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With Holy Gifts for the Holy! Our hope is to aid you in bringing our youth to a deeper love and understanding of the Divine Liturgy.

This program provides a new Focus each month. Resources and activities are provided to aid you in accomplishing this task.

Curriculum

 

For Children  8-12

Divine Liturgy for Children- Orthodox Christian Education Committee (OCEC)
Divine Liturgy for Children - Activity BookOrthodox Christian Education Committee (OCEC)

 

For Teenagers 13-18

Heaven on Earth - Divine Liturgy
Greek Archdiocese Dept. Religious Education

Of Your Mystical Supper - Eucharist
Greek Archdiocese Dept. Religious Education

The Way, The Truth, The Life (first section)
Orthodox Christian Education Committee [OCEC]

Divine Liturgy - A student study text
by Fr. John Peck

Monthly Focus

October

Bring your youth to a better understanding of what worships is and what it means in the Orthodox Church.

Focus Worship

November

Bring your youth to a better understanding of what the Divine Liturgy is and why it is the work of the people.

Focus Liturgy

December/January

Aiding youth in developing a better understanding of the progression of the Divine Liturgy beginning with proskomedia

Focus Proskomedia

February

Further developing a better understanding of the progression of the Divine Liturgy by exploring the Liturgy of the Word.

Focus Liturgy of the Word

March

To develop understanding of the progression of the Divine Liturgy by exploring the Liturgy of the Faithful.

Focus Liturgy of the Faithful

April

Introduce the students as to how their fives senses involve them more fully in the Divine Liturgy.

Focus Liturgy and Senses

May

Praxis - How to Make Beeswax Candles

Suggested Reading Material

 

For Children 8-12

It's Sunday, Shall We Go To Church?
by Elias Liamis and Penelopi Moraitou Akritas Publications

Let's Take a Walk Through the Orthodox Church
by Fr. Anthony Coniaris

It's Sunday, Shall We Go To Church?
by Elias Liamis and Penolopi Moraitou

Little Falcons Magazine
Issues - Holy Liturgy, God's Kingdom, Senses, Wine

 

For Teenagers 13-18

The Orthodox Church Vol 1. Worship
by Fr. Thomas Hopko

Bible in the Liturgy
by Fr. Constantine Nasr

Let us Attend! 
A Journey Through the Orthodox Divine Liturgy
by Fr. Lawrence Farley

Hear Me! A Prayerbook for Orthodox Teens
compiled by Annalisa Boyd

The Orthodox Faith A to Z
by Fr. George Grube

Living the Liturgy
by Stanely Harakas

Additional Resources

 

Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith & Life 
by Fr. Anthony Coniaris. 
Chapter on the Divine Liturgy. 
A separate Study Guide available.

Worship in Faith and Truth
Podcast by Fr. Thomas Hopko on the Divine Liturgy
http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/spiritandtruth

Experiences During the Divine Litury
by Protopresbyter Stephanos Araghostopoulos


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