October 3, 2014

14 *New* Items from the Mystagogy Bookstore

MYSTAGOGY BOOKSTORE is offering 14 new publications for the support of this Ministry and the development of its future projects. I am especially excited to offer the unpublished until now text of Fr. John Romanides titled Theosis - The Aim of Creation, together with some of his other writings that have not been widely read or distributed like some of his other writings. Metropolitan Hierotheos' Homilies on the Lord's Prayer has never been translated into English until now, and there are other unique offerings of interest. In the coming months more writings will be offered for purchase.

Please visit the link to the page for the MYSTAGOGY BOOKSTORE for instructions on how to purchase these items and to see our other offerings (now 41 altogether).

1. Theosis - The Aim of Creation
By Protopresbyter Fr. John S. Romanides

This previously unpublished lecture of Fr.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.

2. 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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

5. The Life and Teachings of St. Macarius the Great
By Prof. Ivan Michailovich Kontzevich

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.

6. The Dionysian Authorship of the Writings of Dionysius the Areopagite
Various Authors

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 latter arguments are presented in this study.

7. Homily on the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John
By St. Gregory Palamas

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

8. Confession - Confessor - Confessing
By Monk Moses the Athonite

A book to inspire repentance through a good confession.

9. The Community of the Desert and the Loneliness of the Cities
By Monk Moses the Athonite

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.

10. Constantine the Great and Historical Truth
By Protopresbyter Fr. George Metallinos

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.

11. The Enemy Within: An Interview with Archimandrite Dionysios

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

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

13. Dostoevsky's Spiritual Therapy
By David Starr

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."

14. The Historicity of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus
By John Sanidopoulos

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