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SACRED SYMBOLS THAT SPEAK: A STUDY OF THE MAJOR SYMBOLS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH (VOL II)

Author: ANTHONY M. CONIARIS #: 10517
A study of the symbols used in the Orthodox Church. Includes chapters on Physical Postures as Symbols of Prayer: Sunday: The Symbol of the Start of a New Age; Symbols in the Sacrament of Baptism; The Symbol of the Seal in Holy Chrismation; The Meaning of Nakedness in Baptism; the Symbols of Renunciation and Acceptance in Holy Baptism; Symbols in the Orthodox Paschal Celebration; Pascha: Breaking the Doors of Hades—Hinges and All; Symbols in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony; The Symbolism of Vestments.

Price: € 18.38 £ 15.85 $ 20.63

SACRED SYMBOLS THAT SPEAK: A STUDY OF THE MAJOR SYMBOLS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH (VOL I)

Author: ANTHONY M. CONIARIS #: 10518
A study of the symbols used in the Orthodox Church. Includes chapters on Incense, Candles, Flowering on the Cross, Ladder to Heaven, Hesychasm: The Practice of Silence, Palms, the Epitaphion and Tomb of Jesus, Theotokos with Child in the Apse, Christ Pantocrator, the Divine Liturgy: Reality not Symbol, Epiphany and the Blessing of Water.

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THE IMAGE OF GOD THE FATHER: ON ORTHODOX THEOLOGY AND ICONOGRAPHY

Author: STEVEN BIGHAM #: 10519
Fr Steven has given us a unique set of essays for edification, discussion and even comment and disagreement. His exposition on “God the Father” returns us to the roots of Orthodox iconography from which practitioners have strayed so completely, especially in recent centuries. Today, there is a tremendous interest in authentic iconography engendered by greater freedom to travel in such countries as Russia where eighteenth century icons of “God the Father” abound. Travelers see these icons and come back with many questions which Fr. Steven`s study answers. More important, the broad interest in traditional Christianity throughout the English-speaking world has generated this need to present authentic expression of the faith. This continues the tradition of the publisher and the author who have collaborated on translations of other worthy efforts to describe Orthodox iconography and spirituality.

Price: € 18.44 £ 15.90 $ 20.70

SACRED DOORWAYS: A BEGINNER`S GUIDE TO ICONS

Author: LINETTE MARTIN #: 10522
For centuries, icons—known as “sacred doorways” into the spiritual world—have been a central part of worship in the Eastern Orthodox Church. But more recently, people of all faith traditions have become intrigued by the beauty and mystery of icons. Today, icons can be found in churches of various denominations, and viewed in museums around the world.

Price: € 24.53 £ 21.16 $ 27.53

FESTIVAL ICONS FOR THE CHURCH`S YEAR: DRAWN FROM THE ORTHODOX TRADITION

Author: JOHN BAGGLEY #: 10524
The beauty of Orthodox Christian icons is being appreciated more and more in the Western world. But this beauty is not only to be understood artistically: icons were created by Christians within the rich Orthodox tradition where they are at the center of prayer and reflection.

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THE ICON: WINDOW ON THE KINGDOM

Author: MICHEL QUENOT #: 10525
In recent years there has been a sort of "rediscovery" of icons by Western Christians. There is an increasing awareness that the icon is not merely a work of art, but is also an aspect of diving revelation and of our communing with God in the Church. Thus the icon cannot be separated from Orthodox belief, prayer or liturgical life. To fully understand the icon, one must comprehend its organic unity: artistic, spiritual, theological. Quenot`s analysis of various icons and their theological elements enables the readers to appreciate the various aspects of the icon more fully.

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HIDDEN AND TRIUMPHANT: THE UNDERGROUND STRUGGLE TO SAVE RUSSIAN ICONOGRAPHY

Author: IRINA YAZYKOVA #: 10527
During the darkest years of Soviet power, iconographers kept alive one of Russia`s brightest lights — the icon

Price: € 33.19 £ 28.63 $ 37.25

THE RUBLEV TRINITY: THE ICON OF THE TRINITY BY THE MONK-PAINTER ANDREI RUBLEV

Author: GABRIEL BUNGE FOREWORD BY SERGEI S. AVERINTSEV TRANSLATED BY ANDREW LOUTH #: 10528
Many art historians and scholars have described the sublime icon of the Holy Trinity by St Andrei Rublev, but nothing equals this detailed and comprehensive theological explanation by Benedictine monk Gabriel Bunge. In this inspired and utterly sober work, Fr Gabriel aims to make the icon`s timeless message accessible to the contemporary praying believer.

Price: € 34.43 £ 29.70 $ 38.64

THE SACRED IN LIFE AND ART

Author: PHILIP SHERRARD #: 10529
We are becoming increasingly aware that the forms of our life and art — of our modern civilization generally — have over the last few centuries been characterized by the progressive loss of precisely that sense which gives virtually all other civilizations and cultures of the world their underlying lustre and significance: the sense of the sacred. In fact, the concept of a completely profane world — of a cosmos wholly desacralized — is a fairly recent invention of the western mind, and only now are we beginning to realize the appalling consequences of trying to order and mould our social, personal and creative life in obedience to its dictates. It is not even too much to say that we are also beginning to realize that unless we can be no hope of avoiding the cosmic catastrophe for which we are heading.

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THE RESURRECTION AND THE ICON

Author: MICHAEL QUENOT #: 10530
In the frantic consumption of images which has so characterized the close of this century, a profound unrest has come to light, an emerging desire for a different image, one that might serve as the means for mankind`s awakening, as a source of fulfillment and peace. In the great tradition of the Orthodox Church, the icon remains as a witness to the reality which it depicts and, more importantly, renews the presence of that reality within the worshipping community. By its silent proclamation, the icon avoids the traps of human reason and fathoms the depth of a person`s being. Those who gaze upon it are drawn into the mysteries of salvation and, by their willing contemplation, open themselves to the transfiguring presence of the Risen One.

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