“In a home filled with prayer, God is tasted, prayer is as natural as breathing, and Holy Tradition is passed to the next generation less by preaching than by life example.” ~ Sister Magdalen of Essex (21 Century) Imagine, if prayer were as natural as breathing? Praying together as a family takes commitment and effort. Our kiddos can often be squirmy and wiggly, yet once they witness the rhythm of prayer in the home, they too, will join along and experience one of the greatest ... [Read more]
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Jesus: Enlightening the World and our Families
The apolotikion we chant on our Lord’s baptism reminds us of another extraordinary event that changed the course of this world. "At Your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest, for the Father’s voice bore You witness, by calling You His beloved Son, and the Spirit in the form of a dove, confirmed the truth of the Father’s Word. O Christ our God, You have appeared to us and enlightened the world. Glory to You!" This hymn confirms for us Orthodox ... [Read more]
Capturing the Spirit of Giving during Advent
by Georgia Leckie Often times it is difficult for our younger ones to fully understand the importance of giving. And the Christmas season for “The littles” is so much about the “I wants!” It fulfills us to give them special gifts. But teaching them the importance of sharing our blessed abundance is what we as Christian parents and grandparents are called to do. Three years ago I read about a Mom who opted out of the Advent Calendar of treats, gifts and ornaments. She created the “Advent ... [Read more]