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Last Day of Sale for St Gregory Palamas Homilies

Palm Sunday (April 24, 2016) will be the last day for the pre-order sale of the 3rd printing of the complete edition of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies.

Wholesale orders on 5 or more copies are at a 60% discount off the Regular Retail Price of $134.95. To place a wholesale order, simply email us at info@mountthabor.com or go to our Contact page by clicking here.

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Entering the Orthodox Church: The Catechism and Baptism of Adults

Entering the Orthodox Church is an extremely valuable resource for those preparing to join the Orthodox Church. To order, click on image.

Entering the Orthodox Church is an extremely valuable resource for those preparing to join the Orthodox Church. To order, click on image.

From its first beginnings the Church carefully prepared anyone wanting to become a member. Catechism was a journey towards purification, so that once purified, the person would be baptised and become a temple of the All-Holy Spirit. In our own day too, certain indispensable conditions must be fulfilled in order for Catechism to take place in a correct and Orthodox manner. In the author’s view, the fundamental prerequisite for proper Catechism is the existence of an experienced Catechist capable of adjusting the message on each occasion according to the requirements and interests of the Catechumen. The association of Catechism with worship and ascetic practice is also absolutely necessary, because otherwise it will be merely cerebral and theoretical.

It is highly desirable for Catechumens to be associated with a Church community, either a parish or a monastery, where they will meet the truth that the Orthodox Church is a spiritual therapeutic community within which the illnesses of man’s soul are cured.
The reader can study a general framework of catechetical homilies drawn up by the author, which demonstrates how contemporary Catechism can be applied to those wishing to be baptised. An exposition of the Creed (the Symbol of Faith) is provided. There are lists of questions and answers which refer to the basic central points of Orthodox faith and life, the aim being to consolidate the knowledge imparted to the Catechumens so that the Catechism can be as correct and complete as possible.

Writing about the rite of the sacrament of Baptism, the author stresses that linking Baptism with the Divine Liturgy will contribute to a revival in liturgical life. The Holy Spirit, Who acts and works with the water of the baptismal font, regenerates the whole human being. Through Holy Baptism, which is seen as an introductory sacrament, we receive the light of divine grace and enter the Body of Christ, the Church.

The final section of the book underlines some basic points about guidance after Baptism, and stresses that the Catechism of those already baptised is much more difficult than the Catechism of Catechumens before Baptism. Through his own personal effort and by divine grace, as the believer attains to a personal knowledge of God, he becomes a true member of the Church. The aim of Baptism is to lead people to communion of the Body and Blood of Christ, which is the centre of all the Sacraments, and the whole of Church and spiritual life.

Nowadays we see that many people are asking to be baptised and become members of the Church. They are disillusioned with other religions and theories, including atheism, and come to the Orthodox Church. As we read Entering the Orthodox Church (the Greek original of which is the sixth book in the series “Theoria and Praxis” published by the Apostolic Ministry of the Church of Greece), we realise that it makes a significant contribution to the pastoral care of those entering the Orthodox Church.

In addition it is a useful aid for those already baptised, in other words, for every faithful member of the Church. The task of Catechism should be undertaken responsibly and seriously, not in a secular or indiscriminate manner, because it is a blessed ministry.

Five-Volume Set of Palamas Sermons – Thematically Arranged

In the series, Sermons by Saint Gregory Palamas, many of this great saint’s homilies have been arranged thematically, with the purpose of offering priests and church school teachers a precious resource, which will enable them to initiate their layfolk, high school and college level students into the rich Biblical tradition of the holy Fathers.

Thus, Sermons by Saint Gregory Palamas now consists of five elegant and modestly-priced booklets:

1) Mary the Mother of God – sermons on the life of the Theotokos as presented in the Bible and tradition
2) The Saving Work of Christ – sermons on the great Biblical events / feasts of the Lord
3) On the Saints – sermons on the saints of the Old and New Testament, and on St. Demetrius of Thessalonica
4) The Parables of Jesus – covers the Publican and the Pharisee, the Prodigal Son, the Second Coming, the Unforgiving Servant, the Marriage Feast, the Sower, and of Lazarus and the Rich Man
5) Miracles of the Lord – covers the Healing of the Paralysed Man in Capernaum, the Raising of Lazarus, the Healing of the Blind Men, the Raising of the Widows Child, the Healing of the Man Possessed by Devils, and the Healing of the Ten Lepers

Mount Thabor Publishing is also pleased to announce that the 800-page “Scholars Edition” of St. Gregory’s homilies, Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009, repr. ed. 2014), consisting of all 63 extant sermons by St. Gregory, together with over 100 pages of detailed notes, three indexes and an introduction, is also available for preorder. This inexhaustible distillation of Biblical and Patristic wisdom normally retails at $79.95, but is currently available at the discount retail price of $55.97 together with free standard shipping in the Continental US.

