Some resources could either be used at a specific time in the ecclesiastical calendar or could be applied to more general themes, relevant for any time of the year. These are listed below, grouped by the general theme in which they could belong.
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DIVINE LITURGY and HOLY EUCHARIST
Background, free animation and free printable activities on the Proskomide service.
One of our fabric products – a felt learning set to help teach the basics of the Holy Eucharist and the preparation of the Holy Gifts.
Background and free printable activities on Orthodox fasting.
A variety of activities on prayer and St. Gregory Palamas. Even though this lesson plan was originally designed for the second Sunday of Great Lent, the part about prayer can be taught at any time of the year.
A project to help young children remember to say their prayers in the morning and evening.
General background and free printable activities about Orthodox Saints and how to tell them apart in icons.
Animation video and activities for teaching about holy icons.
A selection of icon crafts and other resources for teaching about holy icons.
A variety of resources on the Holy Cross.
GOSPELS and EVANGELISTS
Extensive material on the Gospels and all four of the Evangelists.
Printables and activities focusing on St. John Climacus and the Christian virtues. Even though this lesson plan was originally designed for the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, the part about the virtues can be taught at any time of the year.
Ideas and material for teaching about kindness in an Orthodox-focused way.
Printables and activities focusing on St. Mary of Egypt, Orthodox monasticism, and the Holy Hermits. Even though this lesson plan was originally designed for the fifth Sunday of Great Lent, the part about monasticism can be taught at any time of the year.