A new book, The Virgin Mary in Holy Icons and Stories by Presbytera Athanasia Papademetriou, has just been published. This unique and beautiful hardcover book provides a deep understanding of the Virgin Mary and her miracle-working icons through fascinating stories and 80 full-color icons. The book provides details from the life of the Virgin Mary, also called the Panagia or Theotokos, and how she was present in the life of her son Jesus Christ. It also presents many well-known miracle-working icons of the Virgin Mary in Greece, Mount Athos, the United States, and around the world. It is intended to serve as both a devotional and instructional book for adults and children alike. For more information or to order the book, please visit: www.somersethallpress.com. For larger orders, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew wrote in the Foreword: “The Virgin Mary in Holy Icons and Stories is a valuable resource of Marian devotion in the Iconography of the Holy Church, written in English for Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike, and we warmly encourage the reader to contemplate on the beauty presented in these Holy Icons.” In addition, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, Rev. Alkiviadis C. Calivas, V. Rev. Arch. Maximos Constas, and V. Rev. Anton C. Vrame have all highly praised the book.