Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)
Несвятые Святые и другие рассказы, Everyday Saints and Other Stories by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) in the original Russian, has been the number one runaway bestseller in Russia for nearly a year.
Архимандрит Тихон (Шевкунов). «Несвятые святые» и другие рассказы. 8th edition printed in the USA by Pokrov Publications.
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640 с.: ил. 640 pages, illustrated
Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)
Discover a wondrous, enigmatic, remarkably beautiful, yet absolutely real world. Peer into the mysterious Russian soul, where happiness reigns no matter what life may bring.
Page upon page of thanks, praise, and testimonies to the life-changing effect of these bright, good-hearted, and poignant tales have flooded the Russian media. This book has been the cause of many sleepless but happy nights: “I couldn’t put it down—was sorry when it ended” is the common reaction.
The book is already appearing in ten different languages. This English translation, Everyday Saints, is every bit as charming as the original.
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“There is no doubt about the popularity of Archimandrite Tikhon’s book: they read it in the subway, discuss it in intellectual circles and blogs.” —Kommersant
“Finally a book has come out about religion without any pious editing, written by a real author. Everything in it breathes the personal experience and excellent writing style of Father Tikhon, and this style is comparable to the great storytellers of our age, from Chekhov to Konetsky and Dovlatov.” —Rossiskaya Gazeta (Russian News).
For more information, see the official website of Everyday Saints.
504 pages, illustrated
Professor Alexei I. Osipov
Prof. Osipov presents an overview of Western philosophy, the roots of religion and atheism, the relationship between religion and science, different forms of paganism, spiritual experience, and other related topics. He clearly delineates between all the various religious experiences, contrasting them with Orthodox experience and patristic teaching. The Western philosophies and systems of thought described in this overview have left such a deep impressions on our society as well that we can scarcely see beyond their influence.
Osipov shows also the flip-side of Western rationalism, which is the various forms of mysticism and paganism that continually reproduce themselves in different guises. This book can help us to discern all of these trends, manifestations, and world views from an Orthodox, patristic perspective.
The book also includes a description of how Igumen Nikon (Vorobyev), who was Prof. Osipov’s spiritual guide and instructor from an early age, came to a sure and direct knowledge of God after desperate years of fruitless searching through science, philosophy, and psychology. He finally found the truth in his native Orthodox Christian religion; he then embarked upon the infinitely fulfilling study of the “science of sciences,” found in the unanimous experience of the fathers of our Church.
On Pascha night, 1993, three monks of Optina Monastery were stabbed to death by a mentally deranged man using a knife with the inscription "666". This book tells the story of one of these modern day martyrs, Fr. Vasily (Rosliakov), in his own words and the words of those who knew him. This inspiring biography takes us from his childhood in the Soviet Union, his youth as a successful athelete, and his life in the famous Optina Monastery as it was being renewed after years of ruin. It is a profound story of spiritual struggle and spiritual discernment. Included are the poetic Fr. Vasily's own writings and sermons.
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