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The mission of the Department of Religious Education is to serve the parishes and metropolises of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America by providing materials and services that will advance their programs of religious education for all ages.

The Department also serves individuals, organizations, military bases, ecumenical groups, and overseas parishes with catechetical resources that advance the spiritual admonition to:

"Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..." (2 Peter 3:18)

Programs, Publications & Services

The Department of Religious Education is about more than just "Sunday School"—we're committed to providing lifetime learning resources to equip the saints. This commitment is brought to life in the department's wide range of results-driven programs, publications and services.

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    Religious Education Curriculum

    From preschool through high school, students encounter the saints, scriptures, sacraments, doctrines and traditions of Orthodox Christianity through our curriculum. Browse and download our Curriculum Catalog and Recommended Texts for Sunday Church Schools for more information. Read More

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    Orthodox Marketplace

    Orthodox Marketplace is the online store for materials created by the ministries and departments of the Archdiocese. Orthodox Marketplace also offers supplemental books, gifts, and materials from other publishers and suppliers in order to fully support these ministries. The DRE’s knowledgeable staff provides all customer service for Orthodox Marketplace. Read More

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    Speaker Series: Orthodox Scholars Preach

    The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University, in collaboration with the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, is pleased to announce the launch of the Speaker Series: Orthodox Scholars Preach. Read More

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    Sermon Series

    Easy-to-download sermons for clergy and educators based on the upcoming Sunday Gospels. Every week a new sermon will be released for each Sunday of the ecclesiastical year. The Series includes both the Gospel readings and insights and explanations about them.

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    Speaker Series

    With just the click of a button, anyone anywhere can join these live presentations from distinguished speakers in the Orthodox Christian world, followed by a Q&A. Before the Major Feast of each season, the Speaker Series will explore the timely theme to prepare you, and those you teach, for a deeper spiritual journey into the heart of Christianity. Read More

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    PRAXIS Magazine

    The department publishes PRAXIS, a magazine with three annual issues, to link educators at the local parish, home and national levels. Read More

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    Teacher Certification Program

    Retooling for 2017! This program is highly recommended for all Sunday Church school teachers of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Read More

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    Religious Education Workshops

    The Director of Religious Education conducts Adult Retreats, Religious Education Teacher Workshops, and Leadership Training Seminars throughout the Archdiocese. Read More

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    Vacation Church School

    The Twelve Great Feasts VCS currriculum is a comprehensive five-session, half-day program for children ages 5–11 (kindergarten to 5th grade). The authors also provide suggestions for adapting VCS to a parish’s needs, such as alternative schedules and age groupings. Read More

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    Did You Know?

    DID YOU KNOW? is your go-to source for concise answers to a wide range of questions about the Greek Orthodox faith. Each answer packs a punch of insight in 200 words or less. DYK? equips Gen Z and millennials with facts they can trust and easily absorb while scrolling. Clergy, religious educators, and parents can share these nuggets of knowledge with the faithful, students, those inquiring about Orthodoxy, and loved ones.

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