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.


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.

What’s New?

As some of you know, I am hoping to make a pilgrimage to Mount Athos and ideally stay. (One enters the Holy Mountain as a pilgrim.) I don’t know I would end up staying on a first pilgrimage, but I am praying for the Lord’s providence on whatever terms he wishes to give. And hoping to stay.

If you’d like to help me reach Mount Athos, there are several things you can do.

The first thing you can do is simply pray.

The second thing you can do is to visit my main website at:


The home page, as its concluding part, offers a slideshow of books that I’ve written. The books are mostly just $3 to purchase, but I get 70% royalty, meaning getting $2 out of the $3 for the ebooks you purchase. (That adds up.) The books I consider most important are all available in paperback, and if you find there are too many titles to choose from, the title I’d recommend is:

     “The Best of Jonathan’s Corner”,

I’m actively seeking regular employment, but while I have free time I am working on expanding the business of my website and my books as an author, both so that I have money for transportation expenses, and so that I will have a small stream of income to defray any medical expenses without being a burden to a monastery.

The third thing you can do is write a candid review with disclosure. I’ve gotten a one-star review because I made a technical error that caused my A-Z collection to end at “J”, and the reader, having read hundreds of pages already, was cardinally upset that the collection was cut off. (I’ve fixed my error, but the review is still at one star.) I have a few dozen Kindle books available, and a great many are unreviewed.

The fourth thing you might do is make a direct donation. You can contact me if you’d like to mail a check, or give online right here at:


The fifth thing you might do is pass on this letter, with an invitation to check out my books, to others. Many people have found https://CJSHayward.com and the books drawn from it to be of interest. You might introduce them to some of my most cherished writing, like “The Best of Jonathan’s Corner” at http://Best-of.JonathansCorner.com.

Please reshare!

Thank you for any consideration,
C.J.S. Hayward, an unworthy layman

A Peek at the Author’s Books

Bookworm’s Corner