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The Old Testament Stories for Children Series--BOOKS
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Jonah's Journey to the Deep
Mother Melania
SKU 781888 212594
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Volume 3 of The Old Testament Stories for Children Series

Everywhere in the Old Testament, the Fathers of the Church see Christ, the Theotokos, and the Church revealed.  The Fathers always understood the Old Testament in light of the New.  Moses in the basket is a "type" of baptism.  Jacob crossed his hands to bless Joseph's younger son (Ephraim) over his older son (Manesseh)--a prefiguring both of the Cross and of the surpassing of the Old Covenant by the New.

Using simple verse and colorful, semi-iconographic illustrations that are both sweet and reverent, the series aims to introduce children and their parents to the profound truths revealed in the pages of the Old Testament.  Our hope is that the readers will develop a thirst to meet Christ in the Scriptures that so richly reveal Him.

Preschool and up

 



Moses and the Burning Bush
Mother Melania
SKU 781946 991010
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Volume 5 of The Old Testament Stories for Children Series

The story of Moses is the story of God's deliverance of His people from slavery to the freedom of worshiping Him.  In particular, the Passover (Pascha) of Moses and the Israelites at the Red Sea is the focal point of the Old Covenant and a key scripture associated with Christ's Pascha and our baptism from the death of sin into the life in Christ.  The current story, Moses and the Burning Bush, was richly mined by the Fathers on many levels, but one of its key aspects is certainly the Burning Bush as a "type" of the Theotokos.  As the bush that "held" God burnt without being destroyed, so was the Theotokos unharmed by the fire of Christ's divinity when she bore Him and gave Him birth.

Preschool and up


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Moses' Flight From Egypt
Mother Melania
SKU 781888 212983
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Volume 2 of The Old Testament Stories for Children Series

Everywhere in the Old Testament, the Fathers of the Church see Christ, the Theotokos, and the Church revealed. Moses in the basket is a "type" of baptism. Jacob crossed his hands to bless Joseph's younger son (Ephraim) over his older son (Manasseh)--a prefiguring both of the Cross and of the surpassing of the Old Covenant by the New.The series begins with the life of Moses because the Passover (Pascha) of Moses and the Israelites at the Red Sea is the focal point of the Old Covenant and a key scripture associated with Christ's Pascha. The series will continue with several Moses stories and include others that are also associated with Christ's Pascha: Jonah and the fish, the Three Youths in the furnace, Elijah raising the widow's son. Using simple verse and colorful, semi-iconographic illustrations that are both sweet and reverent, the series aims to introduce children and their parents to the profound truths revealed in the pages of the Old Testament.

Preschool and up

 



The Three Holy Youths in the Furnace
Mother Melania
SKU 781946 991027
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Volume 6 of The Old Testament Stories for Children Series

The three holy youths are beloved examples of faithfulness unto death.  Yet their story contains deeper meaning than this.  The Fathers generally understood the "Angel of God" to be Christ Himself.  (Angel means messenger, and Christ is the very WORD of God.)  Thus, the firey furnace is an image of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary), who contained the fire of the Godhead inside her and yet was unharmed.  Also, this passage prefigures Christ's Passion and Resurrection - He descends into the flames of Hades with us, preserves us unharmed, and leads us out into Eternal Life.  So, we read this passage on Great and Holy Saturday, as we await Christ's Resurrection and our own in Him.

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Preschool and up

 

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The Three Holy Youths in the Furnace: Worksheets
Mother Melania
SKU 781946 991027
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The Old Testament Stories for Children Series

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