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
Preparing the Gifts
Background, free animation and free printable activities on the Proskomide service.
Preparing the Gifts felt learning set
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.
Introducing the Holy Mysteries
A free teaching unit on the Holy Mysteries. We are first offering a lesson plan and material for an introduction to all the Mysteries, and then an individual lesson plan for each Mystery.
A free lesson plan on the Mystery of Holy Baptism.
A free lesson plan on the Mystery of Holy Chrismation.
A free lesson plan on the Mystery of Holy Communion.
A free lesson plan on the Mystery of Holy Confession.
Background and free printable activities on Orthodox fasting.
Prayer and St. Gregory Palamas
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.
Prayer buddy kits
A project to help young children remember to say their prayers in the morning and evening.
All about Saints
General background and free printable activities about Orthodox Saints and how to tell them apart in icons.
All about icons
Animation video and activities for teaching about holy icons.
Holy icon crafts
A selection of icon crafts and other resources for teaching about holy icons.
Holy Cross resources
A variety of resources on the Holy Cross.
GOSPELS and EVANGELISTS
The Gospels and the four Evangelists
Extensive material on the Gospels and all four of the Evangelists.
St. John Climacus and the virtues
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.
A lesson on kindness – Second Sunday of Luke
Ideas and material for teaching about kindness in an Orthodox-focused way.
St. Mary of Egypt and the Holy Hermits
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.