Fr. Hopko’s Introduction describes Joy’s book as a powerfully dynamic description of how we can participate in Christ’s victory over the devil, darkness, disease and death. She describes in detail the many tools (eleven in number) that Christ provides for us to be not victims but “overcomers,” describing in detail what St. Paul calls, “the whole armor of God.” She is constrained to expose and analyze, in starkest and most vivid detail, our ceaseless warfare with the devil and his evil angels, as she describes the powerful arsenal God makes available to us that we may share forever in Christ’s invincible victory.
A Service Guide of the Ancient Christian Faith, this book contains the Hours of Prayer for those who desire to pray according to the Orthodox Christian rule and tradition. It has been specially prepared for the benefit of prisoners by our Department of Prison Ministry and conforms to the current Antiochian practice in this country. This Book of the Hours of Prayer is hereby approved and authorized for the use of all faithful Orthodox Christians.
Fasting and Great Lent, Beliefs and Practices, Prayers for Today Traditional guidelines for observing fasting and Great Lent, beliefs and practices, morning and evening prayers of the ancient Christian faith.
This collection of Readings has been selected for you with the sincere prayer that you may spiritually benefit from the wisdom and counsel of Abbas and Ammas (Fathers and Mothers in Christ) who have gone before us. These 366 Readings were selected for serious contemplation. We humbly suggest that you read slowly and prayerfuly, one Reading a day. Allow the spiritual wisdom and counsel contained in the Reading to guide you throughout the day. Meditate on each one as you go about your work.