Unseen Warfare Series
In these three volumes Fr. Jack Sparks has drawn upon
several versions of a classic sixteenth century treatise,
SPIRITUAL COMBAT, originally compiled by Lorenzo Scupoli.
Used by monks to guide their spiritual labors, it went
through several editions in Latin and other languages.
A monk called Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain translated
the work into Greek, revising in accordance with traditional
Orthodox beliefs. Later, Bishop Theophan the Recluse edited
and published the work in Russian as UNSEEN WARFARE. Fr.
Sparks has rearranged this timeless work in three volumes,
recasting it in contemporary language and adding study
questions at the end of each chapter -- all with the lay
reader in mind. The result is a truly practical resource
for those who seek to strive with all their might against
the enemies of our soul: the world, the flesh, and the
devil. These volumes will be useful for both individuals
and discussion groups.
Virtue in the Unseen Warfare
Victory in the Unseen Warfare
Prayer in the Unseen Warfare
ST. IRENAEUS' PREACHING OF THE APOSTLES
At the very end of the second
century St. Irenaeus saw a need to pass on that
which the Apostles had preached from the very
beginning. So he set out to do so in a simple
and direct form. This 100 page book, spiral bound
for convenience, is the result. Seemingly lost
for many centuries, it was found in 1904 by Archimandrite
Karapet Ter Mekerttschian in the Armenian language
at the Church of Our Lady in Erevan, capital of
then-Soviet Armenia. He published it with a German
translation in 1917. Two years later it was published
in Patrologia Orientalis, along with an English
translation. This fresh version is by Fr. Jack
N. Sparks, who was determined that this most valuable
testimony of the Apostles should not be neglected
in our day. You will find it most useful in your
historical and spiritual studies.