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Welcome to Tending the Garden of our Hearts: Weekly Meditations for Orthodox Families!

During this time of social distancing and quarantine, Tending the Garden of Our Hearts is at home too, and we are working to equip you to keep your family connected to the Church.

Our weekly podcast has grown into weekly lessons for families and Sunday schools, a virtual Vacation Church Camp, a Lenten meditations book, and even a Facebook community!

This Fall, we’ll be offering weekly lessons (in both podcast and written form) with coordinating printable activities to equip you for religious education, whether in your home or your classroom. Whether your parish is able to provide Sunday school or not, you’ll have the podcast plus a lesson plan and printables to keep your Little Church growing together in the Faith!

We are so excited about Rooted in Prayer: A Virtual Vacation Church Camp Kit which includes videos, activities, games, and discussion prompts so that you and your family — or perhaps even your whole parish — can enjoy five day-long sessions of a socially distanced camp or retreat. Find this set of videos and PDFs at the Ancient Faith Store!

We ran a special video edition of our podcast (our Virtual Sunday School!) through Pentecost (June 7, 2020) and you can still find all of those videos and materials in our archives.

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Subscribe to our weekly audio podcast on Ancient Faith Radio and look for our book of meditations for every day of Great Lent and Holy week, Tending the Garden of Our Hearts: Daily Lenten Meditations for Families, at the Ancient Faith Store.