Birth of Theotokos Monastery Publications Catalog

Spring, 1995


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Books published in more than two languages


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos. 176 pages, $14.00. Translated from Greek by Effie Mavromichali.(English version).

"A Night in the desert of the Holy Mountain" is a book which brings to light the quintessence of Orthodox spiritual life: the Jesus prayer or prayer of the heart and how it can be practised by both monks-nuns and lay people. The discussion flows in a spontaneous and immediate way -the dialogue form of the book helping in that. The reader enjoys the simple presentation of all the teaching of the Church on the Jesus prayer through the authentic experience of an Authonite hermit. And "when a hermit's mouth opens it will fill you with fragrance". The book has been a classic of its kind in Greece where it is now in its twelfth edition.

It has been also translated into Arabic, French, Russian, Serbian and Spanish.

Books published in English:


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos 1st edition, 1994. pages 112, $9.00

Under the title "Orthodox Spirituality" the author of this book wishes to present the fundamendals of Orthodox spiritual life. He delineates, in a very concise manner, the boundaries of Orthodox ecclesiastical life by redefining terms long misused or misinterpreted: praxis, theoria, nous, reason, cure of the soul etc. Rather, the author tries to reorientate our mind and thus our life to the authentic word and empirical theology of the Fathers. What is made clear is that Orthodox Spirituality is not meant as abstract knowledge, which has to be mastered rationally, but as a mode of life, which embodies man's salvation his communion and union with the Holy Trinity God.


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos. 390 pages, $22.50. Translated from Greek by Esther Williams.

This book contains the important message that the church can heal an ailing personality. The term "Orthodox Psychotherapy" does not refer to specific cases of people suffering from psychological problems of neurosis. Rather it refers to all people. According to Orthodox Tradition, after Adam;s fall man became ill; his "nous" was darkened and lost communion with God. Death entered into the person's being and caused many anthropological, social, even ecological problems. In the tragedy of his fall man maintained the image of God within him but lost completely the the likeness of Him, since his communion with God was disrupted. However the incarnation of Christ and the work of the church aim at enabling the person to attain to the likeness of God, that is to reestablish communion with God. This passage way from a fallen state to divinization is called the healing of the person, because it is connected with his return from a state of being contrary to nature, to that of a state according to nature and above nature. By adhering to Orthodox therapeuthic treatment as conceived by the Holy Fathers of Church man can cope succesfully with his thoughts (logismoi) and thus solve his problems completely and comprehensively.


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos. 184 pages, $12.50. Translated from Greek.

Fr. Hierotheos uses quotations from the Church Fathers and many saints to support his conviction that man's soul suffers illness which distorts his relationship with God, his fellow men and nature - to be curedin the hospital of the Church. Presented in the form of a discussion, the contents was used in a lecture series at the Theological School of Damascus.

Books published in Greek:


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos

1st Volume, 4th edition, 1992. 352 pages, $11.95 - 2nd Volume, 3rd edition, 1993. 304 pages, $7.75

3rd Volume, 2nd edition, 1992. 384 pages, $8.50 - 4th Volume, 2nd edition, 1991. 200 pages, $6.50

The series of books which are mentioned in the Orthodox Psychotherapy gives the opportunity to the reader to indulge in the great theme on the therapy of the soul which consists of the purification of the soul, illumination and Theosis. Approaching the subject through the teachings of the fathers it helps us to comprehend what the soul is, how it is connected with the body-- how the passions act both physical and spiritual -- how one can attain Knowledge of God, how man in the image of God attain to the Likeness.


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos.

1st Volume, 2nd edition, 1993. 440 pages, $12.50 - 2nd Volume, 2nd edition, 1993. 304 pages, $11.95

The series of articles in the book "Anatolika" are inspired by the of the Orthodox East. The interpretive analysis of the subjects reveal that the problems which occupy contemporary societies are due to the alienation of man who is deprived the Grace of God. On the contrary the man who is transfigured by the Grace of God imbues sosiety with the immaculate springs of tradition and transfigure it.


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos. Vol. 1st, 1st edition, 1994. 264 pages, $14.00. Vol. 2nd, 1st edition, 1994. 256 pages, $14.00

Through the theology of our Church different themes which occupy contemporary man are commented upon in the two following volumes with the title, "Paremvasis stin synchrony kinonia". The pastoral word which is evident in the texts tries to stimulate , to examine, to arouse, and to orientate man who lives in our circularized society.


