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Сегодня многие христиане сражаются с серьезными сомнениями, касающимися их веры и их церкви. Это касается и христиан – адвентистов седьмого дня, в особенности в западном мире. Многие оставляют свою церковь или же оказываются «на грани» того, что они уйдут из церкви. Эти люди пытаются решить, что они сделают: тоже уйдут или найдут мужество остаться. Книга, которую вы держите, написана для таких людей.

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This book explains and celebrates the richness of English churches and cathedrals, which have a major place in medieval architecture. The English Gothic style developed somewhat later than in France, but rapidly developed its own architectural and ornamental codes. The author, John Shannon Hendrix, classifies English Gothic architecture in four principal stages: the early English Gothic, the decorated, the curvilinear, and the perpendicular Gothic. Several photographs of these architectural testimonies allow us to understand the whole originality of Britain during the Gothic era: in Canterbury, Wells, Lincoln, York, and Salisbury. The English Gothic architecture is a poetic one, speaking both to the senses and spirit.

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Little is known of Memling’s life. It is surmised that he was a German by descent but the definite fact of his life is that he painted at Bruges, sharing with the van Eycks, who had also worked in that city, the honour of being the leading artists of the so-called ‘School of Bruges’. He carried on their method of painting, and added to it a quality of gentle sentiment. In his case, as in theirs, Flemish art, founded upon local conditions and embodying purely local ideals, reached its fullest expression.

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Secluded within cloister walls, a painter and a monk, and brother of the order of the Dominicans, Angelico devoted his life to religious paintings. Little is known of his early life except that he was born at Vicchio, in the broad fertile valley of the Mugello, not far from Florence, that his name was Guido de Pietro, and that he passed his youth in Florence, probably in some bottegha, for at twenty he was recognised as a painter. In 1418 he entered in a Dominican convent in Fiesole with his brother. They were welcomed by the monks and, after a year’s novitiate, admitted to the brotherhood, Guido taking the name by which he was known for the rest of his life, Fra Giovanni da Fiesole; for the title of Angelico, the “Angel,” or Il Beato, “The Blessed,” was conferred on him after his death. Henceforth he became an example of two personalities in one man: he was all in all a painter, but also a devout monk; his subjects were always religious ones and represented in a deeply religious spirit, yet his devotion as a monk was no greater than his absorption as an artist. Consequently, though his life was secluded within the walls of the monastery, he kept in touch with the art movements of his time and continually developed as a painter. His early work shows that he had learned of the illuminators who inherited the Byzantine traditions, and had been affected by the simple religious feeling of Giotto’s work. Also influenced by Lorenzo Monaco and the Sienese School, he painted under the patronage of Cosimo de Medici. Then he began to learn of that brilliant band of sculptors and architects who were enriching Florence by their genius. Ghiberti was executing his pictures in bronze upon the doors of the Baptistery; Donatello, his famous statue of St. George and the dancing children around the organ-gallery in the Cathedral; and Luca della Robbia was at work upon his frieze of children, singing, dancing and playing upon instruments. Moreover, Masaccio had revealed the dignity of form in painting. Through these artists the beauty of the human form and of its life and movement was being manifested to the Florentines and to the other cities. Angelico caught the enthusiasm and gave increasing reality of life and movement to his figures.

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Icon painting has reached its zenith in Ukraine between the 11th and 18th centuries. This art is appealing because of its great openness to other influences – the obedience to the rules of Orthodox Christianity in its early stages, the borrowing from Roman heritage or later to the Western breakthroughs – combined with a never compromised assertion of a distinctly Slavic soul and identity. This book presents a handpicked and representative selection of works from the 11th century to the late Baroque period.

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Под пробуждением обычно понимают коллективное движение, начинающееся в среде верующих людей, переживающих духовное обновление, и влекущее за собой обращение к вере масс неверующих. К сожалению, лишь немногие понимают, что истинное духовное пробуждение, прежде всего, дело личное. Влияние, которое оно оказывает на общество, является следствием личной встречи с Богом конкретного человека. Если хотя бы одна душа не переживет свое личное пробуждение, как оно может прийти в церковь, город или страну?

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Эта книга – о самых важных моментах жизни человека, увиденных через призму вечности. Приближение к небу нашей жизни рождает много вопросов о нашем прошлом, настоящем и будущем. Кто-то обходит эти вопросы, как бы не замечая. Кто-то задает их постоянно, себе и другим, в том числе священникам. Ответы важны как верующим, так и неверующим, потому что узнанное меняет людей и преображает их жизнь.

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О всесвятый Николае, угодниче преизрядный Господень, теплый наш заступниче, и везде в скорбех скорый помощниче. Помози ми, грешному и унылому, в настоящем сем житии, умоли Господа Бога даровати ми оставление всех моих грехов, елико согреших от юности моея, во всем житии моем, делом, словом, помоги мне.

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Книга для тех, кто хочет практиковать молитву с постом, совершая не ритуал, не магическое действие, а выстраивая близкие отношения с Господом. Вы сможете длительное время работать по этой книге, выполняя практические задания по проведению поста. Автор надеется, что это пособие поможет Вам подняться на высокий уровень личного общения с Богом, получить благословения, применив на практике молитву с постом, так, как учит Библия.

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Путевые заметки духовного странника – это избранные притчи о нашем жизненном пути. Эти краткие истории – яркие зрительные картинки, возбуждающие наши глубокие и почти забытые сокровенные чувства. Нанизываясь друг на друга, эти чувства воскрешают душу, наполняют ее детской радостью, надеждой, верою и любовью.