22.01.2014

Holy Hierarch Luke of Crimea, the Unmercenary Physician


He who would later become Bishop Luke was born in the spring of 1877,
in Russia, into the family of a pharmacist. Although he was drawn towards
painting, he decided to become a doctor for the poor so as to alleviate their
sufferings, following his parents’ example. In time he became an excellent
surgeon and, because of his piety towards the icon of the Mother of God,
every one of his interventions was a success. As an admirer and defender of
the clergy, the doctor was soon called by God to become a bishop in a time
of great oppression against the Orthodox Faith. After the outbreak of the
Bolshevik Revolution, he was arrested and exiled for confessing his faith in
Christ, from whom he received the gift of healing and wonderworking.

As a famous surgeon, a loving father and afterwards a confessing
bishop, Holy Hierarch Luke the Physician remains for us in our times
an accomplished model of life dedicated to God and people.

Author: Cătălin Grigore
Illustrator: Adela Maria Calistru
Year: 2013
Number of pages: 36
Mate coated paper
Paperback, sewed
Format: 20x24 cm




Elder Paisios the Hagiorite, the Friend of Children



Little Arsenios was born almost a century ago in today’s Turkey, in a large
family. Inspired by the example of Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian, his mentor,
and gifted by God with a bright mind and a lot of faith, Arsenios was loved by
everyone for his benevolence. He helped anyone who was in need and he taught
poor children about the Orthodox faith. Ever since his childhood, Arsenios
wanted to become a monk. But this dream was fulfilled many years later in
the Holy Mount Athos where he received the name Paisios. There he became a
great ascetic and he received from God the gift of taming wild animals. He gave
sweets to the children who came to his cell and advised them to do good deeds,
and they repaid him with their love and gratitude.

For his life of prayer and self-sacrifice, Elder Paisios remained in the memory
of the faithful as a healer of sufferings, counselor of monks and Christian
families, for whom he still intercedes before God.

Author: Cătălin Grigore
Illustrator: Adela Maria Calistru
Year: 2013
Number of pages: 36
Mate coated paper
Paperback, sewed
Format: 20x24 cm




12.02.2013

Holy New Martyr Elizabeth, Grand Duchess of Russia



Born in the 19th century to a Protestant family of German nobility, Grand Duchess Elizabeth grew up surrounded by wealth and glory. Through the care of a merciful and loving mother, Elizabeth became one of the most beautiful and wise young women of her time. At the age of nineteen she married a Russian Grand Duke and through him found the Orthodox Faith. After her husband was brutally killed, Elizabeth totally renounced her fortune and the illustrious life of princess. Fulfilling the longing of her heart, she became an Orthodox nun and founded a convent which combined charitable work with the life of prayer. But this wonderful work was interrupted after the Bolshevik revolution, when Abbess Elizabeth was arrested, tortured and finally became worthy of a martyr’s crown.

This is the story of a real princess, who through the power of faith left all temporal things and became the abbess of a convent - even a martyr - in a time of great oppression against the Orthodox Church.

Author: Cătălin Grigore
Illustrator: Adela Maria Calistru
Year: 2012
Number of pages: 36
Mate coated paper
Paperback, sewed
Format: 20x24 cm

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Book available at www.stnectariospress.com

The Story of Holy Hierarch John Maximovitch, the New Wonderworker



At the end of the 19th century, into a rich family of Tsarist Russia, little Michael came into the world. In spite of the fact that he was born with one leg shorter than the other and had a speech impediment, young Michael pursued his journey with determination and faith. Although exiled from his homeland, he became a Russian Cadet, and then monk, seminary teacher and, eventually, Archbishop John of Shanghai and San Francisco. A great man of prayer and tireless traveler to wherever his help was needed, Saint John Maximovitch left many testimonies of his miracles up to this day on the five continents he crossed.

His angelic life was a true comfort to people who were in need and in all kinds of pain. It brings forth an exhortation to children to show love and understanding themselves to all those in sorrow.

Author: Cătălin Grigore
Illustrator: Adela Maria Calistru
Year of publishing: 2012
Number of pages: 36
Paperback
Format: 20x24 cm






The Holy Prophet Moses and the People of Israel




Born of the people of Israel, but raised in the treasure filled palace belonging to the Pharaoh of Egypt, Moses was called by God to take His people out of the bondage of the pagans and to guide them to the land promised to their fathers. He would become the prophet who, strengthened by faith and the desire for freedom, and endowed with the power to perform miracles, received from the very hand of God the Ten Commandments for the people of Israel before the coming of the Saviour. The entire Orthodox Church lives today following the same commandments.

