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“Life in the home is in the Lord; the family is a little Church…Let each of you make your home a church." (Orthodox Study Bible, Colossians 3:18-4, St. John Chrysostom)

“You could argue that the Church has four parts to it – the narthex, the nave, the alter, and the home. The liturgy in that sense never ends, as many teach, and that what we do from when we leave Church on Sunday to when we come back is still our life of worship and prayer in Christ. The condition of this time when we are shut in actually gives us the opportunity to do what we should have always been doing in the first place when it comes to our homes. The home should be like a little church. Just as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit eternally love each other, so should the father, mother, and child/children do the same in their home. This is Christianity. It’s not just Church on Sunday’s. It’s all of life. God is always present. We experience Him in and through love, especially love within family.” (Sacramental Living Ministries)

“It is the duty of all true and committed Christians…to be steadfast to the mind of Christ and His Church. It must begin in the little church in the home the 'domestic church,' then be connected to the local parish and its clergy and then on to the Church universal. (Fr. George Morelli)

“Just as a monk works out his salvation within the confines of a monastery and through the daily interactions with his brotherhood, the married person works out his salvation within the home, the domestic church. Work and prayer are required in both realms. The couple should pray together and with their children, preferably in the morning and evening. Each task should begin with prayer. Even the small tasks, such as taking the children to school, can be begun with a short prayer. Prayer in the home is the spiritual glue that keeps the matrimonial and domestic bonds together.” (Bishop Thomas)

"In the home, in the struggles, is where we are learning patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control, sharing, taking turns, helping others, and, essentially, selfless love. It is in the home that we are working out our salvation, being perfected in Christ, and being made holy." (Dr. Philip Mamalakis)

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