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Stephen writes about Orthodoxy as it is lived out in a parish which, however fictional, is so realistically and surprisingly like your own. Stories of people with depth and problems, who try despite everything still try to be good people.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr id=\"split\"\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"[These] stories begin to paint a new kind of Icon, that of a truly American Orthodox Christian, of regular people simply trying to be or tragically rejecting being regular human beings, the kind of people perhaps never even imagined by most American readers. . . . The stories break the mold of what a religious or non-religious story ought to be. They are not moralistic, nor are they irreverent in their honest portrayal of the realities of life in the Church. Rather they are just good, honest stories, and in being this they are sacramental, conveying and holding together elements of life that are seemingly disparate.\" (from the Foreword)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSometimes poignant, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes convicting, these stories of life in an inner-city immigrant Orthodox parish are guaranteed to shake your assumptions and make you see your life and faith in a new way. They are not for the faint of heart—but they are very much for all who want to embrace the truth more fully. 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Big in Heaven: A Collection of Short Stories

In Big in Heaven: A Collection of Short Stories about Life in an American Orthodox Parish, Fr. Stephen writes about Orthodoxy as it is lived out in a parish which, however fictional, is so realistically and surprisingly like your own. Stories of people with depth and problems, who try despite everything still try to be good people.

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  • "[These] stories begin to paint a new kind of Icon, that of a truly American Orthodox Christian, of regular people simply trying to be or tragically rejecting being regular human beings, the kind of people perhaps never even imagined by most American readers. . . . The stories break the mold of what a religious or non-religious story ought to be. They are not moralistic, nor are they irreverent in their honest portrayal of the realities of life in the Church. Rather they are just good, honest stories, and in being this they are sacramental, conveying and holding together elements of life that are seemingly disparate." (from the Foreword)

    Sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes convicting, these stories of life in an inner-city immigrant Orthodox parish are guaranteed to shake your assumptions and make you see your life and faith in a new way. They are not for the faint of heart—but they are very much for all who want to embrace the truth more fully. (Fiction for adults.)

  • Book Details:
    • Author:Stephen Siniari 
    • Format: Paperback
    • Page Length: 256 pages
    • Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches.

About the Author:

Father Stephen N. Siniari is a priest of the OCA Diocese of the South. During almost forty years in ministry, Fr. Stephen served parishes in New England and the Philadelphia/South Jersey area while working full time for an international agency as a street outreach worker, serving homeless, at-risk, and trafficked teens. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Fr. Stephen currently lives on the Florida Gulf Coast with Margot, his wife of more than forty years.

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