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The Antiochian Orthodox Department of Christian Education (AODCE) supports church school directors, teachers, parents, and all who participate in the work of Christian education on the local level. Read more. 

The Christian Ed Materials and Order Form is now available for download! Download and use this new form to order materials for your parish program! Be sure to see the revised Billing and Shipping/handling sections of the Order Form.

New material, June 9th, 2015: On the Curriculum page (accessed from the box at the right), you will find:

  • The Way, The Truth, and The Life Flashcard Questions
  • The Way, The Truth, and The Life 100 Questions
  • GOA and OCEC Comparison Chart

If you are interested in the Curriculum Project, "Walking the Path of Salvation," its website is: You will find the Concept Paper, the preparatory tasks and updates on the progress. You can also follow the project on Facebook: "CB Path of Salvation Curriculum Plan."



Save the Date: Orthodox Institute 2015

Antiochian Village + Nov. 5-8, 2015
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Educate the adults and you won't need church schools!"

The 2015 Orthodox Institute will be held November 5-8 at Antiochian Village. This year's institute will explore the theme Adult Education: Building on the Foundation of Faith, and will include the following presenters:

  • His Grace Bishop Thomas
  • Kevin Allen
  • Gerry Clonaris
  • Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
  • Fr. Stephen Freeman
  • Fr. Sergius Halvorsen
  • Fr. John Oliver
  • Fr. Josiah Trenham
  • Dr. Anton Vrame



Introduction to the 2015-16 Church School Year

Dear Directors and Teachers,

Greetings and blessings as you begin the 2015 Church School year!

We have a few new resources for you. As you can see above, if you are thinking of using the GOA texts as well as those of the OCEC, there is a document that compares text by text. Don't press print before reading it as it is 23 pages. In years past, we have had the request for the 100 educational standards from the 8th grade text, The Way, The Truth, and The Life; these questions and answers have been prepared according to the order in which they appear in the text. In addition, we have prepared flashcards of these same questions. These can be used with high school classes for brief reviews of the material. They can be used in a jeopardy-style game, or as simple flash-cards. Another new item is found under Resources, the listing, "Online Resources for Parents and Teachers" compiled by Kristina Wenger who does the AODCE Social Networking Ministry. All of our social network ministry sites are listed in the Convention Report, see below.


Online Resource List for Parents and Teachers

The Antiochian Orthodox Department of Christian Education uses the internet extensively when planning curricula, projects and when searching for ideas and resources for our online ministry. A completely new listing of resources has been compiled by Kristina Wenger from her work with AODCE social ministry. Find the Online Resource List for Parents and Teachers under Resources.


Coming Soon: Focus on the Nicene Creed


A series of bite-sized blogs focusing on the Nicene Creed, beginning September 2015.

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