The Creed: In Coloring Icons and Stickers (Potamitis)
Help young children learn the Creed with this beautiful Orthodox coloring book. Each section of the creed is illustrated with a dogmatically correct icon. Includes 16 stickers. Available in a number of dual languages: English/Greek, English/French, English/Kiswahili (an African language), and English/Romanian.
A unique and handsome catechism of the Orthodox Christian faith, helpful to young children, older children, and adults. Most of the book consists of full-page illustrations with one simple sentence of text in large print, sequentially numbered. The illustrations are in soft pastel colors in a style reminiscent of Byzantine iconography and are often patterned after well-known icons, but are somewhat simplified for the child. (The artist is an iconographer in Greece). The art is unmistakably Orthodox and of high quality, but clearly done for children. The numbers correspond to paragraphs of text in latter part of the book which explore that theme in much greater depth. Thus it can be used a picture book for preschoolers and beginning readers, while parents and teachers of older children may either read the extended texts to the children or make use of these texts to prepare their own explanations. No few adults will also profit from both text and pictures. The author is a bishop in the Orthodox Church of Greece and one of today's most highly-respected and widely-read Orthodox theological and spiritual writers. His books are sold worldwide in many languages. This catechism covers the biblical stories and themes contained in the Nicene Creed, as well as basics about the Church, the sacraments, and the Christian life. Book dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Well-printed and sturdily bound; published without dust jacket. Imported from Greece. An excellent baptismal gift for Orthodox children, and a welcome resource for parents, godparents, and church school teachers.
Entering the Orthodox Church: The Catechism and Baptism of Adults
By Metropolitan of Nafpaktos Hierotheos
A Catechism and Baptism of Adults- translated by Marina Mary Robb, into English in 2004. A contribution to the pastoral ministry for the catechism and baptism of adults. (excerpt from the Prologue). In this small book, we are mainly concerned with the baptism of those entering the Church from other religions or from atheism. Many points in the book, however, concern infant baptism as well. We will examine how the ancient Church prepared catechumens to become members of her. We will present a plan of catechism lessons. We will advise a typical connection of the sacrament of Baptism with the sacrament of Divine Eucharist.
This new edition of The Law of God will serve for the enrichment of catechists and professors of various schools. Many textbooks, including the venerable work by Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy, have become dated primarily in terms of the language used. The old phraseology needs to be expanded and explained in contemporary language—a need that has been met in this work by Father Daniel Sysoev. To choose the proper wording is to find the key to the heart of the reader. Such was the goal of the late author of this book. Father Daniel spent ten years laboring at its creation, working on it until the final year of his life (martyred by a fanatical Muslim), constantly redoing and rewriting individual passages. And yet The Law of God is not the fruit of the labors and efforts of one man, for in the field of catechesis it is impossible not to draw on the expertise of the holy fathers and, above all, Holy Scripture. Upon opening this book the believer will find himself in the catechetical school of Father Daniel, will hear his living voice, and will delve into the profound inner world of this talented priest, Christian author, exegete, and missionary. Archpriest Oleg Stenyaev
Note: This volume thoroughly covers Old Testament and New Testament as well as Orthodox Catechesis.