The Children’s Word: Picking teams

The Children’s Word: Picking teams

Have you ever chosen teams for a game? Usually you have two captains, and they take turns picking the best ones to be on their teams. How do they choose the players? Well, first they choose the strongest and the fastest and the most athletic ones, right? Today, in the...

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The Children’s Word: The only one?

The Children’s Word: The only one?

Do you have friends who are Christians? Sometimes you might feel kind of alone as an Orthodox Christian. At school, you might not be allowed to talk about your church or about God. You might be the only one to make the sign of the Cross at lunchtime, or maybe...

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The Children’s Word: A Good Routine

The Children’s Word: A Good Routine

Do you know what a routine is? It’s the way you do something, especially when it’s in a special order. You probably have a routine for how you get ready for school in the morning. First you get out of bed, then you get dressed, then you have breakfast, then...

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The Children’s Word: Pray for the Church!

The Children’s Word: Pray for the Church!

Do your parents ever go to meetings?  Sometimes you might wonder what they do at all these meetings. Well, usually they probably meet with other people so they can discuss things, and work something important out. Did you know the bishops of our Orthodox Church have important meetings too? Yes, they...

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The Children’s Word: How does God help?

The Children’s Word: How does God help?

How many of Christ’s miracles can you think of? In the Bible, we hear about many of the wonderful things that Christ did—things that nobody else could do, because His power came from God. Can you name some? Feeding the 5,000. Healing the paralyzed man. Raising Lazarus after he had...

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Don’t talk to strangers?

Don’t talk to strangers?

Have your parents ever told you not to talk to strangers? Well, your parentswant to make sure you are safe. Sometimes strangers might not always be so safe. But in today’s Gospel reading, we hear about how our Lord Jesus Christ did just that…He talked to a stranger! In the...

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The Children’s Word: “I have no one…”

The Children’s Word: “I have no one…”

You have friends, don’t you? You have somebody who will listen to you if you have a problem. You have somebody who will try to help, don’t you? We all should! Today is the third Sunday after Pascha (Easter). That’s the day we hear about the paralyzed man, the man...

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The Children’s Word: Sadness to joy

The Children’s Word: Sadness to joy

Have you ever visited the grave of a friend or a relative? Maybe you brought some flowers to put there, or maybe you visited to say a prayer. Today we remember a group of women who woke up early one morning to visit the grave of somebody they loved very...

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The Children’s Word: Do you believe it?

The Children’s Word: Do you believe it?

Almost 50 years ago, America sent a spaceship to the moon! The astronauts took pictures of themselves standing on the moon. The pictures were shown in the newspapers, and on TV. The men brought moon rocks back for people to see. But do you know: Many people didn’t believe that...

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The Children’s Word: Christ is risen!

The Children’s Word: Christ is risen!

Have you ever read a really great book…and then read a sequel to it, too? It’s wonderful when the story continues! Today, we say, “Christ is risen!” and we hear the gospels about how Jesus’ disciples found the empty tomb. But what happened next? Well, now we can read ahead....

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