Book Review: Saint Tikhon of Moscow: Instructions & Teachings for the American Orthodox Faithful

Saint Tikhon of Moscow: Instructions & Teachings for the American Orthodox Faithful (1898–1907) published by Saint Tikhon’s Monastery Press, is a compilation of Saint Tikhon’s homilies, letters, and the like directed toward the newly developing Orthodox communities in North America. The compilation was first published in 1923 and 1926 but, as the translator notes in the preface,[…]

Angels & Demons: A Patristic Perspective — Book Review

Angels & Demons, written by Dr. Harry Boosalis and published by Saint TIkhon’s Monastery Press, is a short, one-hundred page introductory-level piece to the spiritual realm of angels and demons. Based on lectures in Dr. Harry’s first year dogmatics course, the book is divided into three chapters, Angels, Demons, and The Enigma of Evil, and[…]

The Empty Throne — Book Review

The Empty Throne, by Fr. Lawrence Farley, traces the Orthodox Episcopacy from the time of the Apostles to today. Published by Ancient Faith Ministries, the book is a time-appropriate exploration of how the Episcopacy developed, what it looks like today, and how, in Fr. Lawrence’s opinion, Orthodox parishes and Bishops should take steps to develop a[…]

Divine Energy: The Orthodox Path to Christian Victory — Book Review

Divine Energy: The Orthodox Path to Christian Victory written by Fr. Jon Braun and first published in 1995 by Conciliar Press was recently re-released by Ancient Faith Publishing with a new cover image and layout (and Ancient Faith branding). The book is a quick read, featuring a decent font and point size and weighing in at[…]

Fasting as a Family — Book Review

Fasting as a Family by Melissa Naasko: is it a book or a cookbook? Yes and no. Yes. I do not know. The first 80 pages or so are divided into six chapters and read like a book. Chapter seven features around 50 fast-friendly recipes ranging from the acrid sounding “Breakfast Spaghetti” and “Smoked Oyster Paté” to[…]

Come, Let Us Worship, Book Review

The Divine Liturgy is packed with goods. As informal as that statement is, it remains true. And it can take years to fully appreciate the fullness of the Divine Liturgy. With this in mind, the Very Reverend Fr. Patrick B. O’Grady set out to adapt Robert S. Andrew’s In Remembrance of Me, a guide to the Divine Liturgy, “to[…]