When Our Children Leave the Nest

When Our Children Leave the Nest

  Although we raise our children to be independent, did we prepare ourselves to live independently of them?  It can be a very trying time for parents and marriages when the children move on and out.   Speaking with Fr. Chris about “empty nesters” is Anastasia Kruse, a Licensed Clinical Professional...

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Daily Reading for December 17, 2015

Daily Reading for December 17, 2015

  St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 67.35,26 God is wonderful among his saints. Bless God in the congregations. BRETHREN, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword,...

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The Children’s Word: What’s in a Name?

The Children’s Word: What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Do you know how you got your name?  Maybe you were named after your grandparent? Or after a saint? Or maybe your parents liked the meaning of your name? When a baby is born, everybody first asks, “What’s his name?” A name means so much!  When...

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2016 Guatemala Youth Work Team

2016 Guatemala Youth Work Team

    In Guatemala there are hundreds of children and young adults hungry to learn more about their Orthodox Christian Faith.  A short-term OCMC mission team has been invited to offer a summer Church school program for two communities outside Nuevo Conception in southwest Guatemala to teach basic Orthodoxy. If...

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Speaking to Secular America: Parents as Youth Directors

Speaking to Secular America: Parents as Youth Directors

    During Speaking to Secular America Conference, hosted by the Missions Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Fr. Theodore Dorrance spoke about how our parishes can reach out to the nonreligious in our communities. Fr. Theodore is the pastor of St. John the Baptist...

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Nativity Devotion, December 16: This Journey Is a Long One

Nativity Devotion, December 16: This Journey Is a Long One

Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star appeared; and he sent them to Bethlehem, saying “Go and search diligently for the Child, and when you have found Him bring me word, that I too may come and worship Him.”  Matthew 2:3-8  ...

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