God sends Us with a Special Task

God sends Us with a Special Task

Let’s follow our Lord, so He can show us what our special commission is! Have you ever gotten a special job? Have your parents or your teacher ever given you a special task that you were supposed to finish? In today’s Gospel reading, we read about how the disciples got...

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What do you want to be?

What do you want to be?

Has anybody ever asked you what you want to be when you grow up? Some kids know right away what they want to be, and some grownups don’t even know how to answer that question! Yesterday, we celebrated the great feastday of the Cross. We remembered again what our Lord,...

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Christ saved the world!

Christ saved the world!

What does your family do when something is broken in your house? Let’s say the sink is clogged or the refrigerator is broken. Your parents might try their best to fix it themselves. Then, if it’s really broken, they might have to call a plumber or a repairman. Today, in...

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What Do You Do on the Sabbath?

What Do You Do on the Sabbath?

How many times have you asked your parents, “What day is it?” or “What are we doing tomorrow?” When we go to church every single Sunday, sometimes it makes it easier to keep our days straight! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear how our Lord went into the synagogue (like...

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Saint Fanourios: The One Who Brings Things to Light

Saint Fanourios: The One Who Brings Things to Light

Have your parents ever told you not to do something? Have they ever told you not to say something or wear something or act a certain way? Sure! That should happen to every kid! Sometimes when our parents tell us not to do something, we might feel sad or embarrassed...

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God is more Powerful than Anything

God is more Powerful than Anything

Have you ever been afraid of the weather? Maybe a hurricane was supposed to come, or a tornado, or even just a bad thunderstorm. Bad weather can make us wonder what is going to happen! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story about our Lord’s disciples, who were traveling...

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The pieces left over

The pieces left over

Have you ever read a book that reminds you of another one? Sometimes we hear a story and we remember another one like it we’ve heard before. Today the Gospel reading tells us the story of the feeding of the five thousand. Do you remember this one? Do you remember...

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The scriptures give us hope!

The scriptures give us hope!

How do you read a book? Where do you start? Do you skip a lot of it? Do you read just the last few pages? Do you pick and choose what you want to read out of a book? As Christians, we know we have a very important book to...

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How to Really Enjoy Helping Others

How to Really Enjoy Helping Others

Have you ever done something nice for somebody…but you didn’t want to do it? Maybe you shared a treat with a brother or sister, or played with somebody you didn’t want to play with, or helped somebody you didn’t want to help. But then, did you complain about it? When...

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Our Words Have Power

Our Words Have Power

Do you think words have power? We know what we do matters, but does what we say matter? In today’s epistle reading, we hear that our words really do matter. We read, “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart…If you declare with your...

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Focus on Christ!

Focus on Christ!

Have you ever argued about something? Sometimes we argue about things that don’t even matter. Sometimes we might argue just to make ourselves look smart! Today, in our Orthodox Church, we remember the Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council. The council was a huge meeting of church leaders more than...

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Freely give!

Freely give!

Have you ever gotten a gift from somebody, but you never gave anything back? Maybe for Christmas, somebody gave you a present that you didn’t expect…and you didn’t have anything to give back! After our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead and went to stay in heaven, He needed...

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