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St. Tikhon's Seminary Press Bundle (26 vols.)
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Overview

St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press—the publishing house of America’s oldest Orthodox monastery—has become a leading supplier of Orthodox books and church resources since its beginnings in 1956. Bringing the best in Orthodox scholarship to readers, STS Press titles marry ancient wisdom with modern scholarship, offering rich insights for today’s Orthodox Christians.

The STS Press Bundle gathers valuable studies on the history, spirituality, and theology of the Orthodox tradition with liturgical texts and other church resources—offering them in one valuable package. Bolster your library with contributions from scholars such as Harry Boosalis, Nikolai Velimirovic, David C. Ford, and Vasilios Bakoyannis, as well as texts such as the Great Book of Needs, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Service Books, and St. Tikhon’s Church Slavonic Collection. With this 26-volume bundle, you can build your library and deepen your understanding of key topics and texts in the Orthodox tradition.

With the St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press Bundle, your study is enhanced by Logos’ amazing functionality. Scripture passages link to your Hebrew and Greek texts, along with English translations. References to the Church Fathers and other ancient texts are also linked, allowing you to click your way through the history of the church. Your digital library also allows you to perform powerful searches and word studies. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Gathers key texts from St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press
  • Explores Orthodox tradition, spirituality, and theology
  • Includes liturgical texts and service books
  • Collects 26 volumes (7,300+ pages)

Product Details

Individual Titles

St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Spirituality Collection

  • Publisher: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press
  • Volumes: 8
  • Pages: 1,701

St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Spirituality Collection offers a trove of spiritual insight and theological teaching from modern and patristic sources. Of interest to Orthodox Christians and anyone exploring Eastern Christian spirituality, these texts take a scholarly, yet accessible, look at a variety of relevant topics. Examine the theology of St. Seraphim of Sarov and Archimandrite Sophrony, and study the teaching of St. Silouan the Athonite on the spiritual life. Uncover the lives of married saints and better understand the meaning of marriage in the Orthodox tradition with the twentieth-anniversary edition of Marriage as a Path to Holiness. Learn about the unique qualities of Eastern Christian mysticism—“a vision of realities beyond and through transparent symbols and signs of the material universe”—with an introductory essay from St. Nikolai Velimirovic. You’ll also get a practical guide to Orthodox spirituality from Dumitru Staniloae and Harry Boosalis’ clear introduction to the spiritual themes of Orthodox theology. Deepen your understanding of important concepts, doctrines, and figures in the Orthodox tradition with these eight engaging texts.

Individual Titles:

  • Christ, Our Way and Our Life: A Presentation of the Theology of Archimandrite Sophrony
  • Knowledge of God: Ancient Spirituality of the Christian East
  • Marriage as a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints
  • O Full of Grace, Glory to Thee
  • Orthodox Spiritual Life According to Saint Silouan the Athonite
  • Orthodox Spirituality: A Practical Guide for the Faithful and a Definitive Manual for the Scholar
  • The Joy of the Holy: Saint Seraphim of Sarov and Orthodox Spiritual Life
  • The Universe as Symbols and Signs: An Essay on Mysticism in the Eastern Church

St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Service Books

  • Publisher: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,999

This collection offers updated editions of popular service books from St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press. Access enhanced versions of The Festal Menaion, The Lenten Triodion, and The Lenten Triodion: Supplement, translated from the original Greek by His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and Mother Mary, from the Monastery of the Veil of the Mother of God in Burgundy, France. Find an updated version of An Abridged Typicon, which has been revised to clarify the original presentation of the text, conforming it to the English liturgical norms now used in North America, and with much of Mother Mary and Met. Kallistos’ traditional liturgical translations. In addition, this collection includes St. Tikhon’s popular Orthodox Daily Prayer, first published in 1982. This popular text offers models for prayer, presenting the prayers of King David, the desert fathers, great hierarchs, teachers of the church, and more recent fathers.

Individual Titles:

  • An Abridged Typicon
  • Orthodox Daily Prayer
  • The Festal Menaion
  • The Lenten Triodion
  • The Lenten Triodion: Supplement

The Great Book of Needs

  • Publisher: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 1,627

St. Tikhon’s Monastery presents The Great Book of Needs—the first complete English edition of the Slavonic Trebnik (or in Greek, the Euchologion). These four volumes contain all the Trebnik services translated from the Church Slavonic, along with accompanying notes. St. Tikhon’s has also rearranged the services from the order in which they have been historically published, seeking to create a more logical sequence. This service book contains prayers for various needs; services associated with the Holy Mysteries, Moliebens, death and the departed, and the sanctification of the temple; as well as other specific blessings and services.

Individual Titles:

  • The Great Book of Needs, vol. 1
  • The Great Book of Needs, vol. 2
  • The Great Book of Needs, vol. 3
  • The Great Book of Needs, vol. 4

St. Tikhon’s Church Slavonic Collection

  • Publisher: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 650

The St. Tikhon’s Church Slavonic Collection presents language aids and devotional materials in Church Slavonic—a liturgical language used by many Orthodox Churches in Eastern Europe. Find a concise dictionary with entries in Russian, English, and Church Slavonic. Originally designed as a tool for St. Tikhon’s Seminary students who were learning Church Slavonic, it’s now available to all students, providing easy reference to definitions of common words. You’ll also get St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Prayer Book, sometimes called the Svit prayer book, which provides daily prayers and prayers for special needs in Slavonic and English, on opposite pages.

