Especially for Parents
We've selected content from the Christian Education pages that is of special interest to parents.
My Prayer Journal from International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is a good start to helping our children learn about what the IOCC is doing, both in our country and abroad. It helps the children learn about other places, recognize the needs there, and formulate prayers to ask God to meet those needs.
My son Timothy, you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra, what persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived.
Orthodox parents are given by God the responsibility of raising their children as 0rthodox Christians. This task to be sure, is a difficult one. Parents must make a commitment not only to become active in the Church but also make one to the religious education of their children.
A number of years ago, I received an interesting call from a concerned parishioner. The previous week’s bulletin had run an announcement that Church School registration would begin soon, and that parents or grandparents of all children ages four and up should register their children.