The Children’s Word
Presvytera Alexandra Houck created The Children’s Word bulletin so children will know they are not only welcome in church, but even more, an essential part of the Church family. Each issue includes a message on the Sunday Gospel lesson and on one of the saints for the week, with age-appropriate articles, stories, and activities. She hopes this weekly bulletin will be just one more way we can make kids feel at home in church. Presvytera Alexandra is a graduate of Duke University and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Resources
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese website includes resources for daily living (such as prayers, saints’ lives, icons), as well as content for parishioners and others searching for specific Orthodox resources on families, youth, young adults, sacraments, and music.
Mobile Device Apps
The Encounter features Daily Prayers spoken by Orthodox Faithful, including several parishioners of St Marys. Available for Apple iOS and Android.
The Daily Readings App on your mobile device is the easiest way to access the day’s Bible readings prescribed by the Lectionary of the Greek Orthodox Church. The Daily Readings App also lets you read the lives of the saints or lookup fasting guidelines for each day right on your device. Archdiocese Department of Internet Ministries. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.
Chant along with Eikona! In this new app, listen to the daily hymns of the church calendar, chanted simply and beautifully. Each day includes a morning prayer, hymn, and sheet music. Available for Apple iOS and Android.
Catena Bible & Commentaries provides an easy-to-navigate KJV2000 translation with tens of thousands of patristic commentaries by 250+ authors (Apocrypha is included as well). It lets you select your tradition: Byzantine Theology (Orthodox), Western Theology (Roman Catholic), Early Fathers, or all of the above. Available for Apple iOS and Android.
Pray Always includes the necessary daily and weekly prayers for an Orthodox Christian (morning, evening, communion, intercession, and numerous others). It allows some flexibility in the font (sans serif and serif), font size, and also allows the choice between traditional (King James) English and contemporary/modern. Available for Apple iOS and Android.