Author: George Danias, Christian Hatzithanasi-Dania, iconography by Paraskevi Hatzithanasi-Antonatou
Proper nourishment during an individual’s childhood sets the foundation for good health for the remainder of his life. Similarly, a conscious participation in the Divine Liturgy from a person’s childhood sets the foundation for their spiritual health and progress—it provides all the spiritual provisions for a lifetime…
With these thoughts in mind, the authors decided to publish a book about the Divine Liturgy intended for children and young people. They based their project on the The Divine Liturgy: A Commentary in the Light of the Fathers by Hieromonk Gregorios. The stories that they have included were taken from the remarkable book Miracles and Revelations from the Divine Liturgy published by the Holy Monastery of Paracletos.
This book is for every young person who wishes to place the Divine Liturgy at the center of their life, as well as for parents and
catechists who work closely with children. Being aware of the sublime nature of the
Divine Liturgy, we have not presented a mere simplification of the meaning(s) of the
Mystagogy, since we know that a right understanding of the Service comes from
experiencing it…We hope that the inclusion of stories and illustrations will assist the
conscientious reader in their effort to better understand the Divine Liturgy.