Saturday, November 11, 2006

New Book by Mission Priest in America


Wisconsin State Journal :: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT :: G3
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Footnotes - Novels By Local Authors
By William Wineke

Madison has its share of big-time authors, most notably Jacquelyn Mitchard,
Margaret George, Jennifer Chiaverini and Kevin Henkes.

Each year, however, a number of local authors pen books that have far
smaller sales but which, nevertheless, meet a need either for the author,
the reading public or, one hopes, both.

This month, [...] The Rev. John-Brian Paprock, pastor of Madison's Holy
Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Parish, published "Living in the Eighth
Day" (Lulu Press: $11.95).

Paprock explains why he doesn't usually carry a Bible with him when he makes
hospital rounds: "... in our tradition, we're taught to carry the Scriptures
in our hearts and souls. The printed words are helpful for remembering
specific scriptures, but if the meaning of those words isn't alive in us
from baptism, then it doesn't matter if we carry the Bible around with us or



NOVEMBER 3, 2006

Local Orthodox Priest is Published

"Living in the Eighth Day" a new book by Rev. Fr. John-Brian Paprock

MADISON, WI - A unique collection of pastoral reflections and spiritual
guidance from Eastern Oriental Orthodox Christian priest, Father John-Brian
Paprock, is now available locally and over the internet. Father John-Brian
Paprock is an American priest serving a multi-ethnic Eastern Oriental
Orthodox Christian mission parish in Madison, Wisconsin.

"Living in the Eighth Day" is written by American priest for a broad
audience of believers and non-believers. The chapters are divided according
to the year of holy seasons in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church calendar
and deal with issues of historic Christianity and dilemmas of modern

Using snippets from everyday life - birthdays, bumper stickers, the sight of
a rainbow - and church holidays across the year, Rev. Paprock brings the
reader into Orthodox thought while keeping a firm grasp on life in
contemporary America. His message is timeless and true, wherever and
whenever it is read.

Peter Farrington of the British Orthodox Fellowship says "What a wonderful
book. I am reading through the chapters one at a time rather than reading
them through all at once. The three I have read, and the others I have
cheated and taken a quick look at are really enjoyable and helpful. I will
try to integrate reading these chapters with my normal daily spiritual
practices. I will certainly recommend this to others."

Link to Publication:


Fr. John-Brian Paprock is the priest and vicar of Holy Transfiguration
Orthodox Mission Parish which meets in the parish hall of St. Dunstan's
Church (6205 University Avenue). It has been a parish of the Mission
Society of St. Gregorios of India, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church since
2001. Fr. Paprock was ordained to the Orthodox priesthood in 1987 and
continues to serve as a chaplain at area hospitals and hospice.

Fr. Paprock is committed to community in a diverse society by participating
in interfaith and ecumenical dialogue and service since the late-1980s,
coordinating multi-faith events since the mid-1990s and working for
multi-faith, multi-cultural competency in corrections and health care since
the turn of the century.

Fr. Paprock, along with his wife Teresa, wrote two books for Trails Media:
Sacred Sites of Wisconsin and Sacred Sites of Minnesota. He is a published
and shown artist, photographer and writer. He lives in Middleton with his
wife, Teresa and son, Christopher.

Link to Publication:

Living in the Eighth Day
by Fr. John-Brian Paprock
* Paperback: 142 pages
* Download PDF
* Publisher:
* Rights Owner: Holy Transfiguration Publications
* Language: English
* ISBN: 978-1-84728-315-3

Available in print locally at Madison Church Supply (820 S. Park Street,
Madison, 608-236-1214) and other fine book stores.

Special price is offered at Holy Transfiguration internet store $11.95 - Each purchase helps the mission efforts.


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MEDIA CONTACT: Fr. John-Brian Paprock, ,
608-236-9622, 608-836-6778

Link to Publication:

  • Holy Transfiguration Publications: books by Fr John Brian

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