Christmas Eve is a Christmas play that transports us to a time in the early fifties, when the customs and traditions of the immigrants were very much alive. We get to spend Christmas Eve with the Petrides family, a Greek American family of first and second generation, who are first of all Orthodox Christians.
Consider this: How many times have you been approached by an Evangelical Christian asking whether you have been saved, or have Jesus in your heart, or have made a confession of faith in Jesus with your lips, etc? Saint Theophan the Recluse shows us how to deal with this sensitive subject, allowing us to defend the truth and bring back those who have fallen into error. 53 pages. Includes subheadings for study. Translated by Dr. Dimitri Kagaris.
Father Dimitrios Gagastathis (+1975) was a towering, prophetic figure of our days, a man of great faith, humility and simplicity, a married priest, and father of nine daughters. His life is a wonder. The numerous miracles he recounts in these autobiographical notes testify to his sanctity. Also included are testimonials from Saint Amphilochios (Makris), Elder Emilianos of Simonopetra and Elder Philotheos Zervakos.
Saint Iakovos (Tsalikis) (+1991) belongs to a special group of contemporary charismatic Elders (Paisios and Porphyrios, Fr. Dimitri Gagastathis and others) who were responsible for a resurgence of faith among those who knew them personally. The author of this book, Professor Stylianos Papadopoulos, was blessed to know the Elder. His intimate knowledge of the Elder’s life together with his literary talent make the story on these pages come alive.
Was The human nature of Christ fallen like ours? Was His human nature corrupt and sinful, inherently and necessarily subject to suffering and death? Did He inherit a fallen humanity? If His humanity was fallen how was He sinless? Did He have human ignorance? In what way was His human will involved in the plan of salvation? Jesus: Fallen? sheds light on these and many other questions.
The Heavenly Banquet is the most comprehensive Divine Liturgy commentary available in the English language. With over 300 bibliographical sources, an abundance of biblical citations, and quotations from Church Fathers and modern authors, The Heavenly Banquet is a treasure.