C.J.S. Hayward: An Orthodox Christian Author

Welcome to the official author site for C.J.S. Hayward! There’s a lot to enjoy here: theology, literature, and creative works.

If this is your first time here, you are encouraged to read Doxology or The Angelic Letters. If you like being surprised, the link for the “Now highlighted” link below can pick something out of the smorgasbord that is offered.

Psst! Want me to pick one for you?

An Official Author Site: And an Online Museum!

This is the official site for author Christos Jonathan Seth Hayward. Its intended purpose is to showcase the full spectrum of Hayward’s creative works across a period of decades.

Museum attractions include annotated bibliography, article, akathist, Borges-style, Christian, dictionary, dystopia, Eastern Orthodox, essay, experimental, fantasy, game, game review, homily, humor, imaginary anthropology, interactive fiction, koan, maze, metacognition, mysticism, novellas, parody, philosophy, poetry, prayer, reference, satire, science fiction, short story, Socratic dialogue, speculative fiction, and theology.

As time passes, C.J.S. Hayward is focusing more and more on mystical theology.


What’s New? A Quote:

A portrait of the author, C.J.S. Hayward

I am presently working on fundraising to go on pilgrimage to pursue monasticism at Mount Athos in Greece. If anything is left over, pass over the excess profits to any monastery I belong to.

Direct donations would be appreciated!

But I also have something to share.

Hidden treasure

I decided to offer some treasures, treasures from slightly off the beaten path that I have encountered (or written).

(By passing on treasures and finds that I think are worth knowing about!)

A land of wild adventure

Some of them relate to adventure, because even if it would be an unworthy motive to approach the Holy Mountain as a way to find adventure, the Holy Mountain is mostly a mountain wilderness covered by forest at most lower elevations, is dangerous to be outside of a monastery at night, has wild boars and lizards and snakes, and so on and so forth.

I invite you to explore these finds.

(Please note that the prices, which are listed in US dollars, are provided to give a approximate idea of what you’ll be paying. They were current as of when this webpage was created. They may have changed, or specific items may no longer be available.)

Read more of These Are a Few of my Favorite Things, posted Friday 21 July, 2017, on the Feast of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.

About the Author

Who is C.J.S. Hayward? A man, made in the image of God and summoned to ascend to the heights of the likeness of God. A great sinner, and in fact, the chief of sinners. One who is, moment by moment, in each ascetical decision choosing to become one notch more a creature of Heaven, or one notch more a creature of Hell, until his life is spent and his eternal choice between Heaven and Hell is eternally sealed.

Man, mediator, midpoint, microcosm, measure: as man he is the recapitulation of the entire spiritual and visible creation, having physical life in common with plants and animals, and noetic life in common with rank upon rank of angel host, and forever in the shadow of that moment when Heaven kissed earth and God and the Son of God became Man and the Son of Man that men might become gods and the sons of God.

He’s also a writer with a few hobbies, but really, there are more important things in life.

A Peek at the Author’s Books

Bookworm’s Corner