Hear Me: a Prayerbook for Orthodox Teens

Hear Me: a Prayerbook for Orthodox Teens Compiled by Annalisa Boyd, published by Conciliar Press, 2007 “Do not forsake prayer, for just as the body becomes weak when it is deprived of food, so also the soul when it is deprived of prayer draws nigh to weakness and noetic death” (St Gennadius of Constantinople).   “Hear Me” is a prayer book compiled by Annalisa Boyd to help one express their yearning to their creator. This book strives to cover all the prayer needs for an Orthodox teenager. It offers a daily prayer rule achievable by all, with a section compiled [...]

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Tears of Repentance

Tears of Repentance, by Athanasios Katigas Saint Nicodemos Publications, 2015 This priceless pearl offers us life-changing experiences from Athanasios (Thanasi) Katigas, a Greek taxi driver from Thessaloniki in the 21st century. Thanasi shares a few out of his many spiritually edifying encounters and conversations with customers who enter his taxi. He reflects on these and draws upon personal experiences in an attempt to provide advice for others attempting to traverse the narrow road of repentance. His deep sense of love and compassion for his fellow man encourages us to be the best Christians we can, wherever we are. The chapter, [...]

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Orthodox Iconography, by Constantine Cavarnos

Orthodox Iconography, by Constantine Cavarnos Published by the Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, 1977 Orthodox iconography by Constantine Cavarnos has four chapters and begins with a brief history of iconography, explaining and outlining the origin of icons. The second chapter continues on to explain the locations of icons in our church. Chapter three then explains the seven functions of Holy Icons, namely: 1) They enhance the beauty of the church 2) They instruct us in matters related to the Christian faith 3) They remind us of this faith 4) They lift us up to the prototypes which they [...]

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On the Holy Icons: St Theodore the Studite

On the Holy Icons: St Theodore the Studite Published by SVS Press, 1981. ‘On the Holy Icons’ was written by St Theodore the Studite as a defence of icons during the second iconoclastic period of the 9th century. These were historic periods of great tumult, where many icons where taken down from churches and destroyed by the iconoclasts, who regarded their veneration as idol worship. St Theodore’s important patristic text is a step -by-step refutation of the arguments against the Holy Icons, covering every theological angle. He writes in the form of a debate, raising each specific argument of the [...]

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Royal Monastic: Princess Ileana of Romania

Royal Monastic: Princess Ileana of Romania by Bev Cooke. Published by Conciliar Press (2008). Royal Monastic: Princess Ileana of Romania is not only an account of the life of an Orthodox Romanian Princess and her intense spiritual struggles, but a thorough history book. The book documents her life from her birth as Princess Ileana, to her death as Mother Alexandra, and at every moment she continuously practiced her Orthodox Faith and expressed her love for God. The book begins with a recount of the Princess’ highly anticipated birth, vividly highlighting the overwhelming love and respect she received from her country, [...]

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