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.

How can you love an enemy?

Has anybody ever asked you to do something that sounds impossible?  Maybe you had to do something that you thought, “There’s no way!” In today’s…

Sep 30, 2016

Our Way or God’s Way?

Do you like to do things your way? Well, we all do, don’t we? You might have a good idea or a good plan, and when somebody tells you to do it another…

Sep 21, 2016

Christ lives in me!

What is the most amazing thing you have ever done? Have you tried really hard at something—and it showed? At school? On a team? At a special project?…

Sep 15, 2016

God is on your side!

Have you ever been afraid of somebody who is really there to help you? Maybe you’ve been a little scared of talking to a teacher or going to the doctor….

Sep 07, 2016

10 Million Dollars!

What do you do when somebody gives you a present? Well, you probably say “thank you!” Then, you might try to repay that person with another present—maybe…

Sep 01, 2016

What hurts more?

What do you do when somebody makes fun of you? What do you say? Usually we say something back that is hurtful too, don’t we? In the epistle reading today,…

Aug 24, 2016

Can you really do anything?

Has anybody ever said to you, “You can do anything…as long as you try”?  Sometimes that sounds a little silly doesn’t it? A short little kid…

Aug 18, 2016

More than you asked for!

Have you ever asked your mother or father for a present—maybe for your birthday or for Christmas? Did they give it to you? Did you even get something…

Aug 10, 2016

Can you keep a secret?

Has anybody ever told you a secret? “Don’t tell anybody else,” you might have heard. But maybe the story was just too hard to keep a secret, and…

Aug 04, 2016

Working as a team

Do you watch sports? Maybe you are on a team yourself. If you watch a good team playing, you probably notice how each player is good at something different….

Jul 27, 2016

The Children’s Word: Praying for unbelievers

Do you have a friend who is not a Christian? Probably! Some of our best saints (like Saint Basil the Great) had friends who were not Christian. Did you…

Jul 20, 2016

The Children’s Word: You are the light of the world!

Have you ever searched for lightning bugs? On a hot summer night, it’s easy to spot them, especially when it’s very dark outside. It’s hard for a…

Jul 13, 2016