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Book of the Month

As we start Great Lent, this season of repentance, we focus on that difficult road to perfection that we are called upon to travel. Every year we can decide to make our future greater than our past, through self discipline and humility, so that we may enjoy God's presence and love more intimately. To aid our spiritual growth in this critical time, Our Thoughts Determine our Lives by Elder Thaddeus is an edifying collection of teachings by one of the most renowned spiritual guides of Serbia in the twentieth century. Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica lived through both world wars, the communist takeover, and NATO bombings. Throughout all the suffering of his people, he taught, counseled, and prayed for all who came to him in pain and sorrow. His words of love and hope provided spiritual balm for people from all classes of society. 

When there is no human being that can bring us comfort, then God comes and brings us joy through a book

- Elder Thaddeus, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives

General Recommended Reading List

Paradise of the Fathers, by St. Athanasius of Alexandria
Nicene Fathers' Series

Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin

Communion of Love by Father Matta ElMeskeen

Meaning of Icons by Lossky & Ouspensky

Orthodox Church/Orthodox Way by HG Bishop Kallistos (Timothy) Ware

Becoming Orthodox by Father Peter Gilquist

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
Anthony Bloom (all books)
Alexander Schemmann (all books)
Old Testament Commentary by Keil & Doutsch
Letters of St. Anthony, translated by D.J. Chitty
On the Soul and the Resurrection, St. Gregory of Nyssa
Presence and Thought: An Essay on the Religious Philosophy of Gregory of Nyssa
Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective, Fr. John Meyendorff
Turning the Heart Toward God, St. Theophan the Recluse
On Marriage and Family Life, St. John Chrysostom, translated by K. Roth and D. Anderson
On Wealth and Poverty, St. John Chrysostom
On the Sacraments, St. Cyril of Jerusalem
On the Holy Spirit, St. Basil the Great
On the Incarnation, St. Athanasius
Way of a Pilgrim and the Pilgrim Continues on His Way, translated by Olga Savin
Catechesis of the Orthodox Church, Apostolos Makrakis
Catechism of Christian Doctrine, complied for the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese
Catechism of the Orthodox Church, Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow

Law of God: For Study At Home and School, Seraphim Slobodskoy

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Paradise of the Spirit by HG Bishop Yoannis
St. Luke Commentary by St. Cyril of Alexandria

On Wealth and Poverty, St. John Chrysostom

On the Holy Spirit, St. Basil the Great