Parenting and How Kids Think

Parenting and How Kids Think

Listen Now.  Dr. Philip Mamalakis, the assistant professor of Pastoral Care at Hellenic College Holy Cross, speaks with our host Fr. Chris Metropulos on the nuances of parenting through the Orthodox lens and his new book Parenting Toward the Kingdom: Orthodox Christian Principles of Child-Rearing.   Are we parenting with...

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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: Sign Your Name!

The Children’s Word: Sign Your Name!

This week: Have you ever written your name on something you were very proud of? Maybe you finished writing a story or drawing a great picture, and you were proud to sign your name on it. You might have wanted everybody to know it was your work. Many years ago, America...

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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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The Children’s Word: A Church in a House?

The Children’s Word: A Church in a House?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week: Have you ever visited a very big church? One where you felt very small, and the priest and the altar seemed very far away from you? Well, nowadays...

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The Children’s Word: A Rich Man in Heaven?

The Children’s Word: A Rich Man in Heaven?

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 asks if you ever wished you could be really rich. Do you think any of the saints were rich? You might be surprised at the answer....

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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: Forgetting Your Lunch

The Children’s Word: Forgetting Your Lunch

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 that more than 5,000 people forgot to bring lunch when they went on a trip. What do you think happened? Read to...

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The Children’s Word: Bear the Burdens

The Children’s Word: Bear the Burdens

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 asks if you have ever carried something heavy for someone else. Saint Paul tells us to “bear one another’s burdens.” Bear a burden. What does that mean? Find...

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