Saint Fanourios: The One Who Brings Things to Light

Saint Fanourios: The One Who Brings Things to Light

Have your parents ever told you not to do something? Have they ever told you not to say something or wear something or act a certain way? Sure! That should happen to every kid! Sometimes when our parents tell us not to do something, we might feel sad or embarrassed...

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God is more Powerful than Anything

God is more Powerful than Anything

Have you ever been afraid of the weather? Maybe a hurricane was supposed to come, or a tornado, or even just a bad thunderstorm. Bad weather can make us wonder what is going to happen! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story about our Lord’s disciples, who were traveling...

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The pieces left over

The pieces left over

Have you ever read a book that reminds you of another one? Sometimes we hear a story and we remember another one like it we’ve heard before. Today the Gospel reading tells us the story of the feeding of the five thousand. Do you remember this one? Do you remember...

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The scriptures give us hope!

The scriptures give us hope!

How do you read a book? Where do you start? Do you skip a lot of it? Do you read just the last few pages? Do you pick and choose what you want to read out of a book? As Christians, we know we have a very important book to...

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How to Really Enjoy Helping Others

How to Really Enjoy Helping Others

Have you ever done something nice for somebody…but you didn’t want to do it? Maybe you shared a treat with a brother or sister, or played with somebody you didn’t want to play with, or helped somebody you didn’t want to help. But then, did you complain about it? When...

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Our Words Have Power

Our Words Have Power

Do you think words have power? We know what we do matters, but does what we say matter? In today’s epistle reading, we hear that our words really do matter. We read, “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart…If you declare with your...

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Focus on Christ!

Focus on Christ!

Have you ever argued about something? Sometimes we argue about things that don’t even matter. Sometimes we might argue just to make ourselves look smart! Today, in our Orthodox Church, we remember the Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council. The council was a huge meeting of church leaders more than...

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Freely give!

Freely give!

Have you ever gotten a gift from somebody, but you never gave anything back? Maybe for Christmas, somebody gave you a present that you didn’t expect…and you didn’t have anything to give back! After our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead and went to stay in heaven, He needed...

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Do You Know What a Witness Is?

Do You Know What a Witness Is?

A Cloud of Witnesses! A witness is somebody who saw something or heard something. A witness knows something because of what he saw or heard. Today is All Saints Sunday, the day we remember all the wonderful saints we have in our Church. As the Gospel tells us today, these...

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God gives us directions!

God gives us directions!

Has anybody ever given you directions to get somewhere? Maybe you have heard your parents ask for directions if they were lost. Turn left at the first light, go under a bridge, and so on. We need directions to stay on the right way. Our Lord, Jesus Christ promised His...

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Christ’s Joy

Christ’s Joy

Have you ever done something to make somebody happy? Have you written a note or drawn a picture for somebody? Have you done a chore for somebody? Have you given somebody a compliment? It’s a big deal to make somebody happy or joyful! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear how...

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Never since the world began…

Never since the world began…

Can you think of a time that you saw something you had never ever seen before? Maybe it was an interesting animal or car or even food. Maybe you said to yourself, “I’ve never seen that before!” In today’s Gospel reading we read about something that happened while Jesus visited...

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