the contemporary reader.

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