Praying with Icons

Praying with Icons
Author: Jim Forest
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 171
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 160833077X
ISBN 13: 9781608330775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Behold the Beauty of the Lord

Behold the Beauty of the Lord
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2007-09-15
ISBN 10: 1594715092
ISBN 13: 9781594715099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behold the Beauty of the Lord Book Review:

This twentieth anniversary edition (more than 111,000 copies sold) brings Henri J.M. Nouwen's writings on Eastern Orthodox icons to a new generation and adds to the Nouwen collection published by Ave Maria Press. With a foreword by Br. Robert Lentz, a well-known painter of contemporary icons, this classic Nouwen book invites readers to pray with four Russian icons with their eyes open by emphasizing seeing or gazing, which are at the heart of Eastern spirituality. Nouwen's meditations reveal his viewing of the icons not as decorations, but holy places. The book includes four full-color icons for private contemplation or meditation.

Praying with Icons

Praying with Icons
Author: Linette Martin
Publsiher: Paraclete Press
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2011-10
ISBN 10: 9781612610580
ISBN 13: 1612610587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Praying with Icons Book Review:

In the first of a new series of "little books", learn how to grasp the meaning of ancient ways of praying in a relatively short amount of time. This will leave you with the rest of your life to move beyond the reading and into the practicing!

The Dwelling of the Light

The Dwelling of the Light
Author: Rowan Williams
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780802827784
ISBN 13: 0802827780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dwelling of the Light Book Review:

Drawing on a rich source of devotional theology, Archbishop Rowan Williams shows readers of all Christian traditions how to understand and interact with four classical icons depicting Jesus.

Ponder These Things

Ponder These Things
Author: Rowan Williams
Publsiher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781612612485
ISBN 13: 1612612482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ponder These Things Book Review:

Williams invites readers to explore and reflect on the depths of meaning in three classic icons of the Virgin and her Child from the Eastern Christian tradition.

The Glenstal Book of Icons

The Glenstal Book of Icons
Author: Gregory Collins
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780814629352
ISBN 13: 0814629350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glenstal Book of Icons Book Review:

The Glenstal Book of Icons contains prayers and meditations on a selection of icons from the Abbey's Byzantine chapel. Drawing on the popular monastic practice of lectio divina, the icons themselves are seen as 'texts' giving rise to meditation on the Christian mysteries. This leads to acts of prayer, in which special emphasis is placed on the famous 'Jesus Prayer', discussed in detail in the introduction to the book. Thus the icons and the Jesus Prayer become a point of entry to the mystical spirituality of Eastern Christianity. The book's aim is that of the icon itself: to open the heart in contemplative prayer to the transforming vision of God's glory. Each icon is reproduced in full colour.

Beginning to Pray

Beginning to Pray
Author: Anthony Bloom
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 75
Release: 1970
ISBN 10: 9780809115099
ISBN 13: 0809115093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginning to Pray Book Review:

Offers meditations on our relationship with God through prayer and tells how to find consolation, express thankfulness, and apprehend the presence of the Lord

A Brush with God

A Brush with God
Author: Peter Pearson
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2005-10-01
ISBN 10: 0819222038
ISBN 13: 9780819222039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brush with God Book Review:

A one-stop guide to icon painting, including the history and spirituality of icons as well as simplified, step-by-step icon-painting technique.

Praying with the Senses

Praying with the Senses
Author: Vlad Naumescu,Jeffers Engelhardt
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN 10: 0253031672
ISBN 13: 9780253031679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Praying with the Senses Book Review:

How do people experience spirituality through what they see, hear, touch, and smell? Sonja Luehrmann and an international group of scholars assess how sensory experience shapes prayer and ritual practice among Eastern Orthodox Christians. Prayer, even when performed privately, is considered as a shared experience and act that links individuals and personal beliefs with a broader, institutional, or imagined faith community. It engages with material, visual, and aural culture including icons, relics, candles, pilgrimage, bells, and architectural spaces. Whether touching upon the use of icons in the age of digital and electronic media, the impact of Facebook on prayer in Ethiopia, or the implications of praying using recordings, amplifiers, and loudspeakers, these timely essays present a sophisticated overview of the history of Eastern Orthodox Christianities. Taken as a whole they reveal prayer as a dynamic phenomenon in the devotional and ritual lives of Eastern Orthodox believers across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.

Icons in the Western Church

Icons in the Western Church
Author: Jeana Visel
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0814646840
ISBN 13: 9780814646847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons in the Western Church Book Review:

Within the Eastern tradition of Christianity, the eikon, or religious image, has long held a place of honor. In the greater part of Western Christianity, however, discomfort with images in worship, both statues and panel icons, has been a relatively common current, particularly since the Reformation. In the Roman Catholic Church, after years of using religious statues, the Second Vatican Council’s call for “noble simplicity” in many cases led to a stripping of images that in some ways helped refocus attention on the eucharistic celebration itself but also led to a starkness that has left many Roman Catholics unsure of how to interact with the saints or with religious images at all. Today, Western interest in panel icons has been rising, yet we lack standards of quality or catechesis on what to do with them. This book makes the case that icons should have a role to play in the Western Church that goes beyond mere decoration. Citing theological and ecumenical reasons, Visel argues that, with regard to use of icons, the post–Vatican II Roman Catholic Church needs to give greater respect to the Eastern tradition. While Roman Catholics may never interact with icons in quite the same way that Eastern Christians do, we do need to come to terms with what icons are and how we should encounter them.

