New books

A new edition: Dialogue between Orthodox Christians and Muslims

Three scientific books written by Deacon Dr. Alexander Prascevic were published under the title Dialogue between Orthodox Christians and Muslims in three books:

1. Contribution of the Serbian Patriarch German to the dialogue with the Muslims (1958-1990); 2. Patriarch Pavle on Islam and Muslims (1990-1997); 3 Contribution of the Serbian Patriarch Pavle to the dialogue with the Muslims (1998-2009). The book were published by the Diocese of Raska-Prizren, and under the financial support of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

Theology As a Surprise: Patristic and Pastoral Insights

In this book, His Grace Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevi) offers us a breath of fresh air.

This is not a book of theology in the form we have become accustomed to expect: a systematic examination of the usual topics of theological reflection; it is much more than that. Bishop Maxim draws upon Scripture, the Fathers, and Liturgy to address perennial and yet very contemporary questions: our experience of time and history, our existence as human persons and the complexities of sexuality and gender, our life in the polis and the ekklesia, and the relational presence of an icon in a world saturated with digital images.

You can purchase this book here.

Source: Western American Diocese

The Thunderbolt of Ever-Living Fire

The Thunderbolt of Ever-Living Fire
The Thunderbolt of Ever-Living Fire
The Thunderbolt of Ever-Living Fire
The Thunderbolt of Ever-Living Fire

With the book in your hand, Sebastian Press once again attempts at an Orthodox participating in the "yeasting" that is underway in the Americas. The book is an offering from Elder Vasileios to us and from us to Elder Vasileious. He visited Western America and Chicago and delivered numerous talks, presentations, video and audio interviews during September of 2011, to a variety of gatherings (clergy and lay people in California, Arizona and Illinois). The following pages are Elder Vasileios' advices to the Christians who live in North America. His thoughts are expressed in a revolutionary theological style previously unknown in the Orthodox world, reflecting the immediacy of real experience. Elder Vasileios speaks directly to modern man without any deliberate "modernism".

Isha's Voice

Author: Dcn. Stephen Muse; Illustrated by: Dimitra Psychogiou; Published by: Sebastian Press

Isha loved to sing and her daddy loved to listen. What happens when Isha loses her voice? Will her father be able to bring singing and joy back to their lives? What path will the journey take?

An adventurous story about how we lost everything, and, above all, how we are able to recover it. 

Fr. Dn. Stephen Muse, PhD, is a deacon in the Orthodox Church, a pastoral councelor, and marriage and family therapist. He and his wife Claudia have been married for 37 years and have four children. They have lived in Columbus, Georgia for the past 27 years, where Fr. Stephen conducts pastoral psychotherapy and directs the Clergy-in-Kairos program for clergy and spouses at the Pastoral Institute. Is work has been translated into Serbia, Russian, Greek, Swedish and Rom.

Theology As a Surprise: Patristic and Pastoral Insights

In this book, His Grace Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevic) offers us a breath of fresh air. This is not a book of theology in the form we have become accustomed to expect: a systematic examination of the usual topics of theological reflection; it is much more than that.

Bishop Maxim draws upon Scripture, the Fathers, and Liturgy to address perennial and yet very contemporary questions: our experience of time and history, our existence as human persons and the complexities of sexuality and gender, our life in the polis and the ekklesia, and the relational presence of an icon in a world saturated with digital images.

You can purchase it on this link.

Source: Diocese of Western America

The Serbian Christian Heritage of America

The Serbian Christian Heritage of America
The Serbian Christian Heritage of America
The Serbian Christian Heritage of America
The Serbian Christian Heritage of America

This monograph includes the Foreword from the Serbian Patriarch Irinej who just joyfully reviewed the draft copy of the book (see photo above)

The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf Saint John Chrysostom

The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf Saint John Chrysostom
The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf Saint John Chrysostom
The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf Saint John Chrysostom
The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf Saint John Chrysostom

The Sacred and Divine Liturgy оf Saint John Chrysostom

  • The Sacred and Divine Liturgy is a new English edition of the primary divine service of the Orthodox Church, published in full color by St Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese, and edited by Bishop Maxim.
  • Why do you need to buy this book?
  • This translation is an adapted version of the texts of accurate English translations already existed in previously published service books, and various Greek, English, and Slavonic liturgical manuals.
  • All previously existing translations were checked for accuracy and consistency and edited, when necessary.
  • Modern English has been chosen for this edition, following the most common order to be found in the Greek and Slavonic language service books which reflect the Byzantine tradition.
  • The dialogues between the celebrant and the deacon are also included with brief Rubrics.
  • In the supplementary material a detailed explanation for the Hierarchical Liturgy is included.
  • One notable difference found in this edition from all existing editions is an aesthetic quality: the book is in full color, entirely illustrated by Fr. Stamatis Skliris’ icons and frescos.