Celebrating the Childlike in Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”

Celebrating the Childlike in Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”

It’s Christmas Eve, and you are 7 years old. You can barely sleep because you know tonight Santa is coming. Every blinking light and star outside your window might be a magical sleigh. Every creak, pop, or squeak must mean someone just descended your chimney and is laying out presents...

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“Rooted and Grounded in Love” (Ephesians 3:17)

“Rooted and Grounded in Love” (Ephesians 3:17)

Melissa Tsongranis, Associate Director of the Greek Archdiocese Center for Family Care, is with us this week to talk about spiritual development in infants and toddlers. Parents, Grandparents, Godparents, and even those hoping to have children one day are encouraged to join us in this conversation about how the first...

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Online Safety and Digital Citizenship Webinar

Online Safety and Digital Citizenship Webinar

Join us on January 21st at 1:30 (EST) for our inaugural webinar.  The topic will be Online Safety & Digital Citizenship! How can you keep your kids and your family safe in an ever-changing digital world? The explosion of social media and mobile technologies has made safety and privacy issues even...

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REVIEW: Sweet Song, A Story of Romanos the Melodist

REVIEW: Sweet Song, A Story of Romanos the Melodist

My editor, and friend, Jane Meyer, has always had a very gentle touch with her writing, and it comes through wonderfully in her latest book, Sweet Song, a retelling of St. Romanos and the miracle of his voice and composition ability. For those unfamiliar with him, Romanos is the premier...

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If You’re Happy and You Know It, Cross Yourself

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Cross Yourself

We begin our month-long look at Children and the Church with Fr. Stelyios Muksuris of Dormition Greek Orthodox Church in Aliquippa, PA, and Professor of Liturgy and Theology at Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. He will offer us practical tips on how to engage our children in the services,...

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The Next Generation of Orthodox Christians

The Next Generation of Orthodox Christians

Where do you live? Do you live on a farm where you tend crops and animals? Do you live in a big city where you walk, ride a bus, or hop on the subway to reach your destination? Do you live in a remote area or a heavily populated area?...

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Syria’s Refugee Children Face Rising Risk Of Malnutrition

Syria’s Refugee Children Face Rising Risk Of Malnutrition

PHOTO: A Syrian refugee child suffering from malnutrition receives a therapeutic feeding of specially formulated nut paste from IOCC community health workers. High-protein, high-calorie foods and milk are used to boost rapid weight gain, which can make a critical difference in the development of a young child. photo: Ryan Erickson/IOCC ...

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If You Don’t Hear Crying, the Church is Dying

If You Don’t Hear Crying, the Church is Dying

People were bringing little children to Christ to have Him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I...

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Radio Drama: The Great Martyr Demetrios

Radio Drama: The Great Martyr Demetrios

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/TT/TT_2013/TT_131018.mp3 Listen Now  as episode features a “radio drama” of the life of the Great Martyr Demetrios, a high-ranking Roman military official who wouldn’t deny his Christian Faith and therefore paid the ultimate price.

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in Canada, and while we, as Orthodox Christians are supposed to be thankful for everything we have, and give glory to God for everything always, it’s good to be reminded that we’re supposed to do that. One thing I struggle with is the notion that we’re...

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