New Book about Prayers and Fasts of SOC published
Last week Lit Publications in Münster, Germany,published
the doctoral thesis of Fr. Dr. Biji Chirathilattu, the
vicar of our St. Mary's Congregation in Vienna, under
the title "Prayers and Fasts according to Bar Ebroyo,
A study on the prayers and fasts of the oriental
churches". In his book, Fr.Dr. Biji goes beyond the
age-old spiritual practises of his church based on the
teachings of its canon giver Bar Ebroyo and delineates
the formative influences as well as the present day
significance of those teachings. It is a pioneering
attempt to develop a theology of prayers and fasts from
the oriental perspective. Almost all the pertinent
questions regarding our prayers and fasts like why do
we pray, how should we pray, rules and guidelines for
prayers, the efficacy and norms of the fasts, the
history of the fasts, the present day significance of
the prayers and fasts etc are scholarly studied by the
author. This book will be an enrichment to every Syrian
Orthodox chruch believer.
Pages 153, Price 24.90 Euro. ISBN 3-8258-6795-1.
Only limited copies available. For copies contact
Fr.Dr. Biji in the address
Fr.Dr.Biji Chirathilattu Markose,
Vicar, St.Mary's Syrian Orthodox Congregation Vienna,
Hippgasse 25/2,A-1160 Wien, Austria.
The Lit Publications:
Lit Verlag, Grindelberg 15a,
For ordering through the ineternet
The book will be distributed in the North America by
Rutgers University, 35 Berrue Circle,
Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA.
Tel (732) 445-2280,
Fax (732) 445-3138,
toll free No for orders in the US (888) 999-6778.
In HIS Love
Thomas Daniel (Reji)
St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
Cheppaud, Alleppy Dist, Kerala, India