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The Childrens Word is a weekly bulletin for Orthodox Christian young people. Copyright 2018 Alexandra Houck.
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Lord have mercy!
Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them, for to such is the Kingdom of Heaven. Mark 10:14
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Volume 6, Issue 20
Dont forget!Dont forget!Dont forget!Dont forget! Can you think of a time you left home, and your parents gave you some instructions? Maybe
you were going off to school, and you heard your
mother say, And dont forget to Those might
have been the most important words she told you!
In todays epistle reading, we hear some of the last
words Saint Paul said to the early Christians. He was
giving the Christians in Ephesus some last instruc-
tions. And dont forget to Saint Paul might have
said. But what did he tell these Christians? What was
Saint Paul told them, We must support the weak,
remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for He Himself said, It is more
blessed to give than to receive. St. Paul tells the Christians how we must
help others. We help poor people. We help sick people. We help lonely
people. We help older people. We help little children. We help sad people.
Saint Paul reminds us to help the weak, the people who need us!
After Saint Paul said these things, he was sent off to Jerusalem, where he
wasnt allowed to teach the new Christians anymore. So, thats why these
were his last instructions. We are Christians too, so lets remember St.
Pauls important words. Dont forget to help the weak, the people who
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In lots of icons,
you see saints
holding onto their
shows they never
wanted to stop be-
ing a Christian!
Whats in an icon?
Can you find these
words in the jum-
I A B Z B T R W K W B U T Y B
N N T P G N D P B B D A R P J
W V S N X S F W P U Q O Q J S
S E W T L Y M X S K S S P R A
N T J V R S N L U A J K E A I
M S C Z V U P U I B A H M K N
Y L S W R U C N R E F D B V T
H X S P U M T T W Y I J U E K
H Y Y H K P G N I P L E H H A
P H I L A N T H R O P I S T L
Y I S U N M Y X R C N O Z M I
N S L S F D A G X F G S G Z C
U K L H O M O S M B S X G E E
F O S T C R B Z A C R K Y P R
N X G F J V C F O U M T M S C
HELPING THE POOR
Sometimes we hear mes-
sages more than once, dont we? In todays epistle reading, we hear Saint
Paul reminding us to help the poor. This
week we hear about a saint who spent
her whole life helping the poor. Her life
is a message to us, too!
We dont know much about Saint Kali.
We dont know if she lived 1300 years
ago or 700 years ago. We do know that
she lived a very holy life. She tried to be
like the good Christians who came be-
fore her. Kali was very rich, but she gave
away a lot of her money to the poor. She
invited people who didnt have homes to live in her house. She asked
God to help her feed the hungry, and He did. When she gave away
bread to the poor, she never ran out, no matter how much she gave
In our Orthodox Church, we have many hymns and songs about the
saints. The hymn to Saint Kali tells about how much she helped peo-
ple when she was alive, and about how much she still helps people
now that she is with Christ in heaven. The hymn tells how Saint Kali
never gets tired of helping people. Lets ask God to be that way too!
We celebrate St. Kali on Tuesday, May 22nd (June 4th, OC).
Kali means good in Greek, Kali means good in Greek, Kali means good in Greek, Kali means good in Greek,
and that is a good name for her!and that is a good name for her!and that is a good name for her!and that is a good name for her!