Come, Receive the Light

Come, Receive the Light

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Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck!

This week, we celebrate Pascha, the feast of feasts! Do you remember the special song we sing for Pascha? Pres. Alexandra asks you to think about what it’s like to be in the dark. Is it hard to walk around? How do you feel when you can’t see anything? At Pascha, we celebrate the beautiful light of Christ in our lives. You can read about Pascha in this newsletter, and you can do a coloring page, get through a maze, and learn how to say “Christ is Risen!” in other languages!

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Presvytera Alexandra Houck

Presvytera Alexandra Houck created The Children's Word bulletin so children will know they are not only welcome in church, but even more, an essential part of the Church family. She hopes the weekly bulletin will be just one more way we can make kids feel at home in church. Presvytera Alexandra is a graduate of Duke University and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Her husband, Fr. Jason Houck, is a priest at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN. Presvytera Alexandra and Fr. Jason have three small children: Lydia, Paul, and Silas. Presvytera Alexandra grew up attending Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Asheville, North Carolina with her nine siblings.