Christian Education


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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. 

NOTE: The Orthodox Christian Education Commission (OCEC) has a new address! For resources and information, visit: http://orthodoxchristianed.com/

 

FEATURED EVENT

Orthodox Institute 2014

2014 Orthodox Institute for Continuing Education in the Faith
Theosis: Your Life With God

A Weekend of Spiritual Renewal
October 30—November 2, 2014, at Antiochian Village
Contact: orthodoxinstitute2014@gmail.com, (717) 747-5221
Intro to Event
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Course Descriptions: PDF | Word
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PLEASE NOTE: ALL LODGING AND MEAL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE SEPARATELY WITH THE ANTIOCHIAN VILLAGE. CALL (724) 238-3677 ext. 404.

Since last year our Orthodox Institute topic was the Church, with "Blessed is the Kingdom," as the theme, it seemed fitting to then address the spirituality and "renewing" of the persons who make up this Kingdom. We welcome you to join us as our presenters help us explore the meaning of Theosis. Through discussion of such topics as the Jesus Prayer and fasting, we will strive to acquire the proper tools to achieve our greatest potential as Christians: Communion with God.

 

FEATURED ARTICLE FOR DIRECTORS

Setting up a Church School

If you find yourself new to the task of setting up a church school, read the first few pages from our Church School Director manual. Each diocese has a Christian Education Coordinator to assist you and your teachers. Their contact information is below. If you wish, you may also contact the Department at aodce@aol.com, or (717)747-5221.

Curriculum. Please consult the Curriculum page for information on the texts and resources we use. (If you are a mission parish, you might consider using the "Let Us Attend" Gospel program which has helped many new parishes. The Sunday Gospel is presented with discussion questions at five levels of comprehension. See the "button" on the right side of the Christian Education home page.)

FEATURED ARTICLE FOR TEACHERS 

Curriculum from Orthodox Christian Education Commission

The Antiochian Department of Christian Education partners with the Orthodox Christian Education Commission to prepare curriculum materials for all ages. Preview the materials in the catalog, and then order from the Antiochian Archdiocese Bookstore (the best price for many items) or  from OCEC's online catalog

FEATURED ARTICLE FOR PARENTS 

Take the Summer Challenge!

It’s so easy to get caught up in our vacation plans and grow lazy in our church attendance and spiritual life during the summer months.  As the following story reveals, God never goes on vacation and we shouldn’t find excuses to take a vacation from church.  How can we continue on our journey with Christ during the summer months?  Try implementing some of the ideas below and use them for inspiration in finding additional ways to keep your family close to Christ! 

 

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