The Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God Orthodox Theological Texts

When her image is distorted, the image of her Son also becomes distorted. This concise little book is a classic exposition of how the Orthodox Christian Church has venerated the Mother of God throughout the ages, and on the chief errors that have sought to change or undermine this veneration: both ancient heresies and the later deviations of Western Christendom.

A right understanding of mary, the Mother of God is essential for a right understanding of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God. John maximovitch, archbishop of shanghai and san Francisco 1896-1966 - this work was translated by an American convert to the Orthodox Faith who was a beloved disciple of St.

. John: hieromonk seraphim Rose of Platina 1934-1982. It clearly tells why the virgin mary should truly be called the mother of God and should be honored by all generations, and why at the same time She cannot be said to have been unable to sin, or considered a Co-Redemptress along with Jesus Christ, the only Savior of the world.

Written by a miracle-worker of modern times who was in close spiritual contact with the Mother of God - St.

The Soul After Death

From the firm foundation of Orthodox patristic teaching, Fr. Seraphim rose offers an interpretation of the meaning of the contemporary experiences which have been publicized by Drs. Kubler-ross, osis and Haraldsson, Moody, and other researchers. Principal teachings of orthodox christianity concerning the properties of the soul after death are presented in a clear concise manner, as taught by Church fathers and teachers of the early centuries.

The soul after death offers an undiluted draught of pristine, mystical Christianity as it has existed since the time of Christ. The soul after death is a comprehensive presentation of the 2, 000-year-old experience of Orthodox Christianity regarding the existence of the other world, addressing contemporary after-death and out-of-body experiences, the teachings of traditional Oriental religions and those of more recent occult societies.

Although the mystery of what lies beyond the veil of death is not fully visible to us in this life, nonetheless, writings and teachings of ancient Christianity dating from the first century have proven timeless and straightforward, yielding sound insights into the spiritual world beyond death. Used book in Good Condition.


God's Revelation to the Human Heart

Used book in Good Condition. Drawing upon a wealth of resources--the Holy Scriptures, patristic writings, the Lives of ancient and modern saints, and accounts of persecuted Christians in today's world--Fr. Seraphim and the university students. Seraphim leads the audience to the core of all Christian life: the conversion of the heart of man, which begins to burn with love for Christ and transforms him into a new man.

What does man seek in religion and what should he seek in it? How does God reveal Himself in order to bring man to a knowledge of the Truth? How does suffering help this revelation to occur? Fr. Used book in Good Condition. God's revelation to the human Heart is a transcription of that lecture, and the question-and-answer session between Fr.

Seraphim rose addressed these and other issues during a lecture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1981.

Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future

Addressing soberly and directly the trends of pseudo-spirituality which loom enticingly today, ORTHODOXY AND THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE provides a beacon of discernment in these times of widespread spiritual deception. As the "new age" is becoming a household concept and is moving into wider acceptance by mainstream society, the "new religious consciousness" can be seen progressing precisely along the lines described by the late Fr.

Used book in Good Condition. The religious phenomena of today are symptoms of a "new religious consciousness" that is preparing the world religion of the future. Viewed from a foundation based in patristic teachings, the spiritual movements of the day are clearly various spiritual deceptions that have existed since the beginning of the Church, rather than the achievements of a new religious consciousness.

What is the ancient christian understanding of today's ufo sightings? what is behind the charismatic movement? What phenomena are assaulting Christianity in our modern world? How can Christians avoid being caught up in the Apostasy? ORTHODOXY AND THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE examines in eight chapters these and similar questions facing Christians in the contemporary world.

Seraphim Used book in Good Condition. This work is a concise and unequivocal Orthodox statement on contemporary trends; its urgent message rings loud and clear. The book examines a broad spectrum of issues facing modern Christians--each from the perspective of the early Church Fathers. Phenomena such as yoga, without the understanding of which, transcendental meditation, the Charismatic Movement and Jonestown are presented in contrast to the Orthodox Patristic standard of spiritual life, UFOs, Zen, Maharaj-ji, Hare Krishna, Tantra, in the coming time of antichrist, it will scarcely be possible for Christians to be saved.

Prayer Book

This is perhaps the most popular Orthodox prayer book published in the English language, frequently referred to as "The Jordanville Prayer Book. Contains morning and evening prayers and much more besides. Used book in Good Condition. Beautifully bound in maroon color with a gold embossed cover. Used book in Good Condition.

