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Resources: Activities, Curriculum, & Lessons


Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Religious Education:

Children’s Bible Reader Online:

Children’s Garden of the Theotokos:
Curriculum for ages 4-10

The website provides an extensive resource library for learning more about the Jesus Prayer, as well as being a source for buying prayer ropes made from Merino wool.

Creative Hands Creative Mind:
Art projects relating to Byzantine History

Interior Strength:
Publications include – Called to Serve, Divine Liturgy: A Student Study Text, Bible Drill Field Manual, Bible Divas, S.W.A.T. Manual, and Bible Drill Officer’s Manual

Icon Swap:

IOCC Prayer Journal:

Garden of Virtues:
A family documenting the process of building a children’s garden similar to that found at Holy Dormition Monastery

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Religious Education Catalog:
Curriculum for all ages

OCA Department of Christian Education:
“Supplemental Orthodox Educational Activities for Parents and Children”

OCMC Lesson Plans:
Lesson Plans for Primary, Middle, and High School Students
This site was created for children between the ages of 7 and 13.  It provides free downloadable catechetical school lessons.  All lessons are developed by parents, godparents, Orthodox youth, along with catechetical school teachers, and reviewed by clergymen.  There are over 30 lessons available in 5 languages, with more lessons being developed on an on-going basis.

Orthodox Children’s Press:
Connecting Home & Church

Orthodox Christian Education Commission:
Total Parish Education

Pantanassa Monastery Scripture Lessons:
K-7th Scripture Curriculum

Phyllis Onest:
Various resources including Christmas plays, project ideas, and articles

Saint Kassiani Press:
Journaling Throughout the Liturgical Year

Saint Stylianos Books:
Orthodox Children’s Books

Saints in Times of Trouble:
An Activity Book for Orthodox Children and Parents (Free Download)

Saints of North America:
An Activity Book for Orthodox Children and Parents (Free Download)

St. George and the Dragon:

St. Nicholas’ Garden:
Language Arts Program for Homeschooling Families

The Twelve Great Feasts, Volume 1 Feasts of the Theotokos: Traveling on the Ark of Salvation:

“When Baba Died”:

When My Baba Died introduces children to the contemporary practice of funeral preparation and burial, within the liturgical rites of the Orthodox Church. It is written in a simple, inviting way, and children will be greatly helped to understand what is happening at an otherwise distressing and confusing time. The illustrations are lovely.”

-Frederica Mathewes-Green