Sunday School Resource Center
Welcome to the Resource Center provided by the Department of Christian Education of the Western American Diocese. The Department is working to provide parishes and families with the resources and materials needed to assist with the educational minsitry in the parish and home. Listed below are several resources including contact information and a sample listing of materials available.
Orthodox Christian Education Commission (OCEC)
A complete Curriculum for Pre-school through High School.
The Orthodox Christian Education Commision is an agency of the Standing Conference of Orthodox Bishops in America. The most important function of the OCEC is the development and production of graded curriculum for church school. In addition, it publishes materials for home and other uses for Orthodox Christians.
ORDERS: Orders may be mailed or placed by telephone with our sales office in Syracuse, NY. Please have your Via or Mastercard ready and then call 1-800-464-2744 or 1-315-428-1566 between 2 and 7 pm (eastern time), Monday through Friday.
P.O. Box 1051 Syracuse, NY 13201-1051
P.O. Box 174, Centuck Station, Yonkers, NY 10710
Look for OCEC online
Pre-School - Basic Manual (or 3 Year Olds)
The Wonder of It All (Complete with Teacher's Guide and Pupil's manual with take home sheets)
Teacher's Guide: A complete program in teacher's guide format offers the preschooler twenty-four sessions for planned activities on everyday life themes - growth, food, playing, plants.
Pupil's Manual - Includes take-home sheets for each lesson to try to encourage family involvement in the child's religious growth and development.
Kindergarten - Basic Manual
Together With God
Basic Manual Teacher's Guide Series of lessons designed to introduce children to the liturgical life of the Church basic concepts of the Holy Trinity and the Church as God's Family. The guide contains objectives lesson plans Bible stories simple liturgical music and activity suggestions.
Basic Manual Pupil's Manual A series of thirty 4-page lesson folders designed for both class and home use complete with photos illustrations and simple text. Introduces the child to the Divine Liturgy and some of the major Church feasts and civil holidays with a religious meaning.
First Grade - Basic Manual
God Loves Us
Basic Manual Teacher's Manual This first grade program consists of thirty lessons presented in a detailed and self-contained teacher's guide. These lessons lead the children to experience God as our living caring and forgiving Father Who is ever-present and Whose love is life-giving. Developmentally appropriate for children of this agegrade level God Loves Us builds on the child's own experiences and leads himher to an increased awareness of hisher relationships with God and with others.
Basic Manual Pupil's Manual The Student Activity Packet consists of individual worksheets to accompany the lessons and activities presented in the Teacher's Manual. These worksheets will be used in class andor at home as prescribed by each individual lesson.
A Way of Life: Introducing Your Child to the Orthodox Faith
This is a religious education pre-school program for parents. Responding to the responsibility of parents to teach their children about their Faith, this program is inteded for home use. Following a monthly calendar of one lesson per week, it follws the liturgical calendar and treats such subjects as: major saints, major feast days, the Church, the home. Advent, Christmas, Great Lent and Pascha.
For these and more Curriculum materials,
please order an OCEC catalog or visit their website.
Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog
(Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America)
This resource catalog summarizes a wide variety of instructional material and provides families, educators, students, and individuals of all ages with the means of increasing their knowledge and appreciation of the spiritual values and hertiage of the Orthodox Church.
ORDERS: Order by mail, telephone (800) 566-1088 or fax (617) 850-1489. For more information, call (617) 850-1218.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Department of Religious Education
50 Goddard Avenue,
Brookine, MA 02445
Visit us in the web: www.religioused.goarch.org
The Orthodox Church: A Well Kept Secret
A historical jet trip through the two thousand year history of the Orthodox Church. Unveils the essence of Orthodox Christianity, outlining basic similarities and differences between the Orthodox and other Christian Churches. Thirty-one fast moving chapters. 176 pages. 2nd printing.
by George Nicozisin
Come, Receive the Light
by Theodore Stylianopoulos
Sixteen Orthodox Bible studies are included in this volume. Each lesson is fully grounded in the tradition of Orthodox faith and worship, drawing heavily from the Saints, the Church Fathers and the liturgical services. Intended for young adults and adults. Each lesson enlists the participation of students through thoughtful questions and projects.