The Children’s Word

The Children’s Word is a weekly Sunday bulletin for Orthodox Christian young people. Each issue includes a message on the Sunday Gospel lesson and on one of the saints for the week. You’ll also find a coloring page and other activities. It is designed for an 8.5 x 14 page, and it can be downloaded and printed.

Don’t talk to strangers?

Have your parents ever told you not to talk to strangers? Well, your parentswant to make sure you are safe. Sometimes strangers might not always be so…

May 25, 2016

The Children’s Word: “I have no one…”

You have friends, don’t you? You have somebody who will listen to you if you have a problem. You have somebody who will try to help, don’t you? We…

May 19, 2016

The Children’s Word: Sadness to joy

Have you ever visited the grave of a friend or a relative? Maybe you brought some flowers to put there, or maybe you visited to say a prayer. Today we…

May 11, 2016

The Children’s Word: Do you believe it?

Almost 50 years ago, America sent a spaceship to the moon! The astronauts took pictures of themselves standing on the moon. The pictures were shown in…

May 04, 2016

The Children’s Word: Christ is risen!

Have you ever read a really great book…and then read a sequel to it, too? It’s wonderful when the story continues! Today, we say, “Christ is…

Apr 27, 2016

The Children’s Word: It’s hard to be humble!

If you ask them, your parents or grandparents might know a song about being humble. It goes, “Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble, when you’re perfect…

Apr 20, 2016

The Children’s Word: When God says “no”

You’ve asked your parents for things, haven’t you? A snack, some water, some new shoes, permission to go to a friend’s house. You ask for things…

Apr 13, 2016

The Children’s Word: Making progress!

If you are in school, you might have gotten something called a “progress report.” Your teacher shows your parents how well you are doing in math or…

Apr 06, 2016

The Children’s Word: Our Lord on the Cross

Just two days ago, you might have heard about April Fools’ Day. That’s the day people play jokes on other people. They try to make the other feel silly…

Mar 30, 2016

The Children’s Word: A True Friend

What’s the best thing you ever did for a friend? Today, we hear a Gospel reading about four men who did the best thing any of us could do—they helped…

Mar 23, 2016

The Children’s Word: What’s a real disciple?

You’ve probably watched a sports game before, haven’t you? How about a play or a ballet or a concert? It’s fun watching those things, but have you…

Mar 16, 2016

The Children’s Word: A Happy Lent

Have you ever done something nice for a friend? Well, of course you have! Maybe you picked out a present for him or her, or sent a card, or helped your…

Mar 09, 2016