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Families are Different (Suggested Book)

Author(s): Nina Pellegrini

ISBN: 0823408876, 9780823408870

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God Loves Us, Take Home #21 (Suggested Book)

ISBN: OCEC 1.800.464.2744

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Wonderworker (Suggested Book)

Author(s): Vincent A. Yzermans

ISBN: 0879462787, 9780879462789

The true story behind the evolution of St. Nicholas to Santa Claus is perhaps at least as exciting as any fanciful tale. In Wonder Worker: The True Story of How St. Nicholas Became Santa Claus, Vincent Yzermans writes a book for his grand-nephew that explains how an orphan by the name of Nicholas who lived in a small city on the Mediterranean Sea became a revered and celebrated saint, a cultural icon, and a commercial success. Nicholas quickly made a name for himself with his eloquence, intelligence and generosity.

Recognized as a miracle worker during his lifetime, he became known for helping children in need, mothers in labor, and sailors as they traversed the Mediterranean. The modern incarnation of Santa Claus, however, became popularized in the mid-19th century. Wonder Worker presents the factual history of St. Nicholas, a.k.a. Santa Claus, in easy-to-read text with beautiful 4-colorful illustrations throughout.


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St. Nicholas Troparian & Kontakion (Suggested Book)

Author(s): DCE Liturgical Resource

ISBN: In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith, an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence...

Troparian (Tone 4)
In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith,
an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence;
your humility exalted you;
your poverty enriched you.
Hierarch Father Nicholas,
entreat Christ our God
that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion (Tone 3)
You revealed yourself, O saint, in Myra as a priest,
For you fulfilled the Gospel of Christ
By giving up your soul for your people,
And saving the innocent from death.
Therefore you are blessed as one become wise in the grace of God.


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Discussion Activities for Fall (PDF)

Author(s): Department of Christian Education

Here are three sets of discussion activities based on three of the weekly bulletin inserts provided by the Department of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America. They all involve saints commemorated by the Church during the month of October, and provide guidance for teen and adult discussion groups to think about these “fall saints” more deeply.

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Preparing for Our Lord’s Birth (PDF)

Author(s): DCE

As we move through the Nativity Fast, or Advent, the Church calendar is studded with the feast days of many great saints. One of the most appealing is Saint Herman, who is commemorated on December 13th.

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St. Nicholas Archbishop of Myra in Lycia (HTML)

Author(s): OCA Feasts & Saints Resource

Brief Biography of St Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia.

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Brave Like a Saint (HTML)

Author(s): Iakovina

Our children are faced with many challenges that require them to stand up for their Orthodox faith. We as parents need to discover as many resources as possible to assist our children in making positive choices. One such resource is the book Brave Like a Saint by Iakovina.

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Family Scrapbook (HTML)

Resource for My Orthodox Family

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A Project-Book for Families (HTML)

Author(s): Olga Roshak

Orthodox Educator. A Project-Book for Families

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Summer Crafts (HTML)

Author(s): Father James McLuckie

Orthodox Educator Glass icons, laminated icons

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The Story of the Annunciation (ages 4-6) (HTML)

Author(s): DCE

The story of the Annunciation written for children. For use in the FOCUS Unit.

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