Beautiful Russian Churches

Beautiful Russian Churches

Enjoying the fall weather with crimson landscapes and cooler breezes? What about the gorgeous winter scenes under a blanket of snow? Enjoy the following link to see images of Russia’s 10 most beautiful monasteries in the winter, by Ksenia Isaeva with Russia Beyond the Headlines. Images include 14th century Trinity Lavra...

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Webquest: Homer and the Greek Oral Tradition

Webquest: Homer and the Greek Oral Tradition

Introduction Most of your encounters with Ancient Greek Literature have been with some kind of book that one of your teachers assigned or you picked up from the library or a friend. In fact, when people think about Ancient Greek Literature, usually they think about the great tragedies, or Plato’s...

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Webquest: A Journey to Ancient Crete

Webquest: A Journey to Ancient Crete

INTRODUCTION As you are preparing your Science project for your school’s next Learning Fair, you receive in the mail an invitation to visit the palace of King Minos (Μίνως) in Ancient Crete. You know well that the Minoan civilization was destroyed more than 3,000 years ago, but the invitation is...

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Webquest: Olympic Games – When the World Comes Together

Webquest: Olympic Games – When the World Comes Together

Introduction There are so many different Olympic sports, both in the Winter and in the Summer Olympics, which appeal to people from different parts of the World.  Just by looking at the sports which are part of the Olympic games, we can understand many interesting things about the way people...

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Family Honors St. Katherine with a Chapel

Family Honors St. Katherine with a Chapel

There is a long tradition of building chapels or shrines on personal property. The European landscapes are peppered with chapel domes and crosses. In some instances, they are beacons of gratitude for a prayer answered. Other times they are built to honor a beloved saint. In this stunning video, Bishop...

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Webquests on Greek Culture

Webquests on Greek Culture

The Webquests below, designed under the direction of the Archdiocesan District Office of Education, are designed to help students gain a richer appreciation of the Greek language and culture. Students are able to engage in interactive, inquiry-based learning activities with or without the help of an adult. Webquests are also...

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Holy Protection Orthodox Monastery, Greek Monastery

Holy Protection Orthodox Monastery, Greek Monastery

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. The Chapter titled, Holy Protection Orthodoxy Monastery, White Haven, Pennsylvania, (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese) was written by Chrysanthe Loizos. Pocono Mountains. On an unassuming two-lane road just off the interstate,...

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The Washington Oxi Day Foundation

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation

Do you know what “Oxi”means? It’s pronounced “oh-hee” and it means “No.” The Washington Oxi Day Foundation has produced an insightful short video titled “Today’s World Leaders Praise Greek Courage” features their accomplishments as they prepare for the Sixth Annual Washington Oxi Day Celebration taking place October 26-28, 2016. Sixth Annual Washington...

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The Washington Oxi Day Foundation Offers Award for Courage

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation Offers Award for Courage

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation Holds Gala at U.S. Institute of Peace Vice President Joe Biden and his son Beau Biden (posthumously) will receive the Oxi Day Award for Courage during the Washington Oxi Day Foundation’s annual gala in Washington, DC on October 27, 2016 at the US Institute of...

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GOA Bookstore Offers Wide Variety of Materials to Teach Greek

GOA Bookstore Offers Wide Variety of Materials to Teach Greek

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Education is pleased to offer a wide variety of materials to help teach and learn the Greek language. Download Catalogs and Order Forms (PDF) New Book & Resource Catalog Old Book & Resource Catalog Books Order Form Diplomas Order Form  Curricula for...

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The Archdiocesan School System

The Archdiocesan School System

There are 29 Greek Orthodox parochial day schools and more than 340 Greek afternoon and Saturday schools currently functioning in the United States with an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students. In addition, many parishes throughout the country offer evening Greek classes. All Greek Orthodox parochial day schools adhere to local...

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Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, Serbian Monastery

Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, Serbian Monastery

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. New Gracanica Monastery, Third Lake, Illinois (Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA) By Alexei Krindatch New Gracanica Monastery Third Lake, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb, is home to...

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