Category Archives: Christian Education

Virtue Precedes Reason

Clouded Vision I am reminded of a woman who scrubbed and scrubbed, frustrated with a smudge that wouldn’t wash off, not realizing that the dirt was on her glasses rather than on the window. She worked for hours in vain, … Continue reading

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The Original Gift

This presentation was given by Subdeacon Jeremy Conrad in February 2015 at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois. Transcription by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services. mp3 Audio: 2015_Feb-Sdn_ Jeremy-The_Original_Gift.mp3 Hello. My name is Subdeacon Jeremy, and I teach … Continue reading

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Securing the Lives of our Children

Consider the following reflection offered by St. Nicholai Velimirovic: In our day, you usually hear these words from parents: “We want to secure the life of our child.” That is why they work very hard to amass wealth–often unjustly–to educate … Continue reading

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See No Evil

“Speaking about good images and good memories, I am really concerned about the images children get exposed to through the mass media,” Marina interrupted. “I see the results in my practice.” “It is disastrous,” Father Maximos agreed. “Children should be … Continue reading

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Jesus Calls Our Children

Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me.” (Matthew 19:14 / Mark 10:14 / Luke 18:16) St. Nikolai Velimirovic offers a reflection on the words of Christ: “It is not without a deep prophetic significance that Christ asked children … Continue reading

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Parenting is More Important than Evangelism

This article was published in the following newspapers: Norris City Banner – Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Ridgway News – Thursday, November 20, 2008 Gallatin County Democrat – Thursday, November 20, 2008  ~ Parenting is More Important than Evangelism There is no question that evangelism is very … Continue reading

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Raising Wise Children

This article was published in the following newspapers: Norris City Banner – Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Ridgway News – Thursday, June 19, 2008 Gallatin County Democrat – Thursday, June 19, 2008  ~ Raising Wise Children  “Train up a child in … Continue reading

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Raising Godly Children

This article was published in the following newspapers: Norris City Banner – Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Ridgway News – Thursday, February 14, 2008 Gallatin County Democrat – Thursday, February 14, 2008  ~ Raising Godly Children “Your kids are so smart!”  … Continue reading

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A Mickey Mouse Guide to Hinduism

It would be nice if publishers clearly marked books with warnings such as, “We are trying to lure your children into the worship of demons.” Then good parents could easily avoid such books. Alas, that would impact book sales, wouldn’t it? … Continue reading

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Better off Dead

What sin is so serious–so wicked–that committing it is worse than death? God himself says that if you commit this sin, it would be better for you to be in the grave. Jesus says you would be better off dead … Continue reading

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