Lights from the East, by J. Michael Thompson (paperback)

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"Holy‰Û expresses the impossibility of attaining or grasping the Light that none can approach. In other words, it expresses the impossibility of comprehending or knowing that Light as fully as it is comprehended by God‰Ûªs Word and Spirit alone, but which all the same is so close and attainable that all of our blessedness lies in seeing God face to face.‰ÛÓMetropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky ‰ÛÏRead Sheptytsky‰Ûªs words again. And this time, replace 'holy' with ‰Û÷saint.‰Ûª How illuminating!....English is among the few languages that distinguish ‰Û÷saint‰Ûª and ‰Û÷holy.‰Ûª In Greek, Latin, Slavonic‰ÛÓand a host of modern tongues‰ÛÓthe two are the same word.‰Û ‰ÛÓFrom the Foreword by Fr. Peter Galadza, PhD Catholics worldwide are increasingly heeding the call of the late Pope John Paul II to breathe spiritually ‰ÛÏwith both lungs‰Û‰ÛÓto be inspired by both Western and Eastern Christianity. Yet many Catholics are unaware that the Roman Catholic Church is in communion with twenty-two other Churches, which together comprise the Eastern Catholic Churches. Focused on Eastern holy ones Lights From the East presents incredible riches to English speakers worldwide, including icons, biographies, Scripture, reflections, translated quotations from the service that honors the saint, prayers, and original hymns set to Rusyn or Galician melodies Each entry in Lights from the East features: An icon of the saint(s) A brief biography or biographies A Scripture passage A spiritual reflection A quotation from the service that honors the saint A prayerA hymn to the saint, set to a Rusyn or Galician melody Saints included: Saints of the Old and New Testaments The Holy Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Youths The Holy First-Martyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles Thecla Period of the Fathers and Martyrs The Holy Great-Martyr Barbara Our Venerable Mother Macrina the Younger Our Venerable Father Sabbas the Sanctified VI. Venerable Xenophon and Mary, and their sons, Arcadius and John Holy Monastics Our Holy Fathers Cyril and Methodius, Teachers of the Slavs and Equals-to-the-Apostles Our Venerable Father Theodosius of the Monastery of the Caves in Kiev Our Venerable Father David of Thessalonica Our Venerable Father Maximus the Confessor Saints on Both Eastern and Western Calendars Our Holy Father John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople Our Venerable Father John of Damascus (If you are trying to purchase this item and it shows as "out of stock," please call the store during business hours (512-382-1728) to double check--we are constantly re-stocking items and it simply may not have updated to the web. Thank you for your patience and patronage!)
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