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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)   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 3: St Gregory Palamas and Orthodox Spirituality
By Father John Meyendorff

This richly documented and lavishly illustrated study of Orthodox spirituality traces the development of "Orthodox mysticism" from the desert fathers through the patristic tradition to Byzantine hesychasm and its heritage in Russian monasticism. It shows how the work of fourteenth-century Byzantine saint and Church Father St Gregory Palamas transcends the limits of one school of spirituality and renews in its deepest essence the life of the Christian Mystery.

Donor opportunity: $5,000 for production and publication of the hardback edition of the manuscript; $3,000 for production and publication of the paperback edition of the manuscript

2)   Church Fathers

The Analogy of Love: St Maximus the Confessor And the Foundations of Ethics
By Demetrios Harper

"This is an important and in many ways path-breaking book that brings the ethics of St Maximus the Confessor into conversation with modern ethics, philosophy, and theology more generally....This is the first major study of the Confessor's ethics, and will undoubtedly serve as essential reading on the subject for many years to come." -V. Rev. Dr Maximos Constas, Translator of St Maximus' Ambigua (Dumbarton Oaks) and Questions to Thalassios (Catholic University of America)

Donor opportunity: $5,000 for production and publication of paperback edition

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

3)   Arise! Music of the Psalms (CD)

Donor opportunity: $5,000 for the editing and production of the album

4)   Orthodox Profiles Series/ Pope Kyrillos VI

This work explores the life and legacy of Coptic Pope Kyrillos (Cyril) VI of Alexandria, a modern Coptic Orthodox saint and major figure of the twentieth-century Coptic Church.

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

Donations are accepted on our institutional website: www.svots.edu