Child’s Paradise of Saints, by Nun Nektaria McLees
Delightful tales of 15 cherished saints, with iconographic full-color paintings of scenes from their lives. Here you’ll find stories from the lives of Saints Constantine and Helen, Cyprian and Justina, Demetrius of Thessalonica, Herman of Alaska, John the Russian, Mary Magdalene, Mary of Egypt Moses the Black, Nicholas the Wonderworker, Nina of Georgia, Great Martyr Panteleimon, Philothei of Athens, Seraphim of Sarov and Xenia of Petersburg, as well as the Guardian Angel.
Softcover, illustrated, 62 pages $10.95
After an orphaned girl in Old Russia walks deep into the forest to visit a hermit who prays for her brother’s healing, she returns home to a wonderful sight. Old Russia comes to life in this tale of a poor orphan girl who braves the dangers of the deep forest to find healing for her crippled brother. The poetic text and colorful illustrations draw on their roots in the classic fairy-tale tradition to tell a story of the triumph of courage, faith, and love. A picture book for preschool and up.
Nicholas the Chatterer was an ordinary young boy who loved his home in Constantinople almost as much as he loved to talk. That is, until the day the angels caught him up out of an earthquake and taught him to sing. Then he became Nicholas the Singer. His song saved the city from the earthquakes and entered into the Church’s liturgy for all ages, as the Trisagion Hymn.
The lyrical text and vivid watercolor illustrations bring fifth-century Byzantium to life, showing children everywhere that they too can be used by God to bring blessings to all mankind.
A picture book for children preschool age and up.
Edmund is just an ordinary fisherman’s son from the island of Lindisfarne, whose one great talent and joy is running as a messenger for his bishop. But when Viking invaders threaten the holy island and its great treasure, the relics of St. Cuthbert, Edmund’s life changes forever. Along with his whole village, he must accompany their beloved saint on a perilous pilgrimage that will carry him across England, through adventure, heartbreak, miraculous deliverance, and budding love, all the way to manhood.
Bearing the Saint brings to life the late ninth century in Northumbria, a turbulent period of invasion and conquest that concluded with an uneasy peace between Saxon and Dane. This gripping story, infused with the holy breath of St. Cuthbert, will hold readers of all ages spellbound.
Bless, O Lord – A Prayerbook for Young Children, by Fr. Artemy Vladimirov
Beginning with “In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit!” and ending with an explanation of the Creed, this book introduces young children to the fundamentals of Orthodox Christian prayer. Accompanied by appealing water color illustrations on every page.
Softcover, color illustrations, 44 pages, $10.95
Then Jesus said to them, “these are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to the Scriptures. — Luke 24:44-45
Images of Christ, cast as shadows in Old Testament texts, illuminate this book of biblical prophecy for young and old alike. Illustrator Niko Chocheli creates a stunning graphic dialog between the voice of the prophets and the coming Christ who eternally rests in their words. The Son of Man whom Daniel saw in night visions, the Branch of Jesse whom Isaiah saw shoot forth, and the apparitions of other prophets emerge as vivid icons of our Lord.
Niko Chocheli was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, where he graduated with honors from Tbilisi Nikoladze Art College and Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts. Awarded permanent residency status by the U.S. government as Alien of Extraordinary Abilities, Niko has received numerous awards for is artistic achievements. He has illustrated three other children’s books for SVS Press, The Book of Jonah, The Praises, and Prepare O Bethlehem! All of which have been praised for artistic originality. Niko lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Kristin, where he runs his own art school.