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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Have You Watched “Be the Bee?”

Have You Watched “Be the Bee?”

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .   Have you watched “Be the Bee?” Check out the official website from the Greek...

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The Children’s Word: Keeping Ourselves Clean

The Children’s Word: Keeping Ourselves Clean

Do you like cleaning your room? Probably not so much. But after you’ve put everything back in its place, after you’ve made your bed and emptied the trash, doesn’t it seem like a more special place? You have to admit it is nicer to be there. Today, the Epistle reading...

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The Children’s Word: What’s a Paradox?

The Children’s Word: What’s a Paradox?

This week: Do you know what a paradox is? A paradox is a statement that might seem silly or not true, but is actually true. You’ve heard some paradoxes in the Bible, haven’t you? Maybe “The last shall be first, and the first shall be last”? That paradox means when...

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The Children’s Word: You’re Invited

The Children’s Word: You’re Invited

This week: If the king invited you, would you go to the wedding for his son? Most people would! A few years ago, the prince in England had a wedding. A million people stood along the streets to watch them pass by. More than 2 billion people watched on TV!...

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Manna from Heaven: A Pan-Orthodox Retreat for Single Mothers and Their Children

Manna from Heaven: A Pan-Orthodox Retreat for Single Mothers and Their Children

Family Life Ministry is proud to announce a brand new retreat, specifically created for single mothers and their children, to be held at the Diakonia Retreat Center in Salem, South Carolina, on Friday, October, 16th 2015 (6:00 PM) – Sunday, October 18th (12:00 PM). The Ministry notes that, “Single parenting...

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All God’s Children, Part 2: Definition of Disability

All God’s Children, Part 2: Definition of Disability

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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Embracing All God’s Children, Part 1

Embracing All God’s Children, Part 1

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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When My Baba Died

When My Baba Died

When My Baba Died, by Marjorie Kunch, helps children understand the activities during funeral and burial services. Written according to the Serbian/Slavic Orthodox traditions, this book touches upon many details a grieving parent might struggle to explain.  There are several things I truly appreciate about this book. First, the author...

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The Children’s Word: How to Be Fair

The Children’s Word: How to Be Fair

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Presvytera Alexandra is talking about how we feel when things aren’t fair. Do you think God is fair? Read and find out how we know. You can also...

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