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The Saint Emmelia Podcast

Summary: Promoting, Supporting, and Uniting Homeschooling Families Throughout Orthodox North America - The Saint Emmelia Podcast provides inspiring and informative resources and experiences that equip homeschooling families to educate the next generation of Orthodox faithful in North America.

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Podcasts:

 052 - Spiritual Nuggets: How to Make the Holidays a Holy Time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:56

Fr. Noah Bushelli, Director of Saint Emmelia Ministries, shares with us how we can make the upcoming holidays a holy time for our families. A Peaceful Preparation for Christmas Nativity Fast Guidelines

 051 - Hiding in the Library: Something’s Out There - The Quest for Good Books | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:44

In this inaugural episode of a new segment, Hiding in the Library, host Mindi Popovich-Schneider talks with Jessica McCarlson about navigating libraries and children's literature. Jessica is a children's librarian in Wisconsin. She is active in her Lutheran parish, and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, drinking tea, and marveling at God's creation. Resources: Books: Something's Out There - The Quest for Good Books The Rabbit Listened - Cori Doerrfeld A Sick Day for Amos McGee - Philip C. Stead Odd and the Frost Giants - Neil Gaiman The Hired Girl - Laura Amy Schlitz Websites: https://kirkusreviews.com https://goodreads.com (for reviews) Instagram accounts: @rightbooks4kids @goodbookmom @littlehouselearningco

 050 - Interview with Anastasia Likiardopoulos - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:18

Today we are speaking with Anastasia Likiardopoulos. She is a former homeschooled student and a community college graduate as well as a graduate of Hellenic College. She speaks to us today about her experiences homeschooling in the midst of complex and messy life challenges. She focuses on maintaining humor, patience, and a sense of forgiveness as well as reminding us that life does not have to be perfect to be good. (Part 1 of 2)

 049 - Interview with Presvytera Maria Koulianos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:13

Today we are speaking with Presvytera Maria Koulianos, the principle of Saint Raphael Online School. She discusses her pedagogical style and her famous note booking method.

 048 - Interview with Jonathan Pageau | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:24

The past two and a half years have presented unique challenges, struggles, and pain. Jonathan Pageau, renowned sacred arts artist, philosopher, and homeschool dad, discusses with host Mat. Melissa Naasko how we can find beauty, joy, and healing in the midst of crisis. Jonathon Pageau is a well known as a talented artist creating icon carvings and a respected and knowledgeable symbolist. He is also a husband and father with experience homeschooling his children. In this episode, he discusses how to he processed and helped his children to process an extraordinary crisis in his own life. His advice is invaluable for others. The Symbolic World Pageau Carvings Artwork by Jonathan Pageau Orthodox Arts Journal

 047 - Interview with Mikhail Moibenko on Mentoring Young Men | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:28

**A note to parents who might be listening to this podcast with younger children -- this episode includes frank but not graphic discussion of sexual temptations and sins.** Raising today’s teens with the pressures of modern technology and the pervasiveness of social media is more than a little challenging. Today’s episode identifies the challenges faced by boys in their teenaged years and how parents can best support and guide them. Our guest, Mikhail Moibenko, has years of experience in church camps and other youth work.

 046 - Interview with Melissa Naasko, the New Host of The Saint Emmelia Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:38

Saint Emmelia Ministries is grateful to announce that Matushka Melissa Naasko has joined us and will add "Podcast Interviewer" to her impressive biography! Join us as we catch up with the ongoings of homeschooling, life and everything in between! Matushka Melissa together with Fr. Benjamin and their 11 children live large on the Keweenaw Peninsula of northernmost part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and are assigned to the Monastery of Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam in Houghton, Michigan.

 045 - Interview with Mindi Popovich-Schneider: St. Emmelia Ministries Assistant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:00

St. Emmelia Ministries has a wonderful Assistant to our Director, Fr. Noah Bushelli. Join us as we meet Mindi Popovich-Schneider and learn about her homeschool experience, work as a librarian and love of classic literature, and her role with St. Emmelia Ministries.

