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.
Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck!
This week, Pres. Alexandra asks how you feel if someone praises you for work that you didn’t do! This week, you can learn about St. John the Forerunner, a special saint who made sure that he always pointed to Christ, instead of taking credit for himself. You can also learn about a special day we are going to celebrate very soon. That special day is Theophany, and you can learn how people celebrate it – and see pictures! There’s also a coloring page, a secret code to break, and an icon activity.
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