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Archbishop Joseph Raya: Face of God #274665 01/22/08 10:58 PM
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After hearing so many recomendations copy due to arrive late Feb.
Thanks for tip off Phillipe Gabare!

Any recomendations on how to read, is it a page turner or demand close study page by page or in even smaller chunks?

Having not read any of his books, is the style easy to read? Is it in an accesible style for a Latin Catholic with a little bit of knowledge of the East or am I likely to find it hard to understand?


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Hey,
It is a beautiful book that can be read any way you like. Just to experience the richness of the book by just reading it as much as you can. Taking notes may not be the best in the beginning because, it will help you increase your knowledge about the Eastern faith. Smaller chuncks could help but it is all about you. Many blessings.

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JGC:

What book are you referring to and who is the author?

BOB

Re: Archbishop Joseph Raya: Face of God [Re: theophan] #283960 03/24/08 08:48 PM
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That would be:
The Face of God: Essays in Byzantine Spirituality
by Archbishop Joseph Raya of eternal memory!
Available from God With Us Publications:
http://theobooks.tofg-secure.com/category.cfm?category_id=0&subcategory_id=36&page=2


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It is.

I did recieve a request to alter the title of this thread to the house style but as it was outside the time frame allowed, I am unable to, could an admin do this?

Now have my copy, not had time to read much due to Lent (busy time for organisisation at school) and events at home but already had a couple of those moments where you read a phrase and stop as it hits you like a hammer.

Think I'm going to read it fairly quickly once through to get the jist of it then slowly chapter by chapter.

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The first part may take a bit to get oriented, as it is the first book he wrote. It is an awesome 'primer' on our faith. At the time of it's writing, he was writing to help bring the church back from 'latinizations'. So, some parts in the beginning, need to be understood in that context also.

When I got my book, I ended up in the hospital for a week. I knew the Lord had placed me on retreat! What a way to go. biggrin

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I picked this up at our Church bookstore just the other day and I am really enjoying it so far!

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Originally Posted by JGC
After hearing so many recomendations copy due to arrive late Feb.
Thanks for tip off Phillipe Gabare!

Any recomendations on how to read, is it a page turner or demand close study page by page or in even smaller chunks?

Having not read any of his books, is the style easy to read? Is it in an accesible style for a Latin Catholic with a little bit of knowledge of the East or am I likely to find it hard to understand?



Read it cover to cover once a year, or at least every other year. I use this book in my college class and it is one of the best primers for Eastern Christian spirituality out there.

Re: Archbishop Joseph Raya: Face of God [Re: Diak] #291170 06/09/08 09:02 PM
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This is on my wish list, are there other books on Eastern (or Western) spirituality which pair well with Archbishop Raya's primer?

Terry

Re: Archbishop Joseph Raya: Face of God [Re: Terry Bohannon] #291208 06/10/08 03:22 AM
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Abundance of Love: The Incarnation and Byzantine Tradition which you have to order over the phone i guess at Madonna House.

Also, Celebration
http://www.madonnahouse.org/publications/raya/celebration.htm

This is a good one if you can find it, which i did on ebay biggrin

The Face Of God by Archbishop Joseph M. Raya
An Introduction To Eastern Spirituality
http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Face-Of-God...dZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247

Re: Archbishop Joseph Raya: Face of God [Re: Pani Rose] #291218 06/10/08 03:58 AM
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http://www.abebooks.com is a good place to find out-of-print books.

"The Eyes of the Gospel" looks very interesting too. Thank you for the suggestions!

Here are the search results for Abundance of Love (if the link works): http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Sea...p;tn=Abundance+of+Love&x=86&y=11

Terry

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Re: Archbishop Joseph Raya: Face of God [Re: Terry Bohannon] #291341 06/11/08 02:59 AM
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Passage to Heaven
An Appreciation of the Divine Liturgy
excerpted from Archbishop Joseph M. Raya, Eyes of the Gospel
http://www.melkite.org/Passage.html

Exerpts from The Byzantine Church and Culture
http://byzantineramblings.blogspot.com/2007/11/archbishop-raya-of-blessed-memory-on.html

The Byzantine Tradition celebrates the Fest of the Immaculate Conception as "the Maternity of St Anna," the mother of the Theotokos. The feast is held on 9 December. Below is Archbishop Raya's comment from Byzantine Daily Prayer
http://byzantineramblings.blogspot.com/2007/11/archbishop-raya-of-blessed-memory-on.html

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We also have an entire page of books by Archbishop Raya, most mentioned above, at the website and online store of Eastern Christian Publications. We actually published "Celebration" for His Grace as one of his last publications before he went to his eternal reward, and I had the honor to meet him in Canada as we finished that book. His page of books (some in hardbound and some in paperback) can be found at:

https://ssl.webvalence.com/ecommerce/kiosk.lasso?merchant=ecpubs&kiosk=books&class=21

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Re: Archbishop Joseph Raya: Face of God [Re: JLF] #291376 06/11/08 01:57 PM
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Jack is there anyway of getting the Byzantine Daily Worship reprinted?


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