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ON THE LORD’S PRAYER

Author: TERTULLIAN, CYPRIAN AND ORIGEN TRANSLATED BY ALISTAIR STEWART-SYKES #: 10241
These are the only three existing ante-Nicene treatises on the Lord`s Prayer. Candidates for baptism in the ancient Church were trained in prayer, a practice that gave rise to a tradition of commentary on the Lord`s Prayer. These classic texts became the starting points for many other commentaries.

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FESTAL ORATIONS

Author: ST GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS #: 10243
In the Orthodox Church St Gregory of Nazianzus (ca. 329 - ca. 390) is known as the Theologian, a title he shares only with the Evangelist John. As one of the three Cappadocian fathers, together with his colleagues SS Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa, his reputation and influence in the Byzantine world as both theologian and rhetor are unsurpassed in ways that Western scholars have often overlooked.

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ON THE HOLY SPIRIT

Author: ST. BASIL THE GREAT TRANSLATED BY DAVID ANDERSON #: 10245
St Basil the Great wrote his treatise On the Holy Spirit during the closing phase of the Trinitarian controversies of the fourth century. The Arians had previously denied the full divinity of the Son and the debate then turned to the Holy Spirit. In this work, without explicitly calling the Spirit “God,”, St Basil demonstrates that He, like the Son, is of one and the same nature with the Father, and that equal honor and worship therefore are due Him.

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FOUR DESERT FATHERS: PAMBO, EVAGRIUS, MACARIUS OF EGYPT AND MACARIUS OF ALEXANDRIA

Author: #: 10248
Pambo, Evagrius, Macarius of Egypt and Macarius of Alexandria, the four fathers presented in this volume, were well-known in Alexandria and Lower Egypt some 1600 years ago. Their lives, brought to fame by Palladius` Lausiac History, provide valuable insight into the Egyptian monastic communities of the fourth century and into the saintly tradition of the Coptic Church. This volume serves as a companion volume to St Macarius the Spiritbearer, also published by St. Vladimir`s Seminary Press, which features further insight into Macarius of Egypt.

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ON THE MYSTICAL LIFE - THE ETHICAL DISCOURSES: (VOL. I) THE CHURCH AND THE LAST THINGS

Author: ST SYMEON THE NEW THEOLOGIAN #: 10249
St Symeon the New Theologian was abbot of the monastery of St Mamas in Constantinople at the turn of the eleventh century. He was also perhaps the most remarkable and certainly the most forceful advocate of the mystical experience of God in the history of the Byzantine Church. Though they were on occasion suppressed by ecclesiastical authorities wary of his fierce enthusiasm, as well as his claims to charismatic authority, St Symeon`s writings survived in the Orthodox Church and continued to play a vital role in the several renewals of spiritual life and prayer which has sustained the Church in its often difficult history over the past millennium.

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ON GOD AND CHRIST: THE FIVE THEOLOGICAL ORATATIONS AND TWO LETTERS TO CLEDONIUS

Author: ST GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS #: 10251
Gregory of Nazianzus, "The Theologian," was recognized among the Cappadocian Fathers as a peculiarly vivid and quotable exponent of the doctrine of God in Trinity. A brilliant orator and accomplished poet, he placed before the Church his interpretation of the sublime mystery of the God revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These five sermons, probably delivered as a series at the small chapel of the Resurrection in Constantinople, where Gregory was the bishop in charge of loyal “Nicenes,” contain Gregory`s penetrating teaching. The English translation aims to capture for the present-day reader something of the atmosphere of intellectual excitement and spiritual exhilaration experienced by his first listeners. In addition, this work contains a new translation of Gregory`s letters to Cledonius, which contain more focused reflections on the person of Jesus Christ, laying the groundwork for later Christology.

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THE FATHERS SPEAK

Author: #: 10252
As we Christians of the twentieth century study the Fathers of the Church, their writings (often, in an unreadable English produced by clumsy translators) appear to us as foreboding, verbose, and somewhat closed within a world where theological contemplation replaces everyday reality. The Greek Fathers in particular have this reputation among students because they wrote relatively little about themselves, about the detail of their own lives and the circumstances of daily life.

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ON THE MYSTICAL LIFE - THE ETHICAL DISCOURSES: (VOL. III) LIFE, TIMES AND THEOLOGY

Author: ST SYMEON THE NEW THEOLOGIAN #: 10254
St Symeon the New Theologian was abbot of the monastery of St Mamas in Constantinople at the turn of the eleventh century. He was also perhaps the most remarkable and certainly the most forceful advocate of the mystical experience of God in the history of the Byzantine Church. Though they were on occasion suppressed by ecclesiastical authorities wary of his fierce enthusiasm, as well as his claims to charismatic authority, St Symeon`s writings survived in the Orthodox Church and continued to play a vital role in the several renewals of spiritual life and prayer which has sustained the Church in its often difficult history over the past millennium.

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THE BOOK OF PASTORAL RULE

Author: ST. GREGORY THE GREAT INTRODUCTION & TRANSLATION BY GEORGE E. DEMACOPOULOS #: 10255
Recognized as the most thorough pastoral treatise of the patristic era, this sixth-century work by St Gregory the Great carefully details the duties and obligations of the clergy concerning the spiritual formation of their flock.

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ST MACARIUS THE SPIRIT BEARER: COPTIC TEXTS RELATING TO SAINT MACARIUS THE GREAT

Author: #: 10256
Macarius the Great (also referred to as Macarius of Egypt or Macarius the Egyptian) presided over a loosely knit scattering of ascetic monastic communities in the fourth century Egyptian desert. He enjoyed great respect during his lifetime and his fame was further spread after appearing in Palladius` Lausiac History. This volume presents three ancient texts , The Sayings of Saint Macarius, The Virtues of Saint Macarius and The Life of Saint Macarius of Scetis and provides valuable insight into the world of Coptic spirituality and early Egyptian asceticism. This work is a companion volume to Four Desert Fathers, also published by St. Vladimir`s Seminary Press, which features the lives of Macrius the Spiritbearer, Macarius of Alexandria, Pambo and Evagrius.

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