Great Orthodox Christian Books for Elementary School Students

Great Orthodox Christian Books for Elementary School Students

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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 Orthodox Christian Books – Vacation Church School for Elementary School Students 

Looking to foster the faith of your Elementary School Children While on Vacation?

The Twelve Great Feasts VCS by Barbara Harris, Laura Morton and Rhonda Webb

This VCS program embraces the teachings and traditions of Orthodox Christianity: Scripture, saints, feasts, worship, music, and prayers.

Notably, this “field-tested program keeps children moving and engaged with crafts, puppet theater, hymns, original songs, prayer services, worship lessons, classroom activities, daily full-group assemblies, a spotlight on missions and more. The Twelve Great Feasts VCS is structured as a week-long, five-session, half-day program.

Start planning with the Master Toolkit (V21, V22 or V23) for each volume, and then add supplementary materials and program completers to suit your needs. (Ages 5–11)

  1. Volume I:  Feasts of the TheotokosFeasts of the Theotokos
    • With the theme of “Traveling on the Ark of Salvation,” Volume I covers the Nativity of the Theotokos, the Entry into the Temple, the Annunciation and the Dormition. (Ages 5–11)
  2. Feasts of the Life and Ministry of ChristVolume II:  Feasts of the Life and Ministry of Christ
    • Volume II’s theme is “Behold the Light!” It explores the Nativity of the Lord, Theophany, Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple, and the Transfiguration. (Ages 5–11)
  3. Volume III:  Feasts of the Triumph of Christ and His ChurchFeasts of the Triumph of Christ and His Church

    • In “Going for the Gold,” children learn how and why to celebrate the Feasts of Palm Sunday, Ascension, Pentecost, and the Elevation of the Cross. (Ages 5–11)

Each Director Guide binder contains all materials for planning, publicity, staff training, scheduling, and curriculum implementation, as well as decoration plans. It also includes all program-wide materials, such as puppet scripts, music, and printable student booklets, prayer service booklets, newsletters, and certificates. Each Teacher Guide binder contains all academic lessons, application activities, memory verses, crafts instructions, and music.

Each binder comes with one Music CD and one Data CD.


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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