Recommended Reading

In addition to online resources, Orthodox Families should continuously grow their home libraries with Orthodox resources and materials.  Here you will find catalog and online resources as well as suggested recommended reading. In addition to traditional children’s literature, it is vital to our children’s Orthodox Christian foundation and spiritual growth to include Orthodox children’s books and materials as an incremental component of our home libraries. Clearly, this list is not exhaustive; however, it is hoped that these recommendations will encourage parents and families to begin and grow their family’s Orthodox library. Check with your Parish bookstore for titles and resources that may be carried as well.

Catalog & Online Resources:

Conciliar Press

Light & Life Publishing

Orthodox Marketplace

Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Center for Family Care

Anaphora Press

Paideia Classics

Potamitis Publishing

ONLINE ORTHODOX MEDIA:

The Children’s Bible Reader (with activities!)

Environmental Balance: Learning to Become Stewards of God’s World – An online and interactive thinking tool made possible by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese about our role as stewards of the Creation.

Daily Readings APP (iPhone, iPod, Nokia, Android; also Desktop calendar apps.)

Orthodox Christian Network

Orthodox Christian Podcasts

Recommended Reading

PARENTS:

Orthodox Study Bible (including the Old Testament)

Orthodox Daily Planner

My Daily ORTHODOX Prayer Book, by Anthony M. Coniaris

Seasons of Grace, by Donna Farley

Raising Them Right: A Saint’s Advice on Raising Children, by St. Theophan the Recluse

Making God Real in the Orthodox Christian Home, by Anthony M. Coniaris

Orthodox Christian Teen Survival Guide Series (FREE Downloads From the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese): 

Purity, Virginity & Chastity Education Packet (FREE Download, 52 pages)

Sex and Cell Phones (FREE Download, 7 pages)

Daily Readings APP (iPhone, iPod, Nokia, Android; also Desktop calendar apps.)

CHILDREN:

Children’s Bible Reader

The Bible for Young People, by Zoe Kanavas

Walking in Wonder: Nurturing Orthodox Christian Virtues in our Children, by Elizabeth White

The Twelve Great Feasts for Children (series), by Mother Melania (formerly Sister Elayne)

The Story of Icons, by Mary P. Hallick

Children’s Orthodox Prayer Book

My Prayer Book, (illustrated by Egle-Ekaterine Potamitis)

Pictures of God, a Child’s Guide to Understanding Icons (Orthodox Marketplace)

A Pocketful of Seeds, by Sylvia Leontaritis

The Divine Liturgy for Children: An Interactive Guide…, by Ann Timko-Hughes

The Divine Liturgy for Children: Activity Book, by Elizabeth Saxild

PRE-TEENS & TEENS:

Orthodox Study Bible (including the Old Testament)

Hear Me: A Prayerbook for Orthodox Teens, by Annalisa Boyd

Orthodox Daily Planner http://goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/youth/planner

ZINES: Orthodox Magazines on various topics of Orthodoxy from the Dept. of Religious Education http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/religioused/zines

Orthodox Christian Teen Survival Guide Series (FREE Downloads From the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese) http://www.orthodoxmarketplace.com/free-downloads/youth-and-young-adult-ministries/orthodox-christian-teen-survival-guide-series-pdf.html

Purity, Virginity & Chastity Education Packet (FREE Download, 52 pages): http://www.antiochian.org/sites/antiochian.org/files/2011_pvc_packet.pdf

Orthodox Teen Talk Online http://www.myocn.net/index.php/Orthodox-Teen-Talk-Online/

Real Life for Teens http://reallifeorthodoxy.com/

From Ancient Faith Radio

Worship and You http://worshipandyou.com/

A Free Multimedia Study for Orthodox Teens and Adults

Daily Readings APP http://goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/internet/mobileapps/

(iPhone, iPod, Nokia, Android; also Desktop calendar apps.)