Category Archives: The Orthodox Christian Family

Seeking the Salvation of my Neighbor

“We cannot be saved by seeking just our own individual salvation; we need to look first to the good of others. In warfare, the soldier who takes to flight to save his own skin brings disaster on himself as well … 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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Families Saved By The Blood of the Lamb

In ancient Israel, God instituted the feast of Passover. Each household was to slaughter a lamb and spread its blood on the doorposts of the home. Lambs were sacrificed for the sake of entire families: “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves … Continue reading

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The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Grandson

  God is the God of families. Yet He could have been known in any number of ways: The chief Hindu god is Vishnu, the cow. The pantheist god is the universe itself. Every cloud, breeze, and rock is part of … Continue reading

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The Great Commandment for Parents

When God gives us the greatest commandment in all of Scripture, He immediately follows it up with another command, requiring parents to diligently teach the Faith to their children. In Matthew 22:36, someone asks Jesus to identify the greatest commandment. Jesus responds … 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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Everyone Can Read Your Mind

This article was published in the following newspapers: Norris City Banner – Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Ridgway News – Thursday, December 20, 2007 Gallatin County Democrat – Thursday, December 20, 2007 Anna-Melissa Tribune – Friday, April 4, 2008  ~ Everyone … Continue reading

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