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    I write and speak on all sorts of topics: ancient Christian spirituality and the Eastern Orthodox faith, the Jesus Prayer, marriage and family, the pro-life cause, cultural issues, and more. You can contact Cynthia Damaskos of the Orthodox Speakers Bureau if you’d like to bring me to an event. This Calendar will let you know when I’m in your neighborhood.


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You can order my books from® by clicking the titles, below. If you’re looking for an autographed copy, you can do that through my parish bookstore.

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  • The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God

    The Jesus Prayer has historically been passed on face to face, from one Christ-loving person to the next, down the generations ever since the desert saints. It is learned in a community of fellow-believers, all of whom are aware of their need and sin, trying daily to resist temptation better and love God more. As you form the habit of saying this prayer in the back of your mind all the time, it soaks into you, like dye into cotton, and colors the way you encounter every person and circumstance you meet.


  • Mary As the Early Christians Knew Her: The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts
    [Note: this book is “The Lost Gospel of Mary” with a new title and cover.] Mary is the flower of femininity to some, a woman of power to others. She has been seen as a paragon of obedience, as well as an instrument of liberation. Some have piled her status so high that it rivals that of her Son. Others do their best to ignore her entirely. Behind all of these images there is still a girl who grew up to become the mother of Christ.
  • First Fruits of Prayer: A Forty-Day Journey Through the Canon of St. Andrew

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  • Facing East: A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy

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  • The Illumined Heart: The Ancient Christian Path of Transformation

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  • The Open Door: Entering the Sanctuary of Icons and Prayer (Pocket Faith Series, 4)

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  • At the Corner of East and Now

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  • Gender: Men, Women, Sex and Feminism

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  • Real Choices: Listening to Women, Looking for Alternatives to Abortion

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