Sign Out These Books For Free at the Resource Library!

Looking for a new book to teach your children the faith? We asked our Resource Librarian for a few suggestions on some of the favourite books our parents sign out. All of these books are available to sign out at the Eparchy of Edmonton’s Resource Library for free. To create an account, view our entire catalogue, and learn more, visit our Resource Library page here!

What Do You See at Liturgy?

By: Kristina Kallas-Tartara

Help your child begin to understand his or her faith with photographs detailing the beautiful sights of the Orthodox Church. With rhyming and predictable text, it will help your child engage in the Liturgy and communicate what he or she sees.

My Baptism: An Illustrated Guide for the Whole Family

By: Egle-Ekaterine Potamitis

Why do we get baptized and chrismated? What happens at an Orthodox Baptism? A beautiful book about the most important event in the life of an Orthodox Christian with an illustrated story, activities, and facts.

101 Orthodox Saints

By: Alexandra Schmalzbach, Sarah Wright, Nicholas Malara

Did you know there was a saint who used a dogsled for transportation? Or a saint who turned down a marriage proposal from the Roman emperor? How about the saint who jumped from building to building during a siege to bring the Eucharist to his parishioners? Discover all of these stories and more in 101 Orthodox Saints. Written for children and those with a childlike curiosity, this visual encyclopedia will enhance your family’s understanding and celebration of the saints of the Church. Each page is filled with illustrations, icons, graphics, and fascinating facts about the martyrs, monks, and mothers who boldly lived out their Faith to the glory of God.

Parables of Christ

The parables of Jesus for children, including: The Parable of the Sower, The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares, The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man, The Parable of the Ten Virgins, The Parable of the Talents, The Parable of the Rich Fool, The Parable of the Prodigal Son, The Parable of the Good Samaritan, The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, The Parable of the Merciless Servant, The Parable of the Unjust Judge, The Parable of the Vineyard, The Parable of the Two Sons, The Parable of the Wicked Tenants, The Parable of the Wedding Feast, and The Parable of Fruitless Fig Tree.

The Story of Mary the Mother of God

By: Dorrie Papademetriou

The Story of Mary is of great significance for Christians. it presents Christ’s mother to us as the last and greatest fruit of God’s chosen people Israel. It describes how she was conceived and born from her righteous parents Joachim and Anna. Mary personally replaces the temple in Jerusalem by becoming herself, God’s living temple as the Mother of His divine Son and Word, Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

A Gift for Matthew

By: Nick Muzerkari, Masha Lobastov

Matthew’s excited to visit a monastery. A monk there is teaching him to paint icons! Matthew learns about sketching images, mixing pigments, and painting all the layers of the sacred images. And when he gets home, he finds a surprise gift just for him. A children’s picture book.

Christina Learns the Sacraments

By: Maria C. Khoury

An illustrated children’s book about the seven sacraments (mysteries). The “notes for parents” at the end of each story are helpful for adults who wish to initiate discussions about God with young children.

Dear Pope Francis

Small children have big questions. Why are there not as many miracles anymore? What did God do before the world was made? Do bad people have a guardian angel too? Pope Francis answers these questions and many more from children just like you.

Breakfast with Jesus

By: Mark A. Taylor

Here is the story of John 21:1-14, delightfully retold for children and families. Feel the joy of the disciples when they see Jesus alive again and help your child understand more about the good news of the Easter message.

Celebrate the Earth: Psalm 104 Retold

By: Dorrie Papademetriou

Every vespers service in the Orthodox Church begins with the reading of Psalm 104. This psalm of David celebrates the goodness and beauty of the created world and affirms the timeless importance of stewardship and love for all that God has provided.