THE DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IS GOING GREEK —
THE LANGUAGE OF THE CHURCH, THE GOSPEL, THE SEVEN ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
The Department of Religious Education (DRE) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is pleased to announce the launch of the first Greek Edition of its renowned Sermon Series. The DRE is kicking off its Holy Week Sermon Series this year in Greek.
To begin the journey to Holy Week, easy-to-download sermons based on a central hymn of each day from Palm Sunday to Pacha (Easter) are now available in Greek and English:
•GREEK EDITION: www.goarch.org/departments/religioused/sermons
•ENGLISH EDITION: www.goarch.org/departments/religioused/sermons
Each sermon ranges from 500 to 600 words (3.5 to 4.5 minutes). Clergy and religious educators can easily incorporate these mini-sermons during Holy Week. Students, parents, and the faithful can also read these mini-sermons before church. While they might be mini, they are most definitely mighty. They will provide insights and analyses about beautiful hymns that Orthodox Christians worldwide will chant together in the coming week in Greek.
Greek is the language in which the Apostles wrote their letters. Greek is the language in which the Gospels were presented to the world. Greek is the language of the Seven Ecumenical Councils in which the Church made its decisions about what we believe. Greek is the language of the Church.
Holy Week Sermon Series is a collaboration between His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and the DRE. They can be found on the Department's website and through the DRE’s email list, so be sure to subscribe at: religioused.goarch.org.
The Series will also be posted daily on the DRE’s social media accounts — Instagram, Twitter, Facebook: @goarchDRE with iconic digital creations from the talented American Orthodox Instagrammer Andreas Alexander of Live Orthodoxy.
The Holy Week Sermon Series logo is purple since it is the liturgical color for Great Lent and Holy Week. The color purple also represents mourning and repentance. The white lettering on the logo represents the joy of the Resurrection. Both colors combined encompass this monumental period of the Church’s ecclesiastical calendar.
Other DRE Sermon Series, such as the Sunday Sermon Series and the Nativity Sermons Series, will also have Greek Editions once each Series is complete.
Have questions? Kindly contact:
Department of Religious Education (DRE)
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
email: [email protected] | toll-free: 800-566-1088