13585RE: [orthodox-synod] music our kids listen to
- Feb 1, 2005You mention coming to church twice a week. Father, you
indeed are a fanatic!
Actually I tried once to suggest to someone that a good
"barometer" of a healthy family life is their attendance at
the Vigil on Saturdays and feasts. The ones who make this a
point seem better off. Of course, it is just a barometer
that reflects that the parents do a far greater job at home.
Then I have seen families where the children are far from
the Church and begin to be big trouble; parents who never
wanted to impose on the children to bring them to church and
the and then they weep in disbelief and ask "Why?". In the
end it seems that the parents are the ones we need to reach.
Fr. Alexis Duncan
Joy of All Who Sorrow Russian Orthodox Church
From: Fr. Michael Crowley [mailto:tcrowley@...]
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 2:01 PM
Subject: Re: [orthodox-synod] music our kids listen to
My approach as a parent and priest has been to look for
opportunity to immerse the senses of my children (both
Orthodox culture and/or the best of the "fallen good" of
culture. This is often time consuming and expensive and so I
fall short since I am far from being unselfish. I have
though, been able
to recognize the difference when efforts are made.
I tell new/young parents to keep this kind of music out of
to severely limit TV viewing (better to not even have one),
conversely present beautiful music and images as much as
Coming to Church at least twice a week saves a lot of work
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