THE SYNAXARION: THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH (VOLUME II) BY HIEROMONK MAKARIOS OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF SIMONOS PETRA TRANSLATED BY CHRISTOPHER HOOKWAY
The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church
One of the most recent collections of the Lives of the Saints—this set includes contemporary saints such as the Elders of Optina and St. John of San Francisco. Hieromonk Makarios does a wonderful job including the various Russian, Greek, and Pre-Schism Western Saints in a single set. The lives vary in size, of course, but are much more detailed than many other works while still manageable for daily reading. Black and white icons of the Saint or Feast are provided for almost every day!