Also available as a 3 volume series (see the Series and Collections category of the bookstore)
By Mother Melania
Publisher Age Recommendation: 4+
Orthodox Bookstore Age Recommendation: 8-12 years
Great and Holy Friday is the ultimate expression of the unspeakable love and humility of God. Here, in the depths of seeming defeat, God's glory—His humble, self-sacrificing love—is clearly seen. In harmony with this, the Church's Good Friday services are deeply solemn, yet never gloomy-beneath all the sorrow is a current of joy. Little books for little hands. 24 pages each.
About the author and illustrator
Sister Elayne is a member of the community of St. Barbara Orthodox Monastery in Santa Barbara, California. Since the time she wrote this series of poems, she has been tonsured as a stavrophor nun, and has received a new name, Mother Melania. Bonnie Gillis is an iconographer and illustrator. She lives in Langley, B.C. where her husband, Father Michael, is pastor of a new Orthodox mission.