With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, and in honor of the centenary of its establishment, Centenary Publications, the publishing imprint of the Synodal Centenary Committee, is publishing "Grains of Wisdom & Piety from the Reposed Archpastors of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad." The book will be available for shipping May 21.
Having passed through the crucible of great trials with profound faith in God and His Benevolent Providence, by way of spiritual labors and a steadfast pursuit of Christ, many archpastors – as is evident in the materials provided here – achieved a great deal of insight and the ability to expound upon the essence of the Christian life to their flock. The goal of this collection is to capture this wisdom and pass it along for the edification of all, so it might become a shared inheritance for the contemporary Orthodox person, including the younger generations.
Christians will find in this book a cause for reflection and self-examination, a source of comfort and inspiration, and a guide to spiritual life, coming from the lips of those who lived not too long ago, encountered the challenges and horrors of modernity without taking their eyes off Christ, and planted the seeds of the word of God throughout their journeys across the world.
This high-quality, coffee-table sized book features rare photographs of the wise hierarchs quoted on its pages. Hard-cover, sewn-binding, cover jacket, 144 pages, 9"x12".
Edited and compiled by Professor Nicholas Ganson of Hellenic College and Archpriest Serafim Gan, Secretary to the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. Graphic design by Protodeacon Eugene Kallaur. English translation of the text by Alexandra Weber.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will support further publishing efforts of the Centenary Committee.
St. Innocent Press is proud to be the exclusive distributor for Centenary Publications; contact the publisher for wholesale pricing. Pre-orders are currently being taken, with a 20% discount.