Great Classroom Resources & Supplements

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.

 

Looking for excellent classroom resources and supplements for Preschool and Elementary Schools:

 

The Life of Christ – 45 Hands-on Gospel Projects by Carol Molski; Steve Edwards, illus.

21 LIfe of Christ funDiscover 45 creative and active ways to involve children in learning about the life of Christ. Enlightening and fun, these activities include—and go beyond—simple paper and pencil projects to reinforce the Gospel message of salvation. Great for use with children in grades 3–5, this book supplements and enhances Bible lessons in any setting. (Ages 8-10)

 

The Twelve Great Feast Days by Lazar Puhalo; Theodore Jurewicz, illus.

21 12 feastsIntroduces young readers to the 12 Great Feast Days of the Orthodox Church. A beautifully drawn icon accompanies each explanation. This wonderful book is also designed to present the brief life of Christ on earth. Contains the Akathist hymn and may be used as a Vacation Church School text. 34 pages. (Ages 8–12)

 

Illustrated Life of the Theotokos by Georgia and Helen Hronas

21life of Panagiaprimary student’s storybook on the feasts of the Virgin Mary, as told in Scripture and Tradition. Illustrated with icon line-drawings. 65 pages. (Ages 8-12)

 

 

Brave Like a Saint by Iakovina; Jeff Rudolph, illus.

21 Brave like a saintHow does a child meet the daily decision in life, pleasing God, church and family? Children will identify with Peter as he engages in the everyday struggles of growing up and discovering that life’s real decisions require courage and faithfulness. This splendidly illustrated book will be an unusual help to parents and teachers who struggle to teach children to live a holy life in an unholy world, imparting precious teachings during a sensitive but impressionable time of growing up. (Ages 9–12)

 

 

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

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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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