Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Visit Mt Athos from your armchair

Mt Athos
The television show 60 Minutes recently visited Mt Athos.

Here's what the synopsis says:

"On this Easter Sunday, we're going to take you to a place outside our world. It's not Mars or Venus but it might as well be. It's a remote peninsula in northern Greece that millions believe to be the most sacred spot on Earth. 

It's called Mount Athos and prayers have been offered there every day, with no interruption, for more than a thousand years. It was set aside by ancient emperors to be the spiritual capital of Orthodox Christianity and