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Pastors will benefit from the simplicity and exuberance conveyed throughout this book and expressed in the author`s opening statement: "There is nothing more awe-inspiring and more blessed than the service of pastorship." First published in Russia in the 1930s, this volume nevertheless retains the essence of pastoral work in ever-changing circumstances and cultures: the formation and eternal destiny of the human soul. The author passionately writes about this unchanging ministry, and his words remain refreshingly timely, especially in an era marked by temptations to follow material excess and success.
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In this present work, Father Jean Danielou provides us with a learned, yet readable treatment of the mission of the angels in the economy of salvation. He begins by following a historical order, dealing with the angels in the world before the Incarnation, during our Lord's earthly life, and presiding over the growth and development of the Church. We then have luminous chapters on the guardian angels, on the angels and the sacraments, the spiritual life, death and the second coming. Father Danielou's work is notable for its synthesis which it achieves between the teaching of the Church Fathers and later theological speculation on the angels. It fills a gap of long-standing in theological literature, and may be read with great profit by students and the general public alike.
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When the late Fr. Seraphim (1982) learned that the early Western Father, Blessed Augustine of Hippo, was being attacked in contemporary Eastern Orthodox circles, then hehimself a Western convert to Orthodoxyrose in his defense. This book is the outcome. Fr. Seraphim said he wrote it in the hope that it would help remove Augustine as a scapegoat for todays academic theologians, and thus help free us all to see his and our own weaknesses in a little closer lightfor his weaknesses, to a surprising degree, are indeed close to our own.
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This volume, the third in a collection of sermons by Fr Alexander Schmemann, is on a topic that was particularly close to his heart: the Virgin Mary. The Theotokos, as Mary is usually referred to among the Orthodox, figures prominently in Byzantine liturgical worship. While no single service is without one or more references to her, Eastern Orthodox theological manuals have little to say about Mary beyond repeating the primarily Christological titles affirmed by the Third Ecumenical Council — Theotokos, Birthgiver of God.
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What did new converts learn about the Faith in the early centuries of Christianity? The early Fathers of the Churchtheologians such as Chrysostom, Augustine, Ambrose, and othersspeak on these and other timeless topics. A priceless aid for any Christian who wishes to come to a deeper understanding of his or her own faith.
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An excellent companion for those who are passing through the valley of the shadow of death due to the death of a loved one. Combines superb insights on coping with grief along with the healing that comes from the spiritual resources of our Orthodox Christian faith down through the ages. Includes resources from the Scriptures, Church Fathers, hymns of the Church, as well as contemporary inspirational literature. Two-page chapters on facing pages are designed for daily reading and meditation. A most helpful gift for the bereaved.
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