A CREATIVE ORTHODOX picture BOOK
Learn about the saintly family of Sts Basil, Gregory, Macrina & Peter.
Follow their examples.
"My Saintly Family" is a 28-page full-color rhyming book depicting a present-day Christian family. It's based on the 4th Century family of Sts. Basil, Macrina, Gregory and Peter of Ceaserea. They pray together, serve, attend liturgy and read the bible together.
They enjoy God's creation and reflect on beautiful icons. It shares practical examples of what a Christ-centered fam looks like: Moments of prayer, liturgy, service, bible-reading and praise.
Step into the world of Peter and his saintly family. Meet his brothers Basil and Gregory and his older sister Macrina.
Explore their interests, family life and church community.
This picture book shows what a virtue-filled Christ-centered family life looks like.
Perfect for Christian children ages two to seven.
Great read for Orthodox, Catholics and any Christians who venerate the saints. A great gift for your children, grandchildren and a must-have for
Questions you may have
It's me - Michael! Creative Orthodox is an author name I use to create Christ-centered art inspired by early Christianity. I'm a Coptic Orthodox artist - born in Egypt and currently living in Canada.
I focus on telling stories of Orthodox Christian saints from the early 2nd-5th centuries. I find that they're more universal, accessible and their stories can help a lot of present-day Christians.
My kid, your kid. My 2 year old began learning all sorts of ideas about family from daycare.
I wanted to show him how a Christ-centered family (of saints!) lives. What they do together, and how that relates to the liturgical life.
This book is closely inspired by the saintly family of Basil, Gregory, Macrina and Peter.
Basil wrote a book on Genesis (Hexameron), so he loves the outdoors, Macrina teaches her siblings, Gregory loves to read. I made sure to reflect the historical family's characteristics and not saying "Girls and women do this, boys and men do this".
"My Saintly Family" is a picture book depicting a present-day Orthodox family that's based on the 4th Century family of Sts. Basil, Macrina, Gregory and Peter of Ceaserea. They pray together, serve, attend liturgy and read the bible together. They enjoy God's creation and reflect on beautiful icons.
It helps teach the concept of Christ-centered family as it shares practical examples of what it looks like. Moments of prayer, service, bible-reading and praise.
Generally, I offer a 20% discount on 10+ books - perfect for Sunday School gifts.
I also offer 45% discount on 30+ units - perfect for parish and monastery bookstores.
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Let the (Child's) senses receive their first impressions from sacred objects: the icon and the light of the lamp for the eyes, sacred hymns for the hearing, etc. The child as yet understands nothing of what is before his eyes, but his eye and hearing become accustomed to these objects, and they, occupying the heart beforehand, by this very fact put other objects far away.
Saint Theophan the Recluse
The Path to Salvation