This week (July 16) marked the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Schism between Eastern Orthodoxy and the Western Church.
Western Christians often know very little about the history and theology of their sisters and brothers in the Eastern Orthodox churches. On this occasion, we offer this list of our favorite introductory books on Eastern Orthodoxy …
Updated July 2020 with selections by Jeremy Ingpen
on Eastern Orthodoxy – Page 5
Orthodox Spirituality, Worship and Prayer
Archbishop Paul of Finland
A simple and clear introduction to Orthodox worship by the former head of the Finnish Orthodox Church (St Vladimir’s Seminary Press 1980).
This unpretentious little book was written ‘to describe Orthodoxy from the inside to those outside.’ At the same time, as its author suggests, it may serve as ‘an Episcopal pastoral letter’ for the Orthodox themselves, for it deals with Orthodox faith in its most basic elements, revealing with remarkable simplicity and directness its messages of salvation for all mankind.
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Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith
"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
-Karen Swallow Prior
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