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Recommended Books

Books Recommended by Father Kosmas 

Collections of Lives of Saints

* The Prologue of Ochrid (2 volume set) by St Nikolai Velimirovich, published by Sebastian Press www.sebastianpress.org

Australian distributor: Apostle Paul Bookstore

* The Synaxarion – The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church (7 volume set) by Hieromonk Makarios of Simonos Petra published by Holy Convent of the Annunciation of Our Lady Ormylia, Chalkidiki, Greece.

Distributor in Canada: Alexander Press

Distributor in USA: Sebastian Press

Distributor in Australia: Apostle Paul Bookstore

The Great Collection of the Lives of the Saints by St Demetrius of Rostov (8 volume set – when completed, will be a 12 volume set). Distributor: St Herman Brotherhood 

* The Lives of Saints (30 Volume set) published by Holy Dormition Sisterhood

* The Great Synaxaristes of the Orthodox Church (14 volume set – includes Triodion and Pentecostarion) published by Holy Apostles Convent, Coloradowww.holyapostlesconvent.org

* Paterikon for Kids by Potamitis Publishing

* The Evergetinos – A Complete Text in 4 Volumes published by Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies, Etna, CA

Vita Patrum – The life of the Fathers by St Gregory of Tours, edited, with introductory material by Fr. Seraphim Rose, Published by St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood Platina, CA

The Northern Thebaid: Monastic Saints of the Russian North published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, Platina CA.

Romanian Patericon: Saints of the Romanian Orthodox Church by Fr. Ioanichie Balan, published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, Platina CA.

Serbian Paterikon – Saints of the Serbian Orthodox Church by Fr Daniel Rogich, published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, Platina CA.

* Lives of the Georgian Saints by Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze, published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, Platina CA

* Saints from All Walks of Life: Brief Homilies on the Lives of the Saints by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* Fragrant Flowers: Orthodox Homilies on the Lives of the Saints by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

 

Explanations of the Holy Scriptures

* The Orthodox Study Bible: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today's World by St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology

The Explanation of the Gospels (4 volume set) by Blessed Theophylact of Ochrid. Distributor: St Herman Brotherhood 

The Explanation of the Epistle of St Paul to the Galatians by Blessed Theophylact of Ochrid. Distributor: St Herman Brotherhood 

The Explanation of the Epistle of St Paul to the Ephesians by Blessed Theophylact of Ochrid. Distributor: St Herman Brotherhood 

* Drops from the Living Water by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

Sparks from the Apostles by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* A Panoramic View of Holy Scripture: Volume 1  Orthodox Homilies Introducing all the Books of the Old Testament by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* A Panoramic View of Holy Scripture: Volume 2 – Orthodox Homilies Introducing all the Books of the New Testament by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* The Law of God by Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy, published by Holy Trinity Publications

Follow Me by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

On the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by St. Philaret of Chernigov, published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, Platina CA.

* Thoughts for Each Day of the Year by St. Theophan the Recluse, published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, Platina CA.

 

Spiritual Counsels and Teachings

* Christ is in Our Midst, Letters from a Russian Monk by Father John of Valamo published by St Vladimir's Seminary Press

* Russian Letters of Spiritual Direction by Saint Macarius, Starets of Optina published by St Vladimir's Seminary Press

* Spiritual Counsels of Saint John of Kronstadt published by St Vladimir's Seminary Press

* Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood

* May God Give You Wisdom: The Letters of Father John Krestiankin published by St Xenia Skete Press 

A Journey to Heaven, Counsels on the Particular Duties of Every Christian by St Tikhon of Zadonsk published by Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville

* Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven: An Introduction to Christian Life by Saint Innocent of Alaska published by Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville

* Monastic Wisdom: The Letters of Elder Joseph the Hesychast published by St Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery, Arizona

* Counsels for Life: From the Life and Teachings of Father Epiphanios published by Orthodox Kypseli Publications

* Guidance Toward Spiritual Life: Answers to the Questions of Disciples by Saints Barsanuphius and John published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood

 

The Orthodox Faith

* Missionary Conversations with Protestant Sectarians by Rev. Kyril Zaits published by Holy Trinity Publications

* The Truth of Our Faith I by Elder Cleopa of Romania published by Uncut Mountain Press

* The Truth of Our Faith II – On the Christian Mysteries by Elder Cleopa of Romania published by Uncut Mountain Press

 

Ancient and Contemporary Saints and Elders, Eldresses and Righteous

* Saint Nektarios: The Saint of Our Century by Sotos Chondropoulos published by Kainourgia GE Publications

* Blessed John the Wonderworker: A Preliminary Account of the Life and Miracles of Archbishop John Maximovitch by Father Seraphim Rose published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood

* Father Seraphim Rose: His Life and Works by Hieromonk Damascene published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood

Abbot Haralambos Dionysiatis – Teacher of Noetic Prayer by Monk Joseph Dionysiatis 

* Papa Dimitri Gagastathis: The Man of God - Life, Miracles & Spiritual Counsels of a Simple Priest of our Days published by Orthodox Kypseli Publications

* Avvakum the Barefoot (1894-1978) by Monk Theodoretos the Hagiorite published by Orthodox Book Centre

* Apostle to Zaire: The Life and Legacy of Blessed Father Cosmas of Grigoriou by Demetrios Aslanidis & Monk Damascene Grigoriatis published by Uncut Mountain Press

