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Praying with Icons

Praying with Icons
A Book

by Jim Forest

  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN : 160833077X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Behold the Beauty of the Lord

Behold the Beauty of the Lord
Praying with Icons

by Henri J. M. Nouwen

  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release : 2007-09-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1594715092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This twentieth anniversary edition (more than 111,000 copies sold) brings Henri J.M. Nouwen's writings on Eastern Orthodox icons to a new generation and adds to the Nouwen collection published by Ave Maria Press. With a foreword by Br. Robert Lentz, a well-known painter of contemporary icons, this classic Nouwen book invites readers to pray with four Russian icons with their eyes open by emphasizing seeing or gazing, which are at the heart of Eastern spirituality. Nouwen's meditations reveal his viewing of the icons not as decorations, but holy places. The book includes four full-color icons for private contemplation or meditation.

Praying with Icons

Praying with Icons
A Book

by Linette Martin

  • Publisher : Paraclete Press
  • Release : 2011-10
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9781612610580
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the first of a new series of "little books", learn how to grasp the meaning of ancient ways of praying in a relatively short amount of time. This will leave you with the rest of your life to move beyond the reading and into the practicing!

The Dwelling of the Light

The Dwelling of the Light
Praying with Icons of Christ

by Rowan Williams

  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN : 9780802827784
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on a rich source of devotional theology, Archbishop Rowan Williams shows readers of all Christian traditions how to understand and interact with four classical icons depicting Jesus.

Ponder These Things

Ponder These Things
Praying with Icons of the Virgin

by Rowan Williams

  • Publisher : Paraclete Press (MA)
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN : 9781612612485
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Williams invites readers to explore and reflect on the depths of meaning in three classic icons of the Virgin and her Child from the Eastern Christian tradition.

The Glenstal Book of Icons

The Glenstal Book of Icons
Praying with the Glenstal Icons

by Gregory Collins

  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9780814629352
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Glenstal Book of Icons contains prayers and meditations on a selection of icons from the Abbey's Byzantine chapel. Drawing on the popular monastic practice of lectio divina, the icons themselves are seen as 'texts' giving rise to meditation on the Christian mysteries. This leads to acts of prayer, in which special emphasis is placed on the famous 'Jesus Prayer', discussed in detail in the introduction to the book. Thus the icons and the Jesus Prayer become a point of entry to the mystical spirituality of Eastern Christianity. The book's aim is that of the icon itself: to open the heart in contemplative prayer to the transforming vision of God's glory. Each icon is reproduced in full colour.

Icons

Icons
The Essential Collection

by Faith Riccio

  • Publisher : Paraclete Press (MA)
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781612618319
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This lovely gift book about approaching and praying with icons everyday has over 60 full color images of Sr. Faith's icons, each paired with a scripture and an inspirational word. Experience how these beautiful icons help us live a good life, what they have to offer, what they did for Sr. Faith, and what they can do for you. Icons are an invitation to go beyond our world; to take a moment to look as through a window into heaven. The space they create gives us a wonderful and open access to reach out toward God and know him deeply in a new way. They are meant to enrich our spiritual lives. They were created to touch and form us and have an ability to soothe and confront where necessary. They provide a place to gather our wandering attention and direct it toward God. Click here to see the book trailer!

Doors of Perception

Doors of Perception
Icons and Their Spiritual Significance

by John Baggley

  • Publisher : Meakin & Assoc
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beginning to Pray

Beginning to Pray
A Book

by Anthony Bloom

  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 75
  • ISBN : 9780809115099
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers meditations on our relationship with God through prayer and tells how to find consolation, express thankfulness, and apprehend the presence of the Lord

A Brush with God

A Brush with God
An Icon Workbook

by Peter Pearson

  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2005-10-01
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : 0819222038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A one-stop guide to icon painting, including the history and spirituality of icons as well as simplified, step-by-step icon-painting technique.

