Nothing Will Separate Us: Working Through the Suffering and Death of a Loved One by Frederica de Graaf (Mother Macaria says this one is excellent) “How do we respond to a patient or loved one facing death with all of our mind and heart, yet without trying to feel pain or emotions that are not our own? The person approaching death does not need us to live through their pain but to offer a creative response to suffering that is rooted in reverence and respect.”
For Mind and Heart: St. Nectarios as teacher by St. Nektarios of Pentapolis, Predrag Ilievski, et al. St. Nectarios “is shown as a strong proponent of the view that education is properly understood as formation of the whole person, rather than the simple imparting of information.”
Orthodox Faith Worship and Life: Orthodox Catechism an Outline by Hieromonk Gregorios of the Koutloumousiou monastery, Mount Athos
The Mystery of Marriage: a Fellowship of Love by Hieromonk Gregorios, Elder of the Cell of St. John the Theologian, Koutloumousiou Monastery, Mount Athos “In addition to explaining the sacrament itself, Hieromonk Gregorios spends considerable time on the spousal relationship, both prior to and after the marriage, with a view to helping couples understand how to establish a strong and lasting bond of love under the lordship of Jesus Christ.”
The Parable of the Prodigal Son: Commentary in light of the Fathers by Hieromonk Gregorios
Paraclesis Service to Venerable Paisios the Athonite Pocket size bi-lingual (Greek – English) edition.
Habitation of Holiness: Selections from the Writings of St. Nectarios This collection includes the following essays:
- The Privilege of Loving and Worshiping God
- The Relation of True Freedom with Moral Freedom
- Attaining Salvation Through the Grace of God and the Will of the Human Person
- Worship in Spirit and Truth
- The Nature and Mission of the Church
- The Priesthood of the Church
Made for Union: The Sacramental Theology of St. Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain by Rev. Fr. George Dokos A “comprehensive study of the sacramental spirituality of St. Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain.” (quote from Newrome Press)
The Divine Liturgy a Commentary in Light of the Fathers by Hieromonk Gregorios, Elder of the Cell of St. John the Theologian, Koutloumousiou Monastery, Mount Athos who “leads the reader through the entire service, from its preparation in the Rite of Kairos, through the concluding final dismissal of the faithful.” (quote from Newrome Press)
Color as light in Byzantine Painting: Theory and Practice with A Guide to Egg Tempera with Underpainting by George Kordis (Iconogrqapher who painted St. George Antiochian Church in Fishers and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Carmel. Source: Dr. George Kordis | Enders Island, Mystic, CT
Children and Youth Books
Maria the Mother of God by Athena Dasiou Joannou “This amazing account of the Theotokos is told through story, hymnology, and captivating illustrations. This book is dedicated to every child – that they may come to know the life of the Panagia – and to every adult who wants to speak to them about the Mother of God.” (quote from Newrome Press)
Friends of Christ – October A book in “a new twelve volume hardcover series of books for young people. Each beautifully illustrated volume contains the lives of five Saints, which take children on a journey where the real events of history inspire them to love the Lord and His wondrous deeds in the lives of the Friends of Christ!” (quote from Nevsky’s Books)
Unless otherwise indicated, quotes are from Amazon.com.
St. Seraphim’s Bookstore (317-637-1897) is located in the yellowish house next to our red brick church (Joy of All Who Sorrow) at 1516 N Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. We are open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. and for a short time after our Sunday morning service. Our manager, Nun Mother Macaria, is usually in on Thursday and welcomes anyone to shop or make inquiries about Orthodoxy.