Annalisa Boyd knows motherhood—its challenges, its joys, and its potential for spiritual growth. In this prayer book she offers a wide selection of prayers mothers can use to intercede for their families as well as to grow in virtue themselves.
Annalisa Boyd has been married to her wonderful husband for 21 years. Together they have 8 children, through birth and adoption, and have fostered 31 (so far). She is a bread baker, candy maker, self -proclaimed doula, avid tea drinker, and a normal mom working out her salvation with fear and trembling. She and her family live on their one-acre micro farm in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is her greatest desire to follow Christ wherever He leads and to encourage children and mamas in their journey heavenward.
Annalisa is also the author of Hear Me: A Prayer book for Teens and Special Agents of Christ: A Prayer Book for Young Orthodox Saints.
Author: Annalisa Boyd
A Child's Guide to Prayer is a beautifully illustrated prayer book for Orthodox Christian children aged 5-10 who are just developing a habit of prayer. The selection includes morning and evening prayers, prayers during the day, at mealtimes, for family and friends, and prayers of and to the saints - along with psalms to pray and prayers that have to do with communion and confession. All the prayers were carefully selected by priests and youth workers to ensure their age-appropriateness. The 120-page guide also includes brief instructions on how to pray, why we pray, and a list of different ways to pray. The book concludes with several blank pages for personal prayer requests.
A Psalter for Prayerﾠis the first major English edition to include all the prayers needed to read the Psalter at home according to an Orthodox tradition that reaches back to the time of the desert fathers, known popularly as the 'cell rule'. In addition, the contents include many texts, traditionally printed in Orthodox Psalters, that are not easily found in English, such as the Rite for Singing the Twelve Psalms, directions for reading the Psalter for the Departed and much more.ﾠ
The Psalms and Nine Biblical Canticles have been adapted from the classic Miles Coverdale translation of the Book of Psalms and the King James Version of the Bible. The text has been carefully edited to agree with the original Greek of the Septuagint, as well as to the Latin and Church Slavonic translations, and has been approved for use within the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
Printed in large print on acid-free paper, with rubrics in red, this book is sturdily bound to withstand regular use. It is further enhanced by the two gold marker ribbons.A Psalter for Prayerﾠis the first major English edition to include all the prayers needed to read the Psalter at home according to an Orthodox tradition that reaches back to the time of the desert fathers, known popularly as the 'cell rule'. In addition, the contents include many texts, traditionally printed in Orthodox Psalters, that are not easily found in English, such as the Rite for Singing the Twelve Psalms, directions for reading the Psalter for the Departed and much more.ﾠ
Translator: Coverdale, Miles
Editor: James, David
Copyright Holy Trinity Publications
In honor of the upcoming 15th anniversary of the wondrous appearance of the miraculous Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God of Hawaii (2022), the Orthodox Hawaiian Iveron Icon Association has published this Akathist. As expressed in the introduction, “Wherever the Holy Icon goes, the Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Mother abound. People have commented that just being in the presence of this Icon, one feels such an abundance of love and joy. It is truly indescribable. We are so very blessed that God has shown His love toward us by allowing us a small foreshadowing of what the saints call ‘the true odor of sanctity.’ ”
The publication includes a Foreword by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, an Introduction about the Holy Icon, and Troparia to Iveron Icons “of Hawaii,” “of Montreal,” “of Mount Athos,” and “of Moscow.” The pages are richly enhanced with well over two dozen photographs. Cover includes flaps; binding is stitched so as to lay flat; inner pages are printed on glossy paper.
Income from the publication assists the Foundation in bringing the Holy Icon throughout the Orthodox world, as well as toward the memorial shrine being built in honor of the Holy Icon, in Hawaii.
St. Paisius Monastery has received the blessing to distribute this publication. All orders are shipped from the Monastery. All income goes directly to the Iveron Association.
This tearful, cleansing lamentation comes from the heart of a believing Orthodox person. With hope, she tenaciously clings to her Saviour with the boldness of one who knows the ultimate greatness of Christ's forgiveness. Not attempting to hide from Christ's gaze the magnitude of her sinful actions, the writer of this akathist fully presents her fallenness to the Lord without leaving unspoken even a trace for which the demons might accuse her at the Last Judgment. And out of the fullness of her repentance, in this liturgical expression of sorrow, she can freely call out.