Lessons, Articles & Crafts For Great Lent
2/12/2013 - It's time to order the Journey through Great Lent zine and teacher guide! The nine-week unit begins with the Sunday of the Publican & Pharisee, which is February 24, 2013.
Our Journey through Great Lent and Journey through Holy Week zines and teacher guides can be used not only in Sunday Church school, but also at home, during retreats and in the pews. Click here for an overview of each lesson.
For more learning and spiritual development beyond the classroom:
- new Make a Palm Cross in 13 Easy Steps: single reproducible sheet of clear instructions by Elaine Scott (PRAXIS Winter 2013)
- We Approach the Lenten Journey: craft & project for youth by Pres. Georget Photos (PRAXIS Winter 2008)
- Directed toward God: Lenten reading & craft for youth by Pres. Georget Photos (PRAXIS Winter 2011)
- Parent Guide to the Journey through Holy Week zine from the Center for Family Care, for printing or e-mailing to all of the families in your community
Advent Activity For Home, Groups, Or Church School
11/15/2012 - The Tree of Jesse: A Traditional Lesson Plan by Fr. Andrew George (PRAXIS Fall 2009)
On Creation And Evolution
4/7/2011 - The 1981 decision which determined unconstitutional the Arkansas law requiring the balanced treatment for “Creation Science” and “Evolution Science” in the public schools of that state, has raised several questions of concern for Orthodox Christians. Read an Orthodox Christian response.
On Dealing With Tragedy And Violence
1/13/2011 - This listserv will focus on resources to assist us in dealing with tragedy and violence. The recent shootings in Tucson, Arizona have shocked all of us and we remain speechless as we try to cope with what has happened. On January 8, 2011, about twenty people were shot at a meeting held by a United States Representative from Arizona, with constituents. Read an article here.
Teacher Certification Program
12/15/2010 - Download the "Teacher Certification Program" This program is highly recommended for all Church school teachers of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. By participating in this program teachers recognize the responsibility to continually increase their knowledge and skills in order to be more effective educators of the Orthodox faith. This 19-page booklet provides all the necessary guidelines for becoming a certified Church school teacher. Also included is an application form for enrollment into the program. (Item # TCP)
History Of Orthodox Christianity DVD Study Guide
12/15/2010 - Download the Study Guide for "The History of Orthodox Christianity" DVD (item # GOTEL002).
The Service Of Preparation For Communion
3/15/2010 - We thank the Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas for elaborating on the discussion about the Service of Preparation in Lesson 5 in the Teacher Guide for Of Your Mystical Supper. Download »
Zine Teacher Guides
12/7/2009 - The Teacher Guide for each middle school zine is a comprehensive classroom unit of 4–6 thematic lessons. Read more and see a sample »
9/3/2007 - "The Catechist" by Mrs. Elaine Michaels. Teaching is an intentional act. It doesn’t just happen. You must be aware of what you can do to enhance your ability to teach and to reach out to your students. Read more »