Orthodox Saints & Patristic Church Fathers (209)
Sermons by Saint Gregory Palamas is the title of a new series, in which many of St. Gregory`s extant homilies are arranged thematically, principally for the benefit of the layperson interested in the rich Biblical tradition of the Church Fathers. Mary the
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These little, so to speak, booklets of St. Nicholai, Bishop of Zica, are not the average writings of just any educated theologian. They may be small in format, but they are great in subject matter; for they speak about the fundamental basics of Christian faith and life, the relationship between man and his neighbor.
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Saint Irenaeus was the first great Christian theologian. Born in Asia Minor in about 130 A.D., he became Bishop of Lyons and died as a martyr early in the third century. His main work, Adversus Haereses (Against the Heresies), is as relevant today as it was eighteen hundred years ago. It is a critique of Gnosticism, the `anti-body` heresy, which, far from dying out, continues to flourish as the main threat to the Christian faith in our own day. With serenity and good humor, Irenaeus unfolds the unity of God`s purpose in creation and redemption, in Old and New Testaments. The flesh and blood which Gnosticism so despised has been assumed by God in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and glorified in the Resurrection and the Eucharist.
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With the practical aim of guiding the brothers at his monastery in the wilderness of northern California, Fr. Seraphim Rose set out to select and translate these counsels of Saints Barsanuphius the Great and John the Prophet, Desert Fathers of 6th-century Palestine. He found that many of the questions posed to Saints Barsanuphius and John were not unlike those asked by Christian strugglers of today. The answers of the saints expose the nature of the vices, and show how to overcome them and acquire virtue.
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This treatise is divided into chapters to facilitate reading. Sample chapters include: Spiritual Poverty, Enduring Afflictions, Blessed Mourning, Blessed Comfort, Love of Money, Gluttony, Vainglory, Life and Death of the Soul, Spiritual Ascent, etc.
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THE BOOK OF MYSTICAL CHAPTERS: MEDITATIONS ON THE SOUL`S ASCENT, FROM THE DESERT FATHERS AND OTHER EARLY CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATIVES
The early Christian monks of Egypt, Syria, and Palestine were the spiritual heroes of their agefleeing the security of civilization for the desert, where they sought God in lives of prayer, contemplation, and radical simplicity. This book is a portable collection of their teachings, and those of their contemplative contemporaries, ranging from the fourth through the eleventh centuries. It is arranged to the traditional model of three ascending books: Praktikos (practice), Theoretikos (theory), and Gnosis (knowledge). Each book consists of 100 sentencesaphorisms or thoughts. Each sentence is intended to be read and meditated upon for an entire dayjust as the monks themselves might have done as they went about their work.
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The writings in this volume shed a glimmer of light, in an otherwise dark period, on the emerging traditions and organization of the infant Church. They are a selection from a group know as the Apostolic Fathers, so-called because several of the authors were most likely disciples of the Apostles themselves. Like much of the New Testament, their writings take the form of letters, and for the most part deal with practical problems of the life of the early Church, as it struggled in the face of persecution to establish itself in the Roman world. They give us a picture of Christianity still drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism.
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