The Whole Story


Session 3b Story Examples

1.  There is a woman who is the daughter of an Orthodox priest. Several years ago this woman had a very serious form of cancer. She went through many treatments and her cancer seemed gone, but it was not. After about two years they found it again, and this time it was much…

The Whole Story: A Look at the Stories That Make Us Who We Are

What's Inside: Session 1: The Stories that Make Up Our Lives Session 2: God’s Saves His People: That Means Me! Session 2B: Think and Write Prompts Session 3: I Am CHRISTian Session 3B: Story Examples Session 4:  Me? I Come from a Long Line of…

Our Vision of the Church

As the Orthodox Church in America, our mission is to remain faithful to God and to seek and work for the salvation of souls. We are called to be the living presence of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. While maintaining continuity with the living and unbroken Tradition of…

Session 2: God Saves His People: That means me!

The purpose of this session is to provide the participants with a connection to the story of the exodus, and how it relates to them as Orthodox Christians. lesson 2B lesson graphics Objectives: By the end of this sessions participants should be able to... Describe…

Session 4: I Come from a Long Line of Apostles

Lesson Handouts Lesson 4B Session Supplaments Objectives retell three main events from the history of the Church (the calling of the apostles, Pentecost, the apostles teaching others). identify Peter…

Session 5: Being True to My/Our Story

Lesson handouts: Lesson 5B & 5C Lesson Supplements New friends/ New Places Story The purpose of this session is to provide participants with an understanding that though they might be the only Orthodox Christian in their school and/or town, they belong to…

Session 2B: Think and Write Prompts

These prompts may be used in a few different ways. They can be passed out to the participants at the beginning of their journal writing, and they may choose which one(s) they would like to address, based on their own individual experiences with the material they…

Session 4A Skits

1. Jesus Calls Matthew to be an Apostle (Based on Mark 2:13-17) Characters: Narrator, Matthew, Jesus, bystanders/Jewish leaders Props: Table and 3 chairs, pencil and paper, coins and dollar bills, cups and plates Narrator: Jesus called men from their various kinds of work…

Session 3: I am a CHRIST-ian

The purpose of this session is to help the participants relate the sacraments and some of the events in the life of Christ and the Church to their own lives in the Church. Lesson Handouts: lesson 3B lesson graphics

Session 1: The Stories that Make Up Our lives

Lesson 1 Handouts: Click here for the letter that is to be sent to participants of the lesson. Participants must bring all the information in the letter to the sessions. Click here for the questionnaire that participants also must bring (mentioned in …