The Boy, a Kitchen, and His Cave

A clumsy scullery boy finds solace in a place known only to him and his God in this charming story of the ninth-century saint, Euphrosynos, commonly known in Orthodox tradition as The Cook.

Author Catherine K. Contopoulos easily links the feelings of contemporary children with the feelings of this legendary character a self-conscious, awkward boy who leaves his loving family and the taunts of his neighbors to find a niche in the kitchen of a monastic community. Readers will hurt when neighbors make fun of a confused Euphrosynos at the local cheese shop, laugh and then tremble when an austere monk slips upon Euphrosynos newly mopped floor, and find an oasis of peace as Euphrosynos prays in his solitary cave. They also will learn lessons of perseverance, humility, and dependence upon God as they are naturally drawn into the story. Contopoulos achieves these goals with language that a child will understand.

Book Author

Catherine K. Contopoulos

SKU: 9780881412413 Category:

$30.00

3 in stock

Additional information

Weight 0.32 kg
Dimensions 29 × 23 × 0.5 cm
Book Author

Catherine K. Contopoulos

Format

Hardcover

Language

English

Pages

32

Publisher

St Vladimirs Seminary Press

Year Published

2002