Monday, September 5, 2011

feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

our side chapel celebrates

We invite you to come and join us on September 7th Vespers @ 7pm and September 8th @ 8am,  when our side chapel dedicated to Panagia Iamatiki (Healing Mary) and the Birth of the Theotokos celebrates.

"Today the Bridge of Life is born. Through her mortal men, fallen into hell, find their way up again, and they glorify in song Christ the Giver of life."
(taken from Matins hymn on this day)



children's resources

online and interactive

In our previous post we shared the trial that is online of the 'Children's Bible' @ But did you know there was more out there on the world wide web? Yes, there sure is...

Saints Alive is another resource by the American Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. You have a helpful host and three sections to explore with puzzles and games. It explores stories from the Old Testament, the Church and New Testament. There are different levels for each game to meet to each child's ability.

There is also (for the older kids) a interactive site on 
Environmental Balance: Learning to become stewards of God's World. It is set up by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and challenges the players to think about how they can be responsible for the world they live in.
Build a world, a sustainable community, learn about God's intention for the earth and then what is currently the situation in the world.

Have a browse and play and let us know what you think!