Churchly Joy: Orthodox Devotions for the Church Year

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churchly joy By Sergius Bulgakov, Boris Jakim (translator)
Eerdmans 2008
$16.00 Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8028-4834-5

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Hierdie is ‘n heruitgawe van die meditasies wat die eerste keer in 1938 verskyn het uit die hand van Sergius Bulgakov, een van die gevierde Ortodokse teoloë van die twintigste eeu. Dit bevat ‘n 28-tal kort meditasies wat die lyn van die kerkjaar volg.

Bulgakov het ‘n reeks belangrike teologiese werke geskryf wat in die laaste jare ook weer deur Eerdmans gepubliseer is. Churchly Joy is belangrik omdat dit meer toeganklik is as die ander en ‘n goeie inleiding op Bulgakov se genre bied.


“There are two worlds for the Christian and two lives in them: one of these lives belongs to this world of sorrow and suffering, while the other is lived in a hidden manner in the Kingdom of God, in the joyful city of heaven. All of the events, both of the Gospel and of the Church, which are celebrated at different times of the Church Year are not only remembered but are also accomplished in us, insofar as our souls touch this heavenly world. These events become for us a higher reality, a source of unceasing celebration, of perfect joy.”
— Sergius Bulgakov (from preface)
This distinctive book contains spiritual orations and edifying discourses rooted in the Orthodox tradition. In Churchly Joy Sergius Bulgakov takes readers through the joyous mysteries of the church year as reflected in the Orthodox Church’s major feasts, including celebrations of the Annunciation, the Birth of Christ, the Epiphany, the Transfiguration, the Triumphal Entry, Easter, and more. Churchly Joy reflects Bulgakov’s transcendent vision for the church and will provide spiritual growth and edification for all Christians. (Eerdmans Website)

 

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