Children and the Great Fast

Children and the Great Fast

By Panyi Matka Irene Galadza Feb 2004, St. Elias UGCC in Brampton, Ontario This year, Great Lent approaches on the heels of the Nativity Season. Kolyada in church has just ended, but the soft and somber sound of The Rivers of Babylon hint at the approaching season of...
Celebrating St. Nicholas Day

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day

Here is a look at how Eastern Christians celebrate St. Nicholas Day: In Greece, the Greeks will display the Icon of St. Nicholas Prominently in their home the Nativity Lent as a reminder to give alms in emulation of this great Saint, The mother of the home after...
Who is St. Nicholas?

Who is St. Nicholas?

  The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an...
A Prayer for Children

A Prayer for Children

A Prayer for Children by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich All-plenteous Lord Jesus Christ, Who was once even Thyself a child and Who used to love and bless children, have mercy upon the children of our time, and save them – so that unbaptized children may be...