ABOUT ST GREGORY PALAMAS (1296 – 1359)

Our father among the saints, Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, was a monk of Mount Athos in Greece, and later became Archbishop of Thessalonica. St. Gregory defended the age-old and unbroken tradition of Hesychasm – prayerful stillness and watchfulness – the tradition of prayer as theology. His memory is celebrated on November 14 and on the Second Sunday of Great Lent, which is dedicated to him and known as the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas.

St. Gregory represents Orthodox theology at its most sublime. Patristic theology in the fourteenth century, of which St. Gregory is indubitably the greatest exponent, touched the very boundaries of theological expression.

St. Gregory’s sermons are among the finest in Patristic literature. In his treatment of the manifold themes contained therein, he is remarkably consistent in maintaining a balance between originality of thought and strict adherence to the tradition of his predecessors. Moreover, his genius resides in the ease with which he demonstrates, as only a master of the spiritual life can, the refreshingly practical significance of the doctrines of the Church for the Life in Christ.

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Professor Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece), and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009 and 2014), and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013). Dr. Veniamin is also the President of Mount Thabor Publishing, which was established in 2005, and has edited and published  books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.

“Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies” Available for Preorder – And With Free Shipping!

The long-awaited reprint edition of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies is available (together with free standard shipping within the Continental US!) for preorder, at the promotional retail price of $55.97 (regular retail price, $79.95), as from Friday, May 30 through Monday, June 30, 2014St. Gregory Palamas - Homilies - Cover

GREGORY PALAMAS represents Orthodox theology at its most sublime. Patristic theology in the fourteenth century, of which St. Gregory is indubitably the greatest exponent, touched the very boundaries of theological expression.

St. Gregory’s sermons are among the finest in Patristic literature. In his treatment of the manifold themes contained therein, he is remarkably consistent in maintaining a balance between originality of thought and strict adherence to the tradition of his predecessors. Moreover, his genius resides in the ease with which he demonstrates, as only a master of the spiritual life can, the refreshingly practical significance of the doctrines of the Church for the Life in Christ.

Professor Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece), and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009 and 2014), and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013). Dr. Veniamin is also the President of Mount Thabor Publishing, which was established in 2005, and has edited and published  books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.

“Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies” Available for Preorder – And With Free Shipping!

The long-awaited reprint edition of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies is available (together with free standard shipping within the Continental US!) for preorder, at the promotional retail price of $55.97 (regular retail price, $79.95), as from Friday, May 30 through Monday, June 30, 2014St. Gregory Palamas - Homilies - Cover

GREGORY PALAMAS represents Orthodox theology at its most sublime. Patristic theology in the fourteenth century, of which St. Gregory is indubitably the greatest exponent, touched the very boundaries of theological expression.

St. Gregory’s sermons are among the finest in Patristic literature. In his treatment of the manifold themes contained therein, he is remarkably consistent in maintaining a balance between originality of thought and strict adherence to the tradition of his predecessors. Moreover, his genius resides in the ease with which he demonstrates, as only a master of the spiritual life can, the refreshingly practical significance of the doctrines of the Church for the Life in Christ.

Professor Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece), and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009 and 2014), and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013). Dr. Veniamin is also the President of Mount Thabor Publishing, which was established in 2005, and has edited and published  books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.

Five-Volume Set of Palamas Sermons – Thematically Arranged

In the series, Sermons by Saint Gregory Palamas, many of this great saint’s homilies have been arranged thematically, with the purpose of offering priests and church school teachers a precious resource, which will enable them to initiate their layfolk, high school and college level students into the rich Biblical tradition of the holy Fathers.

