Behold! The Holy Week Treasure Map
I'm not saying it's perfect, but it is worth sharing. It would be neat, for example, if the Holy Thursday description noted that the Messiah, the new
Jesus Changed Zacchaeus' Heart
Zacchaeus is a real-life example of the power that Jesus has to change our hearts. The goal in this lesson is for the children to feel the darkness and ugliness of sin, and then experience the joy and miracle of forgiveness when Zacchaeus meets Jesus! Bible Truth: Jesus has the power to forgives my sin. Bible Story: Jesus changes Zacchaeus' heart. Bible Study: Luke 19:1-10; I Corinthians 5:7 teach cha-ching! To tell the story of Zacchaeus "hands-on" style gather up these items: children's…
Children's Bible Lessons
Luke 18:9-14. The Pharisee and the Publican. Why must we humble ourselves? Why is arrogance and pride a bad thing? Because God is only pleased when we are humble and put others before ourselves. Jesus talks about two men tonight on the blog. Do you know which one is the humble one? Easy, inexpensive, and unique children's Bible lessons. Free to all! Take a look and share!
Life of St. Mary of Egypt Printable
I'm up late finishing a coloring page to help the kids get through the long compline service tomorrow. Hopefully this will be a good resource for other times, too. It tells the life of St. Mary of Egypt in comic form. Grab the image to the left, and print on regular letter paper, scale to fit. Last year we loved the suggestions from Creative Hands Creative Minds, and made paintings of St. Mary of Egypt. My photos are a little blurry, but these are still some of my favorite saint paintings…
Orthodox Christian Education
Download these two curriculum worksheets here for your students to learn more about Great Lent in the Orthodox Christian Church. The graphics in this lesson include Lady Sarakosti with her poem in Greek and English as well as a Lenten word search and calendar of the weeks to follow the main themes towards Pascha. Kids will be engaged to color, cut and glue as they grow in their faith. These files are also recommended for our Orthodox Kids Journal Project located here. This is a free ongoing…
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Activity
September 14th marks an important feast day, and we have an Exaltation of the Holy Cross activity to help you celebrate! First, a bit of background on this feast day. To Christians worldwide, the cross
St. Peter Newsletter -- January 9, 2013
The Prayer of the Heart We all know about the Jesus Prayer: Lord Jesus Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner. What we forget sometimes is how powerful this prayer really is. It's a great to jump start prayer. There are times we know we should pray but we forget, or sometimes it is even hard to do. The Jesus Prayer helps us with that. It is kind of like exercise. It is hard to get back into the routine of exercise once you have broken it. All the intentions are there, but it is always hard to…
St Mary Egypt Craft - Turn Life Around
The powerful story of repentance that we find in the life of Saint Mary of Egypt which was recorded by the monk Zossimos, can be a memora...
Prayer of St. Ephraim Unit Study Part 1 | Religious Behaviour And Experience | Religious Belief And Doctrine
Prayer of St. Ephraim Unit Study Part 1 - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. A Unit Study on the Prayer of St. Ephraim for Orthodox Christian Children
Making Icons with Kids: Open a Sacred Window
This post contains Amazon affiliate links. When I shared an image on Instagram of the icon my eight-year-old made at our homeschooling co-op, I got TONS of requests for a tutorial. So my friend Ren…
Kyra Sarakosti Recipe
Today we cut the second foot off of our Kyra Sarakosti. Tomorrow we will celebrate the Sunday of St. Gregory of Palamas. May you all have a blessed third week of Lent! For those of you not familiar
Prayer of St. Ephraim Printable
I printed these for our sunday school class. The image is a little smaller than a full sheet of paper, so you can cut a piece of cardstock into fourths and glue these neatly onto the cardstock.