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Thank the Teachers!

How will you thank the teachers? It’s still that time of year. Another Sunday Church school year is about to end. There will be programs to recognize the achievements of the children. They will...

The Potential of Religious Education, even Sunday School

On any given Sunday from about September to May, I conservatively estimate that at least 10,500 young people attend a parish religious education program, with at least 2,625 adult volunteer...

Engaging Parents with Religious Education

I have the impression that most parents don’t have a good idea about how much work is involved in organizing a Sunday Church school class and, especially, what kind of learning is occurring in...

Back to Sunday School Planning

The onslaught of  “back-to-school” newspaper ads and television commercials has begun. The beginning of another school year is just around the corner. The time has also begun to plan for...

Prepare by looking back

Prepare by looking back It’s the middle of July and in about six weeks, Sunday Church School at your parish may already be underway, or getting ready to begin another year.  There are...

Discussing Religious Difference

With the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope meeting in Jerusalem May 23-27, 2014  (for more information go to and, the issue of religious...

Short Overview: Orthodox/Catholic History

In this post, we’ll give a short overview of the history behind the meeting

Seeing God

It’s easy to see the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, celebrated on Feb. 2, as a lovely scene of domestic bliss. Joseph and Mary bring the newborn Jesus, now 40-days-old to the Temple. Our...

What do we mean by "Living Tradition"?

We often say that the Orthodox Tradition is a "living tradition."  But what does that really mean? We have to admit that the definition might elude us.  This recent experience led me...

September 1 The Day of the Environment

Since 1989, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has called September 1 , the Day for the Protection of the Environment. In the annual encyclical of the Ecumenical Patriarch, His All-Holiness uses the...
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