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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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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