Suggested Reading List

Resources for Inquirers

  • Ware, Bishop Kallistos, The Orthodox Church, Penguin Books.
  • Mathews-Green, Frederica, Facing East, Harper Books.
  • Mathews-Green, Frederica, At the Corner of East and Now, Tarcher/Putnam.
  • Farley, Donna, Seasons of Grace, Conciliar Press.
  • Coniaris, Anthony, Introducing the  Orthodox Church, Light and Life Press.
  • AGAIN Magazine, Conciliar Press.
  • The Handmaiden Journal, Conciliar Press.

 Resources for Catechumens

  •  Ware, Bishop Kallistos, The Orthodox Way, SVS Press.
  • Schmemann, Alexander, For the Life of the World, SVS Press.
  • Carlton, Clark, The Truth, Regina Press.
  • Hopko, Thomas, The Orthodox Faith, Vols. 1-4, OCA-DRE. 
  • Schmemann, Alexander, Great Lent, SVS Press.
  • Schmemann, Alexander, Of Water and the Spirit. SVS Press.
  • Farley, Lawrence, A Daily Calendar of Saints, Light and Life Press.
  • Aslanoff, Catherine, The Incarnate God, Vols. 1-2, SVS Press.

 Resources for the Faithful

  • Bloom, Anthony, Living Prayer, Libra Books.
  • Bloom, Anthony, School for Prayer, Libra Books.
  • Wybrew, Hugh, The Orthodox Liturgy, SPCK.
  • Schmemann, Alexander, The Historical Road of Eastern Orthodoxy, SVS Press.
  • Meyendorff, John, Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective, SVS Press.
  • Bajis, Jordan, Common Ground, Light and Life Press.
  • Clendenin, Daniel. ed., Eastern Orthodox Theology: A Contemporary Reader, Baker Books.
  • Payne, Robert, The Fathers of the Eastern Church, Dorset Press.
  • Payne, Robert, The Fathers of the Western Church, Dorset Press.
  • Ward, Benedicta, tr., Sayings of the Desert Fathers, Cistercian Press.
  • Lossky, Vladimir, The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church, SVS Press.
  • Anon.,The Way of the Pilgrim, SVS Press.

The Fathers are an indispensable part of one's spiritual reading. Easily accessible collections are:

  • The Ladder of Divine Ascent, as well as others in in the Classics of Western Spirituality series.
    The Apostolic Fathers, Baker Books.
    The Philokalia: the Complete Text, Faber and Faber.
    Also, the series on the Fathers, published by SVS Press (such as St. John Chrysostom, On Wealth and Poverty).

 These books may be purchased online at Orthodox Goods.Com.