September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

If you are the parent of a child with cancer, what do you need most? What if you are that child’s sibling? Or the child with cancer – what do you need most? What you need most is unconditional love. Your daily life is full of fear, pain, hard work,...

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What Happens 40 Days After Pascha

What Happens 40 Days After Pascha

  Pleased to share with you a short videoscribe presentation by Dr. Eve Tibbs about the The Ascension of the Lord in the Orthodox Church that was created as a discussion starter for a high school Sunday school class. About:  Dr. Eve (Paraskevè) Tibbs (PhD, Theology) is an Affiliate Professor of...

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Easter Sunday, The Feasts of all Feasts

Easter Sunday, The Feasts of all Feasts

A weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network Have you ever stopped to think why we go to church on Sunday? What’s so special about that day? Well, we find out today, on Pascha, the greatest day of the year. Today, you know, we celebrate the greatest feast of the...

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How we should deal with difficult children

How we should deal with difficult children

Saint Paisios the Athonite   (A letter written by Elder Païsios to a family of firm believers who were socially and spiritually aware and in despair over the behaviour of their daughter) My dear brother, ‘Rejoice in the Lord’. With regard to the child you wrote to me about, I’m...

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A Decision That Sets You Free

A Decision That Sets You Free

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/Family%20Insight/Episode%2046%20181220.mp3 Listen Now and reflect, have you ever thought of forgiveness as a choice. It’s a decision that takes time.  Make a choice and choose forgiveness.  With the holidays there will be lots of family togetherness, which often leads to stepping on each others toes as here and there along the...

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Confessions of a Former Halloween Junkie

Confessions of a Former Halloween Junkie

Earlier this week, I got a phone call from my sister. We live three hours apart, and with eight young children between us, phone conversations are tricky and limited. Even with a 3 day old infant, though, my sister sounds chipper as she reflected on this summer-to-fall transition we find...

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The importance of children in Orthodox Tradition

The importance of children in Orthodox Tradition

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   In the Old Testament, children are considered to be a blessing from God and are called ‘the crown of the aged’ . Sons are called ‘young olive plants around the table’ of their fathers. In the New Testament, Christ blesses the children and appears to highlight...

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A Deep Scar

A Deep Scar

Mina Boulekou, Author-Poetress- Columnist   A deep scar kept me alive. I cross the earth like a brave soldier with solid steps and doleful eyes. Oh! Lord Hear the cry of your children. Hear the voices screaming in the war ruins. A veil of terror spread all over humanity. Oh!...

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Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Kingdom is in Good Hands

Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Kingdom is in Good Hands

It belongs to the children. During this Great Lent, I have the privilege of chanting during some of the services. Weeknight services are not really well-attended in general, but there is almost always a special visitor. My priest is very young and has a beautiful family, which includes a two-year-old...

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On Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

On Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Gary Chapman about the importance of raising emotionally healthy children and teenagers.  Dr. Chapman is the author of The 5 Love Languages and Senior Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He speaks with Fr. Chris about...

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