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Apologetics I: Explaining the Faith

This session discusses the Creed of Orthodox Christians and compares it with the creeds of other world religions.

Apologetics II: Explaining the Faith

In Session II, students become "myth-busters" through exercises in discussing common myths about Christianity and their faith.

Ascending the Heights Session I: Preparing to Ascend

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.

Ascending the Heights Session II: The Climb

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.

Ascending the Heights Session III: The Summit

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.

Ascending the Heights Session IV: Living in the Valley Below

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...

Ascending the Heights Devotions

These devotions are meant to take place following each of the sessions from Camp Emmanuel 2004, Ascending the Heights, Sessions 1 through 4.

Contemporary Moral Issues (Camp Emmanuel 2005)

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.

Deciding for Christ (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...

Devotions (Camp Emmanuel 2005)

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...

Devotions (Camp Emmanuel 2006)

These devotions are meant to accompany the sessions from Camp Emmanuel 2006: Temptation in the Media, Podcasting is Godcasting, Too Much of a Good Thing, and Senses.

Environment I: The Reason for Green

This session introduces the concept of the environmental crisis and the irresponsible behaviors that have contributed.

Environment II: The Reason for Green

During this session, students will learn how to create compost. Discussion includes the benefits and materials necessary to create their own.

Health of Body and Soul Session I

Through the exercise of preparing prosphoro, students discuss the health of body, how food and the material impacts our spirit, what kinds of nourishment...

Health of Body and Soul Session II

During this session the prosphoro is baked as students discuss the health of our souls and Christ as the Bread of Life and the Eucharist.

Icons

Two sessions on icons are provided here. The first introduces the beauty, diversity, and importance of our theological faith. The second session provides further discussion.

Media and Popular Culture (Camp Emmanuel 2005)

Media and Pop Culture discusses the many diversions of today's society that distract us from God and how we might discipline ourselves to overcome them. From Camp Emmanuel 2005.

Music I

From Camp Emmanuel 2008, this session discusses how the music we listen to impacts our hearts and minds. Lyrics of secular songs and hymns are discussed.

Music II

This session continues with how music impacts our souls by discussing the history, theory and skills of Byzantine chant. Students will learn to chant "Lord I Have Cried" in Tone 1.

Podcasting is Godcasting

In all circumstances of a Christian's life, there are opportunities to connect with God, including when we listen to our iPods. These 2006 Camp Emmanuel sessions discuss our choices in music...

Prayer II

These sessions discuss the actions of prayer and practical methods for developing a prayer life. Instructions for making a Kandili, prayer rope, and an icon corner are included.

Purity

Activities are provided to discuss temptation.

Saints

These sessions provide a group activity to learn about the lives of saints and discusses the idea that we are called to be saints.

Senses

This session uses a variety of activities and discussion to demonstrate that we use our senses in our spiritual growth, yet they can hinder our growth if we are not aware...

Service

These sessions focus on the importance of serving our neighbors as one way to join Christ in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Temptation in the Media

We are asked to live as Orthodox Christians in society; this lesson discusses temptations that attempt to prevent us from accomplishing this.

Too Much of a Good Thing

This session aims to demonstrate that material desires and goods often get in the way of growing in our spiritual journeys.

Click on the title below to obtain each lesson currently available within the series.
 

Camp Emmanuel 

Children's Parables 

The Christian Life 

Consecration 

The Great Feasts 

I AM (Leader Edition)  

I AM (Participant Edition)  

Introduction to Orthodoxy  

Parables Bible Study  

The Prophecies  

Retreats   

Second Sundays