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Isha's Voice

Author: Dcn. Stephen Muse; Illustrated by: Dimitra Psychogiou; Published by: Sebastian Press

Isha loved to sing and her daddy loved to listen. What happens when Isha loses her voice? Will her father be able to bring singing and joy back to their lives? What path will the journey take?

An adventurous story about how we lost everything, and, above all, how we are able to recover it. 

Fr. Dn. Stephen Muse, PhD, is a deacon in the Orthodox Church, a pastoral councelor, and marriage and family therapist. He and his wife Claudia have been married for 37 years and have four children. They have lived in Columbus, Georgia for the past 27 years, where Fr. Stephen conducts pastoral psychotherapy and directs the Clergy-in-Kairos program for clergy and spouses at the Pastoral Institute. Is work has been translated into Serbia, Russian, Greek, Swedish and Rom.

Theology As a Surprise: Patristic and Pastoral Insights

In this book, His Grace Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevic) offers us a breath of fresh air. This is not a book of theology in the form we have become accustomed to expect: a systematic examination of the usual topics of theological reflection; it is much more than that.

Bishop Maxim draws upon Scripture, the Fathers, and Liturgy to address perennial and yet very contemporary questions: our experience of time and history, our existence as human persons and the complexities of sexuality and gender, our life in the polis and the ekklesia, and the relational presence of an icon in a world saturated with digital images.

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Source: Diocese of Western America

The Serbian Christian Heritage of America

The Serbian Christian Heritage of America
The Serbian Christian Heritage of America
The Serbian Christian Heritage of America
The Serbian Christian Heritage of America

This monograph includes the Foreword from the Serbian Patriarch Irinej who just joyfully reviewed the draft copy of the book (see photo above)

The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf Saint John Chrysostom

The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf Saint John Chrysostom
The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf Saint John Chrysostom
The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf Saint John Chrysostom
The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf Saint John Chrysostom

The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf Saint John Chrysostom

  • The Sacred and Divine Liturgy is a new English edition of the primary divine service of the Orthodox Church, published in full color by St Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese, and edited by Bishop Maxim.
  • Why do you need to buy this book?
  • This translation is an adapted version of the texts of accurate English translations already existed in previously published service books, and various Greek, English, and Slavonic liturgical manuals.
  • All previously existing translations were checked for accuracy and consistency and edited, when necessary.
  • Modern English has been chosen for this edition, following the most common order to be found in the Greek and Slavonic language service books which reflect the Byzantine tradition.
  • The dialogues between the celebrant and the deacon are also included with brief Rubrics.
  • In the supplementary material a detailed explanation for the Hierarchical Liturgy is included.
  • One notable difference found in this edition from all existing editions is an aesthetic quality: the book is in full color, entirely illustrated by Fr. Stamatis Skliris’ icons and frescos.

The One and the Many: Studies on God, Man, the Church, and the World Today

This volume offers a collection of Zizioulas articles which have appeared mostly in English, and which present his trinianatarian doctrine of God, as well as his theological account of the Church as the place in which freedom and communion are actualized. The title, The One and the Many, suggests the idea of a profound relationship that exists between the Persons in the Holy Trinity, between Christ and the Church, between one Catholic Church and many catholic Churches.

On each of these levels of communion, each one is called to receive from one another and indeed to receive one another. And while this is understandable at the Triadological and Christological levels, it raises all sorts of fundamental ecclesiological questions, since the highest point of unity in this context is both the mutual ecclesial-eucharistic recognition and agreement on doctrine and canonical-eccelesiological organization.

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Source: Western American Diocese

Christ: The Alpha and Omega

Sebastian Press is pleased to announce the publication of an outstanding book by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, a disciple of the great twentieth-century theologian Archimandrite Justin Popovich. Bishop Athanasius' thoughts combine adherence to the teachings of the Church Fathers with a vibrant faith and a profound experience of Christ in the Church. Christ, The Alpha and Omega is the first of a planned collection of works of contemporary Serbian theologians. It is an anthology of Bishop Athanasius' articles which have appeared in Serbian, Greek, French, English and Russian.

Focusing on themes central to Christian patristic Trinitarian theology, Ecclesiology and Anthropology, the book reveals the ultimate purpose of man and the universe, and speaks of how each of us can realize this purpose within the divine-human community of the Orthodox Church. Bishop Athanasius reminds us that the God-man Jesus Christ is the Beginning and the End of all things, and that we must seek our own end, goal, and fulfillment in Him. The book is adorned with striking illustrations by Fr. Stamatis Skliris, a parish priest in Athens who is renowned as an iconographer and as a writer and lecturer on Byzantine iconography.

“The Sacred and Divine Liturgy" оf Saint John Chrysostom”

“The Sacred and Divine Liturgy" оf Saint John Chrysostom”
“The Sacred and Divine Liturgy" оf Saint John Chrysostom”
“The Sacred and Divine Liturgy" оf Saint John Chrysostom”
“The Sacred and Divine Liturgy" оf Saint John Chrysostom”

Los Angeles-New York-Chicago: Sebastian Press 2018

  • “The Sacred and Divine Liturgy” is a new English edition of the primary divine service of the Orthodox Church, published in full color by St Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese, and edited by Bishop Maxim.