The attractive text and vivid illustrations teach children that the true slavery is the lack of faith in the true God, which no wealth can replace or buy.

Author: Cătălin Grigore
Illustrator: Adela Maria Calistru
Year of publishing: 2012
Number of pages: 32
Paperback
Format: 20x24 cm

Wise Joseph and His Brothers



Several thousand years ago, when God’s chosen people were guided by angels and by the righteous people of the Old Covenant, Jacob, the last patriarch, lived together with his twelve sons in the land of Canaan. Joseph, the most beloved of them, was sold by his brothers out of envy and was taken into exile in the land of the Pharaohs. After going through many trials, Joseph received the gift of explaining dreams and through this became the Governor of Egypt. By divine providence and by his great wisdom, he managed to deliver his father and brothers, as well as the entire Egyptian people, from the terrible famine that struck the area.

The dynamic text and expressive illustrations show children an example of trust in God, and how people should be forgiven, as every Christian should do.

Author: Cătălin Grigore
Illustrator: Adela Maria Calistru
Year of publishing: 2012
Number of pages: 32
Paperback
Format: 20x24 cm

The Story of Holy Hierarch Calinic of Cernica, the Wonderworker



Baby Constantine, the future Abbot Calinic of Cernica Monastery, was born in Bucharest in the 18th Century - a time of great upheaval and troubles caused by the Turkish dominion. A man of prayer, comforter of the sick, great founder of monasteries and an innovative printer, as well as an ardent supporter of the Union of the Romanian Principalities, the Holy Hierarch Calinic managed to renew the Christian life of the Church in a short span of time.

Through a text filled with his teachings and wrought with warm illustrations, children will find an example of great courage and self-sacrifice, and learn that the True Faith overcomes all obstacles.

Author: Cătălin Grigore
Illustrator: Cristina Ionescu-Berechet
Year of publishing: 2011
Number of pages: 32
Paperback
Format: 20x24 cm

The Story of the Holy Hierarch Nectarios, the Wonderworker



Little Anastasios was a meek child, thirsting for knowledge. As a young man, he decided to serve God in a Monastery and became a monk. For his love and obedience, he received many gifts from God, among which was the gift of wonderworking. His pure life showed him to people as a great Saint of the Orthodox Church, a protector of children and healer of ailments of all kinds.

The simple and graphic text and the bright watercolor illustrations carry the soul to another realm, like an exhortation to discover the sweet smell of sanctity, of which any child can partake.

Author: Cătălin Grigore
Illustrator: Cristina Ionescu-Berechet
Year of publishing: 2011
Number of pages: 32
Paperback
Format: 23,5x26 cm



The Story of the Trisagion Hymn (Povestea Imnului Trisaghion) (available in Romanian)


Translated from English into Romanian from the original book: 
Published by arrangement with the original publisher, Conciliar Press.


Author: Elizabeth Johnson
Illustrator: Masha Lobastov
Translator: Alexandra Grigore
Year of publishing: 2010
Number of pages: 32
Hardback
Format: 20x25 cm

Christology (Hristologia) (available in Romanian)



Translated from English into Romanian from the original book:
Christology by Saint Nectarios of Pentapolis.
Published by arrangement with the original publisher, Saint Nektarios Monastery
Roscoe, NY.

Author: Saint Nectarios of Pentapolis
Translator: Cătălin Grigore
Year of publishing: 2010
Number of pages: 272
Paperback
Format: 13x20 cm

The Life of Saint Athanasius the Great (Viața Sfântului Atanasie cel Mare) (available in Romanian)



Tranlated from English into Romanian from the original book:
Champion of Truth. The Life of Saint Athanasius the Great by Fr. Michael E. Molloy.
Published by arrangement with the original publisher, Alba House Books.

Author: Fr. Michael E. Molloy
Translator: Medana Oltean
Revised by: Cătălin Grigore
Year of publishing: 2011
Number of pages: 160
Paperback
Format: 13x20 cm

How to order

For a price list and orders from the U.S., Canada and Australia please contact:


St. Nectarios Press
10300 Ashworth Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98133-9410
1-800-643-4233
www.stnectariospress.com


For a price list and orders from Europe please contact:



Iona Publishing House
Calea Rahovei 266-268
Bucharest, Romania
Phone: (004) 0724490846
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