Counsels in Orthodox Spirituality (39)
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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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.
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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.
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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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This book brings the reader together with holy physicians of the soul in ancient Christian Traditions, offering superbly clear examples of the patristic method of diagnosing and healing many disorders of the soul that are now being widely treated with brain-crippling drugs. The resounding lesson here, from physicians of the soul through the ages, is that we cannot cure afflictions of the immortal soul by drugging the short-lived mortal brain. Drugs can soothe, as anesthetics can temporarily block pain, notes the author. But the saintly witness presented here is that only God can heal the afflictions of the soul that are causing such widespread psychological distress throughout the world today. The author, a Stanford graduate and a veteran editor and author, worked at Harvard with Fr. Georges Florovsky. Early reviewers have dubbed this book a “must read” for spiritual health and sanity. Discussion questions have been added at the end of each chapter. 2nd printing.
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This is the first new material by this great pre-revolutionary Russian pastor and miracle-worker to appear in English since My Life in Christ in 1897. The sermons are an exhortation to repentance; that is, a reorientation of our life away from everything that is superfluous and a turning toward God as our Creator and Lord. They bring us ultimately to Holy Friday and to the foot of the Cross of Christ. Thus, the saint concludes:
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