On another matter, when I was at our Holy Apostles Mission in Beltsville, MD, Matushka Deborah Johnson gave a copy of the new Law of God that you edited. It is truly the best book I have see for instructing adults in the faith, both those from outside and those in the Church. Perhaps she has already ordered copies.
Explanation of psalms 1, 2, 5, and 54. This book examines the issues of human happiness, the royal path, eternal life, a personal relationship with the Creator, and prayer for one’s enemies. “The Psalter is suitable for any good work. If you are despondent, in the Psalter you will find relief; if you seek deliverance from the wound of sin, the Psalter will cure your wound; if sin has become a habit, the Psalter will cut off from you the sinful growth.” Saint Basil the Great
Explanation of psalms 90 and 103. This book examines the issues of trust in God and of His protection, the struggle against fear and despondency, and the creation and rule of the universe.
“The Psalter is suitable for any good work. If you wish to rejoice and praise God, here too you will find the right words in the Psalter.
Explanation of psalms 109, 116, and 145. This book examines the issues of the laws of the spiritual world, the mission of Christ, praise of God and His eternal glory, conciliarity of the Church, the mafi a of this world, the truth of Orthodoxy, and how to treat the imprisoned and refugees.
Explanation of psalms 3, 37, 62, 87, 102, and 142. This book examines the issues of repentance, prayer, humility, the will of God, blessing and righteous judgment among the nations, the fight against the enemy, and the architecture of hades.
This book is compiled from catechetical talks given by the missionary priest Daniel Sysoyev in Moscow. The printed texts of the talks preserve the spoken conversational style, drawing the reader in with numerous straightforward examples and clear answers to the catechumens’ “tricky” questions. The majority of those who attended Father Daniel’s talks became regular parishioners at Orthodox churches following their baptism.