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Stewardship of Christ’s Life-Giving Spring
Posted on 5/16/14
Source: My Christ, My Care
The Orthodox Christian View on Abortion
by Stanley S. Harakas
Source: The Youth Pages of the Path of Orthodoxy, May 2014 Page Six
IN THE CLASSROOM
Suggested Prayer Before Study:
Source: Teacher's Sotaya Facebook Page
O God, our Father, bind together in Thine all-embracing love every family on earth. Banish anger and bitterness within homes, nourish forgiveness and peace. Bestow upon parents such wisdom and patience that they may gently exercise the disciplines of love, and call forth from their children their greatest virtue and highest skill. Instill in children such independence and self-respect that they may freely obey their parents and grow in the joys of companionship. Open hearts to hear the truth within the words another speaks. Open eyes to see the example of virtuous parents, open hearts to complete forgiveness and understanding of all things willed by Thee, O Creator and Sustainer of families.
Membership in TEACHER’S SOTAYA is open to parish Sunday Church School Teachers and Superintendents who will gather for monthly meetings and fellowship, assist their parish priest with the organization of the school curriculum, share ideas, organize opportunities for teacher training, and promote the furtherance of Christian education at their local parish.
The Standing Committee for Christian Education is ready to assist each local chapter of SOTAYA in reaching its goals and will conduct an annual conference of the TEACHER’S SOTAYA at the diocesan, regional or national level. This annual conference will allow for the opportunity of sharing and networking with other teachers throughout the region.