Posts by Presvytera Alexandra Houck

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Joined together in Christ

Have you ever watched your priest or deacon use his censer? Do you watch where he censes? He censes the altar, and he blesses the holy things. He censes…

Nov 15, 2017
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Who are our neighbors?

What’s the first Bible story you ever heard? Maybe it was the parable of the Good Samaritan. Do you remember the story? A man was on a trip, and some…

Nov 08, 2017
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Lazarus…and the rich man

Can you think about a relative or family friend who has died? Do you remember the good things that person did, or the happy times you had together? Maybe…

Nov 01, 2017
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Our Lord’s Touch

Can you think of a time you got hurt? Maybe your father or mother gave you a hug or touched you, and you felt better! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear…

Oct 25, 2017
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It’s Tradition!

Do you have traditions that you follow with your family? On holidays, maybe you do the same special thing every year. Maybe you wonder where those traditions…

Oct 18, 2017
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Growing…in Christ

Did you ever wonder what you’ll look like when you are all grown up? Or what you’ll be? Or how you’ll spend your time? Maybe you’ve wondered what…

Oct 12, 2017
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A cheerful giver

Have you ever given something to somebody… but you didn’t really want to? Maybe your parents made you share something that you wanted to keep to yourself,…

Oct 04, 2017
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The easy way

Have you ever taken a test? Sometimes you might have some hard questions to answer. Some of them might be kind of easy. And on a test, sometimes the hard…

Sep 27, 2017
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Do not be afraid!

Is there something you are afraid about? You might not know that the thing people are most afraid about is…spiders! Yes, more people are afraid of…

Sep 20, 2017
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Don’t be ashamed!

Can you think of something you were really embarrassed about? Maybe it was something that was actually no big deal, like dropping your lunch at school…

Sep 13, 2017
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A new creation

Have you ever been really excited about getting something new? New clothes, a new toy, maybe some new school supplies this year. It’s fun to have something…

Sep 06, 2017
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Do everything “in love”!

What would happen if you tried to make a cake…but only listened to part of the directions? Maybe you did everything perfectly: you beat the eggs,…

Aug 30, 2017