New Edition of Monumental ‘The Orthodox Way’ Released

SVOTS – 17/10/2019

[SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Metropolitan Kallistos Ware’s modern classic, The Orthodox Way, is now available in a new edition from St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) Press.

The book—which has for decades served as a popular introduction to Orthodox Christianity for those outside Orthodoxy and deepened the faith of many already in the Church—is the second release in SVS Press’ Classics Series. It features a new foreword by Very Rev. Dr. John Behr.

The Orthodox Way, first published in 1979, is a general account of the doctrine, worship, and life of Orthodox Christians. It raises the basic issues of theology: God is hidden yet revealed; the problem with evil; the nature of salvation; the meaning of faith; prayer; death and what lies beyond. In so doing, it helps to fill the need for modern Orthodox catechism. Yet this book is not a mere manual, a dry-as-dust repository of information. Throughout the book, Metropolitan Kallistos shows the meaning of Orthodox doctrine for the life of the individual Christian. Doctrinal issues are seen not as abstract propositions for theological debate but as affecting the whole of life.

The Orthodox Way (Classics Series, Vol. 2) may be purchased in paperback and hardcover editions at or by calling 800-204-BOOK (2665).