"The solution is to be found through the sanctification of the parents. Become saints and you will have no problems with your children." Father Porphyrios , Wounded By Love

Monday, January 21, 2019

Holy Unction Orthodox Lesson

We rarely tackle the topic of Holy Unction (Evxalion)
in the Orthodox Church with teenagers and youth, so it is rather taken for granted when Holy Week comes along.

However, holy oil can be used daily in your homes if you obtain a small jar of blessed oil from a kandili (vigil lamp) burning in front of relics or from your own personal icon corner. Each day as your family reads the morning prayers, complete the experience by eating a small piece of antidoro (blessed bread distributed at the end of Liturgy) and by receiving the sign of the cross with oil by a parent. It also is a good habit for children to kiss the hand of the parent who blesses them as this conveys a deeper respect for the hand that nourishes you....ultimately reminding children that to receive the blessing of their parent for the day is crucial....just as we ask the blessing of our parents for college choices, marriage, etc

Download the HOLY UNCTION handout here on Scribd
or here thru GoogleDocs

Here is the link for the ORTHODOX KIDS JOURNALS  if you'd like to participate in the full program!

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails