St Andrew's Orthodox Press

St Andrew’s Orthodox Press, under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, seeks to publish theological and catechetical works as well as other historical, cultural and educational topics related to Orthodox Christianity for the benefit of the general public. It is committed to the production of quality books, electronic and audiovisual material that will communicate Orthodox faith and culture to the widest possible audience.



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  Chief Editor
His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia
  Chief Publishing Officer
Dr Mario Baghos
 Production Design
Fr Stephanos Tinikashvili
Mr Andrew Boucas
Distribution (Melbourne)
Mr Phillip Papagiannopoulos




Dean Kalymnios, Soumela and the Magic Kemenche

In a land where fable meets fairy tale, myths and legends combine to ensure that a young girl triumphs over adversity and is reunited safely with her mother. A sensitive rendering of historical traumatic events taking place in Asia Minor in the aftermath of the First World War, the heroine, Soumela, drawing on her faith, traditions and her mother's love, is given the strength to brave the obstacles in her way, and ultimately, through the choices she makes, to live happily ever after.

Biography of Author:

Dean Kalimniou is a Melbourne writer, journalist and solicitor. He has published seven poetry collections in the Greek language and his short stories have appeared in various publications. This is his first children's book.

Biography of Illustrator:

Stephanos Eleftheriadis is a Graphic Artist of Greek Pontian descent in Melbourne. He has worked as Melbourne's first full time Greek newspaper cartoonist at "TA NEA." His passion for his Pontian heritage has led him to the Soumela monastery in Pontos on many occasions with the highlight being his performance of the Pontic Pyrrhic dance for the Ecumenical Patriarch in Constantinople in 1997.