Great Books and Teaching Guides for Teacher Preparation

Inspired by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network features Great Books, Music & Teaching Publications featured in the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog.  The Catalog is a publication of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education.   All items featured can be purchased by downloading the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog or by using use the fillable order form.

Great Books and Teaching Guides 

For Teacher Preparation


 

Looking to foster the Orthodox faith of those whom you teach? A range of excellent Teacher Preparation Resources are available to you!

A partial list and summary of these excellent publications includes:

 

The Educating IconThe Education Icon – Teaching Wisdom and Holiness in the Orthodox Way by Anton Vrame

Orthodox religious education explained through art, theology, and the liturgical and devotional use of icons of the Church. This insightful book explored the role of the icon in transforming the attentive viewer into the likeness of God – and, by extension, how a community may be transformed into an earthy manifestation of the kingdom of heaven. 216 pages.

 

The Planner 2015 – 2016 – Orthodox Daily Calendar and Resource Guide 

Keep a daily focus on Christ with Scriptural readings, fast days, prayers, saints of the day, and inspiration from the Fathers. The spiral-bound Planner follows the Ecclesiastical (Church) year beginning in September and ending in August.The Planner

 

Sowing Seeds for Christ by Mary Hallick and Elaine Michaels

This manual for Orthodox Christian Church School teachers is divided into sections of “tilling”, “sowing”, and “reaping”. It includes practical teaching problems, lesson planning, discipline, using class time effectively, communication and teaching techniques. 89 pages.


 HOW TO ORDER FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

To learn more about these excellent publications and how to order, visit religioused.goarch.org; and view new releases and seasonal flyers, browse or download the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog and fillable order forms.  To order, call (800) 566-1088, fax (617) 850-1489 or email religioused@goarch.org.

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

To learn more about the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, click here.

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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