Saint Nektarios Monastery

The Writings of Saint Nektarios

Saint Nektarios was a prolific author of literary brilliance. His writings, which were the overflow of his God-loving heart, had one intention, as he himself states: “to strengthen the faith of Christians; so they may become firm and immovable in the faith, live worthily of the Gospel of Christ … that they may live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, and thus look forward to the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Below are selected works translated by our Monastery, and a list of all the saint’s writings published in Greek.

Selected Texts in English

Concerning Baptism
    by Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis

    by Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis

Our Purpose In Life is to Become Holy
    by Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis

The Virgin Mary is an Ever-Virgin
    from the writings of Saint Nektarios

The Cross was Venerated by the First Christians
    by Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis

The Sacred Canons And The Holy Fathers On The Venerable Cross
    by Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis

Christ Truly Rose from the Dead
    by Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis

The Gospel Story
    by Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis

Books Published in Greek

1) Ten Homilies for Great Lent
2) Concerning the Holy Synods and the First Two Ecumenical Councils
3) A Sermon on the Occasion of the Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs
4) Concerning Freedom of Religion
5) The Ecumenical Councils
6) Concerning Memorial Services
7) Concerning God’s Revelation to the World
8) Thoughts Concerning Man
9) Natural Theology
10) Christian Ethics
11) The Results of True and False Education
12) On Care for the Soul
13) Treasury of Maxims
14) Epic and Elegiac Sentiments of Minor Greek Poets
15) Handbook of Christian Ethics
16) Pastoral Lessons
17) Orthodox Sacred Catechism
18) Christology
19) The Gospel Story
20) Prayer Book
21) Know Thyself
22) A Study on the Mother of the Lord, the Most-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary
23) A Study on Repentance and Confession
24) A Study on the Sacrament of the Divine Eucharist
25) Concerning the Saints of God
26) Compendium of the Divinely Inspired Holy Scriptures
27) Book of Needs
28) The Psalter of the Prophet and King David
29) Odes and Hymns to the Triune God
30) Kekragarion
31) Concerning the Causes of the Schism
32) Two Treatises: i) Concerning the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church; and ii) Concerning Sacred Tradition
33) A Study on the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross
34) A Study on the Divine Sacraments
35) Concerning the Church
36) Concerning the Appointed Fasts
37) The Divine Liturgy of Saint Mark the Evangelist
38) Concerning Holy Relics
39) Concerning the Offering of Beeswax Candles, Olive Oil, and Incense
40) Concerning the Dedication of Nuns
41) Concerning Monasteries and Monastic Life

Additional Unpublished Works in Greek

1) Ethics
2) Feast Days of the Eastern Orthodox Church
3) The Acts of the Apostles
4) Sacred Liturgics
5) New Eternal Paschalion
6) Encyclopedia of Philosophy
7) History of Ecclesiastical Music
8)Concerning Worship in Spirit and Truth
9) Five Chapters concerning Liturgical Books
10) Concerning Oaths
11) On Hellenism

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