SVS Press:  Three new titles make their debut this month

Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press is releasing three new titles in August 2013.

Light on the Mountain: Greek Patristic and Byzantine Homilies on the Transfiguration of the Lord

Light on the Mountain

This volume brings together, in a new translation, a comprehensive collection of homilies on the Transfiguration of Christ from the Greek Patristic and Medieval Church, from Origen in the third century to Saint Gregory Palamas in the fourteenth.  Together they form a profound and moving set of meditations, from many perspectives and in many voices, on “the light of the recognition of the glory of God in the face of Christ” (2 Corinthians 4.6), and on its importance for our lives.  Retail Price $26.00

Suffering and the Nature of Healing

Suffering and the Nature of Healing

Author Dr. Daniel Hinshaw explores the central relationship between the Incarnation of the Word of God as Jesus Christ and the nature of healing within the understanding of traditional Christianity. This understanding and teaching regarding sin, suffering, and death have had tremendous impact on the care of the sick. With increased secularization, the unique perspective of traditional Christianity is largely being lost from health care. There is much in modern health care that is very good and could be recognized and blessed as consistent with traditional Christian teaching and practice; there is much that is not. Retail Price $25.00.

The Garments of Salvation: Orthodox Christian Liturgical Vesture

Garments of Salvation

Is beauty within the Church optional or essential? What is the origin of Orthodox Christian liturgical vestments and what is their significance? What meaning is contained in the textiles, colors and designs used in Orthodox Christian liturgical practice? Answering these and many other questions, master vestment maker Khouria Krista West invites us to explore the fascinating and colorful world of Orthodox Christian vesture and church adornment. The first comprehensive book on this topic in the English language, The Garments of Salvation is an engaging and compelling presentation of the nearly 2000-year tradition of liturgical garments within the Eastern Orthodox Church.  Retail Price $25.00 (paper) $35.00 (hardbound).

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