Teacher Resources

The contents of this unit span the entire history of the Church, and it touches on many detailed topics. Although some background notes are included in the Teacher Guide, teachers will need a deeper understanding of the material in order to confidently present the lessons.

To make the task of teacher preparation less daunting, a copy of The Ecumenical Patriarchate: A Brief Guide by John Chryssavgis (published by the Order of St. Andrew) is included with each Teacher Pack (DRE item #M18). The most pertinent pages from this brief, colorful book are noted in the Teacher Guide. The Teacher Pack also includes the two DVDs to show during class: “60 Minutes: The Patriarchate” and “The Green Patriarch.”

For some of the lessons, the Teacher Guide also lists several other reference books, in addition to the links provided below.

Lesson 1 Leading Orthodox Christians, Part I

Lesson 2 Leading Orthodox Christians, Part II

”Expansion of Christianity” map from the Smith Bible Atlas (1915)

Lesson 5 Reconciling the Body of Christ

Lesson 6 Other Faiths

For current information about pan-Orthodox and inter-Christian ecumenical dialogues, go to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America

Lesson 7 Byzantine Christianity, Part I

Lesson 9 The Patriarchate in the Ottoman Empire & Modern Turkey

The Green Patriarch

Orthodox Christian statements, news and commentary about ecological issues:

Environmental resources from the Ecumenical Patriarchate:

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