Do everything “in love”!

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, you sifted the flour…but you left out the sugar. That would not be a very good cake, would it? It’s important to listen to...

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What’s the book about?

What’s the book about?

Have you ever had to tell somebody a summary of a book or a movie? “What’s the book about?” “What’s that movie about?” somebody might say. Then you tell what happened, right? In today’s epistle reading, we hear the summary of the whole Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ....

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“I’m sorry”— in words and actions

“I’m sorry”— in words and actions

Have you ever said you were sorry for something…but you didn’t really mean it? Maybe you said it because your parents told you to. Or maybe you said “I’m sorry” because you didn’t want to get in more trouble! Today’s Gospel reading tells us about a man who said he...

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The easy life?

The easy life?

Wouldn’t it be great to spend your whole life relaxing, kicking back, eating good food, and enjoying the easy life? A happy, comfortable, pain-free life. Sounds good at first…but would it really be so good? Today’s epistle reading is a letter Saint Paul wrote to the people of Corinth. The new...

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Rise and have no fear

Rise and have no fear

Have you ever been afraid of something… but you wanted to see it anyway? Maybe a movie with a scary part? Something in real life even? Today in the Gospel we hear about a time the disciples were afraid. Today, we celebrate one of the 12 great feasts of our...

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“All ate and were filled”

“All ate and were filled”

Have you heard a story of a miracle—a true story that happened even today? In the Bible, we hear lots of stories of Christ’s miracles. Today, we hear the familiar miracle story of the feeding of the 5,000. You know, when Jesus fed the huge crowd of hungry people with...

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With one voice

With one voice

Have you ever been in a big cafeteria—maybe at school or at a restaurant? Did you ever stop to listen to how noisy it is when everybody is talking at once, all saying different things? Now, have you ever been to a concert, when the singers all use their voices...

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Do…and teach

Do…and teach

Can you think of something you’ve taught somebody else to do? Cook a dinner? Tie your shoes? Dribble the basketball behind your back? When you teach something, you have to do it yourself first, right? You’d look kind of silly if you just told somebody how, but couldn’t (or wouldn’t)...

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On your lips and in your heart

On your lips and in your heart

Have you ever heard somebody say, “Say what you mean, and mean what you say!”? We want to be truthful about what we say, don’t we? In the epistle reading today, Saint Paul tells us how important it is to mean what you say! He writes, “The word is near...

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Many will come! Orthodox Kids Printable

Many will come! Orthodox Kids Printable

Have you ever had a birthday party and invited some of your friends? Who was on your list? Were they all from your class or sports team? Were they all boys or all girls? Did they all live in your same town? Chances are, your friends had something in common...

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Protect your eyes! Orthodox Kids Printable

Protect your eyes! Orthodox Kids Printable

Do you wear sunglasses?  Sunglasses might make you look cool, but they help take care of our eyes too! Did you know the sun’s rays can cause all kinds of damage to our eyes? Today, in the Gospel, we hear a little about how we have to protect our eyes....

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Being obedient

Being obedient

Do you know what it means to be obedient? You might think of a dog being obedient to its master. But have your parents ever asked you to be obedient to them? When you obey somebody (when you’re obedient), you do what somebody says to do. Sometimes, that might be...

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