by Elder PaisiosQ.: I’ve noticed, Elder, that sometimes babies smile at the time of Divine Liturgy.A.: They don’t do that only at the Divine Liturgy. Babies are in constant contact with God, because they’ve got nothing to worry about. What did Christ say about little children? ‘Their angels in … [Read more...]
The Place of Children
by St. John ChrysostomLet everything take second place to our care of our children, our bringing them up to the discipline and instruction of the Lord. If from the beginning we teach them to love true wisdom, they will have more wealth and glory than riches can provide. … [Read more...]
Will Unbaptized Children Go To Hell if they Die?
by Fr. John HainsworthOften on the heart and mind - will unbaptized children go to hell?No. The Orthodox Church does not believe that children are born guilty of Adam’s sin and that unless freed of that guilt through baptism and communion they will die without God’s mercy. Such a notion is … [Read more...]