Welcome to Anaphora Press We are glad you’ve found us. We are a small family-run business started in 2008 to publish books and CDs highlighting the creative and liturgical arts of the Orthodox church. We usually have active pages which contain items for sale as well as educational information. However, this is an unusual time with the chief cook and bottle-washer, Macrina, currently in nursing school. It has become impossible for her to keep up with orders, so please visit our friends at The Orthodox Bookstore to place an order for all our products except the Children’s Garden of the Theotokos curriculum, which we are still shipping (but please not special shipping instructions at the top of the page). We will be back at the end of 2014, God willing!
Come, All Who Love the Saints
An Opportunity to Make a Difference
Writers, iconographers, artists, crafters, musicians, secretaries, graphic designers, cooks, parents, teachers…we can use you all! We are opening the opportunity for a community of people to work together on a comprehensive collection of the Lives of the Saints for children K-12. Besides offering a saint’s life told for students for every day of the year, it will also have a variety of supplementary material for that saint, from recipes to crafts, to coloring pages. This will be a resource valuable to teachers, parents, Sunday School and youth group leaders, godparents, grandparents and homeschoolers alike - anyone interested in helping to further the Orthodox experience and spiritual growth of our children. Three supervisors are managing the group and we have a wonderful website set up for people to work co-operatively. If you have time - either a little or a lot - to make a difference by helping to provide a much-needed educational resource for Orthodox children, please visit our Invitation Page and find a way to plug in. Invitation to Project Synaxis
New Releases - Fiction & Poetry!
We are so proud to announce the release of our first adult fictional novel. This is a lovely story about a young woman, Annie Healy, who finds her path to salvation through a difficult situation with her college roommate, a surprising relationship with an elderly Ukrainian woman, and an illuminating icon. With a compelling plot and an easy conversational writing style, this book will appeal to Orthodox and non-Orthodox readers alike. How wonderful to read a good novel whose setting is familiar to Orthodox Christians; as far as we know this is the first published Orthodox adult fiction by an American author! See more details and order here.
5 New Poetry Chapbooks
We have five extraordinary new booklets of Orthodox poetry. Bearing Myrrh, a collection of five women poets; Paradeisos by English professor Rick Joines; Lethe by UK poet and teacher Mark Isherwood; Endless Winter Nights at Monk’s Lagoon by Mother Macaria Corbett; and Eternal Day Breaks Over by Fr. Richard Rene. See details on all of them and order here.
St. Anthony the Great Dialogues
A simple little stapled booklet containing two brief stories: A Dialogue with a Demon and A Dialogue with an Angel. Preserved at the Monastery of the Tranfiguration on Mt. Athos and transcribed by a monk in the mid-1800’s. Recently translated from the Greek. Order here.
Matted Saint Seraphim Prints
Three sizes of matted prints are available just in time for Christmas. This intimate portrait of Saint Seraphim is very endearing and captures his spiritual joy and tenderness. Click here for details and ordering.
Originally printed in 1992, this work that many call a “classic” for Orthodox readers has been freshened considerably. We feel it is an edition worthy of the incredible text given to us by the late Archimandrite Lazarus Moore. Most people know the conversation between St. Seraphim and Motovilov in the forest; that is Chapter 8 of this book! Hardback (limited supply): $27.95; Softback: $19.95. See details and order here.
What You’re Listening To
This hymn for Vigil of the Nativity of Christ mirrors the well-known Antiphon XV from the Holy Week service of the 12 Gospels. The haunting melody is the same, and good listeners will note many literary links between the two hymns as well, adding layers of meaning and depth. It is here sung by the men of St. Seraphim Choir from Santa Rosa, CA, directed by Nicolas Custer and published on the CD Behold Your God, containing liturgical music and readings from the Winter feasts of Nativity, Theophany and the Meeting of the Lord. See more details and order a copy here.
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