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Christ the Saviour Brotherhood is dedicated to promoting Orthodox Christian culture and education. Through religious publishing, educational programs and outreach activities, Christ the Saviour Brotherhood fulfills its mission to be a witness to the living Orthodox Christian Faith
A JOURNAL OF ORTHODOX FAITH AND CULTURE
"I feel as if I am living on a huge desert island. I am hungry to learn from traditional pious Orthodox Christians in countries where Orthodoxy is a part of their heritage – how they pray, how they raise their families, how they face ethical problems, how their thinking differs from mine, and how they live out Orthodoxy in their own homes and native countries. I cannot go on pilgrimage because I have small children, but my soul is hungry for contact. I've read dozens of books on Orthodox spirituality and history, but I'm looking for something more personal and contemporary – I want to KNOW Orthodox people around the world..."
This letter from a new American Orthodox convert from Wisconsin to Richard Betts and Mother Nectaria McLees, who, for a decade, had been living in and visiting countries with a heritage of traditional Orthodoxy was the beginning of a series of events that led to the birth of Road To Emmaus; a unique Orthodox Journal.
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The St. Paisius Missionary School began in the early 1990's as an effort to help awaken in newly converted American Orthodox Christians a zeal to live the traditional Orthodox way of life. Being formed in a pluralistic and secular society, the American soul needed exposure to a more direct and intense experience of Orthodox ascesis and piety than was readily available in today's culture. The Missionary School addressed this need by developing events, in a monastic setting, through which Orthodox Christians could immerse themselves in the atmosphere of a traditional Orthodox way of life. By leaving behind the secular world for a weekend, a week, or even a month, Orthodox Christians were offered a variety of programs which engaged the whole person, body, mind, and soul, towards Orthodox piety.
In 1995, a parish priest asked the Missionary School to bring the experience of traditional Orthodox Christian life to his local area. As a result of this request, the Missionary School began developing its Family Conferences. The goal was to structure a six-day event where every member of the family, young or old, married or single, could be engaged in the life of piety of the Orthodox Church. Through liturgical prayer, inspiring lectures, children's activities and heartwarming Christian fellowship, the conference would be a time of spiritual renewal for the whole family.
Today's Family Conference attempts to recreate the traditional spirit of the early apostolic church as stated in Acts 2:42 "And they continued steadfastly in the apostle's doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers".
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Christ the Saviour Brotherhood Publishing was founded in 1995 to produce quality Orthodox Christian literature for children and adults, in support of a vibrant, traditional Orthodox way of life. Our publications show our commitment to presenting the truth and beauty of the Church.
Seeing the need for beautiful and engaging Orthodox books for children, we began with a simple prayer book, Bless O Lord, which is now in its second printing, having sold well over 6,000 copies.
Upon its publication in 1997, An Unbroken Circle: Linking Ancient African Christianity to the African-American Experience, broke new ground in Orthodox writing. Many people have found this book to be an invaluable resource, both for personal growth and for Orthodox outreach.
Our latest title, Thou Hast Proved Me, O God and Knowest: The Life of Hieromonk Vasily, translated from the original Russian edition, chronicles the life and martyric death in 1993 of a young monk at Optina monastery. Like many contemporary Americans, Fr. Vasily had to find his way to the Church from a secular upbringing, and his journey is inspiring and instructive.
These books, as well as the seven additional ones we offer, are valuable additions to your family library.
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