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Acquiring an Orthodox Mindset: Book & Movie Reviews

The Orthodox Church, a Traditionalist critique by Hieromonk Patapios.

The Orthodox Way, some critical remarks by Hieromonk Patapios.

The Winter Pascha: Readings for the Christmas-Epiphany Season. By [Father] Thomas Hopko. Reviewed by Bishop [now Archbishop] Chrysostomos of Etna in Orthodox Tradition, Vol. IX, No. 2&3.

The Place of the Heart: An Introduction to Orthodox Spirituality. by Elisabeth Behr-Sigel. Reviewed by Mother Elizabeth of the Convent of Saint Elizabeth of Russia (Orthodox Tradition, Vol. XI, No. 1).

Orthodoxy in Life. Review entitled "Is This Orthodoxy?: Or Modernism, Subverting True Orthodoxy, and Unacceptable for the Orthodox Consciousness?," by Fr. Michael Pomazansky.

The Orthodox Study Bible. Reviewed by Hieromonk Haralampos for The True Vine.

The Faith, by Clark Carlton, and Facing East, by Frederica Mathewes-Green. Reviewed by Fr. Alexey Young in Orthodox America.

New Age Philosophy, Orthodox Thought, and Marriage, by Archimandrite Luke of Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY. This article/review includes critical comments on a chapter entitled "The Mystery of Marriage", found in an Orthodox catechism called The Faith, by Clark Carlton. Additional comments by Hieromonk Patapios are also included.

The Teachings of the Holy Orthodox Church, by Fr. Michael Azkoul. Reviewed by Archbishop Mark of Berlin and All Germany.

The Non-Orthodox: The Orthodox Teaching on Christians Outside of the Church, by Patrick Barnes. Reviewed by Father James Thornton.

A Study of Gregory Palamas by Fr. John Meyendorff. Reviewed by Fr. John Romanides as "Notes on the Palamite Controversy and Related Topics," (In two parts: The Greek Orthodox Theological Review, Vol. VI [Winter 1960-61] and Vol. IX [Winter 1963-64]). In these two devastatingly brilliant and lengthy articles, Fr. John Romanides demonstrates that Meyendorff's understanding of this venerable defender of Hesychasm was seriously flawed on a number of fronts.

Movies and Television Shows

A&E's "Rise of Christianity", by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna.

What Dreams May Come, starring Robin Williams and Annabella Sciorra. Reviewed by Protopresbyter David Cownie.

Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. Reviewed by Protopresbyter David Cownie.

The Da Vinci Code: Resources for a Proper Orthodox Understanding.