Doors of Perception

Doors of Perception
Author: John Baggley
Publsiher: Meakin & Assoc
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106015930651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ponder These Things

Ponder These Things
Author: Rowan Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781580511247
ISBN 13: 1580511244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ponder These Things Book Review:

This beautifully illustrated book invites modern-day pilgrims and people of prayer to think about some of the different ways in which Mary is regularly portrayed in the art of Eastern Christianity. Specifically, it explores three of the most common yet theologically rich images of the Holy Virgin—She Who Points the Way or Hodegetria, The Virgin of Loving Kindness or Eleousa, and The Virgin of the Sign or Oranta—all of which serve as a wonderful springboard for theological and personal reflection.

Sacred Doorways

Sacred Doorways
Author: Linette Martin
Publsiher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781557253071
ISBN 13: 1557253072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Doorways Book Review:

Linette Martin's style and simplicity of language are transparent and clear, so rare in other similar writings on the topic. -Metropolitan Emilianos Timiadis

The Little Oratory

The Little Oratory
Author: David Clayton,Leila Marie Lawler
Publsiher: Sophia Institute Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-04-25
ISBN 10: 1622821769
ISBN 13: 9781622821761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Oratory Book Review:

Keeping a faithful prayer life with your family isn't easy. From herding distracted children to managing the seemingly endless litany of prayers and devotions, our spiritual life all too often feels frantic and burdensome. This isn't the way it should be. Our prayer life, our family life, and our work life should — and can! — be in harmony. When they are, our family is a powerhouse of grace, and Our Lord transforms our home into a little Eden — a little bit of heaven on earth. With simplicity and holy wisdom, authors David Clayton and Leila Marie Lawler show you how to bring peace to your home by integrating your family into the calm, truly joyful way of Mother Church. Her feasts and seasons, prayers and devotions are gifts that draw us closer to God and unfold before us His marvelous plan of salvation. To help you live the liturgical life of the Church more fully, David and Leila reclaim here an almost lost tradition that families used for centuries to build a beautiful bridge between home and church: the little oratory. Consisting of a modest table and icons, the little oratory is a visible sign of spiritual awareness and devotion. It extends the Eucharistic worship of the Mass into the heart of your home, spiritually nourishing your family and preparing them to transform the world through prayer and charity. Building your own little oratory is simple, and in these pages you'll discover just how easy it is. In fact, you likely have most of the pieces in your home already except, perhaps, the sacred art. That's why we've included here seven full-colored icons that are ready for framing, enabling you to get started right away! By following the wise advice in this book, you'll discover the peace and love that flows from a home that is focused on Christ. You'll also learn . . . How to use sacred art to strengthen your prayer life. How to extend Catholic beliefs and devotions into every room of the house. Why the Liturgy of the Hours is important and how it can make your family holy. How to pray the Rosary with children and keep the rowdiest of them calm and reverent. The active role children can and should play in the prayer life of the family. What to do when only one parent takes the spiritual life seriously. How to overcome the feeling that you're too busy to pray. Practical ways to extend the liturgical life into your workplace. And countless other tips to help you practice your faith in the heart of your home. Scott Hahn “This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen. How I wish I'd had it when I first became a Catholic, not just for myself, as a husband and father, but for my family, too. If one book has the potential to transform the Catholic family (and society), this is it.” Thomas Howard “This book is a rare treasure.” Christopher West “A superb guide to making that encounter of thirsts a lived experience in the home.” Daria Sockey, author of The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours “The Little Oratory will help you discover a pattern of daily prayer that truly fits your family life while creating a place of beauty in the heart of your home." Andreas Widmer, author of The Pope and the CEO “An indispensable resource for anyone seeking to make their home a breeding ground for holiness.” Elizabeth Foss, Founder, In the Heart of My Home “Leila Lawler and David Clayton offer wisdom and grace to Catholics seeking to make their homes a holy shelter.” Joseph Pearce, Editor of The St. Austin Review “Wonderful, inspiring, and deeply practical.” Stratford Caldecott, an Editor of Magnificat UK “A great blessing to Catholic families.” Father Robert Reed, President, CatholicTV Network “A perfect guide for any family who strives to make their home a place to experience the majesty and beauty of the Divine.”

