Orthodox Stuff – Books


The Orthodox Study Bible is the first full-length English translation of the the Bible the Apostles used: the Greek Septuagint and the Koine Greek New Teatament. Unlike Protestant bibles which omit certain books from the Old Testament, the Orthodox Study Bible includes the so-called “Apocrypha” such as The Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach, Judith, Tobit, Maccabees 1 and 2, and Psalm 151.

The commentary notes are based on the teachings of the early Church Fathers. The notes will guide the inquirer and those new to Orthodoxy to the Church’s understanding of the Bible. Orders can be placed with Ancient Faith Store.


Orthodoxy believes that prayer is important. Orthodox Christians are expected to follow a prayer rule – daily routine for praying. We have Morning Prayers and Evening Prayers. The Antiochian Pocket Prayer Book is very handy to have. Its compact size 3.5″ by 5″ makes it easy to carry around. It should be noted that the English used here is hybolic King James English, not contemporary American English many Hawaii locals might know.



Becoming Orthodox

By Peter E. Gillquist

In 1987, two thousand Evangelicals were received into the Orthodox Church. Written by former Campus Crusade staff worker, Peter Gillquist, the book tells the story of how a group of Evangelicals discovered the ancient Christian Faith and what happened to the Church of the book of Acts.



Touching Heaven

By John Oliver
Shortly after becoming Orthodox, John Oliver finds himself deep in a northern Russian forest exploring Orthodoxy’s deep spiritual heritage at the Valaam Monastery. The author writes about his theological and spiritual struggles with a rare eloquence and spiritual touch.




At the Corner of East and Now

By Frederica Mathewes-Green
If you wonder what it’s like to be part of an Orthodox mission, read this book! Frederica Mathewes-Green’s funny and touching stories about her family and their Orthodox Mission gives the reader an invaluable glimpse of life as an Orthodox convert.




Thirsting for God
In a Land of Shallow Wells

By Mathew Gallatin
This books chronicles Matthew Gallatin’s journey from the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Jesus Movement, the charismatic renewal to the Orthodox Church. Gallatin tells how his commitment to the Bible as the word of God eventually led him to the Orthodox Faith.



The Mountain of Silence

By Kyriacos C. Markides
A former agnostic and professor of sociology, Kyriacos Markides takes the reader on an inspiring journey into the depths of Orthodox spirituality. The book is based upon Markides’ numerous conversations with Father Maximos, one of Mount Athos’s monks.




The Orthodox Church

By Timothy Ware
A classic introduction to Orthodoxy. Part I covers the history of the Orthodox Church, and Part II its faith and worship. Not easy reading but definitely worth the effort.
The book covers the early Christian martyrs, the early heresies, the Ecumenical Councils, icons, the Virgin Mary, the recent Orthodox diaspora.





The Orthodox Way

By Metropolitan Kallistos (Timothy) Ware

Where Ware’s The Orthodox Church describes the history of the Orthodox Church, its beliefs and practices, in The Orthodox Way Ware presents the inner heart of Orthodoxy.  Through assorted quotes from the saints Ware leads the reader into Orthodoxy’s mystical approach to understanding of God, prayer, and life in the Trinity.