Classical Orthodox Books on Spirituality (6)
Colliander invites the reader along a path that demands the utmost seriousness of intent. The instruction contained in this book is rigorous and uncompromising, as far removed from the current climate of opinion as possible rendering useless the excuses and reservations that keep us from spiritual exertion.
Price: € 17.69 £ 15.09 $ 19.32
The Life in Christ by Nicholas Cabasilas is a remarkable product of Byzantium`s last great flowering of theology. At a time when secular humanism was increasingly asserting man`s complete autonomy, Cabasilas proclaimed that man`s true life lies not in himself, but in Christ. For him, man`s redemption in Jesus Christ is not just a matter of history, which can be elucidated simply by scholarly endeavor. It is a saving event in which man is called to participate here and now, in body and spirit as well as intellect, through the sacramental life of the Church.
Price: € 22.74 £ 19.39 $ 24.84
Compilation of articles and interviews of Fr. Artemy Vladimirov Warmly engaging pastoral talks. Fr. Artemy, author of Path to Confession and Bless, O Lord, is one of Russia`s most beloved contemporary priests. Here he shares a wealth of Orthodox Christian spirituality and common sense, through talks and interviews first published in Road to Emmaus Journal. Subjects range from practical guidance for new converts to a dialogue on the spirituality of teenagers, reflections on Russian history and literature, spiritual fatherhood, and the Jesus Prayer. The book includes many previously unpublished photographs.
Price: € 16.36 £ 13.95 $ 17.87
Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople (ca. 347–407), is revered as the Church’s greatest homilist and interpreter of Holy Scripture. The present treatise, On the Providence of God, was his last work, written at the very end of his life, when he was in exile in the mountains of Armenia. He wrote this work to encourage his faithful flock in Constantinople and elsewhere, who were in distress due to his unjust banishment and the political intrigue and persecutions surrounding it. It is believed that he sent it to his spiritual daughter St. Olympias along with his last letter to her, asking her to “keep constantly coming back to it” as a source of spiritual strength amidst her own persecution.
Price: € 15.16 £ 12.93 $ 16.56
Over the centuries Orthodox Christians have utilized the time of Great Lent to contemplate the salvific Passion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ—the voluntary sufferings which He undertook out of love for mankind, in order to make possible our return from our fallen state to full communion with God. On the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by St. Philaret of Chernigov is a grace-filled aid in this contemplation. Originally preached in Russian churches during Great Lent, these sixty inspired sermons are permeated with a spirit of sincere love for Christ and awe before His sacrifice for mankind. Chronologically tracing the period of the last four days of the Savior’s earthly life, they take the reader through every aspect of His Passion, providing Christians with fertile material for soul-benefiting meditation on Christ’s final teachings, sufferings, and death on the Cross.
Price: € 25.27 £ 21.55 $ 27.60
The works of St. Theophan changed the spiritual face of Russia in the 19th century. With the publication of his greatest work, The Path to Salvation, the English-speaking world now has the opportunity to benefit likewise from this powerful legacy to the people of the modern age.
Price: € 31.52 £ 26.88 $ 34.43