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THE SIGN OF THE CROSS: THE GESTURE, THE MYSTERY, THE HISTORY

Author: ANDREAS ANDREOPOULOS FOREWORD BY FREDRICA MATHEWES-GREEN #: 10635

Explore the mystery of the ancient gesture that invites the Cross of Christ into our lives!

Millions of Christians around the world use the sign of the Cross — and have done so for centuries — as a gesture of blessing. It is practiced when alone, during worship, before sleep, upon waking, before eating, before travel, and many other times throughout the day. But, what does it mean? Where did it originate? What did the sign of the Cross mean to the first Christians, and how has this simple movement of the hand evolved over the centuries?

The sign of the Cross is literally a tracing of the Cross of Christ onto the body. By so doing, Christians invite the mystery of the Cross into their everyday lives. Now and for the first time, young Greek scholar Andreas Andreopoulos explains the tremendous meaning, mystery, and history of this dramatic gesture shared by Christians worldwide. This readable account will fascinate and inspire all who desire to know more about the inherited spiritual practices of everyday life.

About the Author
Andreas Andreopoulos was born in Greece in 1966 and is recognized throughout the world as one of the most eloquent young scholars of Christianity. He earned his Ph.D. in theology at the University of Durham under Fr. Andrew Louth and has taught in Toronto, Montreal, and Philadelphia. He is currently Lecturer of Christian Theology at the University of Wales.

Hardbound. 165 pp.

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THE JOURNALS OF FATHER ALEXANDER SCHMEMANN

Author: #: 10636
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HEALTH AND MEDICINE IN THE EASTERN ORTHODOX TRADITION:FAITH, LITURGY, AND WHOLENESS

Author: STANLEY SAMUEL HARAKAS #: 10637
This is the first comprehensive work on Eastern Orthodoxy in the context of health and modern medicine. The book is written to help Orthodox people understand more fully the relation of their tradition to the issues of health and medicine, as well as for those with a general interest in this formative tradition. Of particular note is the emphasis here on the continuously maintained tradition and practice of spiritual healing in the Orthodox Church. Whether through the healings of the saints or through the liturgical tradition of concern for the sick, especially in the sacrament of healing itself, Holy Unction, Orthodox Christianity attends to the concrete and interrelated reality of human illness in its spiritual, psychological, and physical dimensions.

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THE MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH: IMAGE OF PASTORAL CARE

Author: JOSEPH J. ALLEN #: 10642

to minister is to serve
 

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BAPTISM OF JESUS IN THE JORDON: THE TRINITARIAN AND COSMIC ORDER OF SALVATION

Author: KILIAN MCDONNELL #: 10643
The feast of the baptism of Jesus is the second most ancient liturgical celebration and is among the major mysteries of Christ. The synoptics mention Jesus` baptism in the Jordan, and John`s Gospel gives a report of it, indicating its importance.

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THE ROOTS OF CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM

Author: OLIVIER CLEMENT #: 10644
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HUMAN IMAGE WORLD IMAGE: THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF SACRED COSMOLOGY

Author: PHILIP SHERRARD #: 10645
It is now only too evident that the revolutionary changes in mental outlook that took place in western Christendom some three or four centuries ago, and that produced the modern scientific movement, are the major cause of the ecological crisis in which the world finds itself today. Yet the terrifying consequences of the practical exploitation of modern science are usually attributed not to modern science as such — and still less to the mental picture of the universe which it presupposes — but simply to its misapplication and abuse. We are even told, with a naïvety that is as inconsequential as it is typical, that modern science must be good because what is true cannot be evil, and since modern science works, or produces results, it must be true.

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THE FREEDOM OF MORALITY

Author: CHRISTOS YANNARAS #: 10646
This major Orthodox contribution to the study of "ethics" takes as its point of departure the concept of "hypostasis" or "person" not only as this is presented in the theology of the Greek Fathers but also as it is experienced in the worship, ascetical life and art of the Orthodox Church. In this perspective, morality is seen not as "an objective measure for evaluating character and behavior, but the dynamic response of personal freedom to the existential truth and authenticity of man." The author states that "freedom carries with it the ultimate possibility of taking precisely this risk: that man should deny his own existential truth and authenticity, and alienate and distort his existence, his being. . . What we call the "morality" of man is the way he relates to this adventure of his freedom. Morality reveals what man "is" in principle, as the image of God, but also what he "becomes" through the adventure of his freedom: a being transformed, or `in the likeness` of God."

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HOW OUR DEPARTED ONES LIVE, AND HOW WE SHALL LIVE AFTER DEATH

Author: THE MONK MITROPHAN OF KONEVSKY MONASTERY, RUSSIA #: 10647
First Russian edition published in 1880 - Now Available in English!

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