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Resources for Parents + December 2016

While there is an abundance of resources for Orthodox Christian Parents on the internet, here are a few that have been featured on our facebook page recently. These resources will help you explore the lives of saints with your children.

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The Orthodox Church in America Department of Christian Education offers these (free!) printable activity books that will help your family learn about saints (and the animals that served them; those commemorated in the Litiya prayers; those that can help in times of trouble; and those from North America) through stories and related activities.

Ancient Faith Ministries' podcast "Saint of the Day" offers a short reading each day featuring the life of one of the saints commemorated on that day, as well as an extensive archive of stories of others saints commemorated each day.

Paterikon For Kids offers beautifully illustrated, child-sized tiny books by various authors, including saint stories and stories from the Bible. Available individually or the entire set (at a significant discount). Also available in 12 other languages.

"Little Falcons" is an Orthodox Christian children's magazine published quarterly. Each issue has a theme and includes articles, activities, and stories based on that theme. It also includes at least one story from the life of a saint, often written as a play so that several readers can share the story together.

"New Martyr Magazine" is a new quarterly Orthodox Christian children's magazine. Each issue includes illustrations by children, stories, puzzles, photographs that help children learn more about the faith, and a story about a saint.

"2017 Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints Calendar": This spiral-bound calendar offers the references for daily scripture readings, a brief story of one of the saints of the day, a list of all the day's saints, and a quote from a church father.

This blog post, from Orthodox Education: resources and ideas, offers many links to online resources for stories from the lives of the saints.