Counsels in Orthodox Spirituality (36)
The spiritual traditions of the Eastern Orthodox Church are all but unknown to most Christians in the West, who often think of Christianity as split into two camps: Bible-based Protestantism and sacramental Catholicism. Yet in The Mountain of Silence, sociologist Kyriacos Markides suggests that Orthodox spirituality offers rich resources for Western Christians to integrate the head and the heart, and to regain a more expansive view of Christian life.
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Fr. Allen’s focus is the exploration of spiritual direction as a ministry of the Church. Thus in its sensitivity not only to theology but to anthropology, sociology and psychology — and holding the tension between them, this study will be most useful as a resource for all Christians, but especially for counselors and spiritual guides who seek to help others traverse the inner way.
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In this work, Boris Bobrinskoy shows how by spiritual union to the life of Christ, we can be clothed with the Holy Spirit and filled with the infinite mercy of the Father, who far from pleasing himself in a blessed transcendence, suffers with humanity. This way of purification triumphs over all the deadly forces of division, darkness, and hate that dwell in the heart — a universe vaster than any other universe. The invocation of the Name, the asceticism of the body, and the baptism of the intellect constitute this long and difficult way of conversion and of cure: of unification with God, others, and even oneself.
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Defeating Sin will help readers to better understand the disease that troubles the human soul. Defeating Sin will prove an invaluable aid for those engaged in spiritual warfare, helping them make that U-turn from the passions toward the virtues.
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This collection of sayings from the Holy Elders of Optina Monastery is newly translated by Archimandrite George of Holy Trinity Monastery. These brief and powerful instructions on the spiritual life are comparable to the sayings of the Desert Fathers, whose spirit and way of life the Optina Elders truly shared. The book provides an excellent source of spiritual nourishment for Orthodox Christians of all walks of life and all levels of spiritual experience. It may also serve as a powerful introduction to Orthodox spirituality for those who have but newly encountered the fullness of the Apostolic Faith.
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It is only within the heart of the Orthodox Church and its “lifestyle” of fasting and prayer that the lover of Christ gradually comes to realize that from the beginning of time, he or she has forever been a small part of the whole of creation, and that he or she is thereby inextricably related both to God and to all of God’s works. In this remarkable book William Bush, the best-selling author of The Mystery of The Church shows the reader how he or she may begin to grasp, bit by bit, that all that he or she does mystically affects not just himself or herself, but, in union with Christ and within the divine economy, the whole of the Church“s cosmic witness for God in the fallen world.
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