Lives of the Orthodox Saints (65)
Rarely are we privileged to see the making of a saint, but it is just what this book gives us for John of Kronstadt (1829-1908), a major figure in the religious life of Late Imperial Russia. So popular was Father John during his years of ministry that Kronstadt became a pilgrimage site replete with peddlers selling souvenir photographs, postcards, and commemorative mugs. A Prodigal Saint follows Father John`s development from activist priest to venerated spiritual leader and, after his death, to his elevation to sainthood in 1990. We see both the inner life of an aspiring saint and the symbiotic relationship between a living icon and his followers.
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The life and the teaching of St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki, will set out the limits and the great difference which exists between the abstract and impersonal life of Eastern religions and the Orthodox Tradition as well as between Barlaam's scholasticism, moralism and the Orthodox spiritual life. And this is important precisely because tendencies to both the impersonal way of life (Eastern religions) and rationalism/scholasticism together with moralism (Western religions) prevail in the West today—a fact that creates a deep despair and much speculation.
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WOUNDED BY LOVE: THE LIFE AND THE WISDOM OF ELDER PORPHYRIOS DESCRIPTIONREVIEWS I HAVE RUN TO THE FRAGRANCE OF YOUR MYRRH, O CHRIST GO
Elder Porphyrios, a Greek monk and priest who died in 1991, stands in the long tradition of charismatic spiritual guides in the Eastern Church which continues from the apostolic age down to figures such as Saint Seraphim of Sarov and Staretz Silouan in modern times. In this book he tells the story of his life and, in simple, deeply reflected and profoundly wise words, he expounds the Christian faith for today.
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Tsar Nicholas II, Tsaritsa Alexandra, and their five children, glorified by the Orthodox Church as the Royal Passion-bearers of Russia, are now among the most widely venerated saints in Russia and are likewise extremely popular among Orthodox Christians of other lands. This popularity is due in large part to their profoundly pious characters and the way that piety was expressed in their lives, both public and private. Superb examples of Orthodox rulership, they also present a model of harmonious and truly Christian family life, something especially needful in the present godless era.
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