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Patrons

Donor Opportunities to Assist in Manuscript Production and Publication

Patrons play a major role in SVS Press’s mission of spreading the gospel and educating the world about Orthodox Christianity. Patrons who sponsor SVS Press titles boost SVS Press & Bookstore revenues, which in turn feed the Seminary’s annual operational fund.

Below is a list of manuscripts, all by well-known authors, just waiting for a patron. If you’d like to become an SVS Press Book Patron, just choose one of the below titles, then register your intention on this page (please see the form below); or, contact Sharon Macrina Ross, Director of Institutional Advancement: 914.961.8313 x317 or sross@svots.edu.


1)   Jesus Christ, His Life and Teaching Series 
By Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev

In this six-volume series Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev provides a thorough treatment of the four Gospels and addresses current biblical scholarship—critiquing what is problematic, affirming and employing what is useful, and bringing the tradition of the Church to bear upon contemporary questions.

Jesus Christ, His Life and Teaching Series / Volume 1: The Beginning of the Gospel

Volume 1 addresses the beginning of Christ’s life, the calling of the disciples, and the outset of our Lord’s earthly ministry, in historical context.

Jesus Christ, His Life and Teaching Series/ Volume 2: The Sermon on the Mount

Volume 2 focuses on Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, examining it in light both of contemporary biblical scholarship and church tradition.

Donor opportunity: $10,000 for production and publication of paperback edition of Volume 2; book patron has been found to cover $10,000 production and publication costs of the paperback edition of Volume 1.

 


2)   Orthodox Christianity Series
By Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev

In this five-volume series Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev presents a comprehensive overview of the Orthodox Church: history and structure (Vol. 1); doctrine and teaching (Vol. 2); art, architecture, and music (Vol. 3); liturgical life (Vol. 4); and sacraments (Vol. 5). The series provides an excellent introduction to the Church for readers of many different backgrounds, and the first four volumes have become SVS Press bestsellers.

Orthodox Christianity Series / Volume 5: Sacraments and Christian Morality

This final volume examines, in great depth and breadth, the sacraments—also known as the “mysteries,” of the Church—by drawing upon the riches of tradition while addressing contemporary questions.

Donor opportunity: $10,000 for production and publication of paperback edition of each manuscript


3)   SVS Press Classics Series 

For half a century, SVS Press has offered the world the riches of the Orthodox Church's faith, teaching, and spirituality. The St. Vladimir's Seminary Press Classics Series presents new editions of the Press’s most beloved texts, with fresh forewords and additional material to help readers delve deeper into these seminal works of contemporary Orthodox thought.

SVS Press Classics Series / Volume 1: For the Life of the World
By Father Alexander Schmemann

Father Alexander Schmemann’s renowned work introduces readers to a sacramental worldview and calls them to live in a Eucharistic manner: filled with God’s Spirit, in any setting or circumstance. Featuring a foreword by Dr. Edith Humphrey, the new edition also contains updated explanatory notes. This classic—frequently assigned to students in Protestant seminaries—has brought many readers to Orthodoxy.

Donor opportunity: $3,000 for production and publication of the hardback edition of the manuscript; $2,000 for production and publication of the paperback edition of the manuscript

Update: Book patrons have been found to cover production and publication costs for both hardback and paperback editions.

SVS Press Classics Series / Volume 2: The Orthodox Way
By Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

Metropolitan Kallistos’ work explores the fundamental teaching, ethos, and spirituality of the Orthodox Christian faith with wisdom, wit, depth, and charm. An indispensible introduction to the Orthodox way of life, it remains one of the Press’s most popular books.

Donor opportunity: $3,000 for production and publication of the hardback edition of the manuscript; $2,000 for production and publication of the paperback edition of the manuscript


4)   Spiritual Reflection

Holy Week: A Series of Meditations
By Faculty of St. Vladimir’s Seminary

Featuring exquisite iconography and manuscript illuminations, this work contains meditations on the meaning and significance of the days of Holy Week and Pascha. The volume’s complementary words and images will enrich readers as they prepare for and contemplate the season’s meaning.

Update: Book patron has been found to cover $10,000 production and publication costs.


5)   Church Fathers

Platonism and Mystical Theology
By Jean Daniélou

Appearing for the first time in English, this seminal work illumines the person and thought of a major church father, St. Gregory of Nyssa. Author Jean Daniélou was an important figure in the French ressourcement movement—a mid-20th century Roman Catholic theological movement that insisted on a return to patristic thought. Contemporary Orthodox theologians who also encouraged a return to the original writings of the church fathers, such as Alexander Schmemann and John Meyendorff, often referenced his work.

Donor opportunity: $3,000 for production and publication of paperback edition


Choose the manuscript you wish to sponsor, and donate here.

 
 
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