St. Aidan Orthodox Church Bookstore and Library

Requested books, to hopefully be a part of our library soon:

Earth Day: 5 Orthodox Christian Books That Deal With Environmentalism

Orthodox Christians believe the Earth has been facing a series of unprecedented ecological crises. According to, every hour, forests the size of 300 football fields are cut down. Data from the World Health Organization shows that an estimated 4.2 to 7 million people die from air pollution worldwide every year. The world produces around 400 million tons of plastic a year, with recycling rates lower than estimated. In 2015, Pope Francis published the encyclical “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home,” which became the most prominent contemporary Christian document addressing environmental concerns. However, the pioneer of Christian ecotheology comes from the East. Orthodox Christian literature on environmentalism is extensive, ranging from theological teachings about the environment to practical solutions. Click here for five books to read for insight into Orthodox Christian ecotheology. One big order is always put in to save shipping costs every few months. For our next big order you can let Jessie know at what you would like to order from the following sites: Money for your order can be e-transferred to, or you can pay in-person at the church.

New Library Books!

Check out these new books from our library, just 2 of many: This book traces the historical development of feminism from an Orthodox Perspective. It outlines its basic assumptions and beliefs, assesses its contributions, and offers an Orthodox critique to the feminist platform. Most importantly, it offers thoughts for an alternative approach, namely the ideal of Christian womanhood, as found in the tradition of the Church. “a woman again is honored and proclaimed victorious! Again are we men put to shame. Or rather, we are not put to shame only, but have even an honor conferred upon us. For an honor we have, in that there are such women among us, but we are put to shame, in that we men are left so far behind by them. For the women of those days were more spirited than lions, sharing with the Apostles their labors for the Gospel’s sake.” -St. John Chrysostom
‘Everyday Saints and Other Stories’ by Archimandrite Tikhon Shevkunov. “In Communist Russia in 1984, five youths from non-religious backgrounds joined a monastery. This is the story of what they experienced and some of the “everyday saints” they met. The author says, “In this book I want to tell you about this beautiful new world of mine, where we live by laws completely different from those in ‘normal’ worldly life—a world of light and love, full of wondrous discoveries, hope, happiness, trials and triumphs, where even our defeats acquire profound significance: a world in which, above all, we can always sense powerful manifestations of divine strength and comfort.” Head over to the library page on our website to see all of our books.