Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.
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 Orthodox Christian music?
A partial list and summary of these excellent recordings includes:
All Creation Trembled
CD – Orthodox Hymns of the Passion Service by Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology St. Romanos Byzantine Choir Recorded in April 2013 in the Holy Cross Chapel in Brookline, MA for the 75th Anniversary of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, this CD showcases selections from the most challenging service on the Orthodox calendar year, the passion Service of Holy Tuesday. In Greek and English. • Catalog ID: FL950 $19.95
Apolytikia of the Great Feasts
CD – Byzantine Chant in Greek and English by Unfading Rose Children’s Choir Make the hymns of the Church part of life for even the youngest of the faithful, who “take into their hearts and quickly learn whatever music they hear.” The choir, comprised of six girls from two families, chants each feast’s hen in both Greek and English. 26 Tracks • Catalog ID: FL750 $16.95
Fight the Good Fight
CD by Gigi Shadid. True to her encouraging and uplifting style, Gigi puts into song the struggles that we all face in the Christian life. “Everyone of us can relate to the struggle between what we know is right and what we actually do. An unseen battle is going on inside and we have to use tools to fight that good fight. This Christ-centered music is one such tool to help in that battle.” ~Gigi (Age 8+) • Catalog ID: FL638 $15.00
The ABC’s of Orthodoxy
CD by Gigi Shadid. The third collection of original songs by Gigi Shadid inspires kids to sing along while challenging them to find the deeper riches of the faith! This CD’s 15 songs include “Miracles of Christ,” “Days of the Week,” “Fasting and Feasting,” and “Made in God’s Image.” (Ages 4–10) • Catalog ID: CR205 $15.00
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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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