2012 News Archives

Speaking to God, a book by Archbishop Demetrios of America

Released on October 15

NEW YORK - Speaking to God is a collection of over seventy prayers written by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America.  The book was originally written in Greek in the 1960s. In its third edition in Greek (2010), the book has been recently translated into English and was released by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on October 15.  An ebook edition will follow later this year.

In addressing the focus of the book in the Introduction, Archbishop Demetrios states, “We should speak to God.  We should present our problems to Jesus.  We should set in front of Him our hard times and our disappointments.  We should place our plans, our worries, and desires in His hands.  This is the meaning and message that this book wishes to bring to the world.”

Speaking to God has five sections or cycles, which include prayers on general themes and specific topics: (1) asking God to teach us how to pray; (2) talking to God about ourselves and our problems; (3) singing the praises of His glory and majesty; (4) entreating Him on behalf of our brothers and sisters; and (5) addressing the need for a real understanding of the Gospel.

Speaking to God is a helpful resource for daily prayer. It offers strength and inspiration through prayers that guide conversation with God and find in Him the love, wisdom, and peace needed in all of life’s experiences.

This new resource is available in both print and digital editions through the Orthodox Marketplace.  Discounts and bulk ordering information for parish and religious bookstores are available through the Department of Communications at 212-774-0244. The Greek edition is also available through Orthodox Marketplace. The proceeds, as with all the other publications authored by Archbishop Demetrios, will fund the Archbishop Demetrios Benevolent Fund.

ISBN:  978-1-58438-024-5 Price: $12.95 (print).

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