Elder Arsenios the Cave-Dweller (1886-1983) by Monk Joseph Dionysiatis

* The Blessed Elder George Karslides (1901-1959) by Monk Moses the Athonite published by Orthodox Kypseli Publications

* Father Philotheos Zervakos (1884-1980): Autobiography, Homilies and Miracles published by Orthodox Kypseli Publications

* Life-Miracles-Prophecies of Saint Seraphim of Viritsa: The New Saint of Orthodox Russian Church 1866-1949 published by Orthodox Kypseli Publications

* Father Arseny, 1893-1973: Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father by the servant of God, Alexander published by St Vladimir’s Seminary

* Father George Calciu – Interviews, Homilies and Talks published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood

* Father Kosmas – The Apostle of the Poor by Nomikos M. Vaporis published by Holy Cross Orthodox Press

* Contemporary Ascetics of Mount Athos (Volumes 1 and 2) by Archimandrite Cherubim (Karambelas) published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood

* New Confessors of Russia by Archimandrite Damascene published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood

* Shepherd of Souls: The Life and Teachings of Elder Cleopa, Master of Inner Prayer and Spiritual Father of Romania published by St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood

* The Romanov Royal Martyrs: What Silence Could Not Conceal by St John the Forerunner Monastery published by Mesa Potamos Publications

 

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos

* Saint Paisios of Mount Athos by Hieromonk Isaac published by The Holy Monastery of Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian

* Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain by Christodoulos Ageloglou published by Holy Mountain, Greece

* Spiritual Counsels I: With Pain and Love for Contemporary Man by Saint Paisios of Mount Athos published by The Holy Monastery of the Evangelist John the Theologian

* Spiritual Counsels II: Spiritual Awakening by Saint Paisios of Mount Athos published by The Holy Monastery of the Evangelist John the Theologian

* Spiritual Counsels III: Spiritual Struggle by Saint Paisios of Mount Athos published by The Holy Monastery of the Evangelist John the Theologian

* Spiritual Counsels IV: Family Life by Saint Paisios of Mount Athos published by The Holy Monastery of the Evangelist John the Theologian

* Spiritual Counsels V: Passions and Virtues by Saint Paisios of Mount Athos published by The Holy Monastery of the Evangelist John the Theologian

* Epistles by Saint Paisios of Mount Athos published by The Holy Monastery of the Evangelist John the Theologian

* Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian by Elder Paisios of Mount Athos published by The Holy Monastery of the Evangelist John the Theologian

* Elder Hadji-Georgis the Athonite (1809-1886) by Elder Paisios of Mount Athos published by The Holy Monastery of the Evangelist John the Theologian

* Athonite Fathers & Athonite Matters by Elder Paisios of Mount Athos published by The Holy Convent of the Evangelist John the Theologian

 

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

* Wounded By Love: The Life and the Wisdom of Saint Porphyrios published by Denise Harvey

* With Elder Porphyrios: A Spiritual Child Remembers by Constantine Yiannitsiotis published by The Holy Convent of the Transfiguration of the Savior, Milessi

* Elder Porphyrios: Testimonies and Experiences by Klitos Joannidis published by The Holy Convent of the Transfiguration of the Savior, Milessi

* The Divine Flame: Elder Porphyrios Lit in My Heart by Monk Agapios published by The Holy Convent of the Transfiguration of the Savior, Milessi

 

Books by Metropolitan Augoustinos of Florina

* Saints from All Walks of Life: Brief Homilies on the Lives of the Saints by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* Fragrant Flowers: Orthodox Homilies on the Lives of the Saints by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* Drops from the Living Water by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* Sparks from the Apostles by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* On the Divine Liturgy: Orthodox Homilies – Books 1 and 2 by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* Orthodox House of Worship by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* A Panoramic View of Holy Scripture – Books 1 and 2 by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* Follow Me by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* Miracles by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

* A Letter of Consolation to the Bereaved by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina published by Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

 

Books by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis 

* Tearful Eyes: Sufferings and Salvation by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

* After Death by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 

* A Monk's Adventure: St. Symeon the Barefooted by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 

* A Christian or an Actor by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 

* Battles and Passions: Anger, Hatred, Envy by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

* Lion Tamer by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 

* Confronting the Devil: Magic and Occult by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 

* The World's Final Call by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 

* Great Christian Feasts: History & Theology by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

* Forty Stormy Years: God in the Old Testament by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

* St John Chrysostom Holy Communion: How and When by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 

* Highly Favored One: The Life of Mariam by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

* Jesus: His Unknown Side by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

* Food and Spirituality by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

* Marriage: A Spiritual Arena by Reverend Vassilios Bakoyiannis published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

 

Marriage and Family Life

Orthodox Christian Parenting: Cultivating God's Creation published by Zoe Press

Spiritual Counsels IV: Family Life by Saint Paisios of Mount Athos published by The Holy Monastery of the Evangelist John the Theologian

On Marriage and Family Life by Saint John Chrysosotom published by St Vladimir's Seminary Press

  

Abortion and Contraception 

* Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions? by Randy Alcorn published by Eternal Perspective Ministries

* Why ProLife?: Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers by Randy Alcorn published by Hendrickson Publishers 

 

Children's Books

Paterikon for Kids published by Potamitis Publishing

* Children's Bible Reader by Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, published by American Bible Society

  

Magic & Sorcery

* Confronting the Devil: Magic and Occult by Rev Vassilios Bakoyiannis 

 

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