Item No. 008686
by Saint Theophan the Recluse
St. Theophan takes us through the yearly cycle of Gospel and Epistle readings, humbly and reverently offering us brief but powerful daily meditations on the word of God. He also addresses the problems of his day—lack of faith, coldness of heart, trust in the rational mind rather than in the revealed Truth of God—which are problems of our day as well.
Contemplating the sacred texts together with St. Theophan, the reader will learn to penetrate more deeply into Holy Scripture, and will receive answers to many dogmatic, moral, and spiritual questions which touch upon our salvation. Thoughts for Each Day of the Year can help us to more closely connect our lives with the life of Christ in His Holy Church, and to gain a better knowledge of how to fulfill His commandments. By reading St. Theophan’s daily exhortations and taking them to heart, one can be changed by the grace-filled power of our Savior, in accordance with the teaching of the Apostle Paul: Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Rom. 12:2).
The volume includes a short biographical introduction on the life and canonization of St. Theophan the Recluse, as well as scriptural and topical indexes. The readings can be followed by churches using both the Old and Revised Julian Calendars, because each reflection is labeled by its relative position to major feast days in the liturgical cycle (i.e. "Saturday before Theophany" or "Monday of the twenty-first week after Pentecost") rather than by a specific numerical date of the year (i.e. "August 01" or "July 23").
About the Author: Saint Theophan the Recluse (1815–1894) was one of the most prolific and beloved spiritual writers of nineteenth-century Russia. His works, which comprise over twenty volumes, include such classics as The Path to Salvation as well as many volumes of letters. Although he lived the last twenty-eight years of his life as a hermit, his impact on his homeland was immense. His articles appeared in the popular spiritual journals of his time, his books were in great demand, and he personally replied to an average of thirty letters daily.
Author: Saint Theophan the Recluse
Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 inches
Page Length: 312 pages
Publisher: Other Publisher
AFP SKU: 008686
Retail Price: $18.00