Thirsty for the Holy Spirit

Jesus says, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. The water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” Of course, our Lord isn’t really talking about water, like the kind of you drink! He is talking about the Holy Spirit, and He tells the woman that she can have the Holy Spirit too!

Jesus invites the woman to have this water (which is really the Holy Spirit). He invites all of us to have the Holy Spirit too! God wants us to be thirsty for the Holy Spirit—He wants us all to really want It. When we have this living water inside of us, we have God inside of us! And when we have God inside of us, we won’t be thirsty for anything else.

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SAINT DOROTHEOS: FATHER OF PALESTINE
Have you ever wondered how we know so much about the saints who lived so
long ago? On Saturday, we will celebrate the nameday of Saint Dorotheos of Palestine. He lived at the end of the sixth century, and died in 620. 620? Yes! That’s almost 1400 years ago!

When he was older, he decided to become a monk. He wanted to love God very much, and so he tried very, very hard to do this, just as hard as he tried when he learned to read. Saint Dorotheos tells us that things aren’t always easy—even when we are trying to become good Christians. We have to work at it! Let’s be like Saint Dorotheos. We’ll try hard, because we know it’s worth it!

We celebrate Saint Dorotheos on Saturday, June 5th (OC: June 18th).

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    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.


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Presvytera Alexandra Houck

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.

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