Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Interview with Author Katherine Hyde

about her children's picture book, Lucia, Saint of Light.

If you are on Facebook, Katherine is giving away a free copy in a draw on her author page there.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Book Drawing on Jane Meyer's site!

Jane G. Meyer, author of The Woman and the Wheat, is offering a draw for a free book on her site. Allyou have to do is post a comment about your favorite kids' book!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some new books in the library and bookstore Nov. 09

Either ordered or already arrived.

Naming the Child by Mat. Jenny Schroedel

Royal Monastic by Bev Cooke -- Read a sample chapter here:

The Art of Raising a Puppy by the Monks of New Skete

Monday, September 7, 2009

NEW EDITION OF prayer book available!

Sorry the photos are not the best.....

We ran out of copies of the first prayer book-- so it was decided to revamp it with new design and layout, thanks to Desmond! Also thank you to Bev C. of All Saints for proofreading.

Additional prayers and services have been included, such as the most-asked-for akathists-- Jesus Light to Those in Darkness, and the new Akathist to St. Herman.

Printing by Zane has allowed us to keep costs down-- thank you Zane!-- so that we can offer the book for only $20

Please see Vivian to buy your copy at the book store in the narthex.

For anyone who wishes to order by mail, please contact me:

matdonna {at} shaw dot ca

Thursday, July 30, 2009

NEW Book store items coming soon!

Just a quick notice about some upcoming items for the book store. Vivian has ordered some new gift type products, which should arrive in time for the new Church Year.

Also, Wendy M. has taken over the library. Thanks once again to Andrea for her work in refurbishing the collection & circulation system.

If you have suggestions about books for the library or book store, please speak to Wendy or Vivian. If you would like to write a short book review for the blog, please let Mat. Donna know.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lenten Reading

First Fruits of Prayer: A Forty-Day Journey through the Canon of St. Andrew by Frederica Mathewes-Green.

I read this last Lent as a devotional. It's a nice way to learn something about the Canon, which we serve Monday and Tuesday in the first week of Lent (as well as in the fifth week, when the life of Mary of Egypt is read).

We have a 'super-loan' copy in the library right now if you want to have a look; and a couple of copies for purchase in the book store too.

Another book I can recommend for Lent is Egeria's Travels. This Western pilgrim to the church in Jerusalem described for her 4th Century audience the Lenten and Holy Week customs of the Holy Land, and her account is just as fascinating for us today.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Photos of the Library blessing & Opening

New furnishings with new acquisitions on display. The gold-stickered books are one-week 'super loan' books. Click the picture for a close-up!

and YES we have kids' books too!

Amy L. has posted more photos of the Library opening and blessing on FlickR.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Sunday, February 1st 2009
Blessing and GRAND OPENING
of the
Three Hierarchs Library and Book Store
of Saint Herman's Orthodox Church, Langley BC
Come celebrate our newly refurbished library and bookstore with us after Liturgy.
Many new volumes have been ordered in!
In future, this blog will post news and reviews of books acquired, and events sponsored by the library/bookstore. Interested in reviewing, or know a book you think should be reviewed? Please leave a comment, or contact Andrea.
Meanwhile, have a look at the links in the sidebar. There is a poll asking what materials you are interested in...please have a go at it. You may choose more than one answer.
Until the parish website is revamped, this blog will feed to Spruce Island.