b. to read (books)

A Step by Step Guide to Making Your Parish Disability-Friendly


Catherine’s Pascha:  Disability in Children’s Books 

The Body of Christ: A Place of Welcome for People with Disabilities by Fr. John Chryssvagis. Every Parish should have a copy of this booklet. It deals with attitudes that are appropriately Christlike. It touches on some details, but since each person’s and each Parish’s situation is different, Fr. John doesn’t attempt to suggest a standard pattern of response. He writes of utilization of spiritual gifts in service to persons with disability AND receiving the gifts of person with disability in service to the Church. Even passive omission of the latter is unacceptable; it would mean ”the Church is denied its reality.” (1) Fr. John also emphasizes focusing on the “person” rather than the “disability.” 2002. 16 pp.

Everything Tells Us about God (An Autism-Accessible Children’s Book)  by Katherine Bolger Hyde

Amazing Gifts: Stories of Faith Disability and Inclusion by Mark I. Pinsky (See Chapter 25, entitledJoAnn Misail: Thrust into Untried Territory”) JoAnn is a Greek Orthodox Christian.

Goodreads: The Boy from Baby House 10 From the Nightmare of a Russian Orphanage to a New Life in America, by Alan Philps, John Lahutsky

Catherine’s Pascha   by Catherine Riggle, illustrated by R.J. Hughes

Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy: A Meeting of Minds, by Father Alexis Trader

 Ancientfaith.com: In God’s Hands: A mother’s journey through her infant’s critical illness by Elissa Bjeletich. See a brief description and reviews at Goodreads

The Ministry Driven Church by Dr. Robert Hosken, 160 pp. 2006. Dr. Hosken became an Orthodox Christian in 2008. He and his wife work with persons with disability in Russia. See also his websites Discover Original Christianity & Agape Restoration Society 

Philanthropy and Social Compassion in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition, Edited by Matthew J. Pereira from the Papers of the Sophia Institute Academic Conference, New York, NY. Theotokos Press, 2010. 351 pp.

ebooks.com: Getting My First Hug by Steven Yates. One minute interview by Axel Yates (son): Getting My First Hug by Steven Yates Available at Barnes & Noble: Getting My First Hug, by Steven E. Yates

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press: The Sacred Gift of Life by Fr. John Breck. January 1999, 288 pp.

Holy Monastery of the Evangelist John the Theologian, Sourot, Thessaloniki, Greece and St. Herman Press: With Pain and Love for Contemporary Man by Elder Paisios of Mount Athos. See also Words from Elder Paisios of Mt. Athos

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