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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The Children’s Word: How Long Will I Be With You?

The Children’s Word: How Long Will I Be With You?

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 tells about a time when the disciples kept asking Jesus for help. Do you ask for help? Maybe more than once? Find out why you can...

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The Children’s Word: A Light to the World!

The Children’s Word: A Light to the World!

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 wants to know if you have ever seen a lighthouse. Do you know what lighthouses do? Why are they important? Do you think the Gospel might...

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The Children’s Word: The Living Water

The Children’s Word: The Living Water

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 tells us a story about water. Have you ever been so thirsty that all you could think about was getting a drink of water? This is...

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Let the Little Children Come

Let the Little Children Come

This picture brings tears to my eyes. If I have one wish for my children, it is that they grow to love Christ and His church. How can they not? The services are so beautiful, and Christ is love, after all. Sometimes, though, when the services are extra long and...

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The Potential of Religious Education, even Sunday School

The Potential of Religious Education, even Sunday School

On any given Sunday from about September to May, I conservatively estimate that at least 10,500 young people attend a parish religious education program, with at least 2,625 adult volunteer teachers, with the support of the 600 clergy in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (You can do the math:...

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For of Such is the Kingdom

For of Such is the Kingdom

Bishop Thomas made me cry. I was in the chapel at Antiochian Village. It was during the St. Emmelia Homeschool Conference. The chapel was packed full of families. Families with children. Children who were happy to be there, and children who were not. Children who were quiet and well behaved,...

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The Children’s Word: Who Will Roll Away the Stone?

The Children’s Word: Who Will Roll Away the Stone?

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 tells us about the myrrh-bearing women. Do you know who they are? They are the women who loved Jesus very much and came to His tomb...

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Is It Time To Do Away With Sunday School?

Is It Time To Do Away With Sunday School?

Will our children choose to live as Orthodox Christians? This is the most pressing question facing the Church today. Over the years, the conventional path followed to form young people in the Orthodox Faith has included a Sunday school program.  Today, it is a given that every parish needs a...

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