Apostolic Diakonia of the Church of Greece
Œcumene - Faith - Culture
The Apostolic Diakonia of the Orthodox Church of Greece has the exceptional honour of inviting you to the presentation event of the four-volume work by His Beatitude Anastasios Archbishop of Tirana and Durres, Primate of Albania, to be held on Monday, February 24, 2014, at 18h00 in the Auditorium “Cotsen Hall” of the American School of Classical Studies (Gennadius Library - 9, Anapiron Polemou Str., Athens).
• Address by His Grace Bishop Agathanghelos of Phanarion, Director General of the Apostolic Diakonia
ŒCUMENE AND FAITH PRESENTATION OF THE FOLLOWING BOOKS:
Mission on the Footmarks of Christ - Unto the Uttermost Part of the Earth -In Africa - The Forgotten Command “Go Ye”
Prof. Marios Begzos, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, University of Athens
Prof. Michael Tritos, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, University of Thessaloniki
Mr Kostas Iordanidis, Journalist
Dr Nicholas Tsirevelos, Doctor of Theology
FAITH AND CULTURE (CULTURAL ACTIONS OF THE APOSTOLIC DIAKONIA):
Most Rev. Metropolitan Athenagoras of Ilion, Aharnai and Petroupolis
Prof. Ioannis Kazazis, Chairman of the Centre of the Greek Language, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Thessaloniki
• ŒCUMENE - FAITH - CULTURE”, Reflections of His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana and Durrës, Primate of Albania
• Concluding Remarks by His Beatitude Ieronymos,
Archbishop of Athens and All Greece
Coordination: Ms Maria Antoniadou, Chairwoman of the Board of the Association of Newscasters of the Daily Newspapers of Athens (Athens Journalists' Union, ESIEA)
(Simultaneous interpretation of the event into English and French) Livestreaming of the event on the site https:live.grnet.gr/ascsa/
RSVP by Thursday, February 20, 2014 tel. nos. 0030-210-7272311, 0030-210-7272348, fax no. 0030-210-7272310 e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Forgotten Command, “March," from dormancy to awakening."
Issued and is published by the Apostoliki Diakonia the new project of the Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania Mr. Anastasios, entitled: “The Forgotten Command, “March," from dormancy to awakening." This is a collection of various texts that contributed to the missionary awakening and revival of interest in the Orthodox missionary, after a long period of dormancy. The author emphasizes the forgotten mandate "March, therefore and make disciples of all nations " (Matt.28,19). The book embodies the more than half a century missionary path and missionary work, of His Beatitude in Albania .
Pages: 528, Dim: 16cm x 23cm, Price: 15 €
Through this book the reader follows some leads of the missionary track in Africa of Anastasios, the Archbishop of Albania, as well as some of his studies on the African religiousness that are evidence of the respect and knowledge that he exercised in his effort to approach the African soul, offering the treasure of Orthodox truth, the crucified love and resurrection hope of Christ.
Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos), associate professor of the University of Athens and Honorary Member of the Academy of Athens, with the apostolic passion that characterizes all his life, combining the gifts of the distinguished theologian and student of religious studies, the creative leader and, mainly, the man of love and self-sacrifice, walked on the African savanna and in the African jungles and his passage “was very fruitful” and continues to multiply even after his physical absence by “his African people that are near to his heart”.
Dimensions: 10Χ13,5, pages 479
Price: 10 €
Unto the ends of the earth
This collection of missionary theses of His Beatitude Archbishop of Albania is a publishing event, as this comprehensive effort provides the readers with the opportunity to ecclesiologically appreciate the dissemination of the truth of the Gospel all over the world through the writings of a hierarch who has devoted a big part of his life to this end, being a verification, as few others, of the New Testament "shall be My witnesses". The writer highlights the deeper theological importance of the mission which is deeply related to the nature of the Church itself: the Church must be missionary, to embrace the ones that are not its members preaching the word of the Gospel and fulfilling, thus, our Lord's command: "Go ye therefore and teach all nations" (Matthew 28:19).
