The Children’s Word: Playing By the Rules

The Children’s Word: Playing By the Rules

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra talks about something we all do when we play games – we play by the rules! Why do we have rules? Can you win the game...

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The Children’s Word: God Doesn’t Want Sadness

The Children’s Word: God Doesn’t Want Sadness

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra tells us that God does not want us to be sad! He loves us, and He wants us to be happy. She shares a story about...

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The Children’s Word: In One Ear…and Out the Other!

The Children’s Word: In One Ear…and Out the Other!

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra talks about a problem we all have sometimes – we hear something good, but we forget it right away! Jesus knew about this problem too, and...

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The Children’s Word: Do You Have an Enemy?

The Children’s Word: Do You Have an Enemy?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, you can read about what it means to have an enemy, and what you can do when this happens. Pres. Alexandra also tells the story of Saint Jonah...

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The Children’s Word: Go Away!

The Children’s Word: Go Away!

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra tells a story about when Saint Peter told Jesus to go away! Have you ever told someone to go away? This week you can also learn...

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The Children’s Word: Are You Ashamed?

The Children’s Word: Are You Ashamed?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra asks whether you’ve ever been ashamed to be a Christian and talks about what to do if you feel that way. You can also learn the...

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The Children’s Word: What’s Missing?

The Children’s Word: What’s Missing?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra reminds us to look for the Cross and shares a story of Saint Lambert of Belgium. You will also find things to color and activities to...

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The Children’s Word: Fill Your Head!

The Children’s Word: Fill Your Head!

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra tells a story about Saint Euphrosynos, who was a cook! There’s also an article about what we put into our heads (not just our mouths!), and...

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The Children’s Word: A New Ministry at OCN!

The Children’s Word: A New Ministry at OCN!

Welcome to “The Children’s Word,” a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network. Each week, Presvytera Alexandra Houck writes this little newsletter for young parishioners! You will find age-appropriate articles, stories, and activities in every edition. The newsletter is provided in PDF format so that you can easily download and...

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