The Antiochian Orthodox Department of Christian Education (AODCE) supports church school directors, teachers, parents, and all who participate in the work of Christian education on the local level. Read more.
NOTE: The Orthodox Christian Education Commission (OCEC) has a new address! For resources and information, visit: http://orthodoxchristianed.com/
Weekly Writing Prompt/Subject:
- Write about a service project in which you helped those in need. Explain the details of the project and how it made you feel to participate.
Registration is open for this year's Orthodox Institute for Continuing Education in the Faith, convening at Antiochian Village on October 31—November 3. The Institute is co-sponsored by the Antiochian Archdiocese, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Church of America (OCA), and the Orthodox Christian Education Commission (OCEC), and has become the premier conference for Orthodox educators and parents. His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh is the Keynote Speaker, and the theme is "Blessed is the Kingdom: Acts 2:42 and Today."
Please note that the official registration deadline is October 14th, although registrations will be accepted beyond the due date.
The following two articles pertain to Saints Peter and Paul, who we commemorate on June 29th. Both articles were taken from the Orthodox Family Life Archives.
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11:21-12:9
Gospel: Matthew 10:13-19
St. Peter traditionally is regarded as the leader of the Twelve Disciples of Jesus. He was intimately connected with the earthly life and ministry of our Lord, and after His death tried to preserve the spiritual legacy left by Jesus to him followers. In the course of his missionary journeys, Peter founded the Church in Antioch, where the followers of Jesus were first called Christians. St. Peter is regarded by the Church as the first Bishop of Antioch, and the present-day Patriarch of Antioch is his successor in that Apostolic See.
St. Paul is the greatest of missionaries. The marvelous story of conversion on the Damascus Road (Acts 9:1-12) is hardly more striking than the rest of his life, one of the greatest adventure stories of history.
"Scripture Through the Lens of the Holy Land" is an exhibit is available for rental from the Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Christian Education (see below for details). The exhibit is dedicated to His Eminence Metropolitan Philip for his continuing support of Orthodox Christian Education, and to all in the Archdiocese whose roots in the Middle East have given the Antiochian Department of Christian Education the particular privilege of presenting the Holy Land in word and image. Participants at the 2011 Orthodox Institute, "Scripture Through the Lens of the Holy Land" were the first to view the exhibit prepared especially for that event.
Kh. Linda Funk of St. Vincent of Lerins Church in Saskatoon, Saskatachewan, Canada contributed the attached resources with the following explanation:
Last year, for the first time, we started a Jesse Tree. I used the material from your website, as well as several other websites and blogs. I presented it as a history of salvation and made some slight revisions to reflect our typology. For example, I made the symbol for the flood to be the ark, not the rainbow because the ark is a type of the church in our theology.
Ukrainian Easter Egg Wall Decorations
Great Lent: Do More/Do Less
- Start with a piece of white paper
- Print out “DO LESS…”, “DO MORE…” and “GREAT LENT”
- Fold piece of paper in half, writing the above words or gluing the words in the appropriate areas
- Cut out pictures printed from clipart, or magazines that show what we should be doing more or less of during Great Lent.
- Hang paper as a reminder during Great Lent