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What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« on: October 05, 2015, 01:57:53 AM »
What Orthodox book (outside the bible) has meant to you personally?

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 02:03:13 AM »
The letters of the OO Saint Severus are what sparked my interest in theology.
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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 03:09:00 AM »
wait no bible hmm I'd say Orthodoxy and the future religion by Seraphim Rose. I'm reading Counsels from Holy Moutain to give Elder Ephraim a fair chance so it might change to that book after tonight.

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 07:33:01 AM »
The Orthodox Church by Kallistos Ware.  Followed by The Orthodox Way.

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 01:38:38 PM »
Tito Colliander's "Way of the Ascetics" early on was very influential.
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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 02:06:32 PM »
Faith, Hope and Love by Archimandrite Seraphim Aleksiev.

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 02:43:09 PM »
A couple of prayer books.

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2015, 03:26:43 PM »
For the Life of the World, Great Lent, Of Water and the Spirit,  and Historical Road of Eastern Orthodoxy, all by Fr. Alexander Schmemann.

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2015, 03:29:06 PM »
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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2015, 03:32:20 PM »
For the Life of the World, Great Lent, Of Water and the Spirit,  and Historical Road of Eastern Orthodoxy, all by Fr. Alexander Schmemann.

what would you say is Fr. Alexander Scmemann best work? I keep hearing people praise for the life of the world so im intreasted a lot

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2015, 03:35:24 PM »
The Orthodox Way by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware.
I read the danish version titled: "Vejen".

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2015, 11:46:47 PM »
The Wisdom of St. Isaac the Syrian, translated by Sebastian Brock; The Spiritual World of St. Isaac the Syrian by Met. Hilarion Alfayev; St. Isaac of Nineveh on Ascetical Life; Ascetical Homilies of St. Isaac the Syrian; The Prayers of St. Isaac the Syrian, translated by Brock; and Isaac of Nineveh, The Second Part, also translated by Brock.

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2015, 12:08:53 AM »
My prayer book (Old Orthodox Prayer Book)
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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2015, 09:20:19 AM »
The Bible

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2015, 09:27:51 AM »
Being as communion John zizioulas

The freedom of morality Christos Yannaras

Relational ontology - Yannaras

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2015, 09:54:29 AM »
For the Life of the World, Great Lent, Of Water and the Spirit,  and Historical Road of Eastern Orthodoxy, all by Fr. Alexander Schmemann.

what would you say is Fr. Alexander Scmemann best work? I keep hearing people praise for the life of the world so im intreasted a lot
For the Life of the World sort of hits the high points of many of his other books, so if you can only pick one go for that one.

Historical Road is a history that doesn't necessarily bow to the need for a clean narrative that many people have. I would guess that some of the scholarship is dated now, but still a good read.
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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2015, 09:58:29 AM »
I myself enjoy the collected works of St. Athanasius.

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2015, 11:10:05 AM »
Hmm Orthodoxy and Religion isn't very good in helping you get a job and function in society.

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Re: What Orthodox book has meant the most to you?
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2015, 11:29:51 AM »
Hmm Orthodoxy and Religion isn't very good in helping you get a job and function in society.
That's what the employment office and lithium are for.
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