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CHRISTIAN MORALITY
By St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite
Translated by Hieromonk Patapios with
Monk Chrysostomos and Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna

With a Scholarly Introduction and Commentary by Archbishop Chrysostomos

St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite (1749-1809) is best known, together with St. Macarios of Corinth, for two of the greatest collections of spiritual and mystical writings in the Orthodox Church, The Philokalia and The Evergetinos, as well as his compilation of Church Canons, The Rudder. However, many scholars and religious writers consider his Χρηστοήθεια, a treatise on Christian morality, his finest work, both from the standpoint of its refined style and with regard to its meticulous discussion of Christian ethics and morals, which he draws from Scripture, the Church’s canonical and Patristic witness, the spiritual precepts underlying its hagiography, hymnography, and iconography, and the highest philosophical traditions of the ancients. The annotated translation of the book and a useful index, coming from translators who also worked on the first complete English translation of the four volumes of the Greek text of The Evergetinos, are complemented by a beautiful cover and handsome, two-color printing on fine, acid-free paper.
2012. 670 pp.

ISBN 978‒1‒884729‒97‒3     Paperbound   $35.00
A PATRISTIC READER:
A Collection of Brief Essays on Historical,
Theological, and Intellectual Issues in
the Spirit of the Holy Fathers

By Archbishop Chrysostomos, John V. Petropoulos, Bishop Auxentios, and Hieromonk Patapios

The Fathers of the Church must be read in the light of our journey from ancient wisdom to the perfect revelation of truth that is at the core of the Christian way of life. They not only teach us about wisdom and human action that bring us into harmony with the world around us, but they bring the spiritual path and wisdom into eternal unity in Christ-the Way and the Truth (St. John 14:6)-and man and God into Theanthropic communion. If the ancients taught us much about human goodness and consonance with God, the Fathers teach us about human perfection and union with God. In that fullness only can we understand their message concerning the essence of the pure Christian Faith; and it is that message which the authors of the essays in this book strive to convey. 2010. 138 pp.

ISBN 978‒1‒884729‒94‒2     Paperbound   $8.95
THE HELLENIC-CHRISTIAN
PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITION

By Constantine Cavarnos (See Ancient Philosophy)
ST. GREGORY OF NYSSA ON THE ORIGIN AND DESTINY OF THE SOUL
By John P. Cavarnos

This is a portion of Prof. John Cavarnos’ Harvard Ph.D. dissertation, entitled “The Psychology of Gregory of Nyssa.” A significant scholarly contribution. (John P. Cavarnos was a student of Werner Jaeger, world-renowned philologist and editor of the collected works of Gregory of Nyssa. He collaborated with Jaeger in the pre­par­ation of a critical edition of the Greek texts of Gregory's works.) 1956, 1982. 12 pp.

ISBN 0-914744-60-7   $2.50
ST. GREGORY OF NYSSA ON THE HUMAN SOUL
By John P. Cavarnos

This book is addressed to all persons who are interested in the subject of the hu­man soul—its nature, its origin, its relation to the body, its powers or faculties, and its destiny. 2000. 95 pp., 2 illus.

ISBN 1-884729-10-X    Cloth   $15.00
THE PHILOKALIA
Compiled by St. Macarios of Corinth and edited by St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite

Writings of Holy Mystic Fathers in which is Explained how the Mind is Purified, Illumined, and Perfected through Practical and Contemplative Ethical Philosophy. Translated from the original Greek and edited by Constantine Cavarnos. 2008. 340 pp. Cloth.

ISBN 1-884729-79-7    $29.95
THE PHILOKALIA: A SECOND VOLUME
OF SELECTED READINGS

Compiled by St. Macarios of Corinth and edited by St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite

THE PHILOKALIA (love of the beautiful) is a compilation of va­rious ascetical and spiritual writings, and was originally printed in Greek in 1782. Philokalia also signifies the love of God’s Beauty and love of the beauty of the soul and its virtues. The spiritual life is the most beautiful way of life, because the virtues, or beautiful qualities of the soul, reflect the ineffable Beauty of God.

The beauty of The Philokalia, like the beauty of the Lives of the Saints, not only elicits our admiration, but also inspires us to transform our inner being to reflect God’s Supreme Beauty, the illuminate source of the beauty of the soul. Translated from the Greek original by Constantine Cavarnos, with an Introduction by Archbishop Chrysostomos. Arranged and edited by Hieromonk Patapios, Archbishop Chry­sos­tom­os, and The Reverend Asterios Gerostergios. 2009. 540 pp. Paperbound.

ISBN 978-1-884729-91-1    $29.95
THE RATIONAL MAN ACCORDING TO
ST. ANTONY THE GREAT

By Constantine Cavarnos

A compilation of gems on the subject of the rational man, his character and way of life, gathered from the Greek Philokalia, translated, and presented with an In­tro­duc­tion. Cavarnos identifies St. Antony”s “rational man” with Apostle Paul’s “new man.” 1996. Twenty-three texts.

ISBN 1-1884729-3   $2.50
ST. PHOTIOS THE GREAT: PHILOSOPHER AND THEOLOGIAN
By Constantine Cavarnos

The thought of St. Photios, great theologian and important philosopher, are very re­le­vant to Orthodox Christians and others as well. This book is addressed to all per­sons interested in philosophical and theological thought. 1998. 84 pp.

ISBN 1-884729-42-8    Cloth   $15.00
ISBN 1-884729-43-6    Paperbound   $7.95
SPARKS FROM THE APOSTLES
By Bishop Augoustinos Kantiotes

Orthodox Homilies on the Sunday Apostolic Readings. Translation and Foreword by Rev. Dr. Asterios Gerostergios. 1992. 230 pp., 30 illus. Second printing, 2000.

ISBN 0-914744-92-5    $17.50
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