"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
C. S. Lewis

Monday, July 1, 2013

Raising Godly Children

Raising Our Children in the Church

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6


I knew a priest who had three sons, and they were like angels; the three of them. And I said to him, “Father, how did you manage to instruct them, and that they are like angels; one received ordination even, and the other two are chanters in his parish? How did you manage to instruct them in their devotion and the beautiful in their manner; their ethos?”

And he said to me, “Father, I never taught them anything. But from infancy I used to go and kneel by their bed for half an hour in the night and pray for them. All the things I wanted to tell to them, I told God, and God put them in their hearts.”
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 from, From Archimandrite Zacharias,  Remember Thy First Love (Revelation 2:4-5): The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life in the Theology of Elder Sophrony (Mount Thabor Publishing). http://thaborian.com/bookstore_100329_1.html
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