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Words for Our Time - The Spiritual Words of Matthew the Poor (Paperback): Abba Matta Words for Our Time - The Spiritual Words of Matthew the Poor (Paperback)
Abba Matta
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Traveling Companions - Walking with the Saints of the Orthodox Church (Paperback): Chris Moorey Traveling Companions - Walking with the Saints of the Orthodox Church (Paperback)
Chris Moorey
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Kassia the Nun in Context (Hardcover): Kurt Sherry Kassia the Nun in Context (Hardcover)
Kurt Sherry
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Holy Week Contemplations (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Pope Shenouda III Holy Week Contemplations (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Pope Shenouda III
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On the first anniversary of the departure of H.H. Pope Shenouda III, we would like to present to you a collection of books written by His Holiness which contains His contemplations on Holy Week. This book is made up of five different booklets that His Holiness published in different years. This book takes you through the events of this great and holy week and helps the reader to participate in every step of Christ's passions. This book first appeared in the late sixties in the Arabic language and has since been reprinted many times. It consists of five booklets that have been combined into one book. Perhaps contemplations on the Holy Week of Pascha needs many more books as it is the holiest week in the year, filled with great spiritual memories which are impossible to gather in one book. Contemplations on the Holy Week of Pascha are suitable at any time of the year, as the suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation of our Christian faith. We remember the suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ every day in the sixth hour prayer of the Agpya. Therefore, we present these contemplations in your hands and also pray deep in your hearts.

The Oldest Christian People (Paperback): William Chauncey Emhardt, George M Lamsa The Oldest Christian People (Paperback)
William Chauncey Emhardt, George M Lamsa; Introduction by John Gardiner Murray
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Gives a brief account of the history and traditions of the modern Assyrian people, and the fateful history of the Church of the East. The first seven Chapters are dedicated to the modern period, while the final six chapters discuss Christian-Moslem relations and the fate of the Church of the East and the Assyrian people during and after World War I.

The Copts of Egypt - The Challenges of Modernisation and Identity (Paperback): Vivian Ibrahim The Copts of Egypt - The Challenges of Modernisation and Identity (Paperback)
Vivian Ibrahim
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The Copts of Egypt, who consist of 10-15 per cent of the population, have traditionally been viewed as a 'beleaguered and persecuted minority'. Using newly discovered Coptic archival sources Vivian Ibrahim presents a fresh and vivid alternative reading of the community during the twentieth century. Avoiding the established portrayal of a monolithic entity headed by the Coptic Pope, Ibrahim examines the multifaceted dimensions of the Coptic community, assessing Coptic-State relations on one hand and Coptic intra-communal dimensions on the other. Examining the impact of the British Occupation of Egypt on the making of new national identities, she explores the emergence of a new politically active Coptic class; highlighting popular Coptic grassroots mobilisation during the 1919 revolution through the case-study of the Coptic priest Qommus Sergius. She discusses the centrality of the Copt and Wafdist, Makram Ebeid, on constitutional politics, and his role as a whistleblower during the 'Black Book Affair'. Breaking with the portrayal of a defenceless community, Ibrahim also reveals a strong Coptic response to the emergence and threats of Political Islam through the press. She presents and analyses for the first time, the unique satirical 'Ode to the Fezzed Shaykh', aimed at Muslim Brotherhood leader Hassan al-Banna. In 'The Copts of Egypt', Ibrahim also reveals fierce factionalism within the Coptic community in its struggle for modernisation. Examining mass corruption in monasteries and in the run-up to papal election campaigns, she analyses the ways in which the Church used the Egyptian State to bolster its claim to political as well as religious representation over the community. Through the establishment of benevolent and philanthropic societies, Ibrahim argues that Coptic youths were amongst the first to negotiate a role for themselves in post-revolutionary Egypt. Adopting President Nasser's revolutionary rhetoric of tathir, or cleansing, Ibrahim examines how a group of Coptic youths abducted their Pope and forced through their own agenda of religious and political reform. This book will be essential reading for scholars of the Coptic community and Middle East Studies.

