Some initial thoughts:Iconodule said:Kind of hard for me to admit this, but I'm actually reading through Lord of the Rings for the first time. About to finish Fellowship right now.
That's one of my favorite parts about the Old Orthodox Prayer Book. ;D It's also a big reason why I started researching more about the Old Rite.RobS said:My priest gave me the Old Orthodox prayer book, and ummm yeah there's a lot of bowing...
Is this going to be the next "Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future"?Asteriktos said:Christ the Conqueror of Hell: The Descent into Hades from an Orthodox Perspective, by Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev
Count Magnus is a single short story, and it's not in that graphic novel (which is really good, regardless). The Count Magnus adaptation is in volume 2.Asteriktos said:
Ah, ok.Asteriktos said:Not sure if the cover is causing the problem or what, but what I have on my kindle is a collection of short stories, and (I just checked) Lord Magnus is the next story I'll come to (I'm currently on one titled Number 13). I grabbed that image off the amazon page that I bought it from, but perhaps the cover is actually for a different product than what the page is actually for?
Cool, I didn't know these existed! I'll have to get my own. Thanks for the heads up.Asteriktos said:
I've only seen tiny snippets of them, so no opinion at all, other than that he's on the shortlist of people I need to read.RobS said:Iconodule any opinions on St. Nicholas Cabasilas' two major Orthodox books?
I should also add that MR James was an accomplished scholar and his translation of the New Testament apocrypha seems to be the standard English version (it's frequently cited in the English translation of Met Hilarion's Christ the Conqueror of Hell).Iconodule said:Cool, I didn't know these existed! I'll have to get my own. Thanks for the heads up.Asteriktos said:
I just finished reading Saint Gregory of Nyssa's Life of Moses for the second time.
Huh, I didn't even notice!Iconodule said:I should also add that MR James was an accomplished scholar and his translation of the New Testament apocrypha seems to be the standard English version (it's frequently cited in the English translation of Met Hilarion's Christ the Conqueror of Hell).
You're welcome! I still need to get volume 2. I'm still experimenting with how much horror I can "take" with my newly squeamish post-surgery stomach.Iconodule said:
Let us know how it goes. Those are my favorite kinds of books.Asteriktos said:Elder Gervasios (Paraskevopoulos) of Patras: His Life and Pastoral Work, by Hierodeacon Cyril Kostopoulos
I'm most of the way done... I think the main problem is that there just isn't enough material included. It's kinda short overall (~25k words I'd say), but I also mean that it often goes over events in outline form without really getting into any depth. It just feels like the summary of a summary of his biography and beliefs. Maybe that was by design (something translated and published is better than nothing), but it leaves things feeling a bit threadbare.Antonis said: