Fr Sergei Sveshnikov Has 3 New Books On Prayer and Fasting Available as Kindle Editions!


Fr Sergei has two more books, these are available on Kindle.  Enjoy!  (Of course the titles are not as eye catching as his last book)

Prayer: A Personal Conversation with God?
What is prayer and why we pray

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Morning and Evening Prayer Rules in the Russian Orthodox Tradition (click title to get Kindle edition)



My interest in the history of the Morning and Evening Prayer Rules came from a somewhat unusual source: in more than seven years of serving as a parish priest, I have regularly heard it confessed by a large number of people that they fail to complete all of their daily prayers. What is meant by these confessions is that some penitents regularly cut short the Rules contained in the Orthodox Prayer Book. It must be noted, however, that there appear to be no standard rubrics for the composition or length of Morning and Evening Rules, nor is there a mention of the “sin of the shortening of the Prayer Rule” either in the daily confession of sins contained at the end of evening prayers, or in the Rite of Confession contained in the Book of Needs. To be sure, one of the prayers in the evening rule does mention being “neglectful of prayer,” but this likely refers to one’s general attitude toward prayer, rather than to a modification of the Prayer Rule, although there can certainly exist a causal relationship between the two. At least two issues immediately arise from this situation: 1) whether shortening the generally prescribed Prayer Rule should be viewed as a confessional issue; and 2) by whom and when the Prayer Rules were compiled.”  (From his website)

Available on Kindle.

Fasting for Non-Monastics [Kindle Edition]


Fr Sergei Svesnikov is the Parish Priest of Holy New Martyrs of Russia (FB) in Mulino, Oregon.   He has published 4 other books: There is no Sex in the Church!Break the Holy Bread, Master: A Theology of Communion Bread,  Imagine That…: Mental Imagery in Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Private Devotion and The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysotom: Parallel Slavonic-English Text.  And just to fill up his free time he has a Russian and English Blog.

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