Great and Holy Friday is the ultimate expression of the unspeakable love and humility of God. Here, in the depths of seeming defeat, God's glory-His humble, self-facrificing love-is clearly seen. In harmony with this, the Church's Good Friday services are deeply solemn, yet never gloomy-beneath all the sorrow is a current of joy.
A supplement to the series for children of the Twelve Great Feasts, this set uses simple verse and colorful illustrations to acquaint children with the themes and imagery of Holy Week.
About the author and illustrator:
Sister Elayne is a member of the community of St. Barbara Orthodox Monastery in Santa Barbara, California. Since the time she wrote this series of poems, she has been tonsured as a stavrophor nun, and has received a new name, Mother Melania.
Bonnie Gillis is an iconographer and illustrator. She recently moved to Langley, British Columbia (in Canada), where her husband, Father Michael, is pastor of a new Orthodox mission.