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Welcome! Here's how to Pre-Order the North American Thebaid Book!

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Welcome to the Online Store for The North American Thebaid Photographic Pilgrimage.  Travel and photography for the Thebaid Project concluded in September 2018, and we are pleased to announce that the resulting book, The North American Thebaid, Glimpses of Orthodox Christian Monasticism, Photographs by Ralph H. Sidway, is scheduled to be published in Spring 2019 by St. Tikhon's Monastery Press, South Canaan, Pennsylvania.*

This large-format, fine-art "coffee table" book represents the culmination of a unique multi-year project, which has combined crowdfunding, social media, and an unprecedented photographic pilgrimage to over thirty Orthodox monasteries across the American continent, to help raise awareness of and interest in the Orthodox Church and its ancient monastic traditions, and thus contribute to the "churching" of America.

Full book specifications are provided for each item. Signed copies are offered, with signed & matted fine art prints. Quantity d…

Standard Edition, Thebaid Book Only

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(#NAT-SE1) - $50.00 Product Details: 
Large-format (13" x 11"), hardbound, cloth-cover, with deluxe, scuff-resistant, French-fold dust jacket; heavyweight matte, acid-free/lig-free fine art paper, 157gsm/120#; Approximately 80-100 images, black & white and color, approximately 100-130 pages (TBD); Features introductory articles on monasticism, plus preface and epilogue by the photographer. Sample Cover Design shown, not actual cover.


All images © Ralph H. Sidway. All Rights Reserved.
The North American Thebaid is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Association,
established with the Blessing of His Grace, the Right Rev. +Paul,
Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America.


Standard Edition, Signed, with Signed/Matted Fine Art Print

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Quantity Discounts Available...  
Standard Edition, Signed, with Signed/Matted Fine Art Print (#NAT-SEP1) - $100.00 Product Details: 
Same book specifications as for NAT-SE1:Large-format (13" x 11"), hardbound, cloth-cover, with deluxe, scuff-resistant, French-fold dust jacket; heavyweight matte, acid-free/lig-free fine art paper, 157gsm/120#; Approximately 80-100 images, black & white and color, approximately 100-130 pages (TBD); Features introductory articles on monasticism, plus preface and epilogue by the photographer. Sample Cover Design shown, not actual cover.Personally signed by the photographer. Fine Art Print Details:
Fine Art Print: an image selected by the photographer, 8"x10" archival print, in 11"x14" museum mat, signed on the mat by the photographer. Limited time offer — only available for orders placed prior to book print deadline (TBA). Fine-art prints not available separately. Sample Cover Design shown; not actual cover.


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Deluxe Limited Edition, Signed & Numbered, with Signed/Matted Fine Art Print

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Quantity discounts available... 
Deluxe Limited Edition, Signed & Numbered, with Signed/Matted Fine Art Print
(#NAT-DEP1) - $275.00 Product Details: 
Bonded Leather cover, with gold-foil stamped title on cover and spine, plus ribbon marker. Large-format (13" x 11"), heavyweight matte, acid-free/lig-free fine art paper, 157gsm/120#; Approximately 80-100 images, black & white and color, approximately 100-130 pages (TBD); Features introductory articles on monasticism, plus preface and epilogue by the photographer.Sample Cover Design shown, not actual cover.Personally signed by the photographer, numbered in a limited edition, total quantity to be determined by number of pre-sales plus ten units for the Thebaid Project. Names of Deluxe Limited Edition pre-order supporters to be included in special insert page. Limited time offer — only available for orders placed prior to book print deadline (TBA).Fine Art Print Details:
Fine Art Print: an image selected by the photographer…

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The North American Thebaid is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Association, established with the Blessing of His Grace, the Right Rev. +Paul, Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America. All donations are tax deductible. Donations are processed by PayPal.



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