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Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople The highest see and holiest center of the Orthodox Christian Church throughout the world
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America An Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh Site for His Eminence Metropolitan SAVAS of Pittsburgh
Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America (SCOBA) Canonical hierarchs of Orthodox jurisdictions in the Americas
Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology Accredited four-year liberal arts college in the Americas centered upon Orthodox Christian beliefs
St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Orthodox Christian theological education, research and scholarship and the promotion of inter-Orthodox cooperation
Orthodox Christian Mission Center International missions agency of the SCOBA
St. Basil Academy Residential child-care institution for Orthodox children in need in America
International Orthodox Christian Charities Emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide
Leadership 100 Endowment fund supporting the priority needs of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Philoptochos Women’s philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Online Chapel Daily scripture readings, lives of the saints, texts of liturgical services and live broadcasts of liturgical services
Daily Calendar Daily calendar of saints, feasts and fasting periods
Orthodox Observer Newspaper of the work of the Church in America and around the world
Iconograms Electronic icon greeting cards for namedays, feastdays or special occasions
Light & Life Publishing Supplier of Orthodox Christian materials.


Children’s Library

Title Description
In Church I Visit With God This book contains parts of the Divine Liturgy to assist a small child inlearning about the liturgy while at home or at Church. Attractively illustrated in color.
We Pray to God A book of prayers for the child. The prayers are taken from the many beautiful prayer services of the Orthodox Church.
My Little Orthodox Christian Activity Book A lovely book of games and puzzles for children. Focuses on Orthodox life, holy days, religious objects and symbols, Bible stories and the various cultures that make up Orthodoxy. Answer section contains valuable information to help adults teach children. Ages 4-9. 6" x 4 1/4". 80 pages.
Life of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker A new children’s picture book. Full color iconographic illustrations. Text in rhyming verse. Sturdy coated pages and cover. Words and music to a simple children’s song about St. Nicholas.
St. Nectarios of Aegina Delightfully illustrated throughout in full color with egg tempera iconographic paintings, the life of this popular 20th century saint is retold for ages five and older. It includes some miracles which happened during the life of the saint. 32 pages.
God Gave Based on a series of morning service talks.
I’m Thankful Each Day Combines a child’s delight in the physical world and his thankfulness to God for the pleasure of each day – for summer days, autumn days, for the breezes, and for life itself. Children of all ages will love the illustrations of this "fun" book. Board book. 6" x 5".
Thank you God Uses simple, rhyming verse to describe the many things for which a small child can thank God. Brightly colored illustrations enhance the spirit of thankfulness. For children of all ages. Board book. 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".
The Story of the Lord’s Prayer Bright and colorful watercolors illustrate the meaning of the words with illustrations of a childs day at preschool. This original and creative way of showing the meaning of the text will delight children of all ages and provide a way parents can further discuss the meaning and concept of the Lord’s Prayer. For ages 2 to 5. 5 7/8" x 5". 26 pages.
The ABC’s of the Ten Commandments Tailors the Ten Commandments to the very special world where each child lives and grows. Beautifully illustrated.
Pentecost Elegant watercolor illustrations highlight the beauty of the Church’s Feast Days. The simple, Psalm-like poems are written especially for children, but the whole family will enjoy them. Great for pre-schoolers to peruse in Church, or for early readers.
The Theophany of Our Lord Elegant watercolor illustrations highlight the beauty of the Church’s Feast Days. The simple, Psalm-like poems are written especially for children, but the whole family will enjoy them. Great for pre-schoolers to peruse in Church, or for early readers.
The Nativity of Our Lord Elegant watercolor illustrations highlight the beauty of the Church’s Feast Days. The simple, Psalm-like poems are written especially for children, but the whole family will enjoy them. Great for pre-schoolers to peruse in Church, or for early readers.
The Entrance fo the Theotokos into the Temple Elegant watercolor illustrations highlight the beauty of the Church’s Feast Days. The simple, Psalm-like poems are written especially for children, but the whole family will enjoy them. Great for pre-schoolers to peruse in Church, or for early readers.
