« REPLIES TO SOTERIOLOGICAL QUESTIONS»,
Andreas Theodorou (†), Professor Emeritus of the Athens University
One more essay - the 20 th consecutive one - by the memorable professor Andreas Theodorou has been published and placed into circulation by the Apostoliki Diakonia. The full title of the book is "Replies to Soteriological Questions. Orthodox Soteriology in the Form of 169 Questions and Answers." As the memorable Professor mentions in the foreword of his book:
«This book was written for the purpose of informing the orthodox faithful on what they should know about the important issue of their salvation. It does not aspire to add any simplistic knowledge to the mind's gnostic content; instead, it strives to illuminate the heart, to warm it and to place it on the appropriate pedestal of human existence, which is how God had designed it but was unfortunately distorted by sin.
The book resting in the hands of the reader has been written with profuse love; it has come from a heart that lives intensely within its dogmatic faith. It is this precise faith that the author wishes to transfuse to fellow-man, in the simplest possible way, avoiding the profundity of academic scientism which, although significant in its own areas of expertise, nevertheless finds it hard to touch the minds and the hearts of most Christians. This is a simplified study that attempts to give a general idea of salvation, which is the ultimate treasure and the final destination of human existence, as illuminated by the Lord, through the light of His redemptive, divine revelation».
In honor of the sacred memory of this ever - memorable Professor , voluminous writer and a beloved associate Andreas Theodorou , the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greece has embarked on this publication, in anticipation of the faithful becoming better acquainted with the testimony of the Orthodox belief and the theological word of the untiring worker of the Lord's vineyard.
Dimensions 14 x 21cm, 392 pages.
Price : 15 €.
«THE STORY OF A LITTLE ANGEL»,
By Athena Dasiou - Yiannou
Published and now in circulation is the book by Mrs. Athena Dasiou - Yiannou (the author's second book to be published by the Apostoliki Diakonia), titled: "The Story of a Little Angel". The book, which has been exquisitely illustrated by Mrs. Christina Papatheou - Douligeri , narrates the story of a little angel that comes down to earth from heaven, to assist in the confronting of daily incidents with children.
At the end of the book there is a text on the teaching of our Church regarding angels, which is both concise and intelligible by children.
Dimensions 21 x 28cm, 24 pages ( illustrated ).
Price : 8 €.
«PAVLOS MELAS AND THE MACEDONIAN STRUGGLE»
- PERENNIAL MESSAGES .
Published and placed into circulation by the Apostoliki Diakonia, in a single volume titled " Pavlos Melas and the Macedonian Struggle" - Perennial Messages, are the preambles of the Meeting of 18 th October 2004 that took place in the "Oration Room" of the Book Arcade, which was organized by the Special Synodic Committee for Cultural Identity on the occasion of the 100 years from the heroic death of Pavlos Melas.
The volume includes the following preambles:
1. «The Macedonian issue, prior to the "Macedonian Struggle"», by His Beatitude the Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens.
2. «The Church and the Holy Clergy during the Macedonian Struggle», by the Rev. Metropolitan Sergios of Grevena.
3. «Woman in the Macedonian Struggle», by Mrs. Athena Tzinikou - Kakouli, former Director of the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle.
4. « Foreign and Bilingual-speaking Greeks of the Macedonian Struggle», by Dr. Achilleas Lazarou , Balkanologist.
5. «The Christian Belief of Pavlos Melas», by Mrs. Zoe Genakou, Professor of the School of Philosophy of Crete.
Dimensions 14 x 21, 142 pages
Price : 7 €.
« THE BIBLE FOR CHILDREN»
Published by the Apostoliki Diakonia in its first edition and now in circulation is "The Bible for Children". With the publication of this book, the Apostoliki Diakonia "today fulfills an urgent need of our times, which is the printing of the Bible especially for children. This is the justified request of today's children, who desire to acquaint themselves with the biblical texts in a more accessible and more intelligible language. Our Organization has responded to this demand - with an excess of care and supervision of the sacred scriptural text's language - to the fullest possible extent.
We are obliged to point out that this publication -unavoidably- consists of a selective presentation of Biblical excerpts. In other words, it includes only those biblical narrations that portray the profound love of God towards mankind, along with man's attempts to respond to this divine and miraculous calling. In this way , the search for the Holy Bible in its entirety -where the divine plan for man's salvation and the world's is recorded- will of course become the eventual personal challenge of every child. It is our hope that this publication of "The Bible for Children" will be a decisive challenge in this direction, and at the same time will reveal to every reader the wonderful, unique and superb world of God's Word.».
Dimensions 22 x 28, 167 pages.
Price : 15 €.
«THE NATION-ROUSING PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA»,
Archmandrite - Dr. of Theology fr. Platon Krikris.
A new book by the Archmandrite Platon Krikris is currently in circulation, with the topic: "The Nation-rousing Patriarch of Alexandria, Theophilos II". This is a historical study that scientifically examines the life, the ecclesiastic and the national activities as well as the literary work of a forgotten Friendly Society member, the Patriarch of Alexandria, Theophilos II Pagostas of Patmos (1805-1825). From within the generally unperceived historical data and correspondence, we are made aware of his national-religious activities in Egypt and his homeland, Patmos Island , during the years of the Greek Revolution. This study constitutes the author's PhD dissertation, which was elaborated at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.
Dimensions 17 x 24, 385 pages.
Price: 15 €.
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