The mission of the Saint Nicholas Church Bookstore is to serve as a resource for Orthodox Christianity in southeast Michigan, enhancing understanding and the practice of faith. The Bookstore is a repository of knowledge about Eastern Orthodoxy, its history, other religions, and the cultural context in which it has grown. The Bookstore offers a wide selection of books both for children and adults. Religious books available include, “The Orthodox Study Bible” and “Guide to the Divine Liturgy.”
However, one must not assume that the Bookstore only has religious books. For example, Paul Koken, a founding father of the parish, gives insight into the immigrant experience in his book, "A History of the Greeks in the Americas 1453-1938." In addition, Artemis Leontis, a dedicated member of the Bookstore staff, has written “Culture and Customs of Greece.” Another book to touch on the immigrant experience is Constance Constant’s “American Kid.” In this case the writer recounts life in Nazi-occupied Greece through a child’s eyes. All of these books can be found amongst the many available at the Bookstore.
In addition, there are many cookbooks available containing recipes for fasting and the Lenten period. Also, some books include recipes from specific parts of Greece. We all know the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and that of Ikaria island which is famous for the longevity of its population. In fact, one in three of Ikaria’s inhabitants lives to over 90 years of age!
The Bookstore also stocks informational pamphlets, both Greek and English greeting cards, religious icons, and home altar goods. There are also seasonal items such as beautiful porcelain Christmas ornaments and the “Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar 2018.”
Orders for the calendar can be sent to Angie Evangelinos at email@example.com by November 30, 2017.