This is an illustrated book which provides a visual catechism.
The first section contains the illustrations with brief captions, covering the basic teachings of the faith such as the creation, the Triune God, Christ’s life and work, the Resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost, the Mysteries of the Church and life after death. The second section provides a slightly fuller explanation of the Church’s teaching on each point. This book explains in a very simple and concise manner the fundamental truths of our faith and what the Orthodox Church is. It is intended as a practical aid for parents, teachers and catechists responsible for giving children their first instruction in what we believe.
Since 1982 the nuns of the Birth of the Theotokos Monastery have been publishing the books of Metropolitan Hierotheos, the founder and spiritual father of the community, and distributing them throughout the world.