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Orthodox Christian Education

WE TEACH BY OUR EXAMPLE

All this is to say that children must be able to discover authentic Orthodox Christianity in their home. Children should be able to see their parents praying before their home altar or icon corner. They should see their parents burning incense before icons, and lighting the vigil lamp and candles. Ideally, every room in the house should have an icon hung on the wall. The icon corner or home altar should have a Bible, a Cross, a prayer book, The Prologue, an icon of Jesus Christ, an icon of the Theotokos, an icon of the home partron saint, and a vigil lamp. 

Evenings are an opportune times for the family to reflect on the day, pray together, read the Lives of the Saints, make the sign of the Cross, read Scripture, or simply to share a family story. 
 
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