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PUBLICATIONS


1. The Agony of the Church 
    By St. Nikolai Velimirovich
    $10.00

The contents of this book were originally given in the form of lectures at St Margaret's, Westminster in 1917.

2.  Serbia in Light and Darkness
     By St. Nikolai Velimirovich
     $10.00

These lectures on Serbia were delivered in the Chapter House of Canterbury Cathedral in 1916.

3. The Religious Spirit of the Slavs
    By St. Nikolai Velimirovich
    $10.00

Three lectures delivered at St. Margaret's, Westminster during Great Lent, 1916.

4. The New Ideal in Education
    By St. Nikolai Velimirovich
    $10.00

An address given before the League of the Empire on July 16, 1916.

5. The Divine Comforter and Orthodox Theology According To Saint Nikodemos the Hagiorite
    $5.00

A short summary of the patristic teaching on the Holy Spirit as taught by St. Nikodemos the Hagiorite.

6. The Death of God and the Resurrection of Man
    By Panagiotes Nellas
    $10.00

An Orthodox response to the existentialist declaration of the “death of God”, which is the Gospel of the Resurrection of Man.

7. Orthodox Clerical Attire and Appearance (temporarily unavailable)
    By John Sanidopoulos
    $15.00

Examines and clarifies the history and meaning behind the appearance of Orthodox Christian clergy and the controversies on clerical appearance in the contemporary world.

8. Old Calendar - New Calendar: The Facts
    By Archimandrite Joel Yiannakopoulos
    $12.00

This book sheds light on the controversial issue of the Church Calendar.

9. The Holy Snakes of the Virgin Mary: Examining the Mysterious Annual Appearance of Snakes in Kefallonia
    By John Sanidopoulos
    $12.00

This study examines the strange yet wondrous annual phenomenon of snakes during the Dormition fast of the Virgin Mary, which visit a chapel in a tiny mountain village in southern Kefallonia called Markopoulo.

10. Newly-Revealed Saints of the Orthodox Church
      By John Sanidopoulos
      $12.00

A book of unknown and forgotten Saints who came to light centuries later by a revelation of God for the benefit of the Church.

11. Saint Savvas of Kalymnos
      By His Eminence Panteleimon Lampadarios, Metropolitan of Antinoes
      $10.00

The life and teachings of St. Savvas of Kalymnos (+ 1947).

12. Saint Joachim of Ithaki, Otherwise Known As "Papoulakis" (1786-1868)
      By Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi
      $13.00

The life and miracles of Saint Joachim of Ithaki (+1868)

13. Saint Dionysios of Zakynthos
      By Dinos Conomos
      $10.00

The life and miracles of Saint Dionysios of Zakynthos (+ 1621).

14. Saint Theodora of Vasta
      By John Sanidopoulos
      $10.00

A study of the life of St. Theodora and her miraculous chapel at the place of her martyrdom in southern Peloponnesos.

15. The Life of St. Irene Chrysovalantou and Some of Her Miracles
      By Nun Paisia Chrysovalantiani
      $10.00

The life and miracle of St. Irene Chrysovalantou.

16. Sainthood In The Old Testament
      By John Sanidopoulos
      $5.00

A transcript of a discussion I had during Great Lent of 2011on the topic of sainthood in the Old Testament

17. The History and Miracles of Panagia Prousiotissa
      By Abbot Kyrillos Kastanofyllis
      $15.00

This book contains the translation of an old codex written by a former abbot Kyrillos during the Turkish occupation which describes the history of the Panagia Prousiotissa icon and monastery as well as many miracles he recorded.

18. The Monastery of Mega Spelaion: A Brief History 
      By His Eminence Metropolitan Agathonikos of Kalavryta
      $12.00

This book describes the history of this ancient monastery in Kalavryta and the icon said to be by the hand of St. Luke the Evangelist, written in a very simple style that benefits the soul.

19. The Church of the Dormition in Kalambaka
      By Reverand Ioannis S. Pispas
      $7.00

This booklet examines the history, architecture and iconography of this church at the foot of Meteora and contains many photos.

20. The Synaxarion of the Triodion and Pentecostarion
      By Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos
      $20.00

Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos lived in the 14th century and wrote these brief yet profound descriptions of each major commemoration from the preparatory Triodion period, through Great Lent and Holy Week, all the way to the conclusion of the Bright Pascha celebrations on the Sunday of All Saints.

21. Saint Luke the Evangelist As the First Iconographer
      By John Sanidopoulos
      $8.00

Ancient tradition holds St. Luke the Evangelist to be the first iconographer. This brief study examines this issue.

22. Essays In Honor of Protopresbyter John Romanides (1927-2001)
      Compiled and Translated by John Sanidopoulos
      $10.00

Various introductory essays in honor of the historical and theological legacy of Fr. John Romanides, who is considered by many to be the preeminent Orthodox theologian of the 20th century.

23. Ten Reasons I Believe the Holy Light Is A Miracle (temporarily unavailable)
      By John Sanidopoulos
      $10.00

This study outlines ten reasons why I personally believe the Holy Light phenomenon gives a higher probability of having a supernatural rather than natural origin and is a reply to skeptics of this miracle.

