Children’s Homily on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son

The adults and older kids here can probably recite the story from memory: Jesus tells a parable about a father and his two sons. Although He doesn’t say this, the father is mean to represent God, and the sons are meant to represent two kinds of people. See if you can figure out which one you are.

A Customizable Orthodox Christian Planner

Orthodox Christianity adds richness to so many aspects of our lives. The calendar is just one avenue, but it’s an important one that we might often miss. This printable, weekly planner incorporates elements of the Church calendar, and can be customized to include the dates important to you and your family.

Children’s Homily on the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

As we begin the season of Great Lent—a season seemingly filled with rules and exhortations to be holy—the Church reminds us that following the rules is not what it’s all about. If Great Lent just makes us a better rule follower, we’re missing the point.

Book Review: Tending the Garden of Our Hearts

Tending the Garden of Our Hearts is a book of daily devotionals, specifically designed for the 50 days of the Eastern Christian season of Great Lent and Holy Week. Here’s why you should get it.

When there are Two Epistle Readings in the Divine Liturgy

When I first started reading the Epistle in church, the first thing I learned was the proper procedure. No one mentioned what to do if there were two readings for the day though. Like so many things in Orthodox Christian liturgics, this is one of those things I found out because I happened to ask…