Individual Titles:

  • Church Slavonic-Russian-English Dictionary
  • The Orthodox Prayer Book (Svit)

Holy Tradition: Ecclesial Experience of Life in Christ

  • Author: Harry M. Boosalis
  • Publisher: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 98

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Explore Holy Tradition’s vital role within the life of the Orthodox Church. Theology professor Harry Boosalis gives special attention to how Holy Tradition serves as the common fount of the shared spiritual and liturgical life—as well as the theological teachings—that unite all Orthodox as one.

Holy Tradition: Ecclesial Experience of Life in Christ offers a deeper understanding of Holy Tradition and Orthodox theology, engaging a range of important topics such as “Christ as the Core of Holy Tradition,” “Tradition as the Life of the Holy Spirit in the Church,” “Tradition as Personal Participation,” “Holy Tradition and Holy Scripture,” and the proper relationship between Tradition and ethnic customs.

Based on Holy Scripture and patristic teaching, this study refers to the writings of a wide variety of Orthodox theologians, especially from Eastern European backgrounds. Although intended as introductory lectures for first-year seminarians, the text’s reader-friendly style is ideal for anyone interested in Eastern Christian spirituality and the study of Orthodox theology.

Harry M. Boosalis is professor of dogmatic theology at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. He earned his MDiv from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and ThD in Orthodox theology from the University of Thessaloniki. He has also written Knowledge of God, Taught by God, Orthodox Spiritual Life, and The Joy of the Holy.

The New Chrysostom: Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic

  • Authors: Bishop Artemije and Vladislav Maevskii
  • Editors: Marlo Orlovich Perry and Sergei D. Arhipov
  • Translator: Sister Mikhaila
  • Publisher: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 149

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Learn more about the man known as “Serbia’s New Chrysostom”—Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic. Venerated as a saint by Orthodox Christians, Nikolai Velimirovic was an influential Serbian theologian in the early twentieth century, as well as a gifted teacher, orator, and writer. This concise volume offers an intimate look at his life and works, with portraits compiled by two men who knew him. Bishop Artemije and Vladislav Maevskii discuss Bishop Nikolai as a spiritual figure and contemporary father of the church, while sharing their own experiences and others’ testimony about him. Fill in a crucial part of modern Orthodox history with this tribute to a significant leader of the Serbian church, and get an inside look at the faithful ministry which earned the Serbian people’s respect and love.

Nikolai Velimirovic (1880–1956) was born in Lelic, Serbia. He studied at the Seminary of St. Sava in Belgrade, and earned a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford, as well as a doctorate from the old-catholic faculty of theology of Berne. During World War I, he was delegated to the United States and England, where he gave numerous lectures promoting the unity of Serbs and South Slavic peoples. In 1919, he was consecrated Bishop of Žica. Arrested by the Nazis in 1941, he eventually emmigrated from communist Yugoslavia to the United States where he taught at a number of seminaries. He is now venerated as a saint by the Orthodox Church. Nikolai Velimirovic is also the author of Prologue from Ohrid, Prayers by the Lake, Thoughts on Good and Evil, and many more titles.

Bishop Artemije was born in Lelic, Serbia in 1935. He became a disciple of the Elder Justin Popovic from Celije Monastery, and was tonsured a monk in 1960. He then studied at the Theological Faculty of Belgrade.

Vladislav Maevskii (1893–1975) was born in Kremenchug, Russia. During the Russian Revolution and ensuing civil war, he joined the White Army as a staff captain. He then emigrated to Serbia where he enrolled in Belgrade University’s faculty of theology. Maevskii served as the secretary of Serbian Patriarch Varnava and as librarian of the patriarchal library of the Serbian Orthodox Church. He became well-acquainted with Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic while in Serbia. Following WWII, he immigrated to the United States and accepted a teaching position at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.

Passions and Virtues according to Saint Gregory Palamas

  • Author: Anestis Keselopoulos
  • Publisher: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 210

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Examine the theology of fourteenth-century archbishop of Thessaloniki St. Gregory Palamas with Anestis Keselopoulos’ presentation of Palamas’ views on passion and virtue. Drawing heavily from Palamas’ homilies and other primary sources, Keselopoulos brings Palamas to life for twenty-first-century readers.

Palamas bases his teaching on the passions and virtues on the basic theological distinction between human life according to nature and human life contrary to nature. He argues that the passions do not belong to human nature, but are rather impulses and actions foreign to the natural life of man. For Palamas, the passions are states where man moves in a way that is contrary to nature. He characterizes passions as “deceitful desires.”

