The titles in Bold are strongly recommended and are called in the lessons below.


1.       Introducing the Orthodox Church, Anthony  Coniaris , the Revised Edition, 2007
2.       Orthodoxy 101, A Bird’s Eye View, Fr. Evagoras Constantinides
3.       Entering the Orthodox  Church – The Cathechism and Baptism of Adults, Metropolitan of Nafpaktos Hierotheos
4.       The Orthodox Faith - An Elementary Handbook, 4 Volumes, Father Thomas Hopko


5.       The Orthodox Study Bible – New Testament and Psalms

6.       The Orthodox Study Bible – Old and New testament

7.       Bread for Life, Theodore Stylianopoulos


8.       Hear Me – A Prayerbook for Orthodox Teens, Annalisa Boyd

9.       An Introduction to Prayer, Dean Talagan (pocket size, Panagia and Christ on cover)

10.    Orthodox Prayer Book, Holy Protection Monastery, Lake George, CO,

11.    A Pocket Prayer Book, Antiochian Church (Pocket size, red) or

12.    Prayer Book, Holy Trinity Monastery Jordanville (pocket size, hard cover)

13.    The Art of Prayer – An Orthodox Anthology, Igumen Chariton of Valamo

14.    Three Prayers – Olivier Clement


15.    The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Fr. John Magoulias (Greek, Transliterated Greek and English with brief explanations). To be used in church.

16.    Guide to the Divine Liturgy, Robert Krantz

17.    Great Lent, Alexander Schmemann

18.    The Lenten Triodion, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

19.    Holy Week and Pascha, Fr. George Papadeas. The services of the Holy Week and Pascha.

20.    Holy Week, Robert Krantz. Each day has a book with explanations.

21.    The Service of the Small Paraklesis to the Most Holy Theotokos

Mysteries (Sacraments):

22.    The Truth of Our Faith On the Christian Mysteries, Elder Cleopa of Romania

23.    For the Life of the World, Alexander Schmemann

24.    The Orthodox Faith - An Elementary Handbook, Volume 2, Chapter 2, Father Thomas Hopko

25.    Baptism, by the DRE or Service of Catechism and the Sacrament of Baptism, Father Evagoras Constantinides

26.    The mystery of Repentance and Confession in the Orthodox Church, Fr. Peter Chamberas

27.    The Forgotten Medicine: The Mystery of Repentance, Seraphim Aleksiev

28.    Return, Arch Nektarios Antonopoulos

29.    Love, Sexuality and the Sacrament of Marriage, Dn. John Chryssavgis

30.    On the Priesthood, St. John Chrysostom

Church History:

31.    The Orthodox Church, A Journey Through Church History, Fr. George Nicozisin

32.    The Orthodox Church, Timothy Ware

33.    The Orthodox Faith - An Elementary Handbook, Volume 3, Chapter 5, Father Thomas Hopko

The Virgin Mary (Theotokos):

34. The Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God, St. John Maximovitch
35. For the Hope of Humanity, Michael George Tshichlis
36. On the Dormition of Mary – Early Patristic Homilies, from the Popular Patristic Series by Saint Vladimir Seminary Press.


Way of Life:

37.    How to Live a Holy Life, Metropolitan Gregory

38.    The Gurus, the Young Man and Elder Paisios, Dionysios Farasiotis


39.    The Heart – An Orthodox Christian Spiritual Guide, Archimandrite Spyridon Logothetis

40.    The Ladder, St. John Climacus

41.    The Path to Salvation, St. Theophan the Recluse