Orthodox Easter & Christmas Book Set

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Our educational bilingual alphabet books make the perfect keepsake gift set to your child, grandchild, godchild, nieces, nephews, birthday, first of an event or milestone, Easter, Christmas,  baby shower, birth of a child, christening or to add to a beautiful gift hamper.

'The ABC of Greek Easter' and 'The ABC of the Twelve Days of Christmas' highlight all the main religious and cultural traditions of Orthodox Easter (Apokries - Easter Sunday) and Christmas (25th December - 7th January). 

Beautiful illustrations help captivate the interest of young readers to understand the significance and meaning of prayers, hymns, Lent/fasting, traditional foods and sweets, and much much more.

 

What will you read and learn about in our books?

'The ABC of Greek Easter' book will cover the following:

  • Apokries
  • Cheesefare Sunday
  • Clean Monday and Kouloumia
  • The Anunciation of the Theotokos
  • Palm Sunday
  • Traditional Easter prepations such as dyeing of red eggs, tsourekia, kalitsounia, koulouria
  • Lazarus Saturday and Lazarakia
  • Carols of Lazarus
  • Lady Lent 
  • Saturday of Souls and Kolliva
  • Magiritsa
  • Godparent traditions 
  • Holy Unction service
  • The Holy Trinity
  • Epitaphio
  • The Last Supper
  • Jesus resurrection
  • Easter hymns
  • Holy flame
  • Jesus Prayer 
  • Ressurection prayer

'The ABC of the Twelve Days of Christmas' book will cover the following:

  • The Birth, Baptism, Circumcision and Naming of Jesus Christ
  • Great Blessing of the Waters, Theophany/Ta Fota - Throwing of the Cross
  • Tradition of the Christopsomo, Vasilopita and other Christmas sweets
  • Namedays and Christs other name
  • Prosphoro
  • King Herod, Holy Innocents and the Three Wise Men
  • Tradition of the Karavaki and smashing of the pomegranate
  • Christmas Day Divine Liturgy and Holy Communion
  • Christmas Lent period
  • Carols (κάλαντα) - Christmas, New Year and the Epiphany
  • Saint John the Baptist, Saint Nicholas and Saint Basil the Great
  • Synaxis of the Most-Holy Theotokos
  • Christmas hymns
  • Christokoutsouro and kallikantzaroi
  • Royal Hours
  • Prayers for New Year, Prosphoro, Vasilopita, Eighth Day Naming of a Child.

 

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