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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 Devotions

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

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...

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.

Exaltation of the Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross is celebrated on September 14. St. Helen, the mother of St. Constantine the Great, set out on a journey in search of the Cross of Christ...

Forgiveness and Repentance

This lesson focuses on the Forgiveness Prayer of St. Ephraim and on being compassionate and merciful toward others.

Great Lent

This lesson plan includes a brief history and development of Lent, discusses the themes and services of Holy Week, the three Lenten priorities, and the Sunday themes of Lent.

Great Lent Forgiveness Booklet

Great Lent is an opportunity to grow and strengthen our relationship with God.

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.

Hymns

Encompassing four sessions, this lesson includes discussion of the definition and brief history of hymns...
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