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Offline Alxandra

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For those of you with little ones :)
« on: May 18, 2017, 11:04:51 AM »

Teaching Children to Love God by Abbot Tryphon

For those of you with little ones :) The importance of making the home a church, and being vigilant in not letting society raise the children, but the hearts of mothers and father with Christ

“Making the sign of the cross, lighting candles and burning incense only on Sundays teaches your children to compartmentalize their own faith, and leaves them defenseless in a world fulled with temptations and distractions from things that are of a spiritual nature. If you do not demonstrate the importance of prayer before your children, you will leave them defenseless in a world that hates Christ. Your children need to pray with you, read the scriptures with you, be taught the faith by you.

If you do not make your home a domestic church, your children will be lost to Christ, and Orthodoxy will not be lived out beyond your own grave. If they do not see you living a committed life in Christ, they will turn from the faith, and Orthodoxy will not survive into the next generation.”

-Abbot Tryphon
"And if the man is the head of the family then the woman is the heart, and this heart is made by God that He may find rest in it”
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Offline Ainnir

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Re: For those of you with little ones :)
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 12:30:44 PM »
Thank you, Alxandra.  This is a good reminder.  :)
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no idea, so there’s that.