Reading and Book Club

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Starting July 6, Fr Alex will be reading The Archbishop, by Hieromonk Tihon, each Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm. Please check the Church Calendar for any scheduling changes. (https://orthodoxfl.com/calendar/)

A Christian Orthodox Classic

If God exists, then why does He allow such endlessly mundane earthly suffering?

Imperial Russia, 1900: Resigned, hopeless, and fighting a Church he no longer believes in, Father Paul’s crisis of faith and despair in the seeming futility of his chosen vocation opens up the powerful and emotionally engaging story of The Archbishop.

Rather than abandoning his parish in search of the truth, Father Paul’s quest is a simple one: to find the true essence of Christianity.

A Modern Day Apostle to the Downtrodden

Set against the backdrop of a harsh and cold Russian countryside along the River Volga, with its unyielding poverty and hardships, The Archbishop follows Father Paul as he searches to understand God and the parlous state of the world around him.

It is not until he meets the eponymous Archbishop that he finds revelations that do more than just answer his soul-searching questions. More than this, he finds a true shepherd determined to spread a more authentic message of Christ to the people who follow him.

But even the divine truth that Father Paul finally finds in this dreary, cold hamlet where religion seems to be fading from relevance is not free from earthly machinations. Although he discovers something that will change his life forever, the realities of the world around him remain unyielding and unchanging.


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Readings from The Archbishop

Chapters 1 & 2
Chapters 3 & 4
Chapter 5
Chapters 6 & 7
Chapters 8 & 9
Chapters 10 – 12
Chapters 13 & 14

Readings from Beginning to Pray

Chapter 1 – The Absence of God
Chapter 2 – Knocking at the Door
Chapter 3 – Going Inward (Part 1)
Chapter 3 – Going Inward (Part 2)
Chapter 4 – Managing Time
Chapter 5 – Addressing God, Chapter 6 – Two Meditations

Readings from Ascetics in the World

Part 1, Chapters 1-4
Part 1, Chapters 5,6
Part 1, Chapters 7-9
Part 1, Chapters 10,11
Part 1, Chapters 12, 13
Part 1, Chapters 14, 15
Part 1, Chapters 16, 17
Part 1, Chapters 18, 19
Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapters 1-12
Part 2, Chapters 13-28
Part 2, Chapters 29-45

Readings from The Holy Angels by Mother Alexandra

Book 1, Section 1, Chapter 1 through Book 1, Section 2, Chapter 5
Book 1, Section 3, Chapter 1 through Book 1, Section 4, Chapter 3
Book 1, Section 4, Chapter 4 through Book 1, Section 5, Chapter 5
Book 1, Section 5, Chapter 6 through Book 2, Section 1
Book 2, Section 2, Chapter 1 through Book 2, Section 4, Chapter 2
Book 2, Section 4, Chapter 3 through Book 2, Section 6, Chapter 4
Book 2, Section 6, Chapter 5 through the middle of Book 2, Section 8
Middle of Book 2, Section 8 through Book 3, Section 2, Chapter 1
Book 3, Section 2, Chapter 2 through Book 3, Section 3, Chapter 5
Book 3, Section 3, Chapter 6 through Book 3, Section 3, Chapter 9
Book 3, Section 3, Chapter 10 through Book 3, Section 4
Book 3, Section 5, Chapter 1 through Epilogue

Below you will find recordings from our earlier book, Pearl of Great Price by Sergei Hackel

Opening through page 19 including chapters 1 and 2 (Deprivation and The Straightening of the Way)
Pages 20-36 including Chapter 3 and a portion of Chapter 4 (Monasticism and The House at Rue de Lourmel)
Pages 36-49 concluding Chapter 4 (The House at Rue de Lourmel)
Pages 50-68, Chapter 5 (Orthodox Action)
Pages 69-84, Chapter 6 and a portion of Chapter 7 (The Second Commandment and Forebodings)
Pages 84-97, concluding Chapter 7 (Forebodings)
Pages 98-113, beginning Chapter 8 (War)
Pages 113-130, concluding Chapter 8 and a portion of Chapter 9 (War and Martyrdom)
Pages 130-149, concluding Chapter 9 (Martyrdom)

Below you will find recordings from our earlier book, Wounded by Love, by St Porphyrios

1-25 (The Path to the Holy Mountain, The Holy Mountain – Kavsokalyvia)
25-48 (Evia)
46-69 (The Polyclinic Hospital in Athens)
70-95 (Saint Nicholas at Kallisia, The Holy Monastery at the Transfiguration at Milesi, Kavsokalyvia, On the Church)
96-112 (On Divine Eros)
113-133 (On Prayer)
134-157 (On Spiritual Struggle)
158-179 (On the Monastic Life, On the Mystery of Repentance)
180-194 (On Love for One’s Neighbour, On Divine Providence)
195-217 (On the Upbringing of Children, On Dispositions of the heart)
218-247 (On Creation, On Illness, On the Gift of Clear Sight)

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