• on September 15, 2019

New Landings in the Bookstore

If you’ve never come past our bookstore, then you may not be familiar with our extensive range, our reasonable prices, and our up-to-date collection of books. We are always looking at ways in which we can grow!

So, without further ado, here are some of the new books that we have recently added to our collection.

 

The Perfection of Women in Christ

By Abbess Theologia of the Holy Monastery of the Dormition of the Mother of God at Mikrokastro

“Abbess Theologia, of the Holy Monastery of the Dormition of the Mother of God at Mikrokastro, succinctly explains the status of women before the incarnation of the Savior and in what way the Lord Jesus Christ has liberated women by way of the Gospel.

FROM THE PROLOGUE: ‘It is plainly obvious that [woman] lost her bearings. Indeed, after twenty long centuries, in her very attempt to gain her rights, the modern woman has again ended up becoming the victim of various exploitations! But this time, it is on account of the ruinous road which she herself has elected to follow. This disorientation is due to the fact that she has lost her navigational compass, who is none other than the God-man Jesus. The teaching of Christ, His work, His passion and resurrection, His Church, His promises for the present and the future age constitute the only secure context for life and the full potential of women in particular. Only when women are re-baptized in the waters of the Gospel will they be able to recognize their noble lineage, and once again recover their identity and fulfill their high calling, which is their rebirth, maturity and perfection in Christ.'”

 

Friends of Christ

By Demitrios and Anna Fotopoulos, illustrations by Paraskevi Hatzithanasi

“Introducing Friends of Christ, a new twelve volume hardcover series of books for young people. Each beautifully illustrated volume contains the lives of five Saints, which take children on a journey where the real events of history inspire them to love the Lord and His wondrous deeds in the lives of the Friends of Christ!

The January volume contains the lives of St. Basil the Great (Jan 1), St. George the Neo-Martyr of Ioannina (Jan 17), St. Mark of Ephesus (Jan 19), the Venerable Ascetic Xenia (Jan 24), and the Venerable Ascetics Xenofon, his wife Maria and their two children Arkadios and John (Jan 26).

The February volume contains the lives of St. Nikiphoros (Feb 9), St. Haralambos the Hieromartyr (Feb 10), St. Theodora the Empress (Feb 11), the Venerable ascetic Philothei the Athenian (Feb 19), and the Great Martyr Photini the Samaritan woman (Feb 26).

Each volume includes a large decal.”

 

Be Ready: An Approach to the Mystery of Death (Spiritual Life Series) (Volume 2)

By Hieromonk Gregorios

“FROM THE PROLOGUE: ‘When we wish to emphasize the importance of something, we say that it is a matter of life and death. A matter of primary importance for those of us who believe in heaven and hell – perhaps even the most important – is our departure from the world and the life after death. After we are born, the only thing we can take for granted is that at some point we will die. In Holy Scripture, death is called the way of all the earth (3 Kingd. 2:2), because it is the road which we will all travel. All of us, therefore, must contemplate our death and prepare to encounter it. Christ himself stresses this, saying: Therefore, be ready, for it is at an hour which you do not expect that the Son of Man will come. (Matt. 24:44)

The saints of the Church stress that the remembrance of death is a great and enduring support in our spiritual struggle, both by halting our slide into sin and as a God-given strength in the exercise of virtue. Since we completely forget about death due to the cares and distractions of daily life, sometimes willfully, God reminds us of it in different ways, most poignantly when a family member or friend departs this life for the next.

In the present work we will try to see what it means for a lay person to be mindful of the time of death and how this mindfulness benefits the spiritual life. Everything we say is based on the experiences of the holy Fathers [of the Church] who lived in expectation both of their eventual departure from this life and of the coming of the Lord.'”

 

Mother of the Light: Prayers to the Theotokos

By V. Rev. Archimandrite Maximos Constas (Translator)

“A collection of 13 prayers and 3 canons to the Mother of God. The prayers, originally written in Greek, are ascribed to St Ephraim the Syrian (and are the first published English translations of the Greek Ephraim in 300 years). The canons are the works of St Theodore the Studite, St Methodios of Constantinople, and St John of Euchaita (Mauropous). The prayers and canons are united by their spirit of compunction, praises of the Theotokos, and entreaties for her intercessions and deliverance.

A brief, but powerful, introduction accompanies the translation that addresses the place of the Theotokos within the Orthodox Church, and the spiritual and historical importance of the translated prayers and canons.

Beautifully manufactured, Mother of the Light, is a round back hardcover, sewn bound, and offset printed on 100gsm Munken paper. It features a beautifully debossed cover, decorative endpapers, two page-marker ribbons, and original artwork.”

 

The Seven Mysteries of the Lord’s Prayer

By St. Makarios of Corinth

“According to the Orthodox tradition, the Lord’s Prayer is the key to all prayer. Indeed, a careful survey of the great treasures of our Fathers on the subject of prayer indicates that all genuine prayers are related to the Lord’s Prayer, and that the latter represents a fullness which is not to be found elsewhere. In the earliest manual of Church life and order, the Didache of the Twelve Apostles (1st c.), the recital of the Lord’s Prayer three times daily is mentioned as an obligation for the faithful. This is reiterated in the seventh book of the Apostolic Constitutions (ch. 24), a later manual (3rd c.), which deals with ‘the manner of life of the Christians, the Divine Eucharist and Christian Initiation.'”

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