Used book in Good Condition. A consistent best seller since the first edition was published in 1979, selling thousands of copies each year. Traditional English is used throughout.

Orthodox Dogmatic Theology: A Concise Exposition

Michael quotes abundantly from the holy scriptures and the writings of the Holy Fathers, being concerned to present, but Divine Revelation, which has been handed down to us as the Church s certain, not human opinions, unchanging teaching. In this third english edition, yet more notes have been added, primarily consisting of quotations from the Holy Fathers, in order to further elucidate Orthodox doctrines.

Written clearly, simply and concisely, this modern-day classic is accessible not only to theology students but to the contemporary layman in general. Used book in Good Condition. Protopresbyter michael pomazansky's Orthodox Dogmatic Theology has long been regarded as a standard source of Orthodox theology.

Since its publication in russian in 1963, new york; and since the publication of the first English edition in 1983, it has been used as the main theology textbook at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, it has come to be regarded throughout the English-speaking world as one of the best introductory books on Orthodox theology.

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Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

From him Fr. Elder thaddeus of vitovnica was one of the most renowned spiritual guides of Serbia in the twentieth century. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Thaddeus learned the prayer of the Heart and the selfless love that came to characterize his whole ministry to the suffering Serbian people.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. As a novice he lived in obedience to Elder Ambrose of Miljkovo Monastery, a disciple of the Optina Elders. Born in 1914, elder thaddeus lived through all the suffering endured by Serbia in the twentieth century. His words of love and hope provided spiritual balm for people from all classes of society.

His life, teachings, and spiritual conversations are here presented for the first time in English. He taught, counseled, and prayed for all who came to him in pain and sorrow. Used book in Good Condition. In 2002 elder thaddeus reposed, leaving behind a large collection of his teachings, preserved by his faithful spiritual children.

Over the course of two world wars, and through the NATO bombings of 1999, during the Communist takeover, he co-suffered with his people.

Genesis, Creation, and Early Man

Seraphim rose searched, studied, prayed, and struggled to understand how the Holy Fathers noetically apprehended the beginning of the world as revealed in the Divinely inspired book of Genesis. Used book in Good Condition. Genesis, creation, and early Man has been compiled posthumously from a rich array of materials left behind by Fr.

Used book in Good Condition. Perhaps more than anyone else in our times, Fr. Amidst the creation/evolution debate that is now raging, with evidence being offered for both sides, few have made use of what Fr. Having acquired their mind, he has presented to the modern world the harmonious Patristic vision of the cosmos.

Used book in Good Condition. In the present volume, this teaching has been gathered and set forth in a thorough, detailed, and above all honest manner. Seraphim rose called the missing evidence : the timeless teaching of the Orthodox Holy Fathers on the events of creation, the original nature of man, the natures of created things, the first-created world, and the cosmic consequences of man's fall.

Used book in Good Condition. Seraphim's work, including an updated preface outlining new developments in the creation/evolution debate, with further quotations from the holy Fathers and extensive references to Patristic works; an article detailing the Scriptural-Patristic teaching on the incorruption of man and the cosmos before the fall, and showing its relevance to other aspects of Orthodox theology; and critiques of the modern philosophy of evolution by saints and holy elders, such as the rise of the intelligent design movement in the West and the defense of the Orthodox Patristic teaching on creation by theological writers and scientists in Russia; new explanatory notes on many topics pertaining to Genesis and creation, as well as by Orthodox scientists working in the fields of biology and geology.

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The Orthodox Study Bible, Hardcover: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today's World

In this first-of-its-kind study bible, the Bible is presented with commentary from the ancient Christian perspective that speaks to those Christians who seek a deeper experience of the roots of their faith. Features include:old testament newly translated from the greek text of the Septuagint, including the DeuterocanonNew Testament from the New King James VersionCommentary drawn from the early Church ChristiansEasy-to-Locate liturgical readingsBook Introductions and OutlinesSubject IndexFull-color IconsFull-color Maps9.

5-point type size Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The first ever orthodox study bible presents the Bible of the early church and the church of the early Bible. Orthodox christianity is the face of ancient Christianity to the modern world and embraces the second largest body of Christians in the world.

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Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age

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The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Thomas Nelson Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In his classic exposition of the theology of the Church, Lossky states that the Eastern Tradition. Has never made a sharp distinction between mysticism and theology; between personal experience of the divine mysteries and the dogma affirmed bu the Church.

The term "mystical theology" denotes that which is accessible yet inaccesible' those things inderstood yet surpassing all knowledge. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.