My name is Annalisa Boyd. I'm an Orthodox Christian mom to 10 and the author of the Ascetic Lives of Mothers, Hear Me and Special Agents of Christ. I am always looking for ways to help children to engage in the fullness of the Orthodox faith. On this page you will find resources we provide as well as links to other quality Orthodox items that can enrich the spiritual lives of your children, especially during this unusual time in history.
Elena Pelikan is the wonderful iconographer responsible for our beautifully unique teaching icon cards. In addition to her iconography, Elina is a homeschooling mother of five, dance teacher and professional photographer.
Father Noah Bushelli, an archpriest in the Antiochian Archdiocese, is grateful to be married to Kh. Elizabeth, who homeschools their nine children. Father was baptized into the Orthodox Church in 1994 at St Peter and Paul, in Ben Lomond, CA. After graduating from University of Alaska Anchorage with a B. Ed. in 2000, they moved to St. Vladimir's Seminary where he graduated with an M. Div. in 2004 with his thesis exploring St. John Chrysostom's notion of the Church as a Spiritual Hospital. He was ordained to the holy diaconate on Christmas 2002 and the holy priesthood on St Peter and Paul day 2003. After serving St. Nicholas in Bridgeport, CT for three years he moved to St. Philip in Souderton, PA in 2006, where he is the pastor. He is grateful to raise his family in this warm, generous, faithful and vibrant community and is working very hard to meet the demands of active parish life and not forget "the one thing needful". He is the founding director of the Department of Homeschooling of the Antioichian Archdiocese. He is lead catechist and spiritual advisor of St. Raphael School and is excited to share his love for God and the Church with the students and stretch his teaching skills into cyberspace. Knowing that he is insufficient for all of these holy tasks, he thanks you for your prayers for him, his family, his parishioners, his students and all homeschooling families!