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos 1st edition, 1992. 408 pages, $15.95

The great personality of St. Gregory Palamas which was moulded according to the hesychastic tradition of Mt. Athos and which inspires all of his activities as a pastor and defender of faith is presented in this new book.


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos 2nd edition, 1989. 320 pages, $7.75

This is compiled by the series of articles written at times which touch different subjects as theological social and political. The author performing the ministry of the Orthodox Christian treats the subjects on the basis of the teachings of the Fathers of the Church.


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos 2nd edition, 1993. 288 pages, $7.50

Within this book an analysis is made of what the church is and which are the substantial dimensions of the ecclesiastical conviction of which its acquisition os seen as a necessity for someone to become ecclesiastic. Thus going through the certain stages of spiritual life attains to theosis.


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos 1st edition, 1994. 384 pages, $12.50

The theology of man as "Person" can play an important role in contemporary society. Father Hierotheos Vlachos the author of this book deals with the extensive analysis of this subject.Besides the philosophical and social side of this theme he presents the teachings of the Fathers which can help us the see also the ascetic dimensions of the "person".


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos 2nd edition, 1991. 176 pages, $6.50

This is a theological text where the author fortifies the truth that the Holy Bible is part of the Holy tradition and that the Holy tradition is Revelation from God which was given to the saints once on the day of Pentecost and which remains within the church. The holy fathers are those who express and bear this tradition.


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos 3rd edition, 1991. 88 pages, $4.50

God trains\governs man to attain to perfect communion with Him and this is called the pedagogy of God. Contemporary man though excepting this pedagogy of God is unable to comprehend it during the period of the absence of Grace and thus reaches despair. The author offers a few grains of the teachings of the Fathers to the people of God as assurance and consolation.


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos 1st edition, 1986. 232 pages, $6.95

This book consists of sermons on the readings of the Apostle for the Sundays of 1985. It is written according to the "theology of the God-inspired saints and the pious convictions of the church", and is presented with pure clarity, with gratifying and perfect will of God which satisfies the thirst of the faithful.


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos 1st edition, 1994. 96 pages.

This book presents in icons and words the Orthodox catechism. In the first part an optical initiation into the basic truths of faith is made. A greater and concise analysis on the specific truths is made in the second part. This edition is addressed to small children, to those who are approaching baptism and to adults.


By Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos 2nd edition, 1995. 420 pages, $17.50

In this book with theological permeation answers are given to questions which occupy contemporary man as: What is death? What is the soul? What happens with the soul when it is separated from the body, whether the hypostasis of man dissolves with death? What is purgatory? What is Paradise and Hell and what will happen when the Second coming arrives?

Postage & handling for orders from outside Greece

1Kg. : $4.50 - 2Kg. : $8.00 - 3Kg. : $12.00 - 4Kg. : $16.00

Price List

 1. Mia bradia stin erimo tou Agiou Orous					$6.50 
 2. Orthodox psychotherapy							$11.95 
 3. Therapeutiki agogi								$7.75 
 4. Sizitiseis gia tin orthodoxi psychotherapeia				$8.50 
 5. Psychiki astheneia kai ygeia						$6.50 
 6. Paraklitika									$6.95 
 7. Mystirio Paideias Theou							$4.50 
 8. Poiotita Zois								$7.75 
 9. Apokalipsi Theou								$6.50 
10. Anatolika (Vol 1st)								$12.50 
11. Anatolika (Vol 2nd)								$11.95 
12. Kairos tou poiisai								$11.95 
13. Politeuma Staurou								$7.50 
14. Ekklisiastiko Fronima							$7.50  
15. To prosopo									$12.50 
16. O Blepon									$12.50 
17. Agios Grigorios Palamas os Agioritis					$15.95 
18. Romioi se Anatoli kai Disi							$6.95 
19. Parembaseis stin synchroni koinonia (vol 1st)				$14.00 
20. Parembaseis stin synchroni koinonia (vol 2nd)				$14.00 
21. H zoi meta ton thanato							$17.50 
22. A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain					$14.00 
23. Illness and Cure of the Soul in the Orth. Tradition				$12.00 
24. Orthodox Spirituality -a brief introduction					$9.00 
25. Orthodox Psychotherapy - The science of the Fathers				$22.50 

The books published in English (items 22-25 on the above table) are distributed by:

Rev. Nicholas Palis
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Aliquippa PA 15001-2124
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