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Everyday Saints

November 29th, 2012 1 Comment

This article marks the beginning of my collaboration with the OCN blog, the Sounding. So there we go!

The recent book of Archmandrite Tikhon, “Everyday Saints and other stories”, is one of those books that fulfill the prophecies on their back covers: it was impossible to put down and I felt very sorry when it ended. What is so special about this spiritual book, that made it into a major bestseller and almost a pop phenomenon in Russia, is that it brings the elements of faith right where they belong: in real life. I’ve read many books about the unmatched spiritual battles of the saints from the desert of Egypt… Continue reading

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’s photographic journal">Athos reflections -a pilgrims photographic journal

March 23rd, 2011 No Comments

I just decided to publish my photos from the pilgrimage to Mount Athos I took last October. Take a look at it. If you like it you can have your own copy by following the link.

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An answer to a Priest about the World Crisis – by St. Nikolai (Velimirovic)

August 27th, 2009 2 Comments

Orthodox PriestYou ask me, O man of God, where did today's crisis come from and what does it mean? Who am I to be asked about such a great thing? "You should only speak when what you have to say is better than silence," says St. Gregory the Theologian. And even though I believe that silence would be better...

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Praise the Theotokos – a selection of readings

August 14th, 2009 No Comments

Dormition HomiliesOn the Dormition of Mary: Early Patristic Homilies From St. Vladimir Press a collection of early homilies on the Dormition of the Theotokos. Most of these works have never been translated into English before, and some are not available in any modern

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Orthodox Books on Kindle

August 4th, 2009 3 Comments

kindleI was very skeptic when Amazon has issued their "paper like" e-reader device.  Beside the technology shortcomings I was sure this would be used to promote airport bestsellers and other reading material ready for the intellectual garbage bin. However, I have to admit that the success of the device, which is nice by the way, has attracted some serious publishers...

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Gladsome Light Bookstore

March 12th, 2009 2 Comments

We are proud to announce the opening of the Gladsome Light Bookstore. We have prepared for you a large selection of books on Christian Orthodox Faith. The proceeds will help the ministry of Gladsome Light Dialogues. Our categories are:
  • Church History
  • Holy Fathers
  • Dogmatics
  • Biblical Study
  • On Family Life
  • Liturgics/Sacraments
  • Lives of the Saints
  • Desert Fathers
  • On Prayer
  • Ethics/Bioethics
  • Orthodox Psychotherapy
  • Canon Law
  • Contemporary Theology
  • Contemporary Fathers
  • Christian Art: Icons/Architecture
  • Byzantine Music
  • Video
We hope you will enjoy it! If you have any

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Books on Liturgy and Sacraments

February 3rd, 2009 No Comments

nicholas_cabasilas_liturgy_commentaryNicholas Cabasilas A Commentary on the Divine Liturgy A remarkable product of Byzantium's last great flowering of theology. Essential reading for the fields of comparative liturgy and history of liturgy. through-their-own-eyes-taft Robert F. Taft  Through Their Own Eyes: Liturgy as the Byzantines Saw It

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The Apocalypse: In the Teachings of Ancient Christianity

December 18th, 2008 No Comments

To follow up on our discussion about the end of days here is an interesting book that looks at the book of Revelations from an Orthodox perspective. This verse by verse commentary, a translation of an Russian original by Seraphim Rose, is a  based on the commentary by St. Andrew of Caesarea.

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The Perfect Gift for Christmas

December 5th, 2008 No Comments

Please take a look at these two wonderful books by Niko Chocheli. Mr. Choceli was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, where he graduated with honors from Tbilisi Nikoladze Art College and Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts. Awarded permanent residency status by the U.S. government as Alien of Extraordinary Abilities, Niko has received numerous awards for is artistic achievements. He has illustrated three other children's books for SVS

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Daily Bible readings and the Holy Fathers

November 13th, 2008 No Comments

I recently came across this impressive book that features a collection of daily Bible readings according to the Orthodox Ecclesiastical Calendar. So far nothing exciting, there are many like this. What is unique about this book is that it features commentaries from the Orthodox Fathers. This makes it a unique daily companion for the Orthodox seeker of divine knowledge.

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