 044 - Hellenic College: Interview with Dr. Bruce Beck / Sh. Angela Weaver Scholarship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:10

Hellenic College / Holy Cross has announced the Sh. Angela Weaver Memorial Scholarship for homeschooled students. Join us as we speak with Dr. Bruce Beck for this very blessed announcement, and to learn more about the opportunity for homeschool graduates to continue their studies at Hellenic College in Brookline, MA. Dr. Bruce Beck is the Assistant Professor of New Testament at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Director of the Religious Studies program at Hellenic College. Dr. Beck received both his MDiv and ThD at Harvard Divinity School, where his area of specialization was New Testament and Early Christianity, and the history of the interpretation of Scripture.

 043 - The Charlotte Mason Method with Matushka Melissa Naasko - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:36

Author of "Fasting as a Family" from Ancient Faith, Matushka Melissa Naasko joins us once again - this time to discuss the education method of Charlotte Mason. With 11 children to practice on, Matushka Melissa has become an expert on Charlotte Mason and has a plethora of information and advice for those who are beginning their homeschool journey or for veterans who maybe need to take a new approach to homeschooling. Matushka Melissa and Father Benjamin, together with their 11 children live large on the Keweenaw of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan and are with the Monastery of Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam in Houghton, Michigan.

 042 - The Charlotte Mason Method with Matushka Melissa Naasko - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:29

Author of "Fasting as a Family" from Ancient Faith, Matushka Melissa Naasko joins us once again - this time to discuss the education method of Charlotte Mason. With 11 children to practice on, Matushka Melissa has become an expert on Charlotte Mason and has a plethora of information and advice for those who are beginning their homeschool journey or for veterans who maybe need to take a new approach to homeschooling. Matushka Melissa and Father Benjamin, together with their 11 children live large on the Keweenaw of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan and are with the Monastery of Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam in Houghton, Michigan.

 041 - Hellenic College: Interview with Dr. Philip Mamalakis - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:26

Philip Mamalakis, Ph.D., author of Parenting Towards the Kingdom and Director of the Field Education Program at Hellenic College / Holy Cross (HCHC), join us for an enlightening and informative discussion. HCHC is a National Sponsor of Saint Emmelia Ministries, and is located in Brookline, Massachusetts. HCHC was founded in 1937 and its mission is the formation and the education of the person within the life of an Orthodox Christian community. To that end, it educates men preparing the holy priesthood of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America as well as other Orthodox jurisdiction, as well as men and women for leadership roles in the Church, the professional world, and society. They collaborate with other Orthodox Church-affiliated institutions and ministries, and offer opportunities for lifelong learning. For admission and scholarship information, please visit their website at www.hchc.edu. (Part 2 of 2)

 040 - Hellenic College: Interview with Dr. Philip Mamalakis - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:51

Philip Mamalakis, Ph.D., author of Parenting Towards the Kingdom and Director of the Field Education Program at Hellenic College / Holy Cross (HCHC), join us for an enlightening and informative discussion. HCHC is a National Sponsor of Saint Emmelia Ministries, and is located in Brookline, Massachusetts. HCHC was founded in 1937 and its mission is the formation and the education of the person within the life of an Orthodox Christian community. To that end, it educates men preparing the holy priesthood of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America as well as other Orthodox jurisdiction, as well as men and women for leadership roles in the Church, the professional world, and society. They collaborate with other Orthodox Church-affiliated institutions and ministries, and offer opportunities for lifelong learning. For admission and scholarship information, please visit their website at www.hchc.edu. (Part 1 of 2)

 039 - Letters for Pilgrimage: Interview with Sarah Gingrich & Alex Tallent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:51

"Letters for Pilgrimage: Lenten Meditations for Teen Girls" (Park End Books) is an inspirational travel companion filled with unique stories covering Lent, Holy Week and Bright Week. This compilation of letters for teenage girls will guide them, inspire them and reveal to them how God shows Himself in the midst of darkness and the trials of life. Join me and co-authors Sarah Lenora Gingrich and A.N. (Alex) Tallent as we talk about this wonderful new book.

 038 - Online Gaming: Interview with Fr. Andrew & Kh. Nicole Damick - Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:06

"Should Orthodox Children Play Video Games?" We put this question to Fr. Andrew and Kh. Nicole Damick, both of whom have extensive homeschool experience as well as a working knowledge of video games. The V. Rev. Archpriest Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick is Chief Content Officer of Ancient Faith Ministries and former pastor (2009-2020) of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, PA, where they homeschool their four children. Join us for the joyful conversation on this relevant topic for today's homeschool families. (Part 3 of 3)

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