Emphasis on the Divine Liturgy, Scripture and Writings of the Early Fathers of the Church; Designed for instruction of teens, young adults, adults and individuals; may be used in multi-group settings, e.g., Grades 7-8-9 +; Useful for home-schooling; Springboard for homilies, days of prayer and reflection; Accompanying Teacher Resource Manual is a necessary companion as it extends and expands information for the instructor plus includes important activities to reinforce lessons.
Explores Christian stewardship; ways in which Christians share the good news and minister to one another according to the gifts received from the Holy Spirit. Introduces scriptural accounts of life in the early Church and conversion of Paul. Various prayers of the church are presented. Continues exploration and reading of the Bible. BIBLE needed.
The objective of the lessons at this level is to develop a deeper awareness of divine life by introducing the sacred Scriptures, especially the Gospels. The student comes to know the parts of the Bible and should be able to find books of the Bible and various passages. Stress is placed on the Exodus, Ten Commandments, the two Great Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer and Beatitudes. The Feast of Transfiguration is introduced and likeness to the glorified Christ (theosis) is presented as the goal of Christian living. BIBLE needed.
A sense of belonging to a group is important at this age. Children learn they belong to Jesus’ group—the Church. Together we believe the good news of Salvation, pray together, listen to the Word and break bread in the Eucharist. Great Feasts of the church are explained.
The lessons in this book lead the children to awareness of the mysteries of Baptism, Chrismation, Eucharist and Repentance. Children come to see themselves as one with Christ through these mysteries. Our response to life in Christ is through prayer participation in the Divine Liturgy and keeping the Commandments.
The young child’s concept of God is expanded to include Christ as the Son of God and the Trinity. Bible stories about love and forgiveness. Presents ‘Church’ as the communion of saints, uniting all holy ones. May be used with readers and non-readers with two levels of activity sheets. Includes simple words and phrases. Holy Week and Pascha (Easter) are presented beautifully with picture and rhyme. May be used in combined K/Grade 1.
Oriented to the young child’s relationship with God and the Church. Lessons introduce the birth of Jesus, His baptism in the Jordan, The Great Fast and Pascha (Easter). Children learn prayers and church worship and come to know God’s love for them. Very visual book; many activities. May be used in combined K/Grade 1.