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An Address on Vainglory and the Proper Upbringing of Children
St. John Chrysostom
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A treatise on inspired and practical advice on Christian parenting by St. John Chrysostom.  This text sets the daily tasks of the upbringing of children in a grand vision of serving God and training spiritual athletes for Christ’s sake. This treatise has long been out of print in the English language.

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An Address on Vainglory and the Proper Upbringing of Children: $10.00
Combo Special! 1) The Antichrist and Signs of the End of the World and 2) The Soul After Death
St. John of San Francisco
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This is a two part reading of the works of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco.  In part one the saint distills for us the essential eschatological teachings concerning those events that are to unfold just prior to the Return of our Lord Jesus Christ in glory.  In part two is an illuminating sermon on the movement of the human soul after death.  St. John penetrates the mystery which enshrouds death, avoiding both the Latin error of purgatory on the one hand, and the Protestant error of instantaneous glorification on the other hand. He presents us with a simple explanation of the reason that Orthodox Christians pray for the departed as we do.

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Parts 1 and 2: $7.00
Combo Special! 1) Marriage: The Great Sacrament and 2) On Holy Virginity
Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra & St. Philaret of Moscow
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A two part reading of the works of Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra and St. Philaret of Moscow.

Part 1: Marriage: The Great Sacrament
The great Athonite elder, Aimilianos of Simonopetra, delivered this lecture on marriage as a young abbot. Here, from the heart and pen of one of the most influential monks of modern times, we have, perhaps, the most beautiful description of the married life ever written. Listeners will find their hearts enthralled and their vision for married life greatly expanded by this lecture.
      
Part 2: On Holy Virginity
St. Philaret is certainly one of the greatest Orthodox preachers of the last several centuries. In this homily we have a classic patristic presentation on the supremacy and glory of the state of consecrated celibacy, presented with the stature and cogency of the great and holy Fathers. This work is a mighty antidote to the anti-monastic and pleasure-loving disease in which contemporary man swims. This offering is included in the Ten Marian Homilies of St. Philaret and is reproduced here.

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Parts 1 and 2: $7.00
Homily on the Ascension of the Lord and His Future Advent
St. Philaret of Moscow
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How has the Ascension of the Lord changed our life and world? Listen and you will discover the answer. The master preacher, St. Philaret of Moscow, unpacks the deep meaning of the Glorious Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, one of the mighty and saving acts of the Lord which is so neglected in contemporary theology and preaching.

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Homily on the Ascension of the Lord and His Future Advent: $3.00
Letter to a Young Widow
St. John Chrysostom
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Here is a majestic vision of the Kingdom of God and the value of marital love. This precious and intimate letter of the great hierarch to a young woman, just 20 years old, on the occasion of her husband's untimely death establishes a beautiful vision for widowed life.

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Letter to a Young Widow: $7.00
On Providence
St. John Chrysostom
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Holy counsel on why a Christian should trust God in every detail of his or her life, and how to do it even in the midst of terrible suffering. This is the first time this treatise is available in the English language.

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All 63 Tracks: $15.00
On the Causes and Uses of Affliction
St. Philaret of Moscow
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A masterful homily by St. Philaret on how God's love is expressed for us in our trials and tribulations turning our crosses into triumphs.

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On the Causes and Uses of Affliction: $5.00
On the Mother and Brethren of Christ: A Homily on the Great Feast of the Holy Nativity of the Theotokos
St. Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow
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In this sublime homily, the master-preacher, St. Philaret, unfolds the nature of the intimate relationship that the Mother of God had with her divine Son, and that relationship which she continues to have through her Son with the entire mystical Body of Christ.

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On the Mother and Brethren of Christ: $3.00
Pre-Communion Prayers / Post Communion Prayers from the Liturgikon
Father Josiah Trenham
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These prayers are essential in the proper preparation for communion, and in the appropriate thanksgiving to be made after reception. In this format these prayers can be utilized by families and individuals driving on the way to and from church.

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Pre-Communion Prayers / Post Communion Prayers: $7.00
Should Christians Go To Doctors
St. Basil the Great
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In this age of materialism in which health care and the elongation of physical life have trumped soul care and the quest for eternal life, St. Basil provides direction on how to care for bodily health while remaining committed to seeking first the Kingdom of God and heavenly things. This material is excerpted from the Saint’s Long Rules.

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Should Christians Go To Doctors: $5.00
Ten Homilies on the Holy Virgin Mary
St. Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow
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These Marian Homilies by the master-preacher, St. Philaret of Moscow, provide a veritable treasure chest of theology and devotional reflection on the Most Pure Theotokos. St. Philaret unfolds the unspeakable beauty and faith of the Holy Virgin Mary, and is not shy to posit difficult questions that non-Orthodox persons ask about our devotion to Our Lady. He provides penetrating answers from the text of Holy Scripture, and does so always with a single eye on the edification of the soul. The listener will feast royally on these homilies.

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All 10 Homilies: $20.00
The Life of St. Mary of Egypt
St. Sophronios
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The life of St. Mary bears witness to the immeasurably grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the great power of repentance. This life of St. Mary, written by St. Sophronios, Patriarch of Jerusalem, is read in the 5th Week of Great Lent each year.

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The Life of St. Mary of Egypt: $5.00
The Life of St. Photios the Great
Father Josiah Trenham
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The holy hierarch, St. Photios, was a man aflame with prayer, illumined intelligence, and a churchliness which served his generation and those since as a touchstone of Holy Orthodoxy. St. Photios, the Great, 9th century Patriarch of Constantinople is known by the Church as one of the "Pillars of Orthodoxy" and a model hierarch.  He was also a magnificent missionary, and the scourge of the papal promoters of the filioque heresy and papal primacy. His light shines as brightly today as it did twelve centuries ago. This life of St. Photios was written by the recently glorified saint of Serbia, Justin (Popovich) of Chilije.

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The Life of St. Photios the Great: $12.00

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