Things to Keep You and/or Your Kids Busy
Encouragement during the Corona Virus Pandemic
Here is a compilation of Ancient Faith Radio podcast episodes featuring content related to the coronavirus pandemic. Check back as more episodes are added.
Daily Scripture Reading
Fr. Alexis Kouri is reading through the Bible in one year. Each day’s reading includes an Old Testament reading from one of the books of Genesis through Maccabees, and also readings from Psalms, Proverbs, and the New Testament. At the end of the daily readings, Fr. Alexis gives a 2-minute homily. The whole thing takes about 20 minutes.
FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
OCF at Home
Bringing an on campus-connection to your living room. Let your time at home be a time of reflection and growth with OCF. This Thursday, March 19 at 6 p.m. our time (9 p.m. EST), Fr. Michael Nasser will explain why you shouldn’t try to convince anyone of anything. For more info and to join the Zoom chat: https://www.ocf.net/ocf-at-home/
(and the adults who must keep them busy!)
Orthodox Homeschooling Resources
Food for Hungry People 2020 - A fun and informative way to save money and help those being helped by our Benevolence Fund.
STORYTIME WITH ZUKO & JANE (Meyer!)
ON THE ANCIENT FAITH FACEBOOK PAGE
Let's share stories and prayers with our friends to keep us hopeful during this hard time. Jane G. Meyer is a beloved picture-book author and children's editor at Ancient Faith Publishing. Zuko is her adorable dog. He is large and fuzzy, and he is looking forward to reading you stories.
Zuko and Jane will be LIVE on the Ancient Faith Publishing Facebook Page, at 5:00 PM Pacific time, 8:00 PM Eastern time Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday night each week, always at the same time.
SUDDENLY :: YOU’RE A HOMESCHOOLER! A BLOG BY JANE MEYER
ART FOR KIDS
All kinds of art lessons for kids, including how to draw for kids, even painting and origami for kids.
EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY
ABCmouse.com is offering free access with code “AOFLUNICEF” during the school closure.
Tons of ideas for kids and parents, including online story time here: https://coolprogeny.com/2020/03/operation-storytime/
MOVIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE (Netflix) is a heartwarming, romantic comedy about two vulnerable, lost souls who have each suffered deep losses and have their guards up, as a result. When they enter a dance contest, and become partners, they begin to discover new perspectives on life, love and faith. THE MALE LEAD CHARACTER IS GREEK ORTHODOX – BOTH IN THE MOVIE AND IN REAL LIFE! Lots of references to the Orthodox Faith, including the opening scene, which is a shot of the inside of the dome of an Orthodox church. – Valerie Y.
NPR Tiny Desk Concerts
Really cool concerts from a huge variety of artists. You can find anyone from Yo-Yo Ma to Coldplay to Jacob Collier on here. Cool way to explore new artists.
One of Terrell Armstrong’s favorites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NIFz8wRvMs
Really aesthetically pleasing Japanese home cooking.
You Suck at Cooking
Satirical, short, easy cooking videos. Even has a few vegan recipes that you could check out!
OPRAH WINFREY’S 2020 VISION TOUR
Inspiring interviews with celebrities, authors, and leaders about their vision for this year.
This one is Oprah sharing her own personal story of forgiveness and transformation. “Everything that has happened TO you has happened FOR you.”
YOUTUBE VIDEOS on Orthodox Christianity
Father Thomas Hopko – Greatest Challenge for Orthodoxy – talks about adjusting and not holding on rigidly to the past just for the past’s sake. – Terrell A.
Fr. Thomas Hopko | From Shadow to Reality: The Biblical Foundations of Christian Liturgical Worship
Really just an incredible lecture. During the whole talk Fr Tom is just doling out wisdom. – Terrell A.
MOVIES & SERIES
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
CRASH LANDING ON YOU. Netflix
Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)
Metropolitan Opera: Free ‘Nightly Met Opera Streams’
https://operawire.com/metropolitan-opera-to-offer-up-nightly-met-opera-streams/ In an effort to continue providing opera to its audience members, the Met Opera will host “Nightly Met Opera Streams” on its official website to audiences worldwide.These free streams will present encores of past performances from its famed Live in HD series. The encore presentations will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST each night on the company’s official website and will then be available for an additional 20 hours thereafter. Each showcase will also be viewable on the Met Opera on demand apps.
Cincinnati Zoo – Live Streaming on Facebook
The Cincinnati Zoo will be live-streaming different animals and exhibits at 3 p.m. EST from Monday to Friday on Facebook. Kids will have the opportunity to learn about new animals.
FREE ONLINE CONCERTS by the Berlin Philharmonic