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    Daily Lives, Miracles & Wisdom of the Saints Calendar

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    Wisdom of the Divine Philosophers

     

     

    "This book fills a niche that has been missing for the Orthodox Church."

    - Former Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh

     

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  • About

     

    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.

  • Our Story

    Thank you for your continued support of the Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar.

    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

  • Testimonials

    " It is such an enjoyable experience to learn something new each day about the Saints and elders ... I start each day with the calendar and it gives me a sense of peace starting another day like the sun rising in my soul." - James Najjar

     

    "Each day, a little nugget of light to illumine our souls." - Presvytera Sandy C.

     

    "Each day with this book is a spiritual blessing. If we don't know our history, we won't understand where we are going. I would suggest all Christians read this book and keep it close." - Archbishop James Salisbury

     

    "I love this calendar. Thank you so much for keeping the lives of the saints in front of us and helping us to learn about those whose stories are lesser known. I was named for one such saint (St. Thomais of Alexandria, Apr 14), and because I carry her name I learned and share her story. You have made her life and countless others known to a wide audience. Your calendar helps us to stay connected to the Church in the midst of busy lives. Thank you!" - Thomaida H.

     

    "I buy it every year. It's a source of inspiration and a reminder of Saints days, Feast Days and Fasting for Eastern Orthodox Christians." - Susan F. Perers

     

    "This is truly a wonderful work…for with reading it and applying it sincerely and with prayerful effort…then indeed you are drawn toward and the Holy Spirit is drawn toward us." - John & Elle P.

     

    "While life can be busy, this book is kept close by and I try to take a moment each day to read, learn, and stay focused on what is truly important." - Fotine B.

     

    "Being an avid collector of all kinds of calendars, I was intrigued by the "2015 Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar." ...The ideas for different forms of fasting from food are inspiring..." - Most Reverend David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh

     

    "Many thanks for your 1999 Orthodox Calendar. It is the best one yet. Congratulations! Your inclusion of a spiritual vignette on each page is a wonderful addition... These many pearls are an inspiration and another link to spiritual growth." -Ernest Villas

     

    What readers are saying about Wisdom of the Divine Philosophers:

     

    "Perfect for everyday reading and guidance of the ancient philosophers. My whole family reads the verses and learns from these pious men." - Mary W., Ohio

     

    "This is a fantastic collection, a Paterikon organized according to issues (humility, anger, and so on). The quotations are brief but pregnant with meaning given the depth of asceticism and love of their authors." - Anthony S., New York

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