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a seekers manual By Fr Mark Hodges
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A SEEKERS MANUAL: OUTLINES FOR DISCUSSION AND STUDY OF THE ORTHODOX FAITH -- A clearly written, thorough study guide on the Orthodox Faith, answering questions on knowing God, prayer, Jesus,... More > the Holy Trinity, salvation, faith, worship, conversion, the Christian Creed, Church history, theology, heresy, infant baptism, icons, fasting, confession, the Divine Liturgy, saints, Mary, Communion, the Church's yearly cycle of feasts, Holy Tradition, the Bible, the Church calendar, American Orthodoxy, Chrismation, almsgiving, sin, angels, gender, homosexuality, pornography, modesty, tithing, monasticism, the Sign of the Cross, incense, vestments, exorcism, silence, Orthodox spirituality, and more. Designed for the Christian inquirer, formatted so any Orthodox leader could use for group discussion. A complete survey in twenty topical presentations, 8 1/2" X 11", 415 pages, illustrations. “An excellent introduction to the Church, her theology, and her worship... I highly recommend.” +JOB< Less
An Orthodox Response To Terrorism By Fr Mark Hodges
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On September 11th, +2001, Americans awakened to a global threat which hit home all too tragically. That day was selected by terrorists to begin a new phase of the millenium-old jihad against... More > infidels which was halted at the gates of Vienna on September 11th, 1683. What is a Christian response to such ruthless mass murder in the name of Allah? Who is Allah, and how does he relate to the Christian God? Aren't all religions just about equal? What is it about our culture that offends Muslims? Why do so many of the world's followers of Islam hate the United States? Are terrorists practicing a “fringe form” of Islamic “extremism,” as President Bush told the nation, or are they simply taking the commandments of the Quran seriously? What did Mohammed teach about holy war? What does Jesus say about similar tragedies? Is this great national tragedy a call to retaliation, or to patriotism, or to repentance? These and other timely, important questions are explored in AN ORTHODOX RESPONSE TO TERRORISM.< Less
The Sacrament of Reconciliation By Fr Mark Hodges
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A Guide to General and Personal Confession for individual and parish use, explains the practicalities and the purpose of confession. This book includes both the rites of "General... More > Confession," and private confession. Also included are meditations in preparation for confession, and prayers in preparation for holy Communion. Appendixes offer Fr. Alexander Schmemann's report to the Holy Synod of The Orthodox Church in America on the need for the renewal of confession, the case for frequent Communion, and the Holy Synod's direction for the faithful.< Less
The Battle Over Stem Cells By Fr Mark Hodges
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THE BATTLE OVER STEM CELLS explains one of the hottest topics in politics and science today to the non-technical reader. What is at issue with embryonic stem cell research? Do the stem cells of... More > embryos show promise of being agents of healing? What about non-destructive, adult stem cells? What is the value of human life before birth? The Bible, the consistent, unanimous teachings of Christianty, and modern scientific breakthroughs are all brought together in this enlightening and timely booklet. Essential reading for anyone interested in the ethical implications of biological research.< Less