Confession

CONFESSION

Objectives:

  1. Children should understand the need to confess our sins and receive the Lord’s forgiveness.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer. Recite here the Lord’s Prayer with the children.

 

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Palm Sunday

PALM SUNDAY

 

Objectives:

  1. Children should know that Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
  2. They should be able to identify the characters in the icon and tell the story.

 

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Pascha

PASCHA

Objectives:

  1. Children should know the Paschal greeting and response, in as many languages as possible.
  2. Children should know that on Pascha we celebrate Jesus rising from the dead.
  3. Children should recognize the icon and the figures in it.

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer: Teach and sing the hymn, “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death; and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!”

 

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Divine Liturgy

DIVINE LITURGY

 

Objectives:

  1. Children should know the names of the common objects and people that are a part of the liturgy.
  2. Children should be familiar with the various parts of the liturgy and their purpose.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

  1. Have the children repeat until they can say correctly “divine liturgy”.  Explain that this is the special service that we have to worship God.

 

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Marriage

MARRIAGE

Objectives:

  1. Children should know that marriage is the joining of a man and a woman to form a family.
  2. Children should be able to say that the two parts of the marriage ceremony are the betrothal and the crowning.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

  1. Discuss the Christian family.  Let each of the children tell about their families.  Do they have a mother and a father? How were the parents joined? (Marriage)

 

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Ordination

ORDINATION

 

Objectives:

  1. Children should be able to say “ordain” or “ordination” and know its meaning.
  2. Children should be able to identify deacons, priests, and bishops and their roles.
  3. Children should recognize the liturgical colors for each season.

 

Possible lesson plan:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

  1. Ask the children how someone becomes a priest or a bishop?  Teach them the words “ordain” and “ordination”. 

 

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Ascension

ASCENSION

Objectives:

  1. Children should be able to say “Ascension” and define it.
  2. Children should identify the characters in the icon and tell the story.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

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Holy Unction

HOLY UNCTION

 

Objectives:

  1. Children should know what is done when someone is sick.  They should know the words “holy unction”.
  2. Children should be able to recall some of the miracles of Jesus.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

 

  1. Open with prayer.

 

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Requiem

 

REQUIEM

Objectives:

  1. Students should be able to say “requiem” and know what it means.
  2. Students should be able to sing “Memory Eternal”.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

  1. Discuss with students the meaning of death.  Do they know anyone who has died?  How did it make them feel?  Why are they sad?

 

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