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The Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints & Fasting Calendar is a 365-page Orthodox Christian calendar that is available in print as a spiral bound (5-1/2" x 8-1/2") book or can also be downloaded through iTunes, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
Follows the Revised Julian Calendar (New Calendar).
Volume One of Wisdom of the Divine Philosophers is available in a soft cover print book (167 pages), or can also be downloaded through iTunes, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
Writers include St. John Chrysostom, St. Isaac the Syrian, St. Basil the Great, St. Maximus the Confessor, St. John Climacus, St. Theophan the Recluse, and St. Seraphim of Sarov.
Volume Two of Wisdom of the Divine Philosophers offers a spiritual treasury of counsels from the holy saints and elders of the Orthodox Church. Categorized under 67 topics, these teachings will provide you with a wealth of wisdom as we struggle in pursuit of our own salvation. This book is available in print (166 pages) and in a downloadable eBook.
One who gives advice without experience paints a picture of a waterfall, but a writer with experience creates the sound of falling water.
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Our story began before I met Georgia. I would go to the Jersey shore with my lives of the saints books and bags of Almond Joys and devour both the stories and chocolates.
Later, I would share these stories with Georgia. We would lament that only the saints’ names were remembered each day on the church calendar that hung on our kitchen wall, while the steadfast love they had for the Holy Trinity and the labor, agony, and martyrdom they endured to confess and witness to this love was hidden.
As I shared these stories with my high school Sunday school students, I saw how genuinely interested they were. So, with the blessing of our spiritual father and our bishop, we created our first calendar in 1996.
We condense a lot of these stories that can run 20 or more pages into the sound bytes that are now in our book because we thought that we have all become conditioned to brevity. We prayed that we did justice to their struggles. Also, some of the miracles seemed so far outside the laws of nature that we would wonder if fairy tales didn’t find their inspiration in this wealth of the extraordinary, perhaps even as a means to discredit the miracles. Such as the Seven Saints of Ephesus, who the Lord put into a miraculous sleep for nearly two centuries, brings to mind the tale of Rip Van Winkle.
The wisdom of the saints that Georgia uncovers each year are well received and she often uses them to point out my faults.
Our latest book, Volume 1 of Wisdom of the Divine Philosophers, was published in 2013 and has been well received. It is a compilation of quotes by the Church Fathers and is categorized by subject.
Tom and Georgia
Orthodox Calendar Company