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Recent publications available from Alexander Press

Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses
by Dr Jean-Claude Larchet. Translated by Fr Kilian Sprecher.

Dr Jean-Claude Larchet’s long-awaited great work, Thérapeutique des maladies spirituelles is published in English by Alexander Press.

A vast synthesis of patristic and ascetic oriental teachings from the 1st to 14th centuries, this study presents a renewed vision of the Christian doctrine of salvation and constitutes a veritable treaty, both theoretical and practical, of spiritual psychology and medicine, as well as a summation of Orthodox spirituality that has no equivalent.

Larchet box set

Boxed Set


Alexander Press, Montreal, 2012

ISBN: 1-896800-39-4

Available only as a boxed set of 3 softcover volumes totalling over 800 pages in a special slipcase

Order directly from Alexander Press: $100.00 / €70.00


When God Is Not There
by Nikolaos, Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki

Published by
Alexander Press
2013, 240 pages, soft cover.
ISBN: 1-896800-59-9
$25.00 / € 18,00



Akathist to St. Mary of Egypt; with The Life of St. Mary of Egypt, by Bev. Cooke

Bev. Cooke has done such a great service in creating an Akathist to St. Mary of Egypt. Through these words, we can spend time with the great saint, and ask for her prayers and help. It is one of the sad ironies of our time that after fifty or so years of feminism in the West, the plight of women is actually worse than it was before. Our culture no longer recognizes the sanctity of womanhood, and the symbols with which we once expressed our recognition of this sanctity have vanished. It is a dangerous world for women. More than ever before, women need an advocate. Fortunately, they have such an advocate: St. Mary of Egypt. The Mother of God was there to help Mary of Egypt when she needed her. In turn, Mary of Egypt will be there for us as well.
—from the introduction by Archpriest Lawrence R. Farley


Thirst for Love and Truth: Encounters of Orthodox Theology and Psychological Science, by Fr Vasileios Thermos

Our souls struggle for a genuine life which is a life granted by the Holy Spirit. But various obstacles hinder our spiritual process, some of them internal (psychological deficits and complications) and others external (a society of sin and confusion). In a psychological era the sciences which explore the psychological life of the soul can be valuable, provided that we shall make use of them with respect for the hidden treasure that the Lord trusted to our personalities.

 Thermos Thirst for Love

The Old Testament: Deciphering the Common Heritage of Mankind, by Miltiadis Konstantinou

How far can a Jewish book have anything to do with us? How do we explain the violence of the Old Testament? And how much of it is history and how much is symbolism? Konstantinou throws light on confusions, gaps in knowledge and misreadings which burden believers and unbelievers alike. Scripture has often been understood moralistically, in an unhistorical way and without reference to the fact of the Church. And there has been a theological tendency in the Orthodox world to undervalue Scripture, almost bypassing it in our enthusiasm for other texts of church literature (patristic, ascetic, liturgical).


Alexander Press, 2010

We Praise Thee Series: Number 6

ISBN: 1-896800-47-5

Spiral-bound to lie flat,
40 pages

Available in 2 versions:
•Full colour cover and colour inside: CDN$15.00
•Full colour cover, black & white inside: CDN$10.00

Alexander Press, 2010

Orthodoxy in Dialogue with the Modern World: Number 7

ISBN: 1-896800-33-1

Paperbound, 88 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in


Alexander Press, 2010

Orthodoxy in Dialogue with the Modern World: Number 8

ISBN: 1-896800-37-8

Paperbound, 64 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in


The Wedding Feast; Proceedings of the Colloquia of Orthodox Theology of the Université de Sherbrooke

Editor : Dr Paul Ladouceur

Each year since 2001 the programme of Orthodox theological studies of the Faculty of Theology of the Université de Sherbrooke organises a colloquium on an important theological theme. This book contains the proceedings of the colloquia from 2007 to 2009:

2007: “St John Chrysostom: Father and Teacher of the Church”

2008: “The Theology of the Divine Energies”

2009: “The Spiritual Legacy of Fr Alexander Schmemann 25 Years after His Repose”


MIOT Colloquia

The Joy to Serve
by Matushka Juliana Schmemann

The beloved wife of the late Father Alexander Schmemann, Matushka Schmemann offers a fresh perspective concerning the role of women in the Church and, more germane, in the context of our modern world. Her words are like a flowing river that, through its passage, rejuvenates all -- the land, the people, life, the spiritual garden. As with Matushka’s first inspiring book, My Journey With Father Alexander, her words offer a simple, clear, mature affirmation and witness of a life worth living, with Him, in Him, by Him and into His service.
The book is enriched by the beautiful illustrations of the accomplished young iconographer and artist Anna Dumoulin-Tregubov.

