Throughout the Christian world and beyond, people are beginning to recognize the need for community—the need to belong to a close and caring group of people who provide each other with physical, material, emotional, and spiritual support on a daily basis. But many are floundering in their attempts to create this kind of community.
Community of Grace is not a textbook for creating community. Rather, it’s the story of one successful community, made up of the stories of the people who made it happen, and told in the context of the Orthodox worship that binds them all together. Join in the lives of the parishioners of St. John’s Orthodox Cathedral in Eagle River, Alaska, as they experience the joys and sorrows, struggles and triumphs of being an intentional community dedicated to life in Christ.
Author: Mary Alice Cook
The saints of our Church, even the greatest elders and ascetics, were once children!
On one summer day, in Konitsa of Epirus (Northern Greece), the young Arseny beheld the “Light of the world” with his own eyes. Over the years, this very child grew up to become the beloved saint we know today as St. Paisios the Athonite.
In this book, children will learn about the life of St. Paisios through sweet and moving stories, filled with wisdom and joy.
Author: Anna Iakovou
Illustrator: Christina Papatheou-Douligeri
A wonderful new tool for Orthodox children! A Child's Guide to the Divine Liturgy is designed as an aid to help children negotiate their way through the Divine Liturgy and learn more about the Church and our faith. Small and easy to hold, with engaging illustrations, the guide is divided into six color-coded sections:
This guide is written to appeal to children ages two to ten. The very young child will learn basic vocabulary and come to recognize the various milestones in the Divine Liturgy. For the older child, the guide includes several longer psalms, quotes, and prayers; the 12 feast icons and kontakia; plus an extensive glossary filled with terms and vocabulary often heard throughout the liturgical year.