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Preschool and Elementary
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Great Classroom Resources & Supplements – Preschool and Elementary School
Looking for excellent classroom resources and supplements for Preschool and Elementary Schools?
Thirteen Very Cool Stories And Why Jesus Told Them by Standard Publishing
Explore 13 very cool stories—the parables—and begin to understand why Jesus told them. Developed for small groups, these easy-to-lead, flexible sessions keep kids engaged and growing in their faith. Each session is adaptable for 2–12 children, multi-aged, and low-prep. 111 pages. (Ages 7–10)
Starting Over Preparing for First Confession in the Orthodox Church by Gail Meena
This workbook introduces the Sacrament of Confession through 10 high-interest lessons that include word searches, mazes, crossword puzzles, dot-to-dots, etc. A fun way for kids to learn about Confession! 40 pages. (Ages 8–10)
Making Things Right
As a first introduction to the Mystery/Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) or as a fresh ap- proach for younger children who have already experienced Confession, this resource consists of a complete, a Student Book (basic text), a step- by-step Teacher Manual, and a Student Activity Packet of individual worksheets to be used in conjunction with each lesson. (Ages 7–10)
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All items featured can be purchased by downloading the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog or by using use the fillable order form.
Published on behalf of Dr. Anton C. Vrame, PhD, Director, Department of Religious Education.
Mission of the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
The mission of the Department of Religious Education is to serve the parishes and dioceses of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America by providing materials and services that will advance their programs of religious education.
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
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About the Department of Religious Education Director – Dr. Anton C Vrame
Anton C. Vrame, Ph.D., is Director of the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He was appointed Director of the Department by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, effective January 1, 2007. Dr. Vrame is Adjunct Associate Professor of Religious Education at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He is the author of The Educating Icon: Teaching Wisdom and Holiness in the Orthodox Way (Holy Cross Orthodox Press). In this book, he proposes a theory or theology of education for the Orthodox Christian Church based on the art, theology, and life of the Byzantine icon. He is also the editor of three other books, and the author of journal articles and chapters in books on Orthodox Christian Religious Education, published both in English and Greek.
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