God Gives Us Something to Bring Us Closer

God Gives Us Something to Bring Us Closer

Did you know God gives us Something to Bring us Closer to Him? A long time ago, the “custodian” was a helper in the household who took the kids to school to learn. Or sometimes, the “custodian” was somebody who taught the children in the house, like a tutor. He...

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The Holy Victorious Martyr Marina – 17 July

The Holy Victorious Martyr Marina – 17 July

Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite   Saint Marina was from a village in Pisidia, the daughter and only child of a certain Aidesios, a pagan priest, and lived in the reign of Emperor Claudius II. When she was twelve, her mother died and she was given into the charge of another...

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Have You Ever Played a Sport on a Team?

Have You Ever Played a Sport on a Team?

Have you ever played on a team? You probably had a coach who told you the plan. For example, if you played baseball, you might have heard your coach tell the team: “You play first base. You cover second. You play right field…” and so on. Your coach had a...

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Saint Athanasios the Athonite

Saint Athanasios the Athonite

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   The highest peak on the Holy Mountain is that of Athos, which is why the whole of the peninsula is named after it. The whole peninsula is full of monasteries and sketes. It’s dedicated to God and, in particular, to His Most...

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Our God Works Wonders

Our God Works Wonders

God Works Wonders If you ever go to Europe, you will probably visit dozens of churches. The most beautiful buildings—in Greece, Germany, France, and other places—are churches! The first one you visit, you say, “Wow! Amazing!” The second one, you say, “Pretty cool!” But the tenth one, you might just...

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Be Close to God First

Be Close to God First

Seek First God’s Kingdom Have you ever done something in the wrong order? Maybe you tried to put your shoes on first, and then your socks. Or maybe you ate lunch before you washed your hands. Or cooked something in a mixed up way. Sometimes, when we do things out...

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Work Together to Help

Work Together to Help

 When you have a buddy with you, you might feel safer and stronger. Have you ever used the buddy system? Sure, you have! Maybe a teacher or a camp counselor sent you off with a friend to do some task. Or maybe your parents told you and a sibling to...

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Can Kids Be Saints?

Can Kids Be Saints?

Kids Can Be Saints The Bravest Kids are Kids who are Saints. Our Orthodox Church remembers lots of children who became saints. And why are they saints? Well, because they loved (and still love) God very much! Even though they were kids, they knew that loving our Lord, Jesus Christ...

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Being Christian Isn’t Easy

Being Christian Isn’t Easy

Has anybody ever told a lie to you? Have you ever been untruthful about something too? In today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul writes, “Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature and have put on the new nature.” Saint Paul knew that “Do...

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Speak Up About what We Christians Believe

Speak Up About what We Christians Believe

For the last 2,000 years, Christians have believed these things about our Lord, Jesus Christ. And many times, these Christians have been hurt or even killed because they spoke up about what they believed. Saint Paul encourages us today to speak up about our Lord, Jesus Christ. We believe, and...

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