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Counsels in Orthodox Spirituality  (36)

INNER WAY: TOWARD A REBIRTH OF EASTERN CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Author: JOSEPH J. ALLEN #: 10395
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.

Price: € 18.43 £ 15.86 $ 20.63

THE SPIRITUAL LIFE AND HOW TO STAY ATTUNED TO IT

Author: ST. THEOPHAN THE RECLUSE #: 10396

The spirit — as a force which has come from God — knows God, seeks God and in Him alone finds rest.

Price: € 18.50 £ 15.92 $ 20.70

THE COMPASSION OF THE FATHER

Author: BORIS BOBRINSKOY #: 10400
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.

Price: € 19.73 £ 16.98 $ 22.08

THE SPIRITUAL LIFE AND HOW TO STAY ATTUNED TO IT

Author: ST. THEOPHAN THE RECLUSE #: 10401

The spirit — as a force which has come from God — knows God, seeks God and in Him alone finds rest.

Price: € 20.96 £ 18.04 $ 23.46

LIVING WITHOUT HYPOCRISY: SPIRITUAL COUNSELS OF THE ELDERS OF OPTINA

Author: THE OPTINA ELDERS TRANSLATED BY ARCHIMANDRITE GEORGE (SCHAEFER) #: 10403
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.

Price: € 22.19 £ 19.10 $ 24.84

A COLLECTION OF LETTERS TO NUNS: PROFITABLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR LAYMEN AND MONASTICS

Author: ST. ANATOLY OF OPTINA #: 10405
St. Anatoly`s letters teach the knowledge and love of God; they clarify the lofty goal of the Christian and the monastic life; they provide encouragement in the struggle of battling against passions and weaknesses; they teach the Prayer of Jesus; and in general they contain many useful lessons for anyone seeking the spiritual life.

Price: € 22.19 £ 19.10 $ 24.84

THE ARENA: AN OFFERING TO CONTEMPORARY MONASTICISM

Author: BISHOP IGNATIUS BRIANCHANINOV #: 10406
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: € 27.06 £ 23.29 $ 30.29

THE HEART OF ORTHODOX MYSTERY

Author: WILLIAM BUSH #: 10408
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.

Price: € 24.60 £ 21.17 $ 27.53

MONASTIC WISDOM: THE LETTERS OF ELDER JOSEPH THE HESYCHAST

Author: ELDER JOSEPH THE HESYCHAST #: 10409
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.

Price: € 24.60 £ 21.17 $ 27.53

LETTERS FROM FATHER SERAPHIM:

Author: #: 10410
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: € 24.66 £ 21.22 $ 27.60
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