HUNGRY ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN READER is a sampler of books and types of Orthodox writings that are “hidden.” Although they are foundational Orthodox literature and currently available in English, they are hidden through unfamiliarity or, surprisingly, a seeming too much familiarity. Many are hidden away in scholarish, multi-volume sets of books. Other staples of Orthodox reading have only recently arrived in English. Certain others are avoided as though proscribed: for priests only. Those obscured by ostensible over-familiarity—the services, for example, with their expansive beauty and depth—are simply taken for granted and too often become burdensome obligation.