Books

 

Walking With God
 

Mills reads the New Testament and shows how the God we read about in the Bible is present in our daily lives. Drawing from an array of sources, including his own experiences, Mills offers pearls of spiritual wisdom for growth in Christ. I highly recommend this book for everyone. Nicholas Denysenko, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Theology Loyola Marymount University

 



 

Church, World, and Kingdom
 

In Church, World and Kingdom, Orthodox priest William C. Mills analyzes the pastoral and Eucharistic theology of the world-renowned Eastern Orthodox priest, pastor, professor, and theologian, Alexander Schmemann.

 



 

 

Encountering Jesus in the Gospels
 

This book provides reflections and “Food for Thought” on the description of Jesus Christ in the Gospels, including the titles that are used to describe Him.

 



 

 

A 30-Day Retreat
 

Ideal for a retreat, here are thirty brief mediations on select scripture passages that are meaningful to spiritual growth and fulfillment.

 



 

 

Called to Serve
 

Called to Serve is a contribution to the ongoing theological discussion of ordained and lay ministry, taking into special consideration the numerous discussions and debates which are currently at the forefront of the Church, namely, how both the clergy and laity can work together for the good of the entire Body of Christ. Among the authors included in this volume are Metropolitans Kallistos Ware of Diokleia and Maximos Aghiorgoussis of Pittsburgh, Fathers Alexander Schmemann, Nicholas Afanasiev, Kyprian Kern, Sergius Bulgakov, and Georges Florovsky, as well as the lay theologians, such as Nicholas Berdiaev, Anton Kartashev, and Elizabeth Behr-Sigel.

 

 

Prayer of St. Ephrem

A Biblical Commentary is a series of reflections on this ancient prayer of the Eastern Church. This book analyzes the prayer providing the reader with a scriptural world-view as well as context for better understanding this prayer. The Prayer of St. Ephrem is a good resource for personal or small group reflection or for retreats.  

 

 


Our Father: A Prayer for Christian Living

 

Every day Christians from across the world recite the Lord's Prayer, the only prayer that we have from Jesus Himself. Despite the fact that Christians are often divided over language, culture, ethnic backgrounds, theologies, customs, and traditions, we are all united under the one authority of God the Father through these very special and meaningful words. When praying the Our Father, we become a single chorus, offering our prayer and praise to God the Father, uniting ourselves in a common bond of love and solidarity.

 

 


Orthodox Pastoral Service by Archimandrite Kyprian Kern translated by Mary Goddard with introduction by William C. Mills
 

Orthodox Pastoral Service is a collection of lecture notes from Kern's classes in pastoral ministry. In this book, Kern deals with important issues such as clericalism, the importance of the Eucharist for the life of the priest, and emphasis on the intellectual, spiritual, and personal preparation for the priesthood.

 

 

 

 



The Following Books Are Based on the Liturgical Calendar of the Eastern Orthodox Church:


From Pascha to Pentecost: Reflections on the Gospel of John
 

From Pascha to Pentecost is a collection of pastoral reflections on the daily Gospel readings from John that appear during the Paschal season. Reading the Scriptures within a liturgical context reminds us that it is none other than the Scriptural God who speaks to us through the very words of the Bible.

 

 

 

 



Baptize All Nations: Reflections on the Gospel of Matthew for the Pentecost Season


Baptize All Nations is a collection of pastoral reflections on the Sunday Gospel readings from the Gospel of Matthew that appear during the Pentecost Season. Pentecost is the culmination of the Paschal season that includes both the feast of Pascha (Easter) and Ascension.

 

 

 

 



Prepare O Bethlehem: Reflections on Scripture for the Christmas-Epiphany Season

Prepare O Bethlehem is a collection of pastoral reflections on the Scripture readings for the Christmas season. As we read through the scripture lessons for Christmas, Epiphany, and the Meeting of the Lord we are reminded that we are given the greatest gift of all, who is Jesus Christ himself. Hopefully we can take a few precious moments out of our busy schedules and patiently read the Word of God as we once again prepare to meet our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

 

 


 

A Light to the Gentiles: Reflections on the Gospel of Luke

 

A Light to the Gentiles is a collection of pastoral reflections on the Scripture readings from the Gospel of Luke that are read in the Orthodox Church from mid-September until the feast of the Nativity of our Lord. The Gospel also contains many familiar parables and teachings: the Good Samaritan, the Publican and the Pharisee, the Rich Man and Lazarus, and Zachaeus.
 

 

 

 


Let Us Attend: Reflections on the Gospel of Mark for the Lenten Season


Let Us Attend is a collection of short reflections on the Scripture readings from the Gospel of Mark that are read in the Orthodox Church during Great Lent. Lent is a more intense time of year as we return back to the basics expressed in the Scriptures, namely, almsgiving, fasting, and prayer which are most clearly expressed and incarnated through loving and serving our neighbor: husbands, wives, children, neighbors, and co-workers.

 

 

 


Feasts of Faith: Reflections on the Major Feast Days

 

Feasts of Faith: Reflections on the Major Feast Days is a collection of pastoral reflections on the major feast days that appear in the Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar. The feast days include beautiful liturgical hymnography, but also prescribed Scripture readings for Matins, Vespers, and the Divine Liturgy which function as a context for understanding the importance of these festal celebrations.
 


 

 
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