Joy to Serve

The Spiritual Counsels of the Blessed Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

Volume 3: Spiritual Struggle: In our times, one of the greatest illnesses is the vain thoughts of worldly people. They are tormented simply through not facing up to things in a spiritual manner. When we accept whatever happens to us with a good and positive thought, we are helped: while on the contrary, we are tormented and come apart at the seams when negative and evil thoughts prevail.—Elder Paisios


The complete 5-volume series of the Spiritual Counsels is also available in Greek from Alexander Press: US$30.00 / CDN$35.00 per volume

PAISIOS Spiritual awakening 3

Montreal Institute of Orthodox Theology and Alexander Press, 2010

ISBN: 1-896800-23-8

Paperbound, 8.5 x 11 in., 181 pages, illustrated, colour cover



Alexander Press, 2009

Orthodoxy in Dialogue with the Modern World : Number 6

ISBN: 1-896800-21-1

98 pages, paperbound

CDN$20.00 / € 15,00

PAISIOS Spiritual awakening 1-2

Holy Monastery “Evangelist John the Theologian” Souroti, Thessaloniki, Greece

Volume 1: 2006, 415 pages, paperbound; Volume 2: 2009, 415 pages, paperbound; Volume 3: 2010, 335 pages, paperbound

All volumes, each: US$45.00 / CDN$50.00

The Divine Liturgy: A Commentary in the Light of the Fathers, by Hieromonk Gregorios

When Christ first spoke about the Mystery of the Divine Eucharist, He called Himself the “Bread of life”, which came down from heaven to be offered for the life and salvation of the world. Christ, the “Bread of life” comes down at the moment of the Eucharistic annunciation into the virgin Church, and the holy Church becomes the “good earth and blessed” which brings forth the Bread of life. It is this reality of Christ’s descent and His presence within the Church that we experience in the Divine Liturgy. The Divine Liturgy is Christ in our midst.

Divine liturgy

My Journey with Father Alexander
(2nd edition)
, by Matushka Juliana Schmemann

“What happiness it all has been!”

Matushka Juliana Schmemann’s account of her journey with Father Schmemann. Matushka Schmemann offers us a beautiful account of her life’s journey with Father Alexander, from Talinn in Estonia and Baden-Baden in Germany, to Paris, New York and Lac Labelle in Quebec.

“What a privilege to follow their great journey, to once again give thanks to God, who planted such beautiful flowers in His garden for all of us to cherish …”

My journey covers

Investing in the Kingdom of God
by Nikolaos (Hatzinikolaou), Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki

By inspiring us to act, words can be paths that lead us towards the “other discourse”, the ethos of the eighth day, the beauty that will save the world . . . Such are Metropolitan Nikolaos’s words (his previous book in English, Mount Athos, the Highest Place on Earth, was greeted as a “spiritual gem . . . of eternal value”).

Investing in the kingdom

Published by the Cell of St John the Theologian Koutloumousiou Monastery Mount Athos, 2009

ISBN: 978-960-89067-9-2

370 pages, hardbound, 5.675 x 8.375 in


Alexander Press, 2nd ed, 2009

ISBN: 1-896800-66-1

101 pages, paperbound

CDN$15.00 / € 12,00

Alexander Press, 2009

Orthodoxy in Dialogue with the Modern World : Number 5

ISBN: 1-896800-19-X

77 pages, paperbound

CDN$15.00 / € 13,00

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Other publications of special interest available from Alexander Press

Akathist to St. Arseny of Winnipeg
and Hymns for the Services to St. Arseny of Winnipeg
by Archpriest Lawrence R. Farley
Archbishop Arseny: a Vita
by Priest John Hainsworth

As in the case of many saints, St. Arseny was known by the people to be a saint. We in Canada have a special and precious connection with Saint Arseny of Winnipeg. He is one of ours, as well as being one of God’s. Get to know St. Arseny, ask for his prayers and rely on his love. St. Arseny was born in Russia, and came to the new world in 1902, working as a tireless missionary in the northeastern United States, and then in Winnipeg. He helped found St. Tikhon’s monastery and orphanage, and later founded the Pastoral School that became St. Tikhon’s Seminary.

Because of St. Arseny's gifted preaching he was popularly known as “the Canadian Chrysostom”.

St Arseny cover

Orthodox Prayerbook, A Collection of Prayers in the OCA Tradition

Containing the traditional prayers in modern English.

St Herman's Prayerbook

Prayer Book in Accordance with the Tradition
of the Eastern Orthodox Church
by All Saints of Alaska Orthodox Church (Victoria, BC)

This beautifully designed Orthodox prayer book reflects the devotionwith which it was prepared. A unique treasure, a joy to use, and it will be constantly used.

"Rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing."

Prayer Book

Alexander Press, 2007

ISBN: 1-896800-50-5

Spiral-bound, 50 pages

Available in 2 versions:
•Full colour: CDN$15.00
•Colour cover, black & white inside: CDN$8.00

A new edition from Saint Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church (Langley, BC)

ISBN: 1-896800-33-5

Coil-bound, colour cover, black & white inside


Saint Arseny of Konevets Press,

ISBN: 0-9781032-0-2

390 pages, with coloured icons. Durable, acid--free paper, available in either coil-bound or paperbound editions, 4.75 x 7.25 in


The Way of the Spirit, by Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra

A collection of twelve spiritual talks about the Spirit expressing Elder Aimilianos' personal experience of God, “which was always real, living and dynamic”. From 1974 until his reitrement in 2000, he was the abbot of the Sacred Monastery of Simonopetra on Mt Athos. “This book is an offering to our brothers and sisters throughout the world, for love does not seek its own, but desires communion with others, teaching us to sing in other tongues. We cannot say we have no need of you, for without you, our joy will not be complete (1 Cor 13.5, 12.21) …

Way of the spirit

Miracle on the Monastery Mountain
by Douglas Demetrios Lyttle

A unique account of the unexpected, the unforeseen, the exciting, and as many believe, the miraculous reawakening and renewal ofThe Byzantine Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mount Athos. This beautiful large format book brings to you its history, in word and in over 600 breath-taking images. Lyttle presents the reader with adifferent, older, and more profound Greece; one of verdant wooded hills and valleys, overshadowed by the majesticgranite peak of Mount Athos.

Miracle on Monastery Mountain

The Synaxarion; the Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church, by Hieromonk Makarios of Simonos Petra

The complete Synaxarion consists of 7 hardcover volumes, with 6 volumes, each covering two months of the liturgical calendar, each with over 550 pages, extensively illustrated with numerous icons, miniatures, and several full colour pages, and a seventh, supplementary, volume with new saints and a cumulative index.

Synaxarion 7 vols

Published by Holy Convent of the Annunciation of Our Lady Ormylia, Chalkidiki, Greece

Volume 1: Introduction, maps; September, October
Volume 2: November, December
Volume 3: January, February
Volume 4: March, April
Volume 5: May, June
Volume 6: July, August
Volume 7: Supplement: New Saints; Cumulative Index

Volumes 1–6:
US$50.00 / CDN$60.00;
Volume 7:
US$40.00 / CDN$50.00


Published by Indiktos, Athens, 2009

ISBN: 978-960-518-33904

398 pages, attractive hard-cover, with bibliography and indexes, 5.875 x 8.375 in


The Greenleaf Book Company

ISBN: 0-97474463-3

Hardbound, 403 pages

US$100.00 / $140.00

Recent volumes in Alexander Press's Mount Athos Series
MAS series title Book 19: Hagia Sophia: The light of our history
by Archimandrite Vasileios
Book 20: Beauty Will Save the World: an Athonite View
by Archimandrite Vasileios
Book 21: From Heraclitus to Elder Porphyrios
by Archimandrite Vasileios
Book 22: I Came that They May Have Life, and Have it bundantly
by Archimandrite Vasileios
Book 23: From the Old Adam to the New
by Archimandrite Vasileios


“Α fresh vision of theology, Church, and the world” coming from the revival and renewal of monasticism on the Holy Mountain, led by Archimandrite Vasileios, Abbot of Iveron Monastery. Ηis message, while original, was yet genuinely traditional: “a word of life not for Athos only, but for the Christian world as a whole”.

MAS 19 MAS 20 MAS 21 MAS 22 MAS 23
Alexander Press : 2008; Full colour cover, black & white inside, soft-cover,
ISBN: 1-896800-09-2
Alexander Press : 2008; Full colour cover, black & white inside, soft-cover,
ISBN: 1-896800-11-4
Alexander Press : 2008; Full colour cover, black & white inside, soft-cover,
ISBN: 1-896800-13-0
Alexander Press : 2008; Full colour cover, black & white inside, soft-cover,
ISBN: 1-896800-15-7
Alexander Press : 2008; Full colour cover, black & white inside, soft-cover,
ISBN: 1-896800-17-3


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An anthology of the
most significant
Orthodox theological writing from Synaxis,
the major Orthodox theological journal of Greece, from 1982 to 2002

Volume I: Anthropology • Environment • Creation

Volume II: Icon and Person

Volume III: Ecclesiology & Pastoral Care

Alexander Press : 2006;
a boxed set of over 700 pages
in 3 soft-cover volumes,
ISBN: 1-896800-64-5
$100.00 / €70.00

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A three-volume
box-set in English.

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