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How much Does Holy Communion for children cost in the Orthodox Church?

How much Does Holy Communion for children cost in the Orthodox Church?

We welcome a new contributor to our blog, Fr. Methodius Jm Kariuki, director of the St. Barnabas Orphanage and School in South Kinangop, Kenya.Most people do not realize there is a financial expense associated with serving Divine Liturgy. There are candles on the altar. There is flour and yeast needed to make the bread for prosphora and communion. Wine is needed for the chalice. Many churches purchase their own supplies, but more churches accept donations from the people.God give …
Feb 12th 2024 Fr Methodius JM Kariuki

Ho Ho Ho or Holy Holy Holy

The real reason for the season… For the last few years, we have seen for sale figurines and artwork depicting Santa Claus kneeling to the Christ Child. Evidently, these are a popular item. But it strikes us as odd. Recently, Legacy Icons sent a newsletter with a photo of one such figurine, contrasted with an icon of St. Nicholas of Myra, with the headline: “Ho Ho Ho, or Holy Holy Holy?” We believe the creators of these figures and artwork have good intentions. If we are under …
Feb 12th 2024 David DeJonge
The Spiritual Senses

The Spiritual Senses

"But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." Hebrews 5:14.God has given us physical senses whereby we may perceive the things of the physical world-- sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. It should not seem strange, then, that for each of these physical senses there is also a corresponding spiritual sense whereby we may discern the things of the spirit. This can be demonst …
Feb 12th 2024 ГАБРІЕЛЬ ТОМАС РЕЙТЕНАУЕР
How You Can Help Today

How You Can Help Today

By the grace of God. On Saturday, 30 September 2017, I shall be visiting the family with two severely disabled children. So far we have received 200$ which was earmarked by our friends to be given to this family for their needs. I hope and pray that with the few days before this visit, you will find the family worthy of support. If you do, you may donate towards their support via our donation account. Please mark donations “Disabled Children.” I continue to worry and pray ab …
Feb 12th 2024 Fr Methodius JM Kariuki

COVID-19 Related Information

Under the current safety regulations in Michigan, Legacy Icons is able to continue shipping orders. Our offices are strictly closed to customers, and staff who can work off-site are doing so. We are filling orders as quickly as possible, thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff.There may continue to be delays in customer service inquiries, but we are also working to introduce a new support ticket system to streamline the process.We produce our icons in our own shop, but the …
Feb 12th 2024 Legacy Icons

Legacy Icons impacted by Michigan "Stay Home" order

The governor of Michigan has signed a stay-at-home order for all non-essential workers in the state, in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. The order continues through April 13. (Extended to April 30.)As a family-run business, we will continue limited operations with members of our founder David DeJonge's household for as long as we can safely and legally do so, under strict social distancing and quarantine rules. For now, we are continuing to accept and fill orders, operating …
Feb 12th 2024 Legacy Icons
On the Visitation

On the Visitation

We recently received a message from a customer asking about our new icon of the Visitation of the Theotokos and Elizabeth, which includes Christ and John the Baptist in the wombs of their mothers, and the reasoning behind depicting something that in reality took place secretly. Others may have similar questions, so we wanted to provide a public response to say more about its meaning. When we speak of events that took place secretly, I call to mind the hymn from Vespers on Christm …
Feb 12th 2024 Reader John

2020 Thanksgiving Sale

November 20-21 Free Gift: Theotokos Blue Votive Candle & Micro Icon Pack with orders $20+November 22-2715% Off: All Incense, Kits & Accessories Free Gift: Variety Votive Candle & Micro Icon Pack with orders $20+November 26 Free Gift: Incense & Candle Pack with purchase of a Smokeless Incense BurnerNovember 27 Free Gift: Surprise gift for the first 22 customers after 12:00 AM EST.November 27 – December 515% Off: All IconsNovember 30 Free Gift: Warm up the coming winter with a …
Feb 12th 2024 Legacy Icons

2020 Christmas Shipping Guide

Each of our icons is hand-crafted just for you, and we are busy during the Christmas season. If you have an important deadline, consider ordering earlier rather than later. Note: These are estimates based on the maximum allowable time to ship. We are currently running well ahead of this schedule, and orders placed after these dates may arrive in time, but these are the deadlines for guaranteed delivery. In the event of a regional or statewide pandemic-related shutdown, these date …
Feb 12th 2024 Legacy Icons

How to set up a traditional Orthodox prayer corner

We have often heard from customers, "How do I set up a prayer corner?" We are going to explain the idea of the home prayer corner, the meaning behind each element, and how to get started if you don't have one yet.LocationThe Prayer Corner can be located in any convenient place in your home. The best place is a prominent wall or corner of your main living room, where the family can gather each day to pray. As Christians throughout history have traditionally prayed facing towards t …
Feb 12th 2024 Legacy Icons