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Interview on OCN radio on Childgood: The Journal for Creative Families 0

  I recently spoke with Fr Chris from the Orthodox Christian Network radio, Come Receive the Light about Childgood: The Journal for Creative Families, launched on Thanksgiving Day 2012, available for the Apple ipad. We talked about: What is unique about this parenting magazine? What is my role in the magazine? Some of the topics […]

Twelve Books for the Twelve Days of Christmas 2

“What shall we offer You, O Christ, Who for our sake has appeared on earth as a man? Every creature which You have made offers You thanks. The angels offer you a song. The heavens, their star. The wise men, their gifts. The shepherds, their wonder. The earth, it’s cave. The wilderness, the manger. And […]

Why does God allow violence to children? Interview on Come Receive the Light. 0

The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Conn. on December 14, shocked and deeply saddened the entire nation. As parents you may be struggling with your own emotions and how to talk to your children. How do you answer questions like why it happened and whether the children are in heaven?   How […]

St. Kendeas of Cyprus – A gift in his memory 0

“Whosoever offers a gift In my memory Will find me, St. Kendeas, An intercessor Before God.” And so reads the inscription on the scroll held by Saint Kendeas on his icon. This box of delicious gala apples arrived the day after Thanksgiving! I opened my front door and there it was. It was a gift […]

Introducing Childgood: The Journal for Creative Families 0

  I am excited to introduce a unique bimonthly online parenting magazine and a new creative venture of a dedicated team of experts. It is a joy, privalege and blessing to be a part of the Childgood Team! “ChildGood-The Journal for Creative Families (CG) is an elegant, online lifestyle magazine for young parents. ChildGood is […]

Conciliar Press children’s book sale! 0

Don’t miss this incredible sale at Conciliar Press which is offering 60% off many children’s books until July 31! Under the Grapevine and The Hermit, The Icon and The Emperor are available  at 60% off. Now is a great time to buy a special book for a special child.  

Under the Grapevine Story Contest Winners 0

Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti! And now for the winners of the story contest…..Congratulations to: Julia age 3, for her story on Mary Anna age 9 for her story on The Lady of Light Maria age 10 for her story on Saint Brigid. Listen to these stories this week on Readings from Under the Grapevine […]

Struggle and Prayer: Stories of Faith, Stories of Healing 0

Guest blog on The Sounding Blog, Orthodox Christian Network by Chrissi Hart   When I trained as a Clinical Psychologist in Britain’s National Health Service, I knew that I wanted to work exclusively with children. I had the ideal job, working at the oldest children’s hospital in Europe. Several years later I moved to Cambridge […]

Happy Birthday “Readings from Under the Grapevine” 2

 Readings from Under the Grapevine podcast on Ancient Faith Radio will be five years old on April 14, 2012! It all began with my first book, Under the Grapevine: A Miracle by Saint Kendeas of Cyprus (illustrated by Claire Brandenburg), from which the podcast took it’s name. Under the Grapevine is my grandmother’s miraculous story […]

Story Contest! 0

To celebrate five years of “Readings from Under the Grapevine,” we are inviting children to send in an original short story (800 words or less) about their favorite Saint! Stories should be double spaced and include a title and your child’s name and age. Please email stories to Dr. Chrissi Hart ( by April 14. […]