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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 ship approximately once a week via USPS Priority Mail. If you have an urgent need for your order, please contact us and let us know. We will try our best to accommodate your needs. We offer a 40% discount to bookstores for resale. Email us directly to place your order. We no longer offer Media Rate shipment, unfortunately. For submission queries, please contact us at We only accept work that is fully edited. Thank you for stopping by!

Please note: Our website design is over 10 years old and no longer update-able. We are well aware that it has been hijacked by unsavory comments which unfortunately populate in the dozens daily. We are unable to delete them all, so please disregard the comments sections on all pages. We are currently in process designing a new website to launch end of July/beginning of August 2018. Ordering for everything is still functional and safe, as it goes through Paypal. No private information is stored on our website. Thanks much for your patience!

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New Releases for Nativity 2016!!


We are proud to offer two new books just in time for Nativity and the Winter Feasts.

We have published a unique translation of the Holy Psalter by Archimandrite Lazarus Moore. This is the first time it has been available. Utilizing his great facility in wielding the English language, Fr. Lazarus worked from early translations to produce what is a very endearing and powerful rendering in modern English. The book is soft-sided with an inner flap that has an icon of Christ which Fr. Lazarus had in his room when he reposed in 1992. This is a purse-sized edition, approximately 4×7″, perfect for traveling and carry-along.


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Our second volume, Two Tales of One City: Saint Xenia of Petersburg, is a new historical fiction novel set in Russia. Using a captivating storytelling device, Zenovia Kotsonis alternates each chapter between the lives of two women: Soviet-era physician Lena, and the beloved Xenia Gregiorovich, living more than 100 years earlier, who would become one of Russia’s most renowned saints. Providing historical background, the weaving together of these two tales in one city reveals how faith intersects through our lives, despite the trying circumstances that may beset us. This is a heartwarming tale of questions, response to suffering, and the endurance of faith. Available through


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2 Poetry Chapbooks Updated and Reprinted!

We have finally brought back two of our most popular chapbooks from a series we did in 2009 featuring Orthodox poets. These handsome reprintings are now available at Bearing Myrrh is an anthology of female poets, featuring 5 different voices who span a wide range of experience, thought and feeling. It is a beautiful collection touching on topics like motherhood, loss, birth, and vocation. Endless Winter Nights at Monks Lagoon is an achingly beautiful glimpse of life in the wilderness of Alaska and also the wilderness of the soul. Mother Macaria Corbett, a lifelong poet, shares her intimate observations and longings toward God with us.


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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!

Unexpected Joy

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.


NEW! Listen to the Ancient Faith Radio interview with Cheryl!


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.

Our Bestseller



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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