24. 18 Proofs For the Immortality of the Soul
      By St. Nektarios of Aegina
      $10.00

Within his book The Immortality of the Soul, St. Nektarios outlines 18 proofs for the souls immortality. They are given here.

25. The Nature of the Unity We Seek
      By the Orthodox Delegates of 1957
      $8.00

Statement of the Delegates of the Orthodox Church delivered at the North American Faith and Order Study Conference, Oberlin, Ohio, September, 1957. Included also as a supplement is the short study titled "Orthodox Theology" by Archbishop Michael of North and South America.

26. Orthodoxy and Halloween: Separating Facts From Fiction
      By John Sanidopoulos
      $8.00

This study examines the myths that have arisen regarding Halloween and replaces the fiction with the facts.

27. The Morbid and Macabre of 1893
      By Anonymous
      $12.00

This is a copy of a fascinating old morbid and macabre scrapbook put together in 1896 and was discovered at a farmhouse auction in Middletown, Connecticut back in 1995. Very interesting!

28. A Letter of Consolation to the Bereaved
      By His Eminence Metropolitan Augoustinos of Florina
      $2.50

This pamphlet is a translation of a beautiful letter of consolation to those suffering from grief and the loss of a loved one.

29. Theosis - The Aim of Creation
      By Protopresbyter Fr. John S. Romanides
      $12.00

This previously unpublished lecture of Fr. John Romanides examines theosis not only as the aim of our lives, but as the aim of all creation.

30. Leo of Rome's Support of Theodoret, Dioscorus of Alexandria's Support of Eutyches and the Lifting of the Anathemas
      By Protopresbyter Fr. John Romanides
      $12.00

An important lecture delivered by Fr. Romanides that puts his other writings on the historical and theological background of the Fourth Ecumenical Synod into clearer perspective.

31. Scripture, Synods and Soteriology: Select Papers Presented in the Lutheran-Orthodox Dialogue
       By Protopresbyter Fr. John Romanides
       $12.00

Among the lectures of Fr. John Romanides contained here are an appended version of his lecture on Christ and the Old Testament and the Ecumenical Councils as well as a lecture on the Soteriological Presuppositions of the Seven Ecumenical Councils.

32. Homilies on the Lord's Prayer
      By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and Agiou Vlasiou
      $10.00

A series of homilies on the Lord's Prayer that will help the reader pray this prayer taught to us from the Lord in a deeper Orthodox way.

33. The Life and Teachings of St. Macarius the Great
      By Prof. Ivan Michailovich Kontzevich
      $10.00

Prof. Kontzevich presents the life and teachings of St. Macarius the Great and demonstrates the folly of those who accuse the Homilies attributed to him to be of Messalian origin.

34. The Dionysian Authorship of the Writings of Dionysius the Areopagite
      Various Authors
      $10.00

Western scholarship is almost unanimous that Dionysius the Areopagite did not write the works attributed to him, but they were produced in the sixth century. Yet there are some who argue for the authenticity of the claim that they are indeed a late first century or early second century text. Some of these arguments for the latter are presented in this study.

35. Homily on the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John
      By St. Gregory Palamas
      $6.00

A homily that examines the life and core teachings of St. John the Baptist.

36. Confession - Confessor - Confessing
      By Monk Moses the Athonite
      $6.00

A book to inspire repentance through a good confession.

37. The Community of the Desert and the Loneliness of the Cities
      By Monk Moses the Athonite
      $6.00

Monk Moses shows that the city could be more lonely than what a monastic experiences in the desert when Christ and ecclesiastical life are absent from our lives and are a source to our existential questions and longings.

38. Constantine the Great and Historical Truth
      By Protopresbyter Fr. George Metallinos
      $6.00

A transcript of the lecture of Fr. George Metallinos that exposes the errors of many modern scholars regarding the person and intention of Constantine the Great.

39. The Enemy Within: An Interview with Archimandrite Dionysios
      $6.00

This is a transcript of an interview with an Athonite Spiritual Father on the ego that was published in What Is Enlightenment magazine.

12. "Papoulakos": Venerable Christophoros Panagiotopoulos
      By Archimandrite Nektarios N. Pettas
      $6.00

The life of Papoulakos, one of the most influential Greek missionaries of the 19th century.

40. Dostoevsky's Spiritual Therapy
      By David Starr
      $6.00

This short study is best explained from the first paragraph: "Dostoevsky did not mean to write fiction as ordinarily conceived. What did he intend? I think he wrote investigations of the soul, hypothetical analyses of the sickness and healing of the human spirit, with himself as primary experimental subject."

41. The Historicity of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus
      By John Sanidopoulos
      $6.00

Could the tale of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus have historical credibility, or is it just an allegorical tale? This study demonstrates the former.


ORTHODOX DVD MOVIES (Price: $10 each)

- The Drama of a Nightingale

Directed by Christopher Murray
Starring Dana Behan
1986
English (with Greek subtitles)
Read more here.

- Saint Theodora of Vasta

Directed by Christopher Murray
Starring Dana Behan
1986
English (with Greek subtitles)

- Saint Mary of Egypt (temporarily unavailable)

Directed by George Kypriotakis
1987
Greek

- The Two Fugitives

Directed by Mario Retsilas
1987
Greek