The Annunciation Elegant watercolor illustrations highlight the beauty of the Church’s Feast Days. The simple, Psalm-like poems are written especially for children, but the whole family will enjoy them. Great for pre-schoolers to peruse in Church, or for early readers.
The Transfiguration of Our Lord Elegant watercolor illustrations highlight the beauty of the Church’s Feast Days. The simple, Psalm-like poems are written especially for children, but the whole family will enjoy them. Great for pre-schoolers to peruse in Church, or for early readers.
The Nativity of the Theotokos Elegant watercolor illustrations highlight the beauty of the Church’s Feast Days. The simple, Psalm-like poems are written especially for children, but the whole family will enjoy them. Great for pre-schoolers to peruse in Church, or for early readers.
Jonah’s Journey to the Deep Simple verse and colorful semi-iconographic illustrations introduce children and parents to the profound truths in the story of Jonah. 7 1/2" x 6". 24 pages.
The Jesus Prayer and Me Helps children learn to pray the Jesus Prayer from a very early age as part of everyday living. Ages 3 and up. Magnificently illustrated. 10 1/2" x 8 1/4". 28 pages.
Nicholas Meets His Guardian Angel This is a truly delightful story about little Nicholas who decided one Saturday night not to go to church on Sunday with his parents and sister. As he slept the Lord Jesus appeared, walked down the aisle, and stared sorrowfully at the empty space where Nicholas should have been. Nicholas is overwhelmed by the great love Jesus has for him. The colorful illustrations are astonishingly beautiful. The text is simple but powerful. Ages: kindergarten through elementary. 8" x 10". 18 pages.
How does God See Me? Teaches little children (ages 5-10) about how God sees them. In return they are taught to follow God’s footsteps and not care so much about outward appearance but focus inward on a pure heart. 8 1/2" x 5 3/4". 24 pages.
Heaven is a Wonderful Place Teaches children (ages 4and up) about life, heaven, peace and joy, while it comforts those who are encountering death for the first time. Focuses on the joy of life and heaven while providing answers in terms children can comfortably understand of God’s promise of eternal life as revealed in the Bible. 8 1/4" x 10". 48 pages.
3 in 1: A Picture of God Explains the concept of the Trinity to children by comparing it to an apple - Father/Son/Spirit: Peel/Flesh/Core. Three parts, one apple. Simple words and superb illustrations tell how the Father loves us, the Son saves us, and the Spirit plants faith in our hearts and causes it to grow. Revised and expanded. 8 1/2" x 10 1/2". 50 pages.
Christ has Risen, Children!
The Praises – Psalm 148 Dramatically illustrated accounts of Psalm 148. The angels, the animals, natural elements, every living thing, and all of mankind, sing, dance and make melody to the Creator. The author is an Orthodox Christian and professor of art at LaSalle University. 9" x 12". 36 pages.
The Story of the Ten Commandments
A special Gift to God An old classic newly reprinted. This is a modern parable. Through the eyes of Spyro, your children will experience the ancient beliefs of Orthodoxy in easy to read language and beautiful illustrations. Spyro learns to bake Prosfora, altar bread, as a prelude to understanding the mystery of Holy Communion. With loving help from his Yiayia, grandmother, Spyro discovers the power of prayer, the role of icons, etc. For children in kindergarten and the primary grades. 8" x 8". 33 pages. 2nd printing.
Noah’s Ark and Other Bible Stories
My Orthoodx Counting Book
Christina Goes to Church Using terms and phrases through the alphabet to teach little children about the faith. Nicely illustrated with icons.
Christina Learns the Sacraments Children are introduced to the Mysteries of the Orthodox Church in this nicely illustrated book suitable for elementary children.
Christina’s True Heroes Explains in children’s language the lives of St. Anna, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Photini, St. Brigid, St. Mary of Egypt, St. Theodora and St. Elizabeth.
Meet the Evangelists
My First Bible
Baby Moses
The Story of Mary the Mother of God This vibrantly illustrated text introduces young readers to the life of the Virgin Mary. Taken from a second-century document, the Protoevangelion of James, and greatly simplified for children’s ears, the text celebrates the life of the mother of Jesus and ties in beautifully with many Orthodox Christian feast days honoring her memory. 11" x 8 1/2". 32 pages.
