Joshua and the Jesus Prayer

Published: March 24, 2019

Joshua is a character I created that may appear in a future episode of my Father Gabriel Orthodox Christian web comic. Joshua is a little boy who always has the Jesus Prayer in his heart, whether in good times or difficult times.

My goal for this Orthodox Christian cartoon was to create something very simple for little children, to teach them how important and helpful prayer is to their life, how prayer will always comfort them whether they are at home or school.

For this cartoon, I drew a series of drawings (on my smartphone), and created very simple movements using a software called Adobe After Effects. The reason I didn’t use 3D animation for the cartoon was simply because it usually takes me 6 months to create something like Father Gabriel’s Prayer, where for this cartoon I wanted something quick and simple to teach children about the importance of prayer.

This music I used for this animation was from the Chants of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Here is the link to the collection:

And here is the link to the track that I used for this animation:

I hope you enjoy this little cartoon. Please feel free to leave your comments below 🙂


  1. Kim

    March 29, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    This is delightful and beautifully simple. I am eager to show it to my grandchildren ages 4, 3, and 2. Thank you for making it. I am enjoying your work.
    May God save us. Kim

    • Nicholas Tamraz

      March 30, 2019 at 6:40 am

      Hello Kim. I’m so happy to hear that! I hope your grandchildren also enjoy Joshua and the Jesus Prayer. More animations will be coming in the future so stay tuned. And feel free to join my email list to keep up to date with my future projects. ????


  2. Juliana

    November 5, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Beautiful, brother.

    • Nicholas Tamraz

      November 7, 2021 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you for your comment Juliana, so happy you enjoyed Joshua and the Jesus Prayer.


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