Available for purchase are a limited number of copies of a beautiful Eastern Orthodox prayer book, "Under the Cross" / "Pod Krestom", by our church's longtime pastor, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Joseph Mihaly (1907-1975).

The book is palm sized (2.75 inches by 4 inches), printed on durable paper with a flexible cover, and includes 320 pages, five color plates, and a ribbon to mark a frequently used place.

Included are the text of Holy Liturgy and the Lenten Paraklis service, in parallel English and Church Slavonic in Latin letters.

There are sections with morning and evening devotions; preparation for children and adults for Holy Confession and Holy Communion; a brief catechism and manual of prayer for children; and Scripture readings and meditations for the Lenten Season. The section "My Daily Companion" includes Father Mihaly's advice for daily life.

Copies are $19, shipping within the USA included. Quantities of 5 or more are available at a discounted price of $12 per copy plus actual shipping cost.

To order, send a check or money order to St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 1240 Broadbridge Avenue, Stratford, CT 06615. 

For online orders, a parishioner has kindly created this eBay listing. All proceeds support the church. However, the eBay listing is sometimes inactive when no one is available to ship the order right away. Contact us with any questions about purchasing books, and we will get things sorted out.

We look forward to sharing this wonderful prayer book with you.