SACRED RESPONSIBILITIES OF SPONSORS AND GODPARENTS IN THE ORTHODOX CHURCH -- The importance of the Sponsor's role in the sacrament of holy Baptism cannot be overstated. How did the early Church... More > sponsor candidates for Baptism? Who should be a Sponsor? What are the requirements for prospective Godparents? How should parent choose their children's sponsors? What are the duties of sponsors before Baptism? What are the duties of sponsors after Baptism? How can Godparents help raise small children in the Lord? What are the responsibilites of Godchildren toward their Godparents? What about adult converts? What if a sponsor leaves the Orthodox Church? What principles should guide parents in choosing a name for their child? A small book filled with practical help for Godparents, Godchildren, Sponsors, Parents, and candidates for baptism. 56 pages.< Less
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.”
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 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