Recommended Lenten Readings

Great Lent

Father Alexander Schmemann

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood, New York.

This revised edition of Father Alexander Schmemann's Lenten classic examines the meaning of Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, the Prayer of St Ephraim the Syrian...

His Life Is Mine

Archimandrite Sophrony

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood, New York.

Contemplation, prayer, spirituality-these words have become popular in our day among those despairing at the banality and emptiness of the contemporary scene...

The Lenten Triodion

Mother Mary and Archimandrite Kallistos Ware

Faber and Faber, London, England.

The Life in Christ

Nicholas Cabasilas

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood, New York.

The Life of Father John of Kronstadt

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood, New York.

Living Prayer

Archbishop Anthony Bloom

Paulist Press, New York, New York.

Making God Real in the Orthodox Home

Father Anthony M. Coniaris

Light and Life Publishing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Mystic of Fire and Light: Saint Symeon the New Theologian

Father George A. Maloney

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood, New York

Orthodox Spirituality

Lev Gillet

The Fellowship of SS. Alban and Sergius, London, England.

Partakers of Divine Nature

Archimandrite Christoforos Stavropoulos

Light and Life Publishing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Passion of Christ

Veselin Kesich (pamphlet).

The Power of the Name: The Jesus Prayer in Orthodox Spirituality

Archimandrite Kallistos Ware

SLG Press, Convent of the Incarnation, Fairacres, Oxford, England.

The Way of the Ascetics

Tito Colliander

St. Nectarios Press, Medina, Washington.

The Way of the Pilgrim and the Pilgrim Continues His Way

R. M. French

The Seabury Press, New York, New York.

Writings From the Philokalia on Prayer of the Heart

Ed. E. Kadoubovsky and G. Palmer

Faber and Faber, London, England.

The Art of Prayer

Igumen Chariton

Faber and Faber, London, England.

The Ladder of Divine Ascent

St. John Climacus

Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Boston, Massachusetts.

Beginning to Pray

Archbishop Anthony Bloom

Paulist Press, New York, New York.

Living the Liturgy

Fr. Stanley S. Harakas

Light and Life, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Orthodox Way

Fr. Kallistos Ware

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood New York.

Orthodoxy: Faith and Life

Bishop Gerasimos

Holy Cross Orthodox Press, Brookline, Massachusetts.

The Faith We Hold

Archbishop Paul

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood, New York.

Bread For Life: Reading The Bible

Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos

Greek Orthodox Department of Religious Education, Brookline, MA.

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Spotlight

Be the Bee - Fasting and Prayer

Learn more about the basics of fasting and prayer with this playlist of short videos. You'll find 16 episodes of "Be the Bee" that will help you make the most of Great Lent and Holy Week!

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Journey Through Holy Week

Journey Through Holy Week

Follow Christ and the Church through each stage of Holy Week - from the Saturday of Lazarus to the Agape Vespers service with this full-color guide. Download the Children's Guide » and the Parent's Guide »

Preparing for Holy Week with Your Family

The Center for Family Care offers two video panel discussions focusing on the practicalities of keeping your family engaged throughout Holy Week.

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Don't Miss the Opportunity to Reach Out!

With church attendance increasing over the Lenten period with its usual peak during Holy Week, this is our greatest opportunity to reach out to our inactive Orthodox and to inquirers about the faith.

Visit the Outreach and Evangelism website »