The historic sacred Koutloumousiano cell of "Great Holy Virgin Mary – Megalis Panagias” which was dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is located 1.5 km southeast of Koutloumousiou Monastery, in Mount Athos.
Nowdays, in the sacred cell of Holy Virgin lives Elder Evlogios with his disciple. The fathers effort is the restoration of the cell, as the situation in which they received the cell was tragic because it was abandoned for over 50 years. From the main building volume of the cell survives only the half-ruined church, leading the monks to live in an outbuilding area of 100 sqm, which has been refurbished with great effort.
Today the main concern of the monks is the construction of a church (in the name of St. Parthenius) to serve their duties as it does not work the main temple. The road to restoration of the cell is long and laborious. But Virgin Mary – Benefactress has proved all this time from the entrance of the fathers to the cell that is the housekeeper and leader to redo her home.
In order to enhance this effort, the monks of the cell prepare with love pure frankincense named "Athonikon." We invite you to support their efforts in the restoration by trying their incense and becoming benefactors of the cell.
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Did you know there was a saint who used a dogsled for transportation? Or a saint who turned down a marriage proposal from the Roman Emperor? How about the saint who jumped from building to building during a siege to bring the Eucharist to his parishioners?
Discover all of these stories and more in 101 Orthodox Saints. Written for children and those with a childlike curiosity, this visual encyclopedia will enhance your family’s understanding and celebration of the saints of the Church. Each page is filled with illustrations, icons, graphics, and fascinating facts about the martyrs, monks, and mothers who boldly lived out their Faith to the glory of God.
About the Authors:
Presbytera Sarah Wright is an Orthodox Christian, wife, mother of three, and teacher. As a teacher, the highlight of her job is helping kids get hooked on reading. She hopes to write books that will encourage that love of reading and, more importantly, a love for Christ and His Church. She and her family live in Waco, Texas, where her husband is the priest of a lovely and loving parish. Sarah also writes the popular blog Orthodox Motherhood, and she can usually be found at her Texas home watching an old movie, hiking, or eating Mexican food with her family.
Alexandra Schmalzbach is a lifelong Virginian and Orthodox Christian. Alexandra was born in Arlington to second-generation Greek Americans. Alexandra majored in American history and religious studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, graduated in 2007, and three weeks later married her husband, Brian. They now reside in Richmond with their five children: Stella Virginia, Peter, Josiah, Sebastian, and Raphael.
About the Illustrator:
Nicholas Malara grew up in Denver, Colorado, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration. Over the course of his twenty-year-long career, he has illustrated books, designed games, and created products of all kinds for children. Using his talents to serve the Kingdom of heaven is his greatest passion. He currently resides in Spokane, Washington, with his wife and two children.
Page Length: 120 pages
An engaging, illustrated guide to confession for children. This 100-page, easy-to-use aid will help a child understand and prepare for confession. Designed for both younger and older children, this book assists the child with brief, inspirational thoughts followed by prayers and an age-appropriate self-examination based on 1 Corinthians 13 (the "love chapter"). A Child's Guide to Confession also includes a glossary of basic vocabulary that children typically encounter when learning about or going to confession. Fully illustrated in a simple, colorful, yet reverent style.
This work for our children was compiled by the editors, as well as various staff members and content contributors, of Ancient Faith Ministries under the supervision of several Orthodox clergy as cited on the copyright page: namely, Fr Noah Bushelli, Fr Nicholas Speier, and Fr Andrew Stephen Damick.
This lovely porcelain figurine depicts a gentle angel of prayer, with delicate reflective gold embellishments.
Measures 4.5 in.