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Altar I Introduction to the Altar Table

This lesson plan is designed to familiarize children with the altar table and the essential articles used in celebrating the Eucharist.

Archangel Gabriel and Illumination

Aimed at a young audience, this lesson discusses the illuminations of the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary.

Dormition of the Theotokos

Before she departs, the All-Holy Theotokos greets the Holy Apostles and the people, promising that “whichever soul is to call her name will not be put to shame, but will find mercy and consolation...

Empty Tomb

A prerequisite for this lesson is the Liturgy of Light. Meant to be presented shortly after Pascha, the lesson focuses on Mark 16:1-7, in which the women come upon the empty tomb...

Enactment of the Last Supper

This lesson offers an opportunity for children to act out the events of the Last Supper from Luke 22:1-20. Children and teachers should be prepared several weeks ahead of time.


This youth lesson briefly explains Christ's Epiphany and the significance of this event through traditions maintained today.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal

This lesson is taken from part I of "Hymns." It is intended for younger children so they may participate more fully during Divine Liturgy.

Introduction to Icons

Children learn how to carefully handle, display, and venerate icons from this lesson. In order to be able to venerate an icon, children must also know how to make the Sign of the Cross, which is a...

Liturgy of Light

This lesson prepares children for the Resurrection Vigil by reciting prayers and singing hymns from the Liturgy of Light. It can be introduced weeks ahead of time to allow time to practice. This is...


This lesson studies Luke 2:1-20, encompassing the birth of Jesus, the Nativity and the adoration of the shepherds.

Parable of the Good Shepherd

Jesus initiates a covenant relationship with each person, and we are called to respond...

Parable of the Growing Seed

By discussing the Parable of the Growing Seed, children will learn that the Kingdom of Heaven is powerful and not easy to explain. Prerequisite: Parable of the Mustard Seed...

Parable of the Lost and Found Sheep

This lesson is meant to follow the Parable of the Good Shepherd. It demonstrates the Good Shepherd looking for and finding His lost sheep.

Parable of the Mustard Seed

"The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed." Meant for children ages 3+, this lesson aims to begin teaching about the infinite power of God, seen through a tiny mustard seed...


Young children are introduced to the Feast of Pentecost.

Prayer Corner

This instructive lesson will teach young students on how to set up their own prayer table and how to pray, including the Jesus Prayer.

Prayer Table and Prayer Corner Instruction Sheet

This instruction sheet accompanies the lesson, Prayer Corner. It is a description of a prayer corner to assist young people in creating their own at home.

Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple

This lesson is recommended to be taught near Epiphany. Students will learn about Simeon and Anna, both who had been waiting to meet Christ...

Prophecy of Light and Names

Recommended for Advent, these combined lessons include an emphasis on the role of Prophets, especially that of Isaiah, his Prophecy of Jesus' birth, and a discussion of Light.


Students have the opportunity to learn and practice the two styles of Metania to demonstrate their love for Christ. This lesson encourages students to understand that these prostrations are...
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