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Offline MichaelofSN

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Orthodox collection of the Church Father's writings
« on: March 05, 2013, 01:50:57 PM »
I am looking for a collection of writings by the Church Fathers that has authority in the Orthodox church.  I have seen "early church fathers" collections in "Christian" book stores and on websites, but my fear is that the translation may be protestant or Roman in bias.  Is there a collection that is recommended in seminary or by a jurisdictional synod?

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Offline Putnik Namernik

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Re: Orthodox collection of the Church Father's writings
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 02:12:47 PM »
The only collected translations in English that I am aware of is available at St. Vladimir's Seminary Bookstore
http://www.svspress.com/categories/Popular-Patristics-Series/
This is an OCA seminary...I am not sure who is the translator.


If I come across any more translation, I shall post it here.

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Re: Orthodox collection of the Church Father's writings
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 02:15:28 PM »
There are different translators for each of those, though it is a very small selection thus far...

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Re: Orthodox collection of the Church Father's writings
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 02:31:31 PM »
The Philokalia? Maybe.
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Re: Orthodox collection of the Church Father's writings
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 02:33:42 PM »
The Philokalia? Maybe.

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Re: Orthodox collection of the Church Father's writings
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 02:47:52 PM »
The only collected translations in English that I am aware of is available at St. Vladimir's Seminary Bookstore
http://www.svspress.com/categories/Popular-Patristics-Series/
This is an OCA seminary...I am not sure who is the translator.


If I come across any more translation, I shall post it here.
There are many different translators, all excellent.
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Re: Orthodox collection of the Church Father's writings
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013, 02:49:15 PM »
If people new to the faith read that they'll be swallowed up by the earth. True story.

I can verify this statement.

The Church really should bar the newly converted from free-reading about Orthodoxy on the interwebs.  I was reading the Lives of the Holy Apostles, did some internet research out of curiosity, clicked on a few off-topic things, and now I'm like, "hmmm... what are aerial toll houses?"  Now I want to leave my wife, excommunicate my priest, and stop bathing.

Just kidding.  ;)
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Re: Orthodox collection of the Church Father's writings
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013, 11:01:16 PM »
If people new to the faith read that they'll be swallowed up by the earth. True story.

I can verify this statement.

The Church really should bar the newly converted from free-reading about Orthodoxy on the interwebs.  I was reading the Lives of the Holy Apostles, did some internet research out of curiosity, clicked on a few off-topic things, and now I'm like, "hmmm... what are aerial toll houses?"  Now I want to leave my wife, excommunicate my priest, and stop bathing.

Just kidding.  ;)

If you want an introduction to the Church Fathers, then perhaps get a book that deals with that.  From the top of my head I know of Prologue by St. Nikolaj Velimirovic (I believe that it is obvious by now that I like his writings a lot). Free online link is available at http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html

The reason I suggest him because besides the life of saints for any given day, there are other things he explains which come in handy:
ie. 1) lives of saints, 2) hymn of praise, 3) reflection, 4) homily.

I am sure there numerous other books and articles available online and in print that perhaps you might find even more useful...As I am sure you are aware, it all depends of what type of information you are trying to gain and perhaps we can all be of better help to you.  ;)
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