Orthodox Spirituality (72)
Bishop Ignatius was a great 19th century Russian monastic leader and teacher of the Church, who wrote this book initially for Orthodox monks and nuns—however, much of the book is applicable to the spiritual life of lay people in today's world. An austere call to a more ascetic life, with detailed information about the Jesus Prayer and warnings about "fake" spirituality, this book is highly recommended.
Price: € 28.38 £ 24.01 $ 30.29
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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Elder Joseph the Hesychast (+1959) was one of the greatest ascetics of our century. He arrived at the Holy Mountain in time to be benefited and guided by a number of holy monks of the previous century, but the remainder of his life coincided with an era of general spiritual decline and depopulation on the Holy Mountain. He thus became a vital link in the golden chain of Athonite tradition for contemporary Orthodoxy.
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Hieromonk Seraphim Rose is well known to many as an Orthodox Christian writer. He edited The Orthodox Word and authored numerous articles and several books-including the best-selling Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future and The Soul After Death—before his tragically early death, in 1982, at the age of 48.
Price: € 25.86 £ 21.88 $ 27.60
In this book, Kyriacos C. Markides helps to recover the mystical heart of Christianity, confirming that there is a direct tradition of spiritual practices that the mainstream Church has managed to ignore and even suppress. Markides` pursuit of higher knowledge leads him on a quest from Maine to New York, London and Cyprus and to ancient monasteries on the coast of Greece. His revelation of a vital, living mystical practice, based in ancient Christian thought, is a major step in linking the most esoteric traditions of the East to the largely hidden esoteric traditions of the West.
Price: € 31.03 £ 26.26 $ 33.12
This book contains the important message that the church can heal an ailing personality. The term "Orthodox Psychotherapy" does not refer to specific cases of people suffering from the psychological problems of neurosis. Rather it refers to all people.
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"I am an Orthodox Christian." In the West, people often find this a confusing statement. Many feel that you have left out the necessary qualifier: "Do you mean Russian Orthodox or Greek Orthodox?" How are we to define this word "Orthodox" in a way that transcends and yet accounts for ethnic backgrounds? What sets apart the Orthodox from other Christians so that we find a book of readings which singles out the "Orthodox" tradition?
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God revealed Himself to Moses as a fire which burns but does not consume. Lev Gillet, an Orthodox monk, uses this symbol of God as the center of a meditation on the life of a Christian. Jesus, Gillet tells us, is the fullest manifestation of the God who revealed himself to Moses in the burning bush. He is the one who shows us how to undertake the way he lived, a way which reveals "the God of Limitless Love, the love which burns but does not consume."
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When entreated for words of wisdom, the author of this text, an unknown elder of blessed memory, begins by declaring, There is nothing eternal under the sun except the human soul. He goes on to elucidate with penetrating simplicity the central facts of human existence: the creation and fall of man and his restoration in the God-Man Jesus Christ. Speaking with rare authority born of experience in the authentic Christian life, the elder urges his listener towards spiritual vigilance: Heed the signsand do not relax your trust in God. His own profound love for God and neighbor suffuses these reflections with warmth and joy, evidence of what blessedness it is to be a slave of Christ.
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