Epistles, Feasts and Sacraments

Pages

Divine Liturgy

THE DIVINE LITURGY AND EUCHARIST

 

Objectives:

  1. Students should understand the Scriptural basis for and spiritual significance of the Eucharist.
  2. Students should know the order of worship of the Divine Liturgy and understand the meaning behind the actions.
  3. Students should know the name and purpose of the major liturgical pieces.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

33

Marriage

MARRIAGE

Objectives:

  1. Students should know the Scriptural pattern for marriage.
  2. Students should know the structure of the marriage ceremony and the meaning of each part.

Possible Lesson Plan:

1. Open with prayer.

 

2.  Scriptural references: Genesis 1:28, 2:20-24, Genesis 12:1-5, Genesis 24, Luke 1:5-58, Ephesians 5:20-33, John 2:1-12, Revelation 19:7-9

 

34

Ordination

ORDINATION

 

Objectives:

  1. Students should know the “orders” of the church and the function of each.
  2. Students should be able to name the vestments of a deacon, priest, and bishop.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

2.   Scriptural basis: John 15:16, Acts 1:26, Acts 6:1-6, Acts 14:23, Titus 1:5-9, I Timothy 3:1-13, I Timothy 5: 17-22, Revelation 3:7-13, I Peter 2:25

35

Holy Unction

 

Objectives:

  1. Students should know the Scriptural basis for holy unction.
  2. Students should know the outline of the service and its meaning.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

  1. Scriptural basis: James 5:14-15, Luke 4:18, Matthew 10:5-9, Matthew 4:23, Acts 9:34, I Corinthians 12:9, John 14:12, Mark 2:1-12. Review some of the healing miracles of Christ: Can each student remember or find one in his Bible? Does God care about human suffering and illness?

 

38

Requiem

REQUIEM

 

Objectives:

  1. Students should know the meaning of death in a Christian context.
  2. Students should understand the Orthodox rituals surrounding death.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.
  2. Scriptural basis: John 11:1-46.

 

3.   Order of the service: This service is quite brief; in the Russian tradition it is

39

Pages