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Ancient Faith Radio bumper stickerThe Way of a Pilgrim Bookstore now offers Ancient Faith Radio bumper stickers for sale in the store, or you can click to order online.

bookstore4.jpg (39761 bytes)The Way of a Pilgrim Bookstore is located in the church narthex, offering a wide selection of icons, books, cards, music CDs, crosses, and other devotional items. Orthodox books, magazines, and videos may also be borrowed from the church library, located in the upstairs meeting room.


On February 25, 2011, the author Fr. Meletios Webber visited St. Herman's to present a pre-Lenten talk on "From Thinking to Prayer", before giving an expanded version of this talk the next day in Shoreline, Washington. These talks can be played by clicking the following links:

Port Townsend talk
Shoreline talk (part 1)
Shoreline talk (part 2)

Fr. Meletios' latest book is "Bread & Water, Wine & Oil: An Orthodox Christian Experience of God". From the back cover: Worry, despair, insecurity, fear of death . . . these are Bread & Water, Wine & Oil by Archimandrite Meletios Webber our daily companions, and even though we attempt to ignore them or try to crowd them out, they are there, waiting for us in our quieter moments. It is precisely where we hurt most that the experience of the Orthodox Church has much to offer. The remedy is not a pep talk, or any simple admonitions to fight the good fight, cheer up, or think positively. Rather, the Orthodox method is to change the way we look at the human person (starting with ourselves). According to two thousand years of experience, Orthodoxy shows us how to be transformed by the renewing of our mind -- a process that is aided by participation in the traditional ascetic practices and Mysteries of the Church. In this unique and accessible book, Archimandrite Meletios Webber first explores the role of mystery in the Christian life, then walks the reader through the seven major Mysteries of the Orthodox Church, showing the way to a richer, fuller life in Christ.

Steps of Transformation by Father Meletios Webber His earlier book "Steps of Transformation: An Orthodox Priest Explores the Twelve Steps" is described as follows: Addictions and struggles with the passions are rampant in our culture. Fr. Meletios Webber, an Orthodox priest with a doctorate in counseling, helps us to understand addiction and explore ways to overcome it. He clearly and skillfully explains the Twelve Steps of the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. In correlating the Twelve Steps with basic Orthodox theology, Fr. Meletios identifies the implication of the Twelve Steps for Orthodox, and all Christians. Using examples from the life of the Orthodox Church, he shows how the Steps can be a valuable resource for our own spiritual journey.

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