Art Therapy a Respite for Children In War Torn Syria

Art Therapy a Respite for Children In War Torn Syria

Inspired by the IOCC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to...

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The Children’s Word: See Who Jesus Is!

The Children’s Word: See Who Jesus Is!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about somebody? Maybe you heard about a famous basketball player, and you watched lots of his games just to see more. Or maybe you wanted to know more about an astronomer or some hero in history. Did you check out books from the...

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The Children’s Word: Praying some more

The Children’s Word: Praying some more

Praying some more Have you ever asked your parents for something…and then asked them again and again until they finally gave it to you? Sometimes they might give in, only after you’ve asked them more than once. In today’s Gospel reading, we hear about a blind man who wanted to...

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The Children’s Word: A Great Light

The Children’s Word: A Great Light

Have you ever watched the sun rise? Maybe you woke up very early one morning, even while it was still dark out. You might have seen how the sun started to make everything light, even before you could really see it. Today, in the Gospel reading, we hear about where...

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The Children’s Word: Prepare the way of the Lord!

The Children’s Word: Prepare the way of the Lord!

What do you do when you get up every morning? When you have school, how do you get ready to go? What do you do first? You probably have a little routine. Maybe you get dressed, have some breakfast, brush your teeth, and so on (but maybe in a different...

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The Children’s Word: Knowing the Rules

The Children’s Word: Knowing the Rules

Knowing the rules Have you ever played a game with somebody who didn’t know the rules? You might just laugh when you play a game with a really little kid. But have you ever played a game with somebody who knows the rules…but doesn’t follow them? Maybe he cheats or...

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Daily Reading for December 18, 2015

Daily Reading for December 18, 2015

  St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 7:18-25 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 98.9,1 Exalt the Lord our God. The Lord reigns; let the people tremble. BRETHREN, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness (for the law made nothing perfect); on the other hand, a better hope...

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The Children’s Word: What’s in a Name?

The Children’s Word: What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Do you know how you got your name?  Maybe you were named after your grandparent? Or after a saint? Or maybe your parents liked the meaning of your name? When a baby is born, everybody first asks, “What’s his name?” A name means so much!  When...

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The Children’s Word: Your Old Self

The Children’s Word: Your Old Self

    Your Old Self  Do you know what a “makeover” is? You might have seen one in a magazine or even on TV. You see pictures of one person, and then you see pictures of that same person with new clothes, a new hairstyle, everything different. That person was...

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Embracing All God’s Children, Part 4: Creation/Imago Dei/Living Icons

Embracing All God’s Children, Part 4: Creation/Imago Dei/Living Icons

As the parent of special needs children, church was often a challenge for us.  While most   of our time was spent serving smaller military chapels, a trip to a parish usually promised to be stressful – as my husband was serving in the altar and there were 5 children to...

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