Edited by: Holy Apostles Convent
Pages: 1,240 pages with 85 icons.
Lives of the Saints translated from the Greek — complete, unabridged, & annotated.
Compilers include Saint Symeon the Metaphrastes, Agapios the Cretan, Nikodemos the Hagiorite, Efthymios Zigabenos, Dositheos of Jerusalem, Church Fathers, and Athonite writers; also cited are Ecclesiastical Histories, together with Neon Paradeison, Neon Thesavron, Neon Eklogion, Neon Martyrologion, and Ephraim.
The Triodion Synaxaristes and Pentecostarion Synaxaristes:
- Homilies and theological discussions on the feast days from patristic sources.
- Commentaries on the Gospel, Epistle, or Prophetic Readings for the day. Questionnaires on confession.
- Catechisms on the Soul Saturdays, the soul, our resurrection, the Mystical Supper, reasons for the Crucifixion, Christ keeping sabbath in the tomb, descending into Hades, and encountering death.
- In-depth material on the Antichrist and the end times, and Old Testament prophecies on the feasts during the Triodion and Pentecostarion periods.
- Exhortations on fasting, forgiveness, becoming children of God, struggling with the passions and how to practise virtue, perfect love, voluntary mortification, and much more.
- Discussions on the purpose of illness and its potential to perfect us, and appealing to the martyrs for healing.
- Histories and accounts of the victories of our champion leader, the Theotokos, as well as sections on icons, sacred music of the feasts, and Christology.
- The theme of the Triodion and Pentecostarion volumes revolves around the events in the first three chapters of Genesis, then the coming of the New Adam, followed by how we might become partakers of the divine nature, and going from glory to glory.