Popular Family Handbook Reissuedhttps://melkite.org/eparchy/chancery/popular-family-handbook-reissued
Widely used by Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Christians since its publication in 1986, A Guide for the Domestic Church has been reissued in a full-color, updated version for another generation of Eastern Christian families.
A kind of cookbook for Christian family life, A Guide for the Domestic Church is an easy-to-read presentation of the Eastern Churches’ vision for the Christian home along with specific directions for those wishing to incorporate Byzantine spirituality into their home lives through the Church year. This book contains step-by-step directions for family prayer, hints for keeping the fasts, setting up an icon corner, celebrating namedays and participating in the Church’s special moments of encounter with God (baptisms, marriages, funerals and memorial services).
The second edition includes newly-available resources and recipes as well as links to online distributors and manufacturers of religious supplies.
A Guide for the Domestic Church does a wonderful job of explaining both the whys and the hows of Eastern Christian family practice, telling you where to find icons, lamps, incense, and so forth, and what to do with them.
The Guide will be available online soon [at https://melkite.org/
]! You can order now by calling the distributor at 877/484-1600.
A Guide for the Domestic Church Second Edition, 112 pages, $15.00
Table of Contents
Part One: Our Vision for Christian Living
What is an Eastern Church?
What Eastern Christians Believe
Living in the Heavenly Realm
Part Two: Daily Life in the Domestic Church
We are a Domestic Church
The Icon Corner
Prayer in the Domestic Church
The Jesus Prayer
Reading and Praying the Bible
Giving Our Table to the Lord
Almsgiving in the Christian Family
Part Three: The Church and its Worship
Of Earthly and Heavenly Families
Worship and the Domestic Church
How to Keep the Lord’s Day
The Family and the Divine Liturgy
Through the Year with the Domestic Church
Part Four: Special Moments of Encounter
Blessings: Moments of Encounter
Entering the Spiritual Family
The Image Restored
Marriage: the Great Mystery
Ministry in the Local Church
To Sleep in the Lord
Prayer for the Dead
Foods at the Memorial Service
Growing in the Christian Life
Appendix: Resources for the Eastern Christian