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  • The Memoirs of Metropolitan Evlogy

    These personal memoirs of Met. Evlogy, bridging two centuries, vividly bring to life perhaps the most tumultuous period of Russian history—from his election to the Second and Third State Dumas of 1907–12 to the chaos of the First World War and his participation in the All-Russian Council of 1917 amidst the fires of revolution.

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  • The Watchful Mind

    Written by an anonymous priest-monk living in asceticism on the Holy Mountain of Athos, The Watchful Mind is the fruit of a life of deep prayer. The unknown writer was a hesychast—a practitioner of stillness and the Jesus Prayer—and in these pages he shares with readers his hidden life, a life filled with spiritual struggles, ecstatic experiences, and mystical revelations.

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  • Remember the Days of Old: Orthodox Thinking on the Patristic Heritage

    The faith of the orthodox Christian is “apostolic,” in that it is continuous with the faith of the first century apostles. But to be truly apostolic it must be sent into the world, speaking to each new age. In this fresh and innovative work, Augustine Casiday shows us what it means to re-appropriate the wisdom of the Fathers and to give their words new life in a new age.

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  • Give Me a Word

    Towards the end of the fifth century a codification of monastic lore emerged in two parts: one in which the items were arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the monk who either authored the saying or was characterized in the tale; the other in which all the remaining “anonymous” material was arranged under various heads. This volume is a new and clear translation of this classic work.

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This Patternbook is designed to serve as tool for both the studio and the library, pro-viding a wealth of material to the student of iconology, and being invaluable to the practicing icono-grapher.

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