Great Items for Lent

Great Items for Lent



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.

The Prayer Rope

1 PrayerRopeBookSt. Nektarios Monastery.  Add this beautiful full-color booklet to the gift of a prayer rope. Illustrated with icons from St.Nektarios Monastery in Roscoe, NY, it describes the Jesus Prayer and the use of the prayer rope. Includes a section on prayer for others. 24 pages.  FL511 $5.00




Komboskini Prayer Ropes

1 prayer_ropesEach 57-knot rope is hand-woven using hypo-allergenic satin cord in the traditional way passed down through the centuries so each knot contains thirty-three crosses. Each prayer rope bracelet contains a hand-woven cross oset by two glass accent beads. $6.00 each

Black GIF050, Black (large, 72 knots) GIF050-1; Pink GIF075; Burgundy GIF076; Orange GIF077;  Purple GIF078; Green GIF079; Blue GIF080, Blue (large, 72 knots) GIF080-1; Turquoise GIF081; Multi-Colored (light) GIF082; Multi-Colored (dark) GIF083


Journey through Great Lent

1 journey_through_great_lentEmbark on a journey through the Triodion and the Great Fast with vivid introductions to the season’s Scriptures, traditions, saints and services. e brief readings in the zine are a centerpiece of classroom lessons that include reflection, discussion, activities and projects to help students refuel. Includes an in-depth lesson on the Sacrament of Confession. 14 pages. (Age 12+) Student M15 $3.95  75+ $2.95 Teacher M16 $14.95


Journey through Holy Week

1 journey_through Holy WeelFollow Christ and the Church through each stage of Holy Week—from the Saturday of Lazarus to the Agape Vespers service. Author Stephania Gianulis pinpoints the relevance and meanings of the services, hymns, and scripture readings.  Special features on each page illuminate icons, traditions, and history. Suitable for use during retreats, in church, at home, or in the classroom. 17 pages. (Age 10+) Student L183 $2.95 75+ $2.50  Teacher L183-1 $9.95

How to Order from the Department of Religious Education

To learn more about these excellent publications and how to order, visit; 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

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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