The Martyrdom of St Phokas of Sinope (Paperback): P Brock Sebastian, Sebastian P. Brock The Martyrdom of St Phokas of Sinope (Paperback)
P Brock Sebastian, Sebastian P. Brock
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Church and State - Religious Nationalism and State Identification in Post-Communist Romania (Paperback, NIPPOD): Cristian... Church and State - Religious Nationalism and State Identification in Post-Communist Romania (Paperback, NIPPOD)
Cristian Romocea
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Twenty years have passed since the fall of the Iron Curtain, yet emerging democracies continue to struggle with a secular state which does not give preference to churches as major political players. This book explores the nationalist inclinations of an Eastern Orthodox Church as it interacts with a politically immature yet decisively democratic Eastern European state. Discussing the birth pangs of extreme nationalist movements of the twentieth century, it offers a creative retelling of the ideological idiosyncrasies which have characterized Marxist Communism and Nazism. Cristian Romocea provides a constant juxtaposition of the ideological movements as they interacted and affected organized religion, at times seeking to remove it, assimilate it or even imitate it. Of interest to historians, theologians and politicians, this book introduces the reader, through a case study of Romania, to relevant and contemporary challenges churches worldwide are facing in a context characterized by increased secularization of the state and radicalization of religion.

Spiritual Concepts (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Bishop Youanis Spiritual Concepts (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Bishop Youanis
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The four volumes of the Christian Living Series are the fruit of a catechism class that the late bishop Youanis used to teach to university students who came to Cairo from other states to study. The Chapters of these volumes have been a hand book for many Christians who are pursuing their spiritual path and a source of direction to many over the last fifty years, now we present it to you in the English language. This volume explains some of the Christian concepts that are often misunderstood. Chapters include: Humility, Pride, Dignity, the Narrow gate, and the Life of submission.

Patristic Treasury - Early Church Wisdom for Today (Paperback): James R Payton Patristic Treasury - Early Church Wisdom for Today (Paperback)
James R Payton
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Journey to the Kingdom - An Insider's Look at the Liturgy and Beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox Church (Paperback, New):... Journey to the Kingdom - An Insider's Look at the Liturgy and Beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox Church (Paperback, New)
Vassilios Papavassiliou
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The Orthodox Liturgy is not just an act of worship, but a potentially life-changing journey.Fr. Papavassiliou takes you through this journey with clarity and passion, exploring the Liturgy as a reflection of heavenly worship, and an invitation to enter the Kingdom of God. The hymns, prayers, creed and actions of the Liturgy are explained, covering subjects such as Communion, Trinity, baptism, sainthood, Resurrection, and much more. The book includes a map to guide you on your journey and 20 illustrations.

Meditations on the Holy Scriptures of Orthodoxy (Paperback): M. D. John P. Nasou Meditations on the Holy Scriptures of Orthodoxy (Paperback)
M. D. John P. Nasou
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Following his retirement after twenty-five years of medical practice, he proceeded to writing the Sunday bulletins of the cathedral and essays on a variety of topics of interest to his fellow Orthodox parishioners. He was urged by the protopresbyter Steven Zorzos, the current dean of the cathedral, to publish his writings as books. This is the first in which he provides examples of how he has experienced and interpreted his reading of the Holy Scriptures. He provides examples of what is available within them that are frequently overlooked by many readers. Furthermore, the English translations of the Bible are filled with many errors, which can only be clarified by finding the most appropriate English words, among the many available, for translating the true meaning of some Greeks words in the original New Testament and the Septuagint. Many examples of this phenomenon are provided in this volume.

Meditations on the Holy Scriptures of Orthodoxy (Hardcover): M. D. John P. Nasou Meditations on the Holy Scriptures of Orthodoxy (Hardcover)
M. D. John P. Nasou
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Following his retirement after twenty-five years of medical practice, he proceeded to writing the Sunday bulletins of the cathedral and essays on a variety of topics of interest to his fellow Orthodox parishioners. He was urged by the protopresbyter Steven Zorzos, the current dean of the cathedral, to publish his writings as books. This is the first in which he provides examples of how he has experienced and interpreted his reading of the Holy Scriptures. He provides examples of what is available within them that are frequently overlooked by many readers. Furthermore, the English translations of the Bible are filled with many errors, which can only be clarified by finding the most appropriate English words, among the many available, for translating the true meaning of some Greeks words in the original New Testament and the Septuagint. Many examples of this phenomenon are provided in this volume.

Orthodox Readings of Aquinas (Hardcover): Marcus Plested Orthodox Readings of Aquinas (Hardcover)
Marcus Plested
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This book is the first exploration of the remarkable odyssey of Thomas Aquinas in the Orthodox Christian world, from the Byzantine to the modern era. Aquinas was received with astonishing enthusiasm across the Byzantine theological spectrum. By contrast, modern Orthodox readings of Aquinas have been resoundingly negative, routinely presenting Aquinas as the archetype of as a specifically Western form of theology against which the Orthodox East must set its face. Basing itself primarily on a close study of the Byzantine reception of Thomas, this study rejects such hackneyed dichotomies, arguing instead for a properly catholic or universal construal of Orthodoxy - one in which Thomas might once again find a place. In its probing of the East-West dichotomy, this book questions the widespread juxtaposition of Gregory Palamas and Thomas Aquinas as archetypes of opposing Greek and Latin theological traditions. The long period between the Fall of Constantinople and the Russian Revolution, conventionally written off as an era of sterility and malformation for Orthodox theology, is also viewed with a fresh perspective. Study of the reception of Thomas in this period reveals a theological sophistication and a generosity of vision that is rarely accounted for. In short, this is a book which radically re-thinks the history of Orthodox theology through the prism of the fascinating and largely untold story of Orthodox engagement with Aquinas.

