Quickview SpiritualityAbout the Book From the Introduction by His Grace Bishop Youssef: The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ expounded during Holy Week is a profound respective interval for contemplation, understanding, soul searching, repentance, and wholehearted gratitude for His immense love and the toll of His sacrifice for us. This book provides deep insight and invites the believer to delve into an exceptional discourse regarding the events of the days and minutes of the Lord’s Passion according to the readings and rites of the Coptic Orthodox Church, starting with Hosanna Sunday, and unto Covenant Thursday, Great Friday, Bright Saturday, and Resurrection Sunday.$7.99
Quickview H.H. Pope Shenouda III, SpiritualityMonastic Treasures for All of Us A Series of Homilies and Lectures by the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III of Blessed Memory$12.99
About the Book Although these homilies and lectures were delivered to monastic communities, the spiritually nourishing teachings reflect on biblical teachings that are applicable to all readers seeking to pursue a life of holiness. His Holiness Pope Shenouda III of Blessed Memory draws from decades of spiritual dedication, formally beginning from his joining the monastery, and thereafter being ordained a priest, then hegumen, bishop, and finally chosen as the 117th Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, leading the Coptic Church as he excelled by God's grace in his role as a shepherd and teacher for over 40 years before his departure in 2012. His deeply moving homilies are reminiscent of the famed sayings of the early desert fathers, and bring to mind the famed oratory influence and eloquence of the fourth century archbishop of Constantinople St. John Chrysostom (the "golden-mouthed").
Quickview Early Church Today Series, SpiritualityOn Repentance & Defeating Despair: Letters to Theodore by St. John Chrysostom Volume 1 of The Early Church Today Series by St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey Press$12.99
About the Book Do you ever feel God is an oppressive judge looking to punish you? Have you ever felt defeated because of your sins or because you feel you are so far away from where you know you should be with God? Whether you have just fallen into a particular sin you are ashamed of, or have a repeated beloved sin which you feel you are unable to extinguish, this book is for you. St. John Chrysostom wrote two letters to his friend Theodore, who along with St. John and his friend Basil, committed to a life of celibacy and spiritual living; however, Theodore was unable to keep his commitments and later fell into lustful passions and strayed quite afar off from godliness. These letters are St. John’s heartfelt words written in anguish to his lost friend pleading for his return. The purpose of this book is to help make St. John’s letters to Theodore accessible to modern audiences. Various editorial supplements and revisions have been implemented to help achieve that end, including using modern words in place of archaic language, and providing summary captions to make it easier to understand and follow along, all while intently focusing on preserving the original meaning of the author. This marks the first of several, God willing, books to be published as part of The Early Church Today Series, which aims to manifest the richness of the early Chuch and its relevance to today. The Early Church Today Series The early leaders of the Church, tasked with shepherding Christ’s flock, left us spiritual wealth that is too often neglected in modern times. The Early Church Today Series, published by the St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey Press, aims to help make that richness more accessible to readers, inviting them to see the applicability of the early Church to our walk with God today. By sharing practical selections from the writings of the early Church, aided by meaningful editorial supplements and revisions, each book will attempt to diminish impediments and bring to light what the Church has to offer.
Quickview Afterlife, SpiritualityeBooks also available at all major retail outlets, including: AMAZON KINDLE | APPLE IBOOK | NOOK BOOK$19.99
About the Book 15 years in the making, this book gathers together a plethora of afterlife experiences of Orthodox Christians from all over the world, spanning 2,000 years of Christian history. The reader is taken on a journey from the moment of death to crossing over into the next existence, witnessing the afterlife through the eyes of others who beheld it and were able to tell us their stories. Each aspect of the afterlife presented in the book is grounded first on the Holy Bible, and then an array of early Christian writings is presented to provide a foundation upon which the reader may understand the experiences presented. For more information, visit orthodoxafterlife.com