A New Year, a New Harvest: Renewal through Orthodox Christian Community


It’s about that time…the time for New Year’s resolutions: new beginnings, new goals and new inspiration. I am not talking about watching the ball drop in Times Square or counting down to midnight with your friends and family. I am talking about the Ecclesiastical New Year we just celebrated on September 1.

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The Tree of Jesse: A Traditional Lesson Plan

The Tree of Jesse: A Traditional Lesson Plan, by Fr. Andrew George, is an advent activity for home, groups, or church school. (PRAXIS Fall 2009)

"Our spiritual family tree is named after Jesse, the father of King David. “The royal line of David is like a tree that has been cut down; but just as new branches sprout from the stump, so a new king (Christ) will arise from David’s descendants.” The name “Jesse” is found in the Old Testament..."

To view the activity, click here.