Thus, Sermons by Saint Gregory Palamas now consists of five elegant and modestly-priced booklets:

1) Mary the Mother of God – sermons on the life of the Theotokos as presented in the Bible and tradition
2) The Saving Work of Christ – sermons on the great Biblical events / feasts of the Lord
3) On the Saints – sermons on the saints of the Old and New Testament, and on St. Demetrius of Thessalonica
4) The Parables of Jesus – covers the Publican and the Pharisee, the Prodigal Son, the Second Coming, the Unforgiving Servant, the Marriage Feast, the Sower, and of Lazarus and the Rich Man
5) Miracles of the Lord – covers the Healing of the Paralysed Man in Capernaum, the Raising of Lazarus, the Healing of the Blind Men, the Raising of the Widows Child, the Healing of the Man Possessed by Devils, and the Healing of the Ten Lepers

Mount Thabor Publishing is also pleased to announce that the 800-page “Scholars Edition” of St. Gregory’s homilies, Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009), consisting of all 63 extant sermons by St. Gregory, together with over 100 pages of detailed notes, three indexes and an introduction, will be reprinted and available for purchase in about two months’ time. This inexhaustible distillation of Biblical and Patristic wisdom retails at $79.95.

ABOUT ST GREGORY PALAMAS (1296 – 1359)

Our father among the saints, Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, was a monk of Mount Athos in Greece, and later became Archbishop of Thessalonica. St. Gregory defended the age-old and unbroken tradition of Hesychasm – prayerful stillness and watchfulness – the tradition of prayer as theology. His memory is celebrated on November 14 and on the Second Sunday of Great Lent, which is dedicated to him and known as the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas.

St. Gregory represents Orthodox theology at its most sublime. Patristic theology in the fourteenth century, of which St. Gregory is indubitably the greatest exponent, touched the very boundaries of theological expression.

St. Gregory’s sermons are among the finest in Patristic literature. In his treatment of the manifold themes contained therein, he is remarkably consistent in maintaining a balance between originality of thought and strict adherence to the tradition of his predecessors. Moreover, his genius resides in the ease with which he demonstrates, as only a master of the spiritual life can, the refreshingly practical significance of the doctrines of the Church for the Life in Christ.

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Professor Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece), and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009 and 2014), and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013). Dr. Veniamin is also the President of Mount Thabor Publishing, which was established in 2005, and has published  books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.

President of MTP Appointed External Evaluator of School of Theology, University of Thessalonica

Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and President of Mount Thabor LLC, has been appointed as an External Evaluator for the School of Theology in the University of Thessalonica. In recognition of his services to higher theological learning, from December 8 through December 15, 2013, Dr. Veniamin will be joining a team of experts, who will conduct an on-site evaluation of the Thessalonica School for accreditation purposes. Appointed by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency of the Greek Ministry of Education this is an honor for Dr. Veniamin personally and constitutes further confirmation of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania as a place of higher theological learning, and of equal standing with other institutions of higher education in Greece, the European Union, and the wider Orthodox and academic world.

New: The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation by Christopher Veniamin

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Available for pre-order to ship on December 15th, The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation brings together some of Dr. Veniamin’s talks and articles, hitherto available in relatively little-known theological journals and periodicals, which pertain to the fundamental question of the purpose of human existence, to Salvation, as understood in the age-old and unbroken tradition of the Orthodox Christian Faith – the faith of the Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs and Saints of our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

This is a scholarly work, which aims to initiate the reader into the fundamental theological presuppositions of Patristic theology. The juxtaposition of works delivered to diverse audiences is deliberate, inasmuch as it is designed to demonstrate that the same principles are applicable to the sermon and theological treatise alike, that in the Orthodox Christian tradition there is no separation between ethics and doctrine, but rather that Christian living and theology are one indivisible reality, because Christ – the measure of all things human and divine, created and uncreated – is One.

Divided into two parts, Praxis and Theoria, this book covers a wide range of topics, based on key Scriptural passages and the writings of some of the greatest masters of the Christian spiritual life, all of which are held together by criteria which are born not of speculation but of the face to face encounter with the living God.

Pre-order now for promotional pricing »

Digitization Project Begins with Kindle

Klaus-OnKindle In our continuing effort to promote the Orthodox Christian faith, worship and ethos, we are embarking on a project to digitize all of our publications. We hope that our valued patrons will avail themselves of the opportunity to buy copies of our titles for themselves and also offer them as precious gifts to their friends and relatives.

Beginning with the popular Kindle format, the first title in our digitization project is Klaus Kenneth’s best seller, Born to Hate Reborn to Love.

Our other titles now available on Kindle:

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