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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Orthodox Church Opens Medical Clinic in Guatemala

Orthodox Church Opens Medical Clinic in Guatemala

“Why did God give this medical clinic to us?” On August 20th, this question spread around the village of Aguacate, Guatemala. An isolated town close to the Guatemala-Mexico border, Aguacate is home to several thousand Maya Indians who speak Chuj and broken Spanish. Most of the people in Aguacate entered...

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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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VIDEO: An Introduction to the Orthodox Worship Space

VIDEO: An Introduction to the Orthodox Worship Space

Orthodoxy looks different than Western Christianity. Literally. The degree to which it looks different depends on the Western Christian tradition it is compared to. For most Protestants, the Orthodox Church is entirely foreign. “Why all the pictures?” they might ask as they uncertainly navigate around the worship space—if they venture to enter an Orthodox Church in...

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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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St. Raphael School Offers Orthodox Response to Education Trends

St. Raphael School Offers Orthodox Response to Education Trends

In just two weeks, St. Raphael School will begin its third year in operation. What is St. Raphael School? It began as the work of Dr. James Taylor–professor of education, teacher, philosopher, and author of Poetic Knowledge: the Recovery of Education–which he called St. Raphael Orthodox Online Homeschool. Though the...

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Daily Devotion: Peace

Daily Devotion: Peace

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 Good morning Prayer Team! One of the ways that the word “peace” is defined is as “absence of conflict.” Yet, conflict is part of daily life. Thus, the pursuit of...

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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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Orthodox Campus Ministry: Is it Time for Change?

Orthodox Campus Ministry: Is it Time for Change?

College students are by far one of the most at-risk groups in the Orthodox Church today.  On a regular basis, young men and women on college campuses are confronted with an environment that is increasingly hostile to Orthodox Christianity.  Today, standing for Orthodox beliefs on a college campus often means...

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Our Faith is as Sweet as Honey

Our Faith is as Sweet as Honey

My husband and daughter are beekeepers. They have many hives they tend and are responsible for. Recently, they hosted a gathering and invited people to come learn more about beekeeping.  As I watched the demonstration, I realized what tireless workers the bees are. They tend to the hive in many...

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