As Orthodox Christians, we must be sure to communicate to our children the un-negotiable truths of the Orthodox faith.
God has no beginning, and no end.
God is the author of all of creation.
God created all things from nothing.
God made each living being of creation according to its kind, to reproduce according to its kind.
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God made man in His likeness and image - man was created a unique being, evolved from no other being or creature. He was given body, soul and spirit at his creation and was in communion with God at his creation.
So today we contemplate the beauty and immensity of this creation. All of creation is God's gift to us. He prepared an immense banquet table of gifts, with us as the honored guests.