Icons in the Western Church

Icons in the Western Church
Toward a More Sacramental Encounter

by Jeana Visel

  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0814646840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Within the Eastern tradition of Christianity, the eikon, or religious image, has long held a place of honor. In the greater part of Western Christianity, however, discomfort with images in worship, both statues and panel icons, has been a relatively common current, particularly since the Reformation. In the Roman Catholic Church, after years of using religious statues, the Second Vatican Council’s call for “noble simplicity” in many cases led to a stripping of images that in some ways helped refocus attention on the eucharistic celebration itself but also led to a starkness that has left many Roman Catholics unsure of how to interact with the saints or with religious images at all. Today, Western interest in panel icons has been rising, yet we lack standards of quality or catechesis on what to do with them. This book makes the case that icons should have a role to play in the Western Church that goes beyond mere decoration. Citing theological and ecumenical reasons, Visel argues that, with regard to use of icons, the post–Vatican II Roman Catholic Church needs to give greater respect to the Eastern tradition. While Roman Catholics may never interact with icons in quite the same way that Eastern Christians do, we do need to come to terms with what icons are and how we should encounter them.

Praying with the Senses

Praying with the Senses
Contemporary Orthodox Christian Spirituality in Practice

by Vlad Naumescu,Jeffers Engelhardt

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2017-12-15
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 0253031672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How do people experience spirituality through what they see, hear, touch, and smell? Sonja Luehrmann and an international group of scholars assess how sensory experience shapes prayer and ritual practice among Eastern Orthodox Christians. Prayer, even when performed privately, is considered as a shared experience and act that links individuals and personal beliefs with a broader, institutional, or imagined faith community. It engages with material, visual, and aural culture including icons, relics, candles, pilgrimage, bells, and architectural spaces. Whether touching upon the use of icons in the age of digital and electronic media, the impact of Facebook on prayer in Ethiopia, or the implications of praying using recordings, amplifiers, and loudspeakers, these timely essays present a sophisticated overview of the history of Eastern Orthodox Christianities. Taken as a whole they reveal prayer as a dynamic phenomenon in the devotional and ritual lives of Eastern Orthodox believers across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.

Sacred Doorways

Sacred Doorways
A Beginner's Guide to Icons

by Linette Martin

  • Publisher : Paraclete Press (MA)
  • Release : 2002-01-01
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781557253071
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Linette Martin's style and simplicity of language are transparent and clear, so rare in other similar writings on the topic. -Metropolitan Emilianos Timiadis

The Little Oratory

The Little Oratory
A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home

by David Clayton,Leila Marie Lawler

  • Publisher : Sophia Institute Press
  • Release : 2014-04-25
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1622821769
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Keeping a faithful prayer life with your family isn't easy. From herding distracted children to managing the seemingly endless litany of prayers and devotions, our spiritual life all too often feels frantic and burdensome. This isn't the way it should be. Our prayer life, our family life, and our work life should — and can! — be in harmony. When they are, our family is a powerhouse of grace, and Our Lord transforms our home into a little Eden — a little bit of heaven on earth. With simplicity and holy wisdom, authors David Clayton and Leila Marie Lawler show you how to bring peace to your home by integrating your family into the calm, truly joyful way of Mother Church. Her feasts and seasons, prayers and devotions are gifts that draw us closer to God and unfold before us His marvelous plan of salvation. To help you live the liturgical life of the Church more fully, David and Leila reclaim here an almost lost tradition that families used for centuries to build a beautiful bridge between home and church: the little oratory. Consisting of a modest table and icons, the little oratory is a visible sign of spiritual awareness and devotion. It extends the Eucharistic worship of the Mass into the heart of your home, spiritually nourishing your family and preparing them to transform the world through prayer and charity. Building your own little oratory is simple, and in these pages you'll discover just how easy it is. In fact, you likely have most of the pieces in your home already except, perhaps, the sacred art. That's why we've included here seven full-colored icons that are ready for framing, enabling you to get started right away! By following the wise advice in this book, you'll discover the peace and love that flows from a home that is focused on Christ. You'll also learn . . . How to use sacred art to strengthen your prayer life. How to extend Catholic beliefs and devotions into every room of the house. Why the Liturgy of the Hours is important and how it can make your family holy. How to pray the Rosary with children and keep the rowdiest of them calm and reverent. The active role children can and should play in the prayer life of the family. What to do when only one parent takes the spiritual life seriously. How to overcome the feeling that you're too busy to pray. Practical ways to extend the liturgical life into your workplace. And countless other tips to help you practice your faith in the heart of your home. Scott Hahn “This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen. How I wish I'd had it when I first became a Catholic, not just for myself, as a husband and father, but for my family, too. If one book has the potential to transform the Catholic family (and society), this is it.” Thomas Howard “This book is a rare treasure.” Christopher West “A superb guide to making that encounter of thirsts a lived experience in the home.” Daria Sockey, author of The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours “The Little Oratory will help you discover a pattern of daily prayer that truly fits your family life while creating a place of beauty in the heart of your home." Andreas Widmer, author of The Pope and the CEO “An indispensable resource for anyone seeking to make their home a breeding ground for holiness.” Elizabeth Foss, Founder, In the Heart of My Home “Leila Lawler and David Clayton offer wisdom and grace to Catholics seeking to make their homes a holy shelter.” Joseph Pearce, Editor of The St. Austin Review “Wonderful, inspiring, and deeply practical.” Stratford Caldecott, an Editor of Magnificat UK “A great blessing to Catholic families.” Father Robert Reed, President, CatholicTV Network “A perfect guide for any family who strives to make their home a place to experience the majesty and beauty of the Divine.”

