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Meditations for Orthodox Families - Weekly meditations for families, with stories about the saints, Scripture readings and lessons designed to open up conversation and to enrich the family Little Church.

Meditations for Orthodox Families - Weekly meditations for families, with stories about the saints, Scripture readings and lessons designed to open up conversation and to enrich the family Little Church.
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Meditations for Orthodox Families - Weekly meditations for families, with stories about the saints, Scripture readings and lessons designed to open up conversation and to enrich the family Little Church.

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English


Episodes

Forgiveness Sunday

3/9/2019
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Elissa and Kristina explore the two related themes of this final Sunday before Great Lent: the theme of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from Paradise, and the theme of forgiveness.

Duration:00:10:02

The Last Judgement

3/2/2019
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Kristina and Elissa explore Christ’s words about the Last Judgement, and what they mean for us as we live our lives today.

Duration:00:13:37

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

2/23/2019
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Today as Kristina and Elissa look at the Parable of the Prodigal Son, they ask: which son are you? Is one son better than the other? Maybe not!

Duration:00:17:50

The Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee

2/16/2019
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Do you find that you're a Publican or a Pharisee? What does that mean?

Duration:00:13:15

Preparing for Great Lent

2/9/2019
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It's the beginning of the Triodion! But what does "Triodion" mean? Great Lent is a beautiful time of year, and it's full of beautiful words that we're not sure we understand. In this episode, we'll consider those difficult words, and we'll talk about how we prepare ourselves and our families for Great Lent.

Duration:00:15:08

St. Ephraim the Syrian

2/2/2019
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Once a fiery youth, St. Ephraim became a meek and humble, gentle and saintly monk! On this episode, we'll get to know him better!

Duration:00:14:10

The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple

1/26/2019
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Elissa Bjeletich and Kristina Wenger discuss the Feast of the Presentation; they consider Christ's example to follow the commandments of God and the stories of the Righteous Simeon and Anna.

Duration:00:08:37

A Visit to the Scented Garden: Verses to Encourage Our Spirits

1/19/2019
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Kristina Wenger and Elissa Bjeletich share some favorite Scripture verses and quotes to help us shake off our wintry blues.

Duration:00:17:28

The Life of St. Sava

1/12/2019
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Elissa Bjeletich and Kristina Wenger tell the life story of the very beloved Serbian Saint, St. Sava who was born into the life of a prince, but had other ideas....

Duration:00:12:54

The Theophany

1/5/2019
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Elissa and Kristina discuss the upcoming feast of the Theophany, the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Jordan River.

Duration:00:14:39

The Magi

12/29/2018
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Kristina Wenger and Elissa Bjeletich consider the Magi: who were these wise men from the East, and what made them decide to seek out the Baby Jesus?

Duration:00:12:41

The Nativity of our Lord

12/22/2018
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Kristina and Elissa read St. Luke's account of Christ's birth, stopping along the way to consider the many ways that God communicates His love to us.

Duration:00:11:41

Jesus’ Family Tree

12/15/2018
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As the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers approaches, Elissa Bjeletich and Kristina Wenger look at the first chapter of Matthew's gospel and discuss the meaning of the lineage of Jesus Christ.

Duration:00:14:19

Stillness

12/8/2018
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In the midst of the Nativity Lent, Kristina Wenger and Elissa Bjeletich take some time to consider how stillness allows us to hear God's still small voice, and how practicing stillness might become a part of our fast.

Duration:00:11:00

St. Nicholas

12/1/2018
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As the feast of the very beloved St. Nicholas approaches, Elissa and Kristina tell his life story, and consider the significance of giving in secret.

Duration:00:15:15

Gratitude

11/17/2018
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As Thanksgiving comes near, Kristina Wenger and Elissa Bjeletich consider the role of gratitude in our spiritual lives. How can we cultivate gratitude during this upcoming Nativity Fast?

Duration:00:14:02

The Holy Archangels

11/10/2018
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Elissa and Kristina explore what we know about the Holy Archangels. How many can you name?

Duration:00:11:01

The Holy Angels

11/3/2018
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Kristina and Elissa talk about angels, how they help us, and how we can join them as they offer praise to God!

Duration:00:16:32

Saints Cosmas and Damian

10/27/2018
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Elissa and Kristina tell about Saints Cosmas and Damian from Asia Minor. They were brothers and doctors who helped people get well without charging any money.

Duration:00:10:44

St. Luke the Evangelist

10/20/2018
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Elissa and Kristina explore the life of the very talented St. Luke the Evangelist, first iconographer, healer and of course, writer of the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke and the Acts of the Apostles!

Duration:00:11:56