The work is divided into two parts. The first one is devoted to the missionary work of the desert monks and the first Christians, as well as the glorious era of the Christianization of Eastern Europe thanks to the intensive and organized missions of the Byzantine Empire. The second part includes an extensive presentation of the Orthodox missions of modern times, until recently unknown to the wider public, in China, Japan as well as Alaska. The wealth of the presented information and the rich literature quoted by the writer make the work, apart from being clear and concise for the wider public, a necessary text book for every scientific researcher.
Dimensions: 15,5Χ22,5, pages 388.
Holy Mission in the tracks of Christ
Published and now in circulation by the Apostoliki Diakonia is the book titled «Holy Mission in the tracks of Christ» (Theological studies and homilies), written by His Beatitude the Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania Anastasios - who, for almost two decades had also served as General Director of the Organization.
The studies and the homilies in this collection comprise a deposition of personal theological concerns and at times even a spiritual, mystic agony; a deposition that commences with a series of questions and eventually evolves, often into an aching, an imploring, an outburst, in the face of the inertia, the confusion and the indifference displayed by the various 'responsible authorities', as well as the non-responsible. These homilies had been prepared for a variety of audiences: the young, the theological, or for the broader, international ones. This fact had also determined the style, the intonation, and the varying "sounds". Most of the texts of this volume were published for the first time in a foreign language, and later in Greek. Some of them (chapters 2, 10, 13, 14) have been translated in Greek and published here for the first time. At the beginning of each text, there is a reference as to the reason for its composition, also a mention of the year it was first published, as well as its later re-publications.
Many of the ideas and proposals that were first expressed in these texts had once been regarded as strange, or had been doubted. The attempt to theologically tackle new problems usually demands daring, as well as an acceptance of a certain element of danger. Nowadays, they have mostly become accepted by the orthodox conscience, and are being stressed by official voices. They have furthermore contributed towards the significant decisions that have been made by many, over the past decades.
The Prologue-Epistle of His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew includes an exceptional praise for "...the principal role played by His Beatitude the Archbishop of Albania in the rebirth and the reactivation in our times of the missionary practice and ministry, this being a most necessary task, and an expression of the Church's debt towards those who are outside the Faith and towards all the God-created brethren, in all the continents of our planet."
The fifteen studies that are included in this volume "...have been placed in chronological order, thus displaying the unfolding and the fluctuations of our theological speculation during the past decades."
At the end of the volume there is an alphabetical index, a chart with the Author's publications and a note containing his biography.
374 Pages, dimensions 17X24
Price: 10 €
Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana and all Albania)
The Apostoliki Diakonia of the church Greece, with the blessings of His Beatitude, Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania Mr. Anastasios, provides to its all faithful readers, the central distribution of three of His most profound studies/books, in very appealing prices.
Universality and Orthodoxy
This book is a collection of His wide-spread studies of the most important theological and religious matters. The book includes for the first time a compact collection, of various studies of His Beatitude taken from various specialized magazines, devotional volumes and other sources, never before being approachable to the Greek public.
The book is constituted from a variety of thematic unities that helps the reader to understand that the Ecumenical Orthodoxy provide the diachronic answers to the multidimensional problems and skepticisms that pertains to our era.
Pages: 288, Dimensions: 15cm x 23cm
Islam, a Religious Review
The profound and diachronic study regarding the Islam.This is the book that superimposes all the others, regarding Islam and its being the main study-book for the students of the School of Theology and it has been successfully reached the 14nth issue successively.
The scientific and penetrative study of the Islam, followed by a collectedly view manages to transgress the ever existing and sometime negative perception of its stereotypes.
Pages: 508, Dimensions: 16cm x 23cm
Traces from the quest of the transcendent- an assemblage of religious research
A comprehensive research study in which, all the major founders of the biggest religions among with the various religious “systems," are presented with accuracy and selflessness. The book focuses to the continuous research of the understanding of the true substance of the divine, uncreated and eternal meaning throughout the humanity.
A rich bibliography from which every researcher or reader can be advised is included and thus the particular book provides a needful tools or vehicles to everyone.
Pages: 496, Dimensions: 16cm x 23cm