Ponder These Things

Ponder These Things
Praying with Icons of the Virgin

by Rowan Williams

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781580511247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This beautifully illustrated book invites modern-day pilgrims and people of prayer to think about some of the different ways in which Mary is regularly portrayed in the art of Eastern Christianity. Specifically, it explores three of the most common yet theologically rich images of the Holy Virgin—She Who Points the Way or Hodegetria, The Virgin of Loving Kindness or Eleousa, and The Virgin of the Sign or Oranta—all of which serve as a wonderful springboard for theological and personal reflection.

Praying the Rosary with Icons

Praying the Rosary with Icons
A Book

by Marie-Paul Farran

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9781860826863
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church
A Book

by Alfredo Tradigo

  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN : 9780892368457
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Catalogues the heritage of images according to type and subject, from the ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia. This book includes chapters such as role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church.

Theology of the Icon

Theology of the Icon
A Book

by Léonide Ouspensky

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing the Icon of the Heart

Writing the Icon of the Heart
In Silence Beholding

by Maggie Ross

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2013-02-13
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 1620326930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The subtitle of Maggie Ross's new book captures its essence, for it is about silence and our need to behold God. Beholding is a notion that we are in danger of losing. It is often lost in translation, even by the NRSV and the Jerusalem Bible. Beholding needs to be recovered both in theology and practice. Ross is very aware of "poor talkative Christianity." There is a twofold plea to enter into silence--for lack of silence erodes our humanity--and to behold the radiance of God. This is a book full of deep questioning and the testing of our assumptions. Throughout there is a great love for the world and for our humanity, accompanied by sadness that we are so easily distracted . . . . We are invited into a silence that is not necessarily an absence of noise, but is a limitless interior space. Ancient texts are used in new and exciting ways, and many of our worship practices are challenged. She is in no doubt that "the glory of the human being is the beholding of God." --adapted from a review in The Church Times (London) by Canon David Adam.

Icon and Devotion

Icon and Devotion
Sacred Spaces in Imperial Russia

by Oleg Tarasov

  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 2004-01-03
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 186189550X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Icon and Devotion offers the first extensive presentation in English of the making and meaning of Russian icons. The craft of icon-making is set into the context of forms of worship that emerged in the Russian Orthodox Church in the mid-seventeenth century. Oleg Tarasov shows how icons have held a special place in Russian consciousness because they represented idealized images of Holy Russia. He also looks closely at how and why icons were made. Wonder-working saints and the leaders of such religious schisms as the Old Believers appear in these pages, which are illustrated with miniature paintings, lithographs and engravings never before published in the English-speaking world. By tracing the artistic vocabulary, techniques and working methods of icon painters, Tarasov shows how icons have been integral to the history of Russian art, influenced by folk and mainstream currents alike. As well as articulating the specifically Russian piety they invoke, he analyzes the significance of icons in the cultural life of modern Russia in the context of popular prints and poster design.