Using Holy Scripture and traditions of the Orthodox Church, this lesson plan examines the elements of the narrative related to the Feast of the Nativity.
This session discusses the Creed of Orthodox Christians and compares it with the creeds of other world religions.
In Session II, students become "myth-busters" through exercises in discussing common myths about Christianity and their faith.
These devotions are meant to take place following each of the sessions from Camp Emmanuel 2004, Ascending the Heights, Sessions 1 through 4.
The theme of Camp Emmanuel 2004 is Ascending Mount Everest. This first session discusses preparing to ascend the mountain and compares this to preparing to ascend in our spiritual lives.
Continuing with the theme of Ascending Mount Everest, session 2, The Climb, focuses on the ascent in our spiritual journeys. This session includes trust-building activities.
The third session, The Summit, discusses making it to the peak of Mount Everest and the idea that ascending to any peak in our spiritual lives requires great humility.
The last session of the Mount Everest series was prepared by Fr. Anthony Savas. This session focuses on how to live after descending from the summit of Mount Everest but specifically in our...
The Christian Life Series begins with discussing the fall of Man and the idea that something has been lost.
The theme of the second lesson of the Christian Life series is humility, and it is discussed as an antidote to pride. The Beginning is a prerequisite for this class.
We recognize that we sin, we identify these sins, and we begin the battle of overcoming them. The Beginning and Humility are both prerequisites
This lesson presents the Jesus Prayer, confession, repentance, and gratitude as tools in overcoming sin. The Beginning, Humility, and The Struggle are prerequisites for this class.
This lesson discusses self-accusation as a way of weaving our wedding garment and the virtues as a tool against unseen warfare. For every temptation we must recognize an opportunity to decide for...
Faith I begins with turning our whole life to God. Incorrect ideas of faith are discussed.
Once man realizes that he must risk everything, he enters into the second level of faith: hope against hope. By being steadfast in this faith, we enter into the third level of faith, the faith of...
For ages 10 to 18 years. We honor the relics of a Saint because they are truly a part of the Saint, and God’s grace continues to dwell within them.
For ages 10-18 years, this lesson explains the mechanics and meaning of the Service of Consecration, drawing parallels to the service of Baptism and Chrismation.
The focus of these sessions includes defining morals and ethics and what those terms mean in the Orthodox Faith. These sessions are from Camp Emmanuel 2005.
The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus is discussed in defining what it means to decide for Christ. Using 1 Corinthians 13, the Street Wise session provides a useful idea in preparation for...
The devotions include ice breakers and bible verses for reflection and can be completed in any order. These are meant to accompany Contemporary Moral Issues, Media and Pop Culture, Deciding for...
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