by Fr. Jeremy Davis, illustrated by Luke Garrow
In a remote canyon, Saint Martin’s monks seek the Lord with all their hearts. Among them is the Cellarer, whose not-so-secret love of celery helps him remember what it means to be a monk. When misfortune strikes, his friendship with the Sower lifts these spiritual brothers above momentary hardship to find joy in God.
Written in exuberant verse, this endearing and whimsical tale hides a wealth of meaning. Smile at its rhymes, bounce to its rhythm, and rejoice in the blessings of Christian brotherhood.
About the Author: Father Jeremy Davis is both a priest and a monk. He enjoys gardening, baking, and the music of language. He graduated as co-valedictorian from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary in Yonkers, New York, and currently serves as Hierarchical Assistant to Metropolitan JOSEPH at the Antiochian Archdiocese headquarters in Englewood, NJ. He’s visited monasteries in countries around the world - including the United States, England, Greece, and Bulgaria. Before Father Jeremy was a priest-monk, he lived in Australia for a year, and he often goes back to visit friends there. That’s how he met Luke, our illustrator!
About the Illustrator: Luke Garrow is an animator and artist born in Melbourne, Australia. He moved around while growing up, living in Singapore, England, Texas, and Virginia before moving back to Melbourne at the age of fifteen. He studied animation at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has been working as an animator ever since. In his professional life, he still goes by his birth name, Toby, but in 2018 he was received into the Orthodox Church and took St. Luke the Evangelist as his patron. Luke married his wife Emilia in 2020, and she gave birth to their first child, Elizabeth, while he was illustrating The Cellarer's Celery.
Age Range: 5 - 10 years
Author: Fr. Jeremy Davis
Hardcover: 32 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.
by Mersine Vigopoulou
This is the second editon, illustrated by Angeliki Delecha
I-ville is a kingdom where pride and selfishness dwell, and where people live by the motto "Me first!" You-ville is a kingdom where humility and kindness have their home, and where people put the good of others before their own. This is the story of a young boy named Stubborn, as he strives to become the first person in I-ville to make the difficult journey to You-ville. Drawn from the teaching of Elder Paisios of Mount Athos, the story provides lessons that can be of tremendous spiritual benefit for young and old alike.
Author: Mersine Vigopoulou
Dimensions: 7 X 10
Page Length: 128 pages
I have often though how wonderful it would have been to live in the days of Noah. I would travel the seas and oceans in the great Ark and have all the animals of the earth as my fellow passengers! And how my dream might come true!
At the back of the book is an integrated jigsaw puzzle of Noah and his family!
Puzzle not suitable for children under the age of 3.
Format: board book