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A very busy season…

Dear friends,

It has been a busy season for Orthodox Pebbles, and I would like to THANK YOU for your support and encouragement. As this effort grows, I keep getting feedback about the usefulness of my creations and this really makes me so happy! I am genuinely grateful for everything, Glory to God.

Please find below a short list of new Orthodox Pebbles material and developments.


NEW FREE POST

Old Testament Connections

Material for teaching nine Old Testament stories, focusing on their connections to the New Testament – as explained by the Church Fathers and celebrated in the Orthodox liturgical life.


NEW TEACHING TOOL

Jesse Tree Craft Kit and teaching cards

Coordinating with the Old Testament stories explored in the above post, this kit contains crafting templates and a pack of cards. The templates are used to make a 3D Jesse Tree based on the Orthodox icon type of the Root of Jesse and its variations. The cards are used for educational games, to help reinforce the main themes. Additional material is offered on our website to assist with using these resources as a teaching tool at home, in class, or at a religious retreat.


NEW TEACHING TOOL

Nativity play dough learning mats

For the youngest children, a hands-on sensory activity teaching the Orthodox theology, icon and hymnology of the Great Feast of the Nativity of Christ.


NEW TEACHING TOOL

Holy Theophany fabric set

The newest addition to our fabric set collection, this soft, fleecy, hands-on teaching resource helps teach the theology, icon, and hymnology of the Great Feast of Holy Theophany. It comes with exclusive digital educational material available on the website.


NATIVITY RETREAT

A Different Jesse Tree

I was so grateful to have been invited to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Taxiarhai and St. Haralambos in Niles, IL, to conduct a Nativity retreat on December 11. Young and old alike learned about the relationship between the Old and New Testaments, the hidden prefigurations of the Theotokos and Christ in various Old Testament stories, and their connection to the Orthodox celebration of the Nativity of Christ. It was a wonderful experience, and I would love to do it again!


On behalf of Despina and myself, warmest wishes to all our friends for a peaceful Nativity and a blessed 2022. We are always grateful for you and your continuous support, as it is what gives meaning to our effort. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

With love in Christ,

Natalie

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