Christ is Risen!
As mentioned yesterday, the second exciting announcement is a 50 book giveaway, provided by an anonymous donor. 30 of the books were chosen by him and 20 by me. They are basic and essential texts that should be in every Orthodox library, along with a few popular texts and personal favorites. This is a great opportunity to stock up your Orthodox library. The value of these books exceed over $1000!
These 50 books will be given to one person by random draw, which will take place on May 15th. To be eligible, you must be a donor of the Mystagogy Resource Center. For every $5 you donate, you get one entry in the random draw. All current donors are eligible, and they will get one entry per the $5 they have donated over the past year. If you become a new subscriber for $5 a month, you will get 1 entry. If you donate $60, you will get 12 entries. Obviously, the more you donate, the more entries you get.
I have been informed that if successful, this offer of a 50 book giveaway may become an annual thing, possibly bi-annual. So if you continue your subscription, you will be eligible for more entries in the future. Certain titles of the books may change in the future.
Below is the list of 50 books. If you would like more information about each specific text, a google search of what is written below should bring up more information.
1-7. The Synaxarion: The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church, Volumes 1-7
8. The Spiritual Meadow
9. The Northern Thebaid: Monastic Saints of the Russian North
10. The Lives of the Desert Fathers
11. The Ladder of Divine Ascent
12. We Shall See Him as He is
13. Saint Silouan the Athonite
14. St Gregory Palamas as a Hagiorite
15. The Blessed Surgeon
16. Our Thougths Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
17. I Know a Man in Christ: Elder Sophrony the Hesychast and Theologian
18. Man and the God-Man - St. Justin Popovich
19. A History of the Monks of Syria
20-21. Contemporary Ascetics of Mount Athos Vols. 1 and 2
22. Two Hundred Chapters On Theology: St. Maximus the Confessor
23. Poems on Scripture: Saint Gregory of Nazianzus
24-28. The Christian Tradition, Volumes 1-5
29-32. Evergetinos (Complete 4-Volume Set)
33-36. The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vols. 1-4)
37. Three Byzantine Saints
38. Concerning Frequent Communion of the Immaculate Mysteries of Christ - St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite
39. Confession of Faith - St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite
40. Disputations with Pyrrhus - St. Maximus the Confessor
41. Divine Eros: Hymns of Saint Symeon the New Theologian
42-43. Letters of Barsanuphios and John, Volumes 1 and 2
44. Abba Isaiah of Scetis: Ascetic Discourses
45-47. On the Mystical Life, The Ethical Discourses: St. Symeon the New Theologian, Volumes 1-3
48. An Outline of Orthodox Patristic Dogmatics - Fr. John Romanides
49. The Lives of the Monks of Palestine
50. Feasts of the Lord: An Introduction to the Twelve Feasts and Orthodox Christology
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