Great Lent Giveaway
The Great Lent Giveaway was designed as a way for our youth to learn about the beauty of Great
Lent and instill in them that Great Lent is not only a time of fasting but a time to do good works and
of contemplation, while preparing for the death and Glorious Resurrection of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The current year program and programs from past years are provided
below. They may be used during Great Lent or be adapted for use during your normal Youth Group
The GLG is a partnership of the OYM and the Jr. Ukrainian Orthodox League.
Great Lent Giveaway 2015
Blessed are the Peacemakers
Benefitting Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Aid Fund
How do we participate?
A new lesson/activity will be made
available Wednesday of each week.
These lessons are intended for ages
11-18. However, they may easily be
reworked for older and younger
We are also providing a list of materials
to be used with
youth ages 5-18.
Past GLG Programs are provided here. They may be used and
modified for anytime of the year.
What is the Ukrainian Aid Fund?
The Ukrainian Aid Fund was instituted following the murder of over
100 Ukrainian citizens on the Maidan in Kyiv and the subsequent
conflicts in Eastern Ukraine. In the last year, The Ukrainian Aid Fund
has distributed nearly $200,000 in aid distributed by the hand of His
Grace Bishop Daniel to individuals recipients not organizations.
With the most recent visit to Ukraine of His Eminence Archbishop
Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel on the first anniversary of the
"Heavenly Hundred", even more aid has been distributed. It is the
intent that as long as Ukraine finds herself in this conflict the
Ukrainian Aid Fund will benefit those affected by the tragic events.
Click here to learn more about the most recent visit of the UOC Hierarchs.
In addition to raising funds to for
the Ukrainian Aid Fund, what else
will the GLG do?
We hope to provide information about the
Ukrainian Aid Fund and the ministry it is
supporting. In addition, to deepen the faith
of our young people, lessons will be provided
to learn about becoming peacemakers and
the Orthodox view of war.
Session One - What is a Peacmaker?
Available March 4
Week 1 - Leader
Week 1 -Participant
Session Two - Why does God Allow War?
Available March 11
Week 2 - Leader
Week 2 -Participant
Session Three -
Available March 18
Week 3 - Leader
Week 3 - Participant