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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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Recollections of Jerusalem

Anya Derrick’s life has been intimately connected to the earthly city of Jerusalem in Palestine where she was raised in the spirit of Holy Russia, as manifested in the life of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, the Mount of Olives and Gethsemane convents, as well as the Bethany School. These recollections also offer a window into the struggles and aspirations of the Russian diaspora after the Communist takeover of the ancestral homeland. It shows how events such as the Russian revolution, its aftermath, and the Arab–Israeli conflict have shaped present realities.

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Meditations on the Divine Liturgy

of the Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church

Nikolai Gogol was one of the most prominent Russian writers of the 19th century. He was also a deeply religious man, who dedicated one of his last works to the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church. This book provides a commentary on the Divine Liturgy, which is at the same time both mystical and practical. Drawing from the early Church Fathers and his own experience, Gogol explains the sublime mystery of the Liturgy. 

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The Making of Holy Russia

The Orthodox Church and Russian Nationalism before the Revolution

Grounded in original research, this study is intended to reveal the wider relevance of its topic to an ongoing discussion of the relationship between national or ethnic identities on the one hand and the self-understanding of Orthodox Christianity as a universal and transformative Faith on the other.

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Руководство к изучению священного Писания Ветхого Завета. Часть I-я. Пятокнижие Моисеева

Пятокнижие Моисеево. Учебник для семинарии. Объяснение всех первых пяти книг Библии, с подробным разбором пророческих мест. 

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A Collection of Letters to Nuns

Profitable Instructions for Laymen and Monastics

Originally published in Russian in 1910, this volume is made up of 382 letters of spiritual counsel by the Optina Elder Hieroschemamonk Anatoly (Zertsalov) to nuns. Includes the life of St. Anatoly, a glossary, an index of topics, and a table of letters.

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Journey to Heaven

Counsels on the Particular Duties of Every Christian

Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk gives his counsel on living the Christian life. It touches many areas from "Love of God" to "The Way of Duty". The translator writes: "I have found this book to repay each reading with refreshment of spirit and a strengthened resolve to lead a Christian life."

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Hieroschemamonk Feofil

Fool-for-Christ's-Sake. Ascetic and Visionary of the Kiev-Caves Lavra

Compiled by Vladimir Znosko

A life of this ascetic and visionary of the Kiev Caves Lavra. Considered by some to be the model for the character of the holy fool in the popular Russian film "Ostrov" (The Island).

 

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The Order of Small Compline and Evening Prayers

The service of Compline is the last liturgical hour of the day and seeks God's forgiveness for our sins during the past day and blessing for the coming night. Following the usage of Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville, NY), the present booklet incorporates prayers before sleep from the Jordanville Prayer Book.

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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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A Practical Handbook for Divine Services

This handbook will encourage the laity who desire to enter more fully into an understanding of the Church’s Typicon, the “rule” which governs how Divine worship is offered in the church, and to internalize the principles that underpin it.
It is an invaluable guide to all who seek “to celebrate a service in splendor.”  More Information  


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Orthodoxy

Courage To Be Different, Strength To Remain The Same

A forceful exhortation to Orthodox Christians to uphold the uniqueness of their traditions and not to be overly influenced by the surrounding Roman Catholic and/or Protestant religious cultures of Western countries.

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Testament of Memory

A Siberian Life

“My children!  I am giving you these writings of mine describing my life as a testament that you may work harder for God than I worked for Him...”
This memoir of the Altai tribesman Mikhail Chelvalkov will enrapture the reader with its directness & beauty whilst also providing invaluable insights for students of Christian mission, ethnography, and geography. 

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How To Live A Holy Life

Beginning with an appeal to live a Christian life, the writer goes on to explain how we should conduct ourselves in happiness, misfortune, wealth, poverty, illness and so forth. All this is described as we are taken through a standard day from waking up in the morning until retiring to bed.

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