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Offline NMHS

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Book on/about Theotokos
« on: November 30, 2012, 04:18:39 PM »
Any suggestions.  I found one by St John Maximovich but its little expensive on amazon.............$899.00

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Re: Book on/about Theotokos
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 04:25:38 PM »
Any suggestions.  I found one by St John Maximovich but its little expensive on amazon.............$899.00

If you want that particular book for $890 cheaper, you can find it on the publisher's website here.

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Re: Book on/about Theotokos
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 04:31:19 PM »
Thanks!  880.00 cheaper

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Re: Book on/about Theotokos
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 01:25:37 AM »
Any suggestions.  I found one by St John Maximovich but its little expensive on amazon.............$899.00


I really like that book by St. John. 

Another good one is "Against Those Who Are Unwilling to Confess that the Holy Virgin is Theotokos" by St. Cyril of Alexandria.

Published by Orthodox Research Institute ISBN: 0-9745618-7-8

It has the text in both Greek and English. 

I'm not sure what we can say here, but I got my copy from the parish bookstore.  It is also available on Amazon and probably through the publisher.
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It's when the darkness rolls away

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 01:44:06 AM »
Can be purchased at Eastern Christian Supply Company...
The Life of the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, by Holy Apostles Convent
The Assumption of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary, by Holy Trinity Monastery

As part of St. Vladimir's Popular Patristics series...
Mary the Mother of God: Sermons, by St. Gregory Palamas
On the Dormition of Mary, by various Church Fathers
On the Mother of God, by Jacob of Serug
Wider Than Heaven: Eighth-century Homilies on the Mother of God, by various Church Fathers
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 02:12:31 AM »
Can be purchased at Eastern Christian Supply Company...
The Life of the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, by Holy Apostles Convent
The Assumption of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary, by Holy Trinity Monastery

What is the basis of the above works?  Are they more story like in a pious way?


As part of St. Vladimir's Popular Patristics series...
Mary the Mother of God: Sermons, by St. Gregory Palamas
On the Dormition of Mary, by various Church Fathers
On the Mother of God, by Jacob of Serug
Wider Than Heaven: Eighth-century Homilies on the Mother of God, by various Church Fathers

These look quite interesting.  St. Palamas compilation of Homilies by Mount Thabor publishing has a few homilies about her, but I haven't see the an entire book of his homilies about her. 
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Is the one that comes between
The edge of night and the break of day
It's when the darkness rolls away

It's gone away in yesterday
Now I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction across the Great Divide -- Kate Wolf

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Re: Book on/about Theotokos
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 02:44:27 AM »
Can be purchased at Eastern Christian Supply Company...
The Life of the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, by Holy Apostles Convent
The Assumption of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary, by Holy Trinity Monastery

What is the basis of the above works?  Are they more story like in a pious way?

I have not read the one about the Assumption. The one by Holy Apostles Convent I read years ago, but I think I remember the jist of it. It is very traditionally-minded, and is more pious/popular and less academic, although they do make an effort to name sources and such from what I remember. It's somewhat expensive, but it's a fairly lengthy text. I'd recommend it if you really want a good overview of the traditional understanding of the Theotokos.
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Re: Book on/about Theotokos
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 06:25:52 AM »
Mary the Mother of God: Sermons, by St. Gregory Palamas
St. Palamas compilation of Homilies by Mount Thabor publishing has a few homilies about her, but I haven't see an eentire book of his homilies about her. 

As you will see from this page http://thaborian.com/gpal.html, the Mount Thabor hardback includes all the homilies about the Mother of God previously published in the separate volume referred to above.

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Re: Book on/about Theotokos
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 09:46:30 AM »


As you will see from this page http://thaborian.com/gpal.html, the Mount Thabor hardback includes all the homilies about the Mother of God previously published in the separate volume referred to above.

Thanks Clare, that's good to know.  Seems to me to be a very good compilation of homilies. 

I hope the person who originally asked the question finds what they are looking for.

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The edge of night and the break of day
It's when the darkness rolls away

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Re: Book on/about Theotokos
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 09:50:36 AM »
Can be purchased at Eastern Christian Supply Company...
The Life of the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, by Holy Apostles Convent
The Assumption of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary, by Holy Trinity Monastery


I have not read the one about the Assumption. The one by Holy Apostles Convent I read years ago, but I think I remember the jist of it. It is very traditionally-minded, and is more pious/popular and less academic, although they do make an effort to name sources and such from what I remember. It's somewhat expensive, but it's a fairly lengthy text. I'd recommend it if you really want a good overview of the traditional understanding of the Theotokos.

Yes, Holy Apostles Convent, they've got a number of books out, and have a nicely bound set of books on the saints;  they are of good quality so they aren't bargain bin prices. 

I enjoy their Orthodox New Testaments with notes. 

Thanks for your suggestions on books about the Theotokos. 
The finest hour I have seen
Is the one that comes between
The edge of night and the break of day
It's when the darkness rolls away

It's gone away in yesterday
Now I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction across the Great Divide -- Kate Wolf

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Re: Book on/about Theotokos
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2013, 05:40:54 PM »
Thanks everyone for the additional reading suggestions. 

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Re: Book on/about Theotokos
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2013, 06:51:19 PM »
Can be purchased at Eastern Christian Supply Company...
The Life of the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, by Holy Apostles Convent
The Assumption of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary, by Holy Trinity Monastery

What is the basis of the above works?  Are they more story like in a pious way?

I have not read the one about the Assumption. The one by Holy Apostles Convent I read years ago, but I think I remember the jist of it. It is very traditionally-minded, and is more pious/popular and less academic, although they do make an effort to name sources and such from what I remember. It's somewhat expensive, but it's a fairly lengthy text. I'd recommend it if you really want a good overview of the traditional understanding of the Theotokos.
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