Do you remember the story of Moses and the 10 Commandments? God gave the prophet Moses a list of rules that all His people should follow. One of the rules says, “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.” The Sabbath is a special day when we try not to do any work. We spend the morning praying in church, worshipping God. Then we try to rest on this special day that God gave us.

This Week’s Printable Children’s Word

Saint Savas: The Sanctified
Have you ever heard somebody say, “He’s in a different league”? Usually, it means that person is so far above the rest of us, like if you tried to play basketball against a pro basketball player. Or if you tried to talk to a high-level scientist when you’re only in 3rd grade. It’s hard to even know where to start!

Today, we celebrate a saint who really is in a different league than any of us! Saint Savas is called “the Sanctified” because he became so holy, so sanctified in his life. When Savas was a young man, he became a monk. And all his life, he worked hard to grow closer and closer to the Lord! He prayed more, he fasted more,
he always tried to do more. Later on, Savas started a monastery near Jerusalem. Many other monasteries followed the rules Saint Savas created for this monastery there.

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    Presvytera Alexandra Houck created The Children's Word bulletin so children will know they are not only welcome in church, but even more, an essential part of the Church family. She hopes the weekly bulletin will be just one more way we can make kids feel at home in church. Presvytera Alexandra is a graduate of Duke University and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Her husband, Fr. Jason Houck, is a priest at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN. Presvytera Alexandra and Fr. Jason have five small children: Lydia, Paul, Silas, Philip, and Sarah. Presvytera Alexandra grew up attending Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Asheville, North Carolina with her nine siblings.

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Presvytera Alexandra Houck

Presvytera Alexandra Houck created The Children's Word bulletin so children will know they are not only welcome in church, but even more, an essential part of the Church family. She hopes the weekly bulletin will be just one more way we can make kids feel at home in church. Presvytera Alexandra is a graduate of Duke University and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Her husband, Fr. Jason Houck, is a priest at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN. Presvytera Alexandra and Fr. Jason have five small children: Lydia, Paul, Silas, Philip, and Sarah. Presvytera Alexandra grew up attending Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Asheville, North Carolina with her nine siblings.

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