Frequently Asked Questions
Below you can find answers to some common questions. If you don't see your question listed, please use the form to get in touch!
Yes! We offer a wholesale discount for bookstore orders. To become a wholesale customer, please sign up for an account here. Then simply reply to your account confirmation email to let us know that you’d like to be one of our wholesalers and we’ll set you up!
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We offer a full purchase price refund for all items returned to us in like-new (unused) condition within 30 days of delivery. To initiate a return, please send us a message with your order details and we can start the process.
Every product we make has a single origin: the daily liturgical life of Orthodox Christianity. But we manage the design and production of our products from top to bottom, as well. Everything we make is bespoke—designed by us and produced to order just for Parousia Press. You won’t find planners like ours elsewhere, because they are uniquely designed to sync with the Eastern Orthodox Christian calendar(s), while being beautiful and functional in their own right.
We offer planners for both the New (Revised Julian) Calendar and Old (Julian) Calendar.
If you attend a parish of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Antiochian Archdiocese, or the OCA, or any church that observes Christmas/Nativity on December 25, you use the New Calendar (NS).
If you attend a church within ROCOR, the Moscow Patriarchate, or any church that observes Christmas/Nativity on January 7, you use the Old Calendar (OS).
We cross-reference the calendars of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, and the Orthodox Church in America for the New Calendar, and that of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) for the Old Calendar, to get a complete picture of the saints and observances in each jurisdiction, and include as many of them as we possibly can in the space we have.
Yes! Fasting days are marked on monthly and weekly layouts, and the major fasting periods (Nativity, Great Lent, Apostles‘ Fast, Dormition Fast) are noted on the yearly layouts. In addition, our planners contain unique layouts that show the entirety of the 40-day great fasts of Lent and Nativity.
All New Calendar readings were taken from the OCA lectionary; Old Calendar readings were taken from the Moscow Patriarchiate. Whenever possible, we selected the reading specific to the saint or feast commemorated on that day.
We attend a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the South. We have also been part of parishes in Greek, Antiochian, and Russian (ROCOR) jurisdictions.
Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Byzantine Catholic calendars are very similar, but they are not identical. Pascha is observed in our planners according to the Eastern calculation, rather than on the Western date for Easter, as in the Byzantine tradition. Many of the features in our planners would be useful for Oriental Orthodox and Byzantine Catholics, and some dates for fixed feasts will be the same, but the dates and observances will not align consistently. Eastern Orthodox also reverence many saints that are not canonized in the Western or Oriental traditions, and do not observe some who are. Click here for a Coptic Orthodox planner!