Friday, July 23, 2010

Classical Learning Resource Center

This week on OCN's Come Receive the Light podcast:

Tune in to hear Emmy Louvaris speak with Anne Van Fossen of the Classical Learning Resource Center - an online resource center for teachers and homeschoolers dedicated to Christian education through Classical Learning. Listen now »

From the Center's website:
"A classical education not only prepares students for the practical responsibilities of life, but also opens the door to a deeper understanding of humanity and faith.

At the Classical Learning Resource Center, we share a vision for education as an act of love rooted deeply in the relationship between teacher and students and students with their peers. We are convinced that education is a process of opening closed doors of the mind and heart to 'lead students out' to illumination. Central to this process is to surround students with images of virtue, nobility, honor, purity, sacrifice, loyalty, and beauty. We all pray and work to do this by example and as teachers we also seek to do this through the literature, poetry, art, music, science, and theology that we study with our students."

View the Classical Learning Resource Center website.

This sounds like something that adult students can also enjoy, especially students of the School of the 70. Our Orthodox faith is one rooted in history and tradition, and today's world can often be better understood when we realize where we've come from intellectually and otherwise. I encourage you to check out this site!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Podcast on the Feeding of the 5,000

This week on Theologically Thinking, Fr. William Chiganos speaks to us about the Feeding of the 5000 and two stories told in the book of Matthew.

Theologically Thinking is a podcast from the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN). The OCN is a wonderful source of Orthodox teaching and material.

Listen now!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Hexameron by St Basil the Great

The Hexameron by Basil the Great (329-379)
The Hexameron is the title of nine homilies delivered by St. Basil on the cosmogony of the opening chapters of Genesis.... They are Lenten sermons, delivered at both the morning and evening services, and appear to have been listened to by working men. Some words in Homily 8 have confirmed the opinion that they were preached extempore, in accordance with what is believed to have been Basil's ordinary practice.... In earlier ages, it was the most celebrated and admired of Basil's works. ... "Whenever I take his Hexameron in hand," says Gregory of Nazianzus, "and quote its words, I am brought face to face with my Creator: I begin to understand the method of creation: I feel more awe than ever I did before, when I only looked at God's work with my eyes."

— from the Editor's Introduction

Read this classic online at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL).
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Oldest illustrated Bible discovered in Ethiopia

The world's earliest illustrated Christian book has been saved by a British charity which located it at a remote Ethiopian monastery.

The incredible Garima Gospels are named after a monk who arrived in the African country in the fifth century and is said to have copied them out in just one day.

Beautifully illustrated, the colours are still vivid and thanks to the Ethiopian Heritage Fund have been conserved.

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