New Eastern Orthodox Resources at Logos

Those who are familiar with Logos know that we are committed to building the best digital library of Christian resources in the world. As part of that commitment, I am excited to introduce myself as the new product manager for Eastern Orthodox content here at Logos. My goal is to ensure that Logos has not only the widest selection but also the highest quality of Eastern Orthodox products in the digital marketplace.

The Eastern Orthodox Church has over 300 million adherents, with the majority of its faithful living in Northern Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Russia. Since the 1800s, there has been a significant increase in the number of Orthodox Christians living throughout the Western hemisphere, thanks in large part to both the missionary efforts of Russian Christians to Alaska, Canada, and the United States, and the immigration of Orthodox Christians into both North and South America from predominantly Orthodox nations.

The Orthodox Church enjoys a rich tradition of piety, prayer, and worship, with an emphasis on the union of the individual with Jesus Christ. The dogmatic beliefs of Orthodox Christians are found in their hymns and liturgical services, the lives of the Saints, iconography, the decrees and canons of the Ecumenical Councils, the writings of the Church Fathers, and the divinely inspired words of Sacred Scripture.

I am pleased to announce that one of our first partnerships is with St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press of Yonkers, New York. A part of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, they are the leading publishers of English-language Orthodox material in the world.

Shipping this Friday (4/26) is Popular Patristics Series, Part 1 (10 vols.), which offers both readable and accurate translations of early Christian literature to a wide audience. Part 1 of this series includes the writings of St. Basil the Great, St. Cyprian of Carthage, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, and more. If you pre-order before Friday, you’ll get 31% off the regular price.

Also new to Logos this week is The Rudder (Pedalion) Collection (2 vols.) in Greek and English, available on Community Pricing.

Those who are interested in the ancient faith of the Orthodox Church will greatly benefit from these resources being made a part of Logos, with access to all the powerful tools for study, devotional reading, and research that we provide. I’m excited about the possibilities, and I hope you are too.

In peace,
Gabe Martini

Comments

  1. Malcolm Mackay says:

    I note in your promotion of Eastern Orthodox Resources the quote:
    “Since the 1800s, there has been a significant increase in the number of Orthodox Christians living throughout the Western hemisphere, thanks in large part to both the missionary efforts of Russian Christians to Alaska, Canada, and the United States, and the immigration of Orthodox Christians into both North and South America from predominantly Orthodox nations.”

    We here in Australia have the largest Greek Orthodox community outside of Greece: Melbourne is often nicknamed the “Diaspora Capital of Greece.” Why does Logos (and many American institutions) consistently ignore the capacity of Australia to influence the Church, as if we were but an outpost of the Christian diaspora?

    We are, after all, equally a part of the world as America is.

    Rev. Malcolm Mackay

    • Gabe Martini says:

      Rev. Malcolm,

      My apologies for any offense!

      The focus in this particular post was more of an introduction of Eastern Christianity to our users in the Western Hemisphere (North and South America), and not areas where it is more well known (such as Australia).

      We certainly value Australia and its contributions to the Faith.

      In peace,
      Gabe

  2. Brandon Vaughn says:

    Wow, I am SO, SO happy to hear this news!!!!

    This was the biggest gap for Logos as far as I was concerned, and I’m so happy to see this happen.

    Gabe, if you are able to see my address, can you email me to talk some more about this?