Orthodox Institute for Christian Education 2010


 

2010 ORTHODOX INSTITUTE

Update: Oct. 5, 2010

November 4-7, 2010
Antiochian Village

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Registration Deadline: October 8
Please note: We will accept registrations beyond the deadline date


The Orthodox Institute welcomes all Christians who love icons to join us the first weekend in November. The event offers 15 courses for teachers, directors and those interested in the faith in an enjoyable atmosphere of fellowship and learning. The Institute is held at the Antiochian Village Conference Center which sits nestled in the beautiful Laurel Mountain region, near Ligonier, Pennsylvania, an hour from Pittsburgh. Plan to arrive before 5:00 for dinner on Thursday evening. The first program will be the keynote address at 7:00 that evening. The keynote address is by Frederica Mathewes-Green, based on her book, The Open Door, Entering the Sanctuary of Icons and Prayer. The event ends Sunday afternoon, around 1:00, after the brunch that follows Divine Liturgy.

We are pleased to offer a spectacular event for our 10th Anniversary Institute: “Icons: Windows to Heaven,” with iconographers Niko Chocheli and Cheryl Ann Pituch. Read interviews with both iconographers here. We are also pleased that Dr. Anton Vrame, Director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Religious Education, will be with us to present a course on his work, The Educating Icon. The books noted above will be available at the Conference Center bookstore. Book-signings will be scheduled during the weekend. The schedule allows you to take three classes on Friday, and three on Saturday. The courses marked with an asterisk will be offered both days. The course listing is as follows:

Church School Director Track

  • Introduction to Church School Ministry
  • Church School Director Curriculum and Resources
  • Build Your Staff, Build Your Students
  • Implementing the Creative Arts Festival

Teacher Training II Track

  • Utilizing Crafts
  • Enriching the Classroom Experience
  • Moral Issues Overview

Iconography Track

  • The History and Development of Iconography*
  • The Process of Writing an Icon*
  • Stories that Icons Tell*
  • The Art of Niko Chocheli
  • The Educating Icon
  • Praying with Icons
  • Saints of the Iconoclastic Period
  • Schools (Styles) of Iconography

*Courses that will be offered on Thursday and Friday.

 


 

2010 Orthodox Institute Edmonton

Saturday, October 2, 2010
St. Philip Church + Edmonton, AB

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The parish of St. Philip in Edmonton will be hosting an educational day very soon after the new Church School year begins--the Orthodox Institute Edmonton. The Institute is a pan-Orthodox continuing-education event sponsored by the Antiochian Department of Christian Education, and the Orthodox Christian Education Commission. The presenters will be Kh. Linda Funk, and Dr. Alan Sanger. Participants can choose from two tracks of courses, “Church School Director Seminar,” and “Teacher Training I.” Those who complete all three courses in a track will receive a certificate of participation. Church School Director Seminar Courses are "Introduction to Church School Ministry," "Curriculum and Resources for the CSD," and "Building Your Staff , Building Your Students." Teacher Training I Courses are "Overview of Orthodoxy," "Introduction to Teaching," and "Curriculum and Resources."

We are inviting all who are interested in the faith, and especially those involved in church school ministry to join us for the day--

Saturday, October 2, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


 

2010 Orthodox Institute Harrisburg 

                             

                                October 9, 2010

                        Christ the Savior Church        

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The presenters will be Mat. Myra Kovalak, Maria Proch, Carole Buleza, and Matthew Hatrak. Participants can choose from two tracks of courses, “Church School Director Seminar,” and “Teacher Training I.” Those who complete all three courses in a track will receive a certificate of participation.

Church School Director Seminar Courses are "Introduction to Church School Ministry," "Curriculum and Resources for the CSD," and "Building Your Staff , Building Your Students." Teacher Training I Courses are "Overview of Orthodoxy," "Introduction to Teaching," and "Curriculum and Resources."

We are inviting all who are interested in the faith, and especially those involved in church school ministry to join us for the day--

Saturday, October 9, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


 

2010 Orthodox Institute Ontario

Saturday, October 23, 2010
St. George Church + Richmond Hill, ON

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Registration Deadline: October 10

 

We are pleased to have, as our special guest presenter, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Pastor, St. Paul Church, Emmaus, Pennsylvania and originator of the Ancient Faith Radio podcasts, “Heterodoxy and Orthodoxy,” & “Roads from Emmaus.”

The Orthodox Institute Ontario provides a wonderful opportunity for continuing education in the faith and training in the ministry of Christian Education. The day consists of three class sessions. Each session offers the participants four courses from which to choose. The courses are arranged in “tracks.”

  • Sharing Our Faith
  • Church School Director Seminar
  • Teacher Training I
  • Teacher Training II

If a participant chooses to take all the courses in a track, a certificate of participation will be given at the end of the day.

Presenting workshops will be:

  • Mrs. Carole Buleza, Director, Antiochian Department of Christian Education
  • Mat. Myra Kovalak, Director of Teacher Training, Orthodox Christian Education Commission
  • Kh. Linda Funk, Christian Education Coordinator, Diocese of Eagle River and the Northwest
  • Mrs. Sandy Mitchell, Associate, Department of Christian Education

For further information on any of these events, please contact aodce@aol.com. Brochures and registration forms are available for download at the links below.

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