The Birth of Christ in Icons Children learn about the birth of Christ through looking at the beautiful wall-paintings by Tzortzis from the main church of Dionysiou Monastery on Mount Athos. They also embark on a wonderful journey through the world of Byzantine art.
It’s Sunday, Shall We Go to Church?
From I–ville to You–ville: The Timeless Wisdom of Elder Paisios for Children & Adults A lavishly illustrated best-selling Orthodox Christian children’s book is presently in its 7th printing in Greece. I-ville, a Kingdom where pride and selfishness dwell, and where people live by the motto "Me first!" You-ville, a Kingdom where humility and kindness have their home, and where people put the good of others before their own. It is the story of a young boy named Stubborn, as he strives to become the first person of I-ville to make the difficult journey to the beautiful, joy-filled Kingdom of You-ville, and to become a citizen there. As we join Stubborn in his adventures, we learn, along with him, profound lessons in how to struggle against bad thoughts and feelings. The journey of young Stubborn is one that all of us-old and young-must take, and which all of us can accomplish-if only we shrink our "I" and put "You" first! 128 pages.
Bless O Lord Gentle instruction in prayer from a popular Moscow priest who has a particular gift for communicating with young children. Includes prayers for mealtimes, bedtime, the Jesus Prayer, etc. Fully illustrated. 44 pages.
Snuggles
Are Angles Real? The Bible tells us a lot about angels. It’s good news you and your child will love to hear. With fun-to-read rhymes and colorful illustrations, this book is not just for home but also for nurseries and preschool Sunday school classes. Ages 5 and under. 5 1/4" x 7 1/4". 80 pages.
God, I Need to talk to You About My Bad Temper The author writes from a child’s perspective to address common concerns. Child-friendly text and entertaining illustrations help children think about behavior they encounter in daily life and pray about it. Each book expresses that all sinful behaviors are forgiven through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and encourages children to go to God in prayer any time they feel tempted or troubled. Scripture examples help children apply it to their lives. Ages 2 and up. 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". 16 pages.
God, I Need to talk to You About Whining The author writes from a child’s perspective to address common concerns. Child-friendly text and entertaining illustrations help children think about behavior they encounter in daily life and pray about it. Each book expresses that all sinful behaviors are forgiven through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and encourages children to go to God in prayer any time they feel tempted or troubled. Scripture examples help children apply it to their lives. Ages 2 and up. 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". 16 pages.
God, I Need to talk to You About Hurting Others The author writes from a child’s perspective to address common concerns. Child-friendly text and entertaining illustrations help children think about behavior they encounter in daily life and pray about it. Each book expresses that all sinful behaviors are forgiven through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and encourages children to go to God in prayer any time they feel tempted or troubled. Scripture examples help children apply it to their lives. Ages 2 and up. 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". 16 pages.
God, I Need to talk to You About Sharing The author writes from a child’s perspective to address common concerns. Child-friendly text and entertaining illustrations help children think about behavior they encounter in daily life and pray about it. Each book expresses that all sinful behaviors are forgiven through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and encourages children to go to God in prayer any time they feel tempted or troubled. Scripture examples help children apply it to their lives. Ages 2 and up. 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". 16 pages.
The Miracles of Jesus
First Bible Stories: Noah’ Ark, Creation, Adam & Eve
Benton Creative Pop–up Books: Jonah & The Whale
Benton Creative Pop–up Books: David & Goliath
Benton Creative Pop–up Books: The Birth of Jesus
The Easter Story Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible; The most important story of the Christian faith is retold in this lavishly illustrated picture book.
Children’s Bible Reader This is the most complete Orthodox Children’s Bible story book ever written. Through over 200 excellent iconographic illustrations in color, it brings to life 74 central stories of the Old Testament and 89 of the New Testament. Recently translated from the Greek Bible society’s acclaimed work, the text is attractively written and easy to understand. Archbishop Demetrios considers it "a very valuable resource for families, parents, children and schools." Ages 7-11. 6" x 9". 293 pages.

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