Praying Our Days

Praying Our Days
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780819227157
ISBN 13: 0819227153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Praying Our Days Book Review:

A classic-style prayer book. Each section of the book opens with a "teaching" by retired Presiding Bishop Griswold, guiding the reader in the effective use of the material.

Icon and Devotion

Icon and Devotion
Author: Oleg Tarasov
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2004-01-03
ISBN 10: 186189550X
ISBN 13: 9781861895509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icon and Devotion Book Review:

Icon and Devotion offers the first extensive presentation in English of the making and meaning of Russian icons. The craft of icon-making is set into the context of forms of worship that emerged in the Russian Orthodox Church in the mid-seventeenth century. Oleg Tarasov shows how icons have held a special place in Russian consciousness because they represented idealized images of Holy Russia. He also looks closely at how and why icons were made. Wonder-working saints and the leaders of such religious schisms as the Old Believers appear in these pages, which are illustrated with miniature paintings, lithographs and engravings never before published in the English-speaking world. By tracing the artistic vocabulary, techniques and working methods of icon painters, Tarasov shows how icons have been integral to the history of Russian art, influenced by folk and mainstream currents alike. As well as articulating the specifically Russian piety they invoke, he analyzes the significance of icons in the cultural life of modern Russia in the context of popular prints and poster design.

Icons in Time Persons in Eternity

Icons in Time  Persons in Eternity
Author: Dr C A Tsakiridou
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2013-03-28
ISBN 10: 1409472337
ISBN 13: 9781409472339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons in Time Persons in Eternity Book Review:

Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity presents a critical, interdisciplinary examination of contemporary theological and philosophical studies of the Christian image and redefines this within the Orthodox tradition by exploring the ontological and aesthetic implications of Orthodox ascetic and mystical theology. It finds Modernist interest in the aesthetic peculiarity of icons significant, and essential for re-evaluating their relationship to non-representational art. Drawing on classical Greek art criticism, Byzantine ekphraseis and hymnography, and the theologies of St. Maximus the Confessor, St. Symeon the New Theologian and St. Gregory Palamas, the author argues that the ancient Greek concept of enargeia best conveys the expression of theophany and theosis in art. The qualities that define enargeia - inherent liveliness, expressive autonomy and self-subsisting form - are identified in exemplary Greek and Russian icons and considered in the context of the hesychastic theology that lies at the heart of Orthodox Christianity. An Orthodox aesthetics is thus outlined that recognizes the transcendent being of art and is open to dialogue with diverse pictorial and iconographic traditions. An examination of Ch’an (Zen) art theory and a comparison of icons with paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Marc Chagall, and by Japanese artists influenced by Zen Buddhism, reveal intriguing points of convergence and difference. The reader will find in these pages reasons to reconcile Modernism with the Christian image and Orthodox tradition with creative form in art.

Thirsty for God

Thirsty for God
Author: Bradley P. Holt
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 1506432549
ISBN 13: 9781506432540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thirsty for God Book Review:

A landmark text on the history of Christian spirituality embarks on the journey afresh. This accessible and engaging history provides an excellent primer on the two-millennium quest for union with God, a "thirst" at the center of Christian life and practice. Holt traces the practice of Christian devotion, prayer, and contemplation from the biblical and influential early periods through the diverse insights of the Reformation and modern eras. Globally framed, the book highlights the local contributions of people from a wide array of traditions and perspectives as unified yet diverse voices giving witness to the thirst for the experience of the divine that is at the heart of the Christian pilgrimage. This new edition not only updates all the chapters and features but also adds more material on the spirituality of Jesus, medieval women mystics, contemporary spirituality, spiritual faith and practice in the digital age, and spirituality in a globalized world. Excerpts and illustrations from primary sources, a glossary, a timeline, new bibliographies, sets of spiritual exercises and discussion questions, and an online resource guide heighten the book's usefulness for students and lay persons alike.

Integrity Restored Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography Revised and Expanded Edition

Integrity Restored  Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography  Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: Peter C Kleponis, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Emmaus Road Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN 10: 1645850080
ISBN 13: 9781645850083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrity Restored Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography Revised and Expanded Edition Book Review:

Alarming numbers of men, women, and teens struggle with frequent or habitual pornography use today. Among them are many faithful Catholics desperate for hope and healing. In Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography, clinical therapist Dr. Peter Kleponis equips readers to embark on a path of recovery. Drawing heavily from Catholic teaching on human sexuality, Kleponis provides resources and insight for parents, educators, pastors, and all struggling to overcome an addiction to pornography. In this newly updated edition, Kleponis looks at new technologies, apps, and services that pose the biggest threat to Catholics today.

The Meaning of Icons

The Meaning of Icons
Author: Léonide Ouspensky,Vladimir Lossky
Publsiher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 091383677X
ISBN 13: 9780913836774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Icons Book Review:

The classic work on the techniques, language and interpretation of icons in the context of theology and faith. Commentary and analysis of the main types of icons. Lavishly illustrated, with 160 pages of text with drawings, 13 b/w and 51 color plates.