Library and Bookstore
Bookstore & Library
We offer materials for all ages on a variety of topics. The St. Efrosene Library contains religious, historical, and cultural books, videos, CD's. The Library is open during church office hours (9 to 3) daily and after services.
Located in our breezeway, the bookstore offers books, CD's, Icons and other small items for sale. Special orders may be made by contacting a member of the Bookstore Committee. If you have a inquiry or question contact: Ron Sheppard H 336-724-7122 Email: [email protected]oc.org
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The Library Corner
The Orthodox Church: 455 Questions And Answers
by Fr Stanley S.Harakas, Light and Life Publishing Company, 354 pages, published 1987, ninth printing.
A concise and comprehensive handbook on the Orthodox faith topically indexed for easy reference. In a matter of seconds the reader will find answers to 455 questions most often asked about the Orthodox Church, its faith and life.
The questions answered were edited by Fr Harakas and appeared in the Religious Question Box in the Hellenic Chronicle Greek Newspaper from 1980 to 1985. They range across topics such as Abortion, Baptism, Candles, Divorce, Easter, Forgiveness, God, Holy Spirit, Icons, Jesus Prayer, Kingdom of God, Lord's Supper, Marriage, Non-believers, Orthodox Church, Prayer, Qumran, Roman Catholicism, Sacraments, Theotokos, Undivided Church of Christ, Virgin Mary, World Council of Churches, Yahweh, and Zeon.
Some of the letters are written in an eccentric manner, but the author addresses even the most badly- phrased question with a patient and comprehensive answer. The author is a pastor and emeritus professor who loves and cares for his church and its people -- and writes in a language all can understand. The book is a highly recommended reference source writ- ten for clergy, laity, parish study groups, convert classes and individual study.
Fr. Stanley S. Harakas is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with a PhD from Boston University. He is a distinguished author and teacher of Orthodox theology, and a signifi- cant resource in Orthodox ethics. He served as dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Hellenic College where he also taught from 1966 until retirement in 1995. He has been active in the Ecumenical Movement on local, state, and international levels, serving in the Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation Commission of the World Council of Churches.