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Parish Lending Library

Our parish library aims to edify, exhort and comfort readers of all ages with Orthodox Christian books and journals. Located in the East classrooms hallway and a volunteer library helper is available most Sundays after Divine Liturgy to help patrons find and check out books. 

Getting Started

  1. Setup access to browse our library shelves online.
  2. Visit to browse and reserve books.

Feel free to send any library questions, concerns or comments to

Recommended Reading from Our Library

Recent Additions

January 2022

  • Saint Silouan the Athonite (New Edition) - Saint Sophrony of Essex
  • Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Vol. 2 - The Sermon on the Mount  - Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev
  • Reclaiming the Atonement, Volume 1: The Incarnate Word - Fr Patrick Henry Reardon

March 2022

  • Spiritual Counsels II: Spiritual Awakening - Saint Paisios of Mount Athos
  • Spiritual Counsels III: Spiritual Struggle - Saint Paisios of Mount Athos
  • The Crucifixion of the King of Glory:
    The Amazing History and Sublime Mystery of the Passion - Dr. Eugenia Constantinou

May 2022

  • Spiritual Counsels IV: Family Life  - Saint Paisios of Mount Athos
  • Spiritual Counsels V: Passions and Virtues - Saint Paisios of Mount Athos
  • Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus
  • Season of Repentance - Lenten Homilies of St. John of Kronstadt 
  • Jesus Christ - His Life and Teaching, Vol. 3 - Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev



Donations TO our lending library:

We gratefully accept book donations that meet the following requirements:

  • Must be published by an Orthodox Christian publisher
  • Must be in good condition
  • Subject to final approval by Fr Michael 

Note: If we have multiple copies of a donated book, we hope to periodically donate these to other parish libraries - see below!

Donations FROM our lending library:

December 2021, with Father Michael's blessing, the HTOC parish library donated 143 books to the Saint Nicholas parish library in Grand Rapids since they were in need of more books. These were books of which we already had at least two or three copies on our shelves, thus an opportunity to share with our brethren across the state!  The librarian from Saint Nicholas was also quite grateful to our parish for the donation. Glory to God!


Summer/Fall 2022

  • Spiritual Counsels VI: Prayer - Saint Paisios of Mount Athos
  • The Rest of the Bible: A Guide to the Old Testament of the Early Church - Theron Mathis
  • God Is a Man of War: The Problem of Violence in the Old Testament - Fr. Stephen DeYoung
  • Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives - Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
  • Jesus Christ His Life and Teaching (Volume 4) - Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev

December 2022

  • Gregory Palamas: The Triads - Saint Gregory Palamas
  • The Confession of Dositheus: 
    From the Acts and Decrees of the Synod of Jerusalem - Saint Dositheus
  • The Longer Catechism of the Eastern Orthodox Church: 
    The Catechism of St. Philaret of Moscow - Saint Philaret of Moscow
  • The Catechism of St. Peter Mogila: 
    Fundamental Teachings of the Orthodox Christian Faith - Saint Peter Mogila

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