Holiness - Is It Attainable Today? (Paperback): Moses Holiness - Is It Attainable Today? (Paperback)
Moses
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Sacramental Life (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Bishop Youanis Sacramental Life (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Bishop Youanis
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The four volumes of the Christian Living Series are the fruit of a catechism class that the late bishop Youanis used to teach to university students who came to Cairo from other states to study. The Chapters of these volumes have been a hand book for many Christians who are pursuing their spiritual path and a source of direction to many over the last fifty years, now we present it to you in the English language. This volume starts from the beginning of our spiritual journey, the life of Repentance; it also deals with two of the church sacraments, Confession and Communion, Their meaning, practical applications, fruits, and other related questions are discussed in this volume.

The Mystical as Political - Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy (Paperback): Aristotle Papanikolaou The Mystical as Political - Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy (Paperback)
Aristotle Papanikolaou
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Theosis, or the principle of divine-human communion, sparks the theological imagination of Orthodox Christians and has been historically important to questions of political theology. In The Mystical as Political: Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy, Aristotle Papanikolaou argues that a political theology grounded in the principle of divine-human communion must be one that unequivocally endorses a political community that is democratic in a way that structures itself around the modern liberal principles of freedom of religion, the protection of human rights, and church-state separation. Papanikolaou hopes to forge a non-radical Orthodox political theology that extends beyond a reflexive opposition to the West and a nostalgic return to a Byzantine-like unified political-religious culture. His exploration is prompted by two trends: the fall of communism in traditionally Orthodox countries has revealed an unpreparedness on the part of Orthodox Christianity to address the question of political theology in a way that is consistent with its core axiom of theosis; and recent Christian political theology, some of it evoking the notion of "deification," has been critical of liberal democracy, implying a mutual incompatibility between a Christian worldview and that of modern liberal democracy. The first comprehensive treatment from an Orthodox theological perspective of the issue of the compatibility between Orthodoxy and liberal democracy, Papanikolaou's is an affirmation that Orthodox support for liberal forms of democracy is justified within the framework of Orthodox understandings of God and the human person. His overtly theological approach shows that the basic principles of liberal democracy are not tied exclusively to the language and categories of Enlightenment philosophy and, so, are not inherently secular.

The Globalization of Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer - Contesting Contemplation (Paperback): Christopher D L Johnson The Globalization of Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer - Contesting Contemplation (Paperback)
Christopher D L Johnson
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The meditative prayer practices known as Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer have played an important role in the history of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. This book explores how these prayer practices have spread from a primarily monastic setting within Orthodox Christianity, into general Orthodox Christian usage, and finally into wider contemporary Western culture. As a result of this gradual geographic shift from a local to a global setting, caused mainly by immigration and dissemination of related texts, there has been a parallel shift of interpretation causing disagreement. By analyzing ongoing conversations on the practices, this book shows how such disagreements are due to differences in the way groups understand the ideas of authority and tradition. These fundamental ideas lie beneath much of the current discussion on particular aspects of the practices and also contribute to the wider academic debate over the globalization and appropriation of religious traditions.

Symeon the New Theologian, Hymns of Divine Love - An Anthology and Translation of Symeon's Hymns (Greek, Paperback):... Symeon the New Theologian, Hymns of Divine Love - An Anthology and Translation of Symeon's Hymns (Greek, Paperback)
George Valsamis
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Here is a selection and translation (in modern Greek) of Symeon's Hymns, of some of the greatest Byzantine poems, describing the experiences of their author from living with God.

The text is accompanied by images of the Christ and of angels, in full color, and by an introduction explaining the endeavour of Symeon to set the Church free from a conventional and faceless perception of faith.

