May 6 -
One of the most beautiful things about being an Orthodox is that it is palpable that this is The Living Church!
Children need to know that some brothers and sisters have looked into the eyes, heard the voice, or even touched one of the Church's Saints. Such a saint is Saint Sophia of Kleisoura; we know of people who have been meeting her every Sunday during their entire childhood. One of our good customers, Stayroula, a Sunday School teacher, lived as a child very close to the Monastery where the Saint lived. It is a tradition, even today, for families and parishes to visit a monastery after Liturgy on Sunday. So, Stayroula, together with others from her village, would board a truck and visit the monastery. When Stayroula heard of the news of this book's publication, she was moved to tears and mentioned how she would see the Saint every Sunday and how they would refer to her as Yiayia, grandma in Greek. What an experience!
Imagine now how you and your kids visit Greece one day and see her monastery. Imagine if your kids tell the abbess or a nun there that you know the life of Saint Sophia of Kleisoura, or even show her this Paterikon. We wish we could witness such an encounter!
If you ever meet Dionysios, ask him to tell you how and why we did this book.
May Saint Sophia of Kleisoura intercede with Christ for our salvation.
Available in English, Greek, and Pontic Greek.
With each Paterikon book, feel free to choose a "Paterikon Purse" of your liking and either a fasting or non-fasting treat.