Seeing for Ourselves cover art

A native of Thessaloniki, Greece, Katerina immigrated to the United States at 16 to study music and literature. She has taught communication courses at Appalachian State University; in the past she has worked as a church journalist on the diocesan and national levels. Her articles have appeared in state and national newspapers. Katerina now lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Her books are available for purchase wherever books are sold; also at Abingdon Press and


Three of her books are seasonal. As Lent begins in February, look for Walking the Way of Sorrows: Stations of the Cross
With woodcuts by artist Noyes Capehart Long. Morehouse Publishing, 2003

Each year on Good Friday, Christian congregations all over the world walk the Stations of the Cross, a commemoration of Jesus' walk to Calvary. In Walking the Way of Sorrows, artist Noyes Capehart and writer/journalist Katerina Whitley provide a fresh resource for congregations and individuals who want to explore the meaning of these Stations more deeply. Capehart's stark and powerful blockcuts of the fourteen Stations are accompanied by monologues from the point of view of someone at each station. These monologues, along with biblical references and a brief liturgy, are excellent for individual devotion, but can also be used by groups who walk the Stations together.



Do you want something different for Easter?

Look at Around a Greek Table, Recipes and Stories.

Katerina's latest book is different from her previous five. Instead of focusing on biblical stories she focuses on Greek food and culture; the book is arranged according to the liturgical calendar of the Eastern Church.

"Around a Greek Table" includes 100 Greek recipes and many stories about family, Greek culture, and the church seasons as observed in Greece. The publisher is Globe-Pequot Press/Lyons Press. April 3, 2012.


Katerina Whitley is the author of  "Light to the Darkness: Lessons and Carols, Public and Private," "Speaking for Ourselves: Voices of Biblical Women," "Seeing for Ourselves: Women Who Met Jesus," "Walking the Way of Sorrows: Stations of the Cross" and "Waiting for the Wonder: Voices of Advent."