The Philokalia - Exploring the Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality (Paperback, New): Brock Bingaman, Bradley Nassif The Philokalia - Exploring the Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality (Paperback, New)
Brock Bingaman, Bradley Nassif
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The Philokalia (literally "love of the beautiful") is, after the Bible, the most influential source of spiritual tradition within the Orthodox Church. First published in Greek in 1782 by St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain and St. Macarios of Corinth, the Philokalia includes works by thirty-six influential Orthodox authors such as Maximus the Confessor, Peter of Madascus, Symeon the New Theologian, and Gregory Palamas. Surprisingly, this important collection of theological and spiritual writings has received little scholarly attention. With the growing interest in Orthodox theology, the need for a substantive resource for Philokalic studies has become increasingly evident. The purpose of the present volume is to remedy that lack by providing an ecumenical collection of scholarly essays on the Philokalia that will introduce readers to its background, motifs, authors, and relevance for contemporary life and thought.

Three Views On Eastern Orthodoxy And Evangelicalism (Paperback): James J Stamoolis Three Views On Eastern Orthodoxy And Evangelicalism (Paperback)
James J Stamoolis
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To some Western evangelicals, the practices of Eastern Orthodoxy seem mysterious and perhaps even unbiblical. Then again, from an Orthodox perspective, evangelicals lack the spiritual roots provided by centuries-old church traditions. Are the differences between these two branches of Christianity so sharp that to shake hands is to compromise the gospel itself? Or is there room for agreement? Are Eastern Orthodoxy and evangelicalism at all compatible? Yes, no, maybe---this book allows five leading authorities to present their different views, have them critiqued by their fellow authors, and respond to the critiques. Writing from an Orthodox perspective with a strong appreciation for evangelicalism, Bradley Nassif makes a case for compatibility. Michael Horton and Vladimir Berzonsky take the opposite stance from their respective evangelical and Orthodox backgrounds. And George Hancock-Stefan (evangelical) and Edward Rommen (Orthodox) each offer a qualified perhaps. The interactive Counterpoints forum is ideal for comparing and contrasting the different positions to understand the strengths and weaknesses of these two important branches of Christianity and to form a personal conclusion regarding their compatibility. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series."

Introduction to the Ethiopian Orthodox - Tewahedo Faith (Paperback): Alemayehu Desta Introduction to the Ethiopian Orthodox - Tewahedo Faith (Paperback)
Alemayehu Desta
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Faith is the means by which we understand "the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible" (Heb 1:2-3)

The New Testament - Original Greek (Koine) New Testament (Greek, Paperback): George Valsamis The New Testament - Original Greek (Koine) New Testament (Greek, Paperback)
George Valsamis
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Elpenor's edition publishes the New Testament in the original Greek language, known also as "Koine." Coming from Byzantium and being used until our days in Greek speaking Orthodox Churches, this version can be regarded as the most authoritative form of the New Testament text.

Text according to the 1904/12 edition of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (Antoniades version) with corrections of typos made by the Church of Greece.

Illuminated with images of Byzantine manuscripts, photos of churches in Athos Holy Mount and in other places in Greece, Orthodox Icons and various Orthodox style drawings.

Reading the Bible in Greek supports a deeper understanding of biblical meanings, while by itself a contact with Greek elevates thinking.

Read more: The 1904 New Testament Edition of the Ecumenical Patriarchate: ellopos.com/blog/?p=1599 * Corrections to the Patriarchal Greek Text of the New Testament: ellopos.com/blog/?p=1604 * Book Preface: ellopos.com/blog/?p=1555 * Preface to the 1904 edition (Summary): ellopos.com/blog/?p=1626

The Crucified Jesus (Paperback): Fr Manasseh Youhanna The Crucified Jesus (Paperback)
Fr Manasseh Youhanna
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In the wilderness, when Moses the prophet observed the thorn bush unharmed by the flames of fire, he said, "I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn" (Ex 3:3) and God called to him out of the midst of the bush, and said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground." (Ex 3: 5) As you draw near this awesome sight of The Crucified Jesus, stand in reverence and sever all your worldly attachments. Prepare for the outpouring of grace that will come upon you from the Cross. Gaze toward the Cross as toward the spring of your salvation, the source of your deliverance, the root of your happiness in this present life and the assurance of attainment of eternal glory in the coming age. The Crucified Jesus is a 20th century classic that has finally been made available in the English language. It is a group of contemplations on the events that took place during Holy Week, with a special chapter of contemplations on the words of Jesus on the Cross.

Christ Is Risen - The Passion and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Paperback): Maria Athanasiou Christ Is Risen - The Passion and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Paperback)
Maria Athanasiou
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Christ is Risen is a soul nourishing Christian picture book about the Passion and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Glowing iconographic illustrations and selected Holy Scriptures, with the voice of Jesus in red letters, tell the story of the Holy Week, the last week of the life of Jesus Christ on earth, for children and adults.

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