However, when the soul moves according to nature, one’s desires become an ardent longing for God, a “divine passion.” Palamas covers the entire spectrum of the spiritual life as he analyzes the causes of the soul’s enslavement to the passions and shows how the godlike virtues are their opposites. For him, this life begins with the cessation of our own impassioned thoughts, and leads to the soul’s reception of the divine grace of the Holy Spirit. This is the ultimate goal for all Christians.

Anestis Keselopoulos is professor of ethics, pastoral theology, Orthodox spiritual life at the University of Thessaloniki.

Stories from Scripture

  • Author: Vasilios Bakoyannis
  • Publisher: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 130

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This volume presents the spiritual truths of Holy Scripture in an accessible and applicable way for contemporary people. The exciting stories of the Old Testament—full of drama, wisdom, and truth—come alive in these pages. The stories blend Scripture passages with interpretation and commentary by Archimandrite Vasilios Bakoyannis, and includes the wisdom of influential figures such as St. John Climacus and St. John Chrysostom.

Vasilios Bakoyannis is an archimandrite in the Orthodox Church. He graduated from the Orthodox Theological School of Belgrade in Serbia and received a MTh from St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York. He serves the Holy Metropolis of Patras, Greece.

Taught by God: An Introduction to Orthodox Theology

  • Author: Harry M. Boosalis
  • Publisher: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 138

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In Taught by God: An Introduction to Orthodox Theology, Professor of Dogmatic Theology Harry Boosalis explores the Orthodox approach to theology and spirituality. Compiled from preliminary lectures at St. Tikhon’s Seminary, the text’s introductory approach and reader-friendly style is ideal for anyone interested in the ancient spirituality of the Christian East. Based on Holy Scripture and patristic teaching, the text refers to the writings of a variety of Orthodox theologians, but especially those from Eastern European backgrounds. With an engaging style, this book is an ideal introduction to Orthodox theology for lay people and students.

Harry M. Boosalis is professor of dogmatic theology at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. He earned his MDiv from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and ThD in Orthodox theology from the University of Thessaloniki. He has also written Knowledge of God, Orthodox Spiritual Life, and The Joy of the Holy.

These Truths We Hold: The Holy Orthodox Church: Her Life and Teachings

  • Author: A Monk of St. Tikhon’s Monastery
  • Publisher: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press
  • Publication Date: 1986
  • Pages: 394

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Strengthen your understanding of Orthodoxy or be introduced for the first time. These Truths We Hold represents Orthodox theology as it is lived out day to day by Church members. Rather than being a “scholarly pursuit of a specialized class of clergy,” learn how Orthodox theology is “a theology of piety and practice.” The author, a monk from St. Tikhon’s Monastery, paints a unique picture of Orthodoxy by presenting the experiences of Orthodox Christians, including how they were taught, how they understand their faith, and how they have passed it on.

Women and Men in the Early Church: The Full Views of St. John Chrysostom

  • Author: David C. Ford
  • Publisher: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 265

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David C. Ford lets John Chrysostom speak for himself, bringing the wisdom of the ancient Christian father to bear on gender issues. Drawing heavily from Chrysostom’s homilies and other primary sources, he illuminates Chrysostom’s teachings on marriage, sexuality, gender roles in the family and church, and his view of women in general. Analyzing Chrysostom’s views on these issues, Ford shows that the Early Fathers were not the misogynists some have claimed.

See how Chrysostom reveals God’s triune glory in marriage. Tap into the wisdom of the ancient church and apply it to gender issues today. Flesh out Chrysostom’s rich, and often misrepresented views of sexuality and the sexes. Ford’s work brings Chrysostom into the twenty-first century, both for couples navigating marriage today and scholars studying the church of the ancient world.

Dr. David Ford’s articulate and lucid prose, as well as his broad familiarity with the writings of St. John Chrysostom—the most influential biblical commentator in Eastern Christianity—make this book a most welcome and valuable contribution to Christian understanding of human nature, accessible to lay reader and specialist alike. It should be required reading for all who are interested in the deeper aspects of patristic thought on questions of human sexuality, man-woman relationships, and the roles of men and women in family, church, and society.

—Alexander Golubov, associate professor of spirituality and academic dean, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

It is necessary to read the writings of the Church Fathers, especially their popular sermons, with accuracy and empathy within the Church’s total life and witness rooted in the Bible. David Ford does just this in his exhaustive study of St. John Chrysostom’s teachings about women and men, gender and sexuality, marriage and monasticism, and spiritual life and service in the Christian church. He examines the saint’s thought on these complicated and controverted issues with care and compassion. His work is a rare gift for which faithful Christians will surely return admiration and gratitude.

—Thomas Hopko, professor of systematic theology and dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

[Through his] careful textual analysis of the writings of John Chrysostom, . . . David Ford has opened a broad window of access to these questions that has not been looked through before. Look through this window, I plead with you. Let the wisdom found there illumine present dilemmas of sexuality, family, and marriage. I pray that this book may become a means of grace to women and men seeking to embody the praise of God in their sexual and spiritual lives.

Thomas C. Oden, professor of theology, Drew Graduate School and Seminary

David C. Ford is assistant professor of church history at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Mary, coauthored Marriage As a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints.