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Marriage As a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints

October 16th, 2008 by Fr. Vasile

“Marriage As a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints” is a very interesting book taking a closer look at saints that lived a married life.

Here is an excerpt from the foreword by Bishop Kallistos Ware

“Drawing on that rich but often neglected source, the Lives of the Saints, this book provides us with a representative selection of models, of icons in words, to encourage us on our own journey to the kingdom, whether we are married or not. . . . What is striking first of all about the examples chosen is their diversity. They are spread in time across nearly four thousand years, from the Old Testament era up to our own day. In space they extend no less widely: from Persia in the east to Alaska in the west, from Egypt in the south to England in the north. . . . In each case the story has been told in a simple but vivid style, with frequent quotations from the original sources and from the liturgical texts. . . . And, whether we are married, monastics or single, as we look at the living icons of the Holy Trinity on the pages that follow, may we all of us be brought to a deeper appreciation of this ‘great mystery’ (Ephesians 5:32).” –

From the Foreword by Bishop KALLISTOS (Timothy) Ware, author of The Orthodox Church and The Orthodox Way.

If you like it you can buy it here Marriage As a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints

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  • Saw the blurb on this and ordered it immediately. Excited about reading it tonight.

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  • Glad I could be of help, more recommendations are coming up!
    Christ is in our midst!

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