Wednesday, October 27

The Lives of Saints for Children...


While we were at Saint Tikhon's, we had a wonderful time browsing in the bookstore. I was able to buy three books that I have wanted to get for the children for awhile. These books, Christina's Favorite Saints, A Child's Paradise of Saints, and Christina's True Heroes are ones that you and your children will treasure. Each book has a page or two (and an Icon!) for some of the more popular saints in the Orthodox Church. Here are the lives of the saints covered in the books:

Saint Anthony the Great
Saint Symeon
St Gerasimos of Jordan
Saint George the Great Martyr
Saints Constantine and Helen
Saints Peter and Paul
The Prophet Elijah
The Dormition of the Mother of God
Saint Sophia and Her Daughters, Faith, Hope, and Charity
Saint Kosmas the Melodos
Saint Katharine
Saint Herman

A Child's Paradise of Saints
Saints Constantine and Helen
Saints Cyprian and Justina
Saint Demetrius of Thessalonica
The Guardian Angel
Saint Herman of Alaska
Saint John the Russian
Saint Mary Magdalene
Saint Mary of Egypt
Saint Moses the Black
Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker
Saint Nina of Georgia
The Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon
Saint Philothei of Athens
Saint Seraphim of Sarov
Saint Xenia of Petersburg

Christina's True Heroes
Saint Anna, The Mother of The Mother of God
Saint Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apsotles
Saint Photini, The Samaritan Woman
Saint Brigid, Abbess of Kildare
Saint Mary of Egypt
Saint Theodora
Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr

7 comments:

Kh. Nicole said...

Have you seen the OCA's activity books? I have printed them and had them bound at Staples. We haven't really used the "activity" portions yet... they are for older kids than my dd... but the saints' lives are interesting and many of them are saints we were not familiar with. They were really well done I thought. (http://dce.oca.org/page/activity-books/) There are three as

Mat. Emily said...

Thank you, Kh. Nicole! Those are great!

magda said...

I just bought A Child's Paradise of Saints while visiting Holy Trinity in Pittsburgh. I agree; it's a lovely book!

Maria said...

A Child's Paradise of Saints is a really wonderful book, not just because of the saints included, but the way it is written -- it talks to children, not down to them. The author, Nectaria McLees also wrote A Gathered Radiance, about the Empress Alexandra (for adults).

elizabeth said...

Nice!! I have passed this on to my Orthodox Mom friends!

Priscilla said...

All great books! I have to stay away from the kids section at STOS :)

Laura Wilson said...

Can you tell me which Theodora is in Christina's Favorite saints? Wish I could look at these in person!

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