Category Archives: Blog

These posts are the personal thoughts of Chrissi Hart.

Introducing Childgood: The Journal for Creative Families 0

  I am excited to introduce a unique bimonthly online parenting magazine and a new creative venture of a dedicated team of experts. It is a joy, privalege and blessing to be a part of the Childgood Team! “ChildGood-The Journal for Creative Families (CG) is an elegant, online lifestyle magazine for young parents. ChildGood is […]

Conciliar Press children’s book sale! 0

Don’t miss this incredible sale at Conciliar Press which is offering 60% off many children’s books until July 31! Under the Grapevine and The Hermit, The Icon and The Emperor are available  at 60% off. Now is a great time to buy a special book for a special child.  

Under the Grapevine Story Contest Winners 0

Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti! And now for the winners of the story contest…..Congratulations to: Julia age 3, for her story on Mary Anna age 9 for her story on The Lady of Light Maria age 10 for her story on Saint Brigid. Listen to these stories this week on Readings from Under the Grapevine […]

Struggle and Prayer: Stories of Faith, Stories of Healing 0

Guest blog on The Sounding Blog, Orthodox Christian Network by Chrissi Hart   When I trained as a Clinical Psychologist in Britain’s National Health Service, I knew that I wanted to work exclusively with children. I had the ideal job, working at the oldest children’s hospital in Europe. Several years later I moved to Cambridge […]

Happy Birthday “Readings from Under the Grapevine” 2

 Readings from Under the Grapevine podcast on Ancient Faith Radio will be five years old on April 14, 2012! It all began with my first book, Under the Grapevine: A Miracle by Saint Kendeas of Cyprus (illustrated by Claire Brandenburg), from which the podcast took it’s name. Under the Grapevine is my grandmother’s miraculous story […]

Story Contest! 0

To celebrate five years of “Readings from Under the Grapevine,” we are inviting children to send in an original short story (800 words or less) about their favorite Saint! Stories should be double spaced and include a title and your child’s name and age. Please email stories to Dr. Chrissi Hart ( by April 14. […]

Saint Kendeas Feast Day 0

Here is a beautiful video of Saint Kendeas Feast Day in Avgorou, Cyprus. Note all the prosphora piled up!   Prosphora is the name given to altar bread used for communion. The video needs a little patience as it pauses a few times, but is worth watching.  Click on the link below to view the […]

Agia Sophia Coffee Shop and Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA 0

Fr Stephen serves coffee at Agia Sophia Coffee Shop and Bookstore in Harrisburg, PA on Sunday January 15 following a blessing of the Susquehanna River.  The coffee shop was packed full of visitors sampling specialty coffees, some sitting on soft leather sofas, others exploring the carefully arranged bookshelves. It was my first visit and I […]

And the winner of The Crippled Lamb is….. 0

Fr James Early! Congratulations!

Win a copy of The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado 4

“For all the times you’ve felt different…For all the times you’ve been left out and left alone…And for all the dreams that haven’t come true…God has a message of hope for you.” Crafted by master storyteller Max Lucado with  his three daughters, The Crippled Lamb tells the story of a little lamb who is different, […]