June is the month for weddings, graduations and graduation parties. If you're looking for that special graduation gift, consider - "The College Survival Kit." Originally developed by Connie Keriazes from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral / Camp Hill, PA for her Church School graduates, it has been adapted and augmented for this article. This is a gift that won't be forgotten.
In a brightly wrapped gift box place the following items:
|Orthodox Study Bible;
||a prayer book;
||a Liturgy book;
||icon of Christ or the graduate's patron saint;
||a book of the lives of saints;
||a sampling of topical booklets produced by Conciliar Press
[$.95 ea. - Call for their catalog 1-800-967-7377];
||a Church calendar;
||the name of nearest Orthodox parish and the priest's name
and phone number;
||if there's an Orthodox Campus Fellowship on campus, provide
the name and phone number of the contact person;
||the names of any other Orthodox students you may know about
at that campus;
||a list of Orthodox sites on the Internet/World Wide Web;
||a subscription to ...AGAIN magazine, published by Conciliar
||a note saying that arrangements have been made for him/her
to receive the parish's monthly bulletin;
||a personal note wishing him/her well and promising that you
will remember him/her in prayer; and your address and phone number.
© 1996 by Orthodox Family Life and the original author(s).