We are including below a list of useful resources for the upcoming Triodion season. You can use them to teach:
- The calling of Zacchaeus
- The Parable of the Publican and Pharisee
- The Parable of the Prodigal Son
- All about Great Lent and Orthodox fasting
We have a long list of resources for the whole of Great Lent on the website, for which we will send out a reminder in due time. Our next scheduled free lesson plan is on Palm Sunday, so please stay tuned!
NEW FREE LESSON PLAN!
As we approach the Triodion, the calling of Zacchaeus is a seasonal religious education theme, and teaching resources about it abound, both online and offline. We attempted to tackle this quite popular topic from a uniquely Orthodox perspective – and learned a lot in the process. For instance, did you know that, as per Church tradition, Zacchaeus followed the Apostle Peter on his travels, and later became Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine? He is now a Saint, celebrated on the new calendar on April 20. Enjoy our new teaching page, which includes a variety of free hands-on activities!
The Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee
Free lesson plan: Resources for teaching the parable in an Orthodox-focused way.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Free lesson plan: Animation, printables and background to help teach the parable.
Triodion Parables: Fabric Learning Set
A soft fleecy fabric set to help teach young children the parables of the Publican and the Pharisee and of the Prodigal Son in a hands-on way.
GREAT LENT – February/March/April
Great Lent, the Holy
Free lesson plan: All you need to teach young children about Great Lent.
Lady Lent wall hanging calendar
Our very first physical – not digital – product: a Lady Lent hanging calendar made out of fleece fabric, to help count down the weeks from Clean Monday to Pascha.
Free lesson plan: Background and printables on Orthodox fasting.