"Take up their crowns into Thy kingdom," the celebrant says shortly before the final blessing over the bridegroom and the bride at the Orthodox marriage service. In this present book David and Mary Ford set before us a few out of the many Christian couples whose crowns have indeed been "“taken up" by Christ into His heavenly kingdom. Drawing on that rich but often neglected source, the Lives of the Saints, their book provides us with a representative selection of models, of icons in words, to encourage us on our own journey to the kingdom, whether we are married nor not.
- Publisher: St. Tikhon's Seminary Press; (April 1995)
- ISBN-10: 1878997521
- ISBN-13: 9781878997524
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 277 pages