Children will learn about the Magi following the star in order to bestow the special gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh...
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 lesson plan is designed to familiarize children with the altar table and the essential articles used in celebrating the Eucharist.
In this lesson aims to name and make accessible the essential articles of the altar table used in celebrating the Eucharist...
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.
Aimed at a young audience, this lesson discusses the illuminations of the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary.
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...
Students explore their own baptism by discussing two of the Baptismal symbols: light and a white garment.
Baptism II continues the discussion of the gifts we receive at Baptism that were introduced in Baptism I. Prerequisites for this class are the Prophecy of Light, Liturgy of Light, and Baptism I.
Celebrate the Season is a children's Christmas program to include the participation of younger ages.
This lesson is divided into three weeks; it discusses the architecture and design of the church, focusing on the Narthex, Nave, Solea, Iconostasis, Sanctuary and the Altar table.
This recounts significant events and places of Jesus' life in the City of Jerusalem...,
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 4 to 10 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.