Archbishop Averky (†1976) is a Church Father of recent times and a powerful confessor of the true spirit of Orthodoxy. St. John S&SF once told Fr. Seraphim Rose to consult Archibishop Averky's writings whenever he had theological questions.
St. John of Kronstadt Press
True Orthodoxy (Abp. Averky)
A challenge... to distinguish between genuine Orthodoxy and its many imitators in the modern world.
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On the Russian Church Abroad
A few short comments from one of the Church's foremost hierarchs, explaining who and why we are. A good companion to #2273.
Item# 2279. (DC: L) Leaflet. $0.35
Works, Vol. I (Abp. Averky)
A brief biography is followed by a number of short essays, including "Holy Zeal", "Mother of My Lord", "What is Orthodoxy?", "Are the Terms 'Christian' and 'Orthodox' Accurate in Our Times?", and "Should the Church be 'In Step with the Times'?", as well as a number of homilies and addresses.
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Works, Vol. II (Abp. Averky)
Additional biographical material prefaces the essays "St. John of Kronstadt: Touchstone of True Orthodoxy", "The Great Ecumenical Teachers and Fathers", "Especially Instructive Aspects from the Lives of the Three Great Hierarchs", "For What Purpose Was the Church Founded and Exists?", "Why Christians are not Permitted to Arrange Amusements on the Eves of Sundays and Feast Days", "The Kingdom of God on Earth: Progress or the Cross?", "The Orthodox Order", "The Spirit of Antichrist and Forerunner of Antichrist", and "Wherein Lies Life's Greatest Evil".
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Translated and with an introduction by Fr. Seraphim of Platina of blessed memory, this detailed commentary on the Book of Revelation (more accurately, the Apocalypse) by one of the spiritual giants of our age is perhaps the only reliable guide readily available in English to an Orthodox understanding of its complexities. In reading both the commentary and the book, it is wise to remember that it required seven centuries for the Church to reach oneness of mind that this book was indeed to be regarded as part of Holy Scripture. OUT OF PRINT. Backorders cannot be accepted at this time.
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On the Situation of the Orthodox Christian in the Contemporary World
Can an old Russian bishop speak to modern Americans? Listen -- "The contemporary world, with a few exceptions ..., does not make clear and open threats of bodily torments and bodily death for those who bear the name of Christ. A significant part of it even continues to bear the name of "Christian", builds churches, calls on the Name of Christ, and swears on the Holy Bible. --But this is all just appearance." In these few short pages, Vladyka Averky, even now many years after his repose, speaks to us of the "great American nightmare" in which we live and how to go about surviving it spiritually.
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Stand Fast in the Truth
Brief selections from the writings of one of the true Defenders of the Faith: On the Apostolic Work of St. Vladimir, On the Church, On the Russian Church Abroad, On Apostasy, On the Causes of the Russian Catastrophe, On Monarchy, On the Modern World, On Fasting, Prayer and Bearing the Cross, and On the Temple.
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Letters of Abp. Theophan of Poltava
Abp. Theophan of Poltava; trans. Antonina Janda
This collection of letters on a wide variety of matters of spiritual interest is enhanced by a major memorial address by Archbishop Averky. The translation is straightforward and lucid. Subject-headers for the individual letters make it a simple matter to scan through and locate a response to a particular issue or topic, or to relocate a favorite.
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by Archbishop Averky
translated by Fr. Seraphim Rose
“Brothers and sisters! Let us aspire towards ascetic labor, in which is expressed precisely the essence of our Orthodox Christian faith, which is the labor of imitating Christ in bearing the cross and self-crucifixion – a faith of labor and, laboring lawfully as the Word of God teaches, let us suffer all things for the Truth, not moving away from it, as do many because of their poverty of spirit or self-interest. And let us remember well: where there is no labor, where there is no steadfastness in the faith – there is neither Orthodoxy nor true faith in God and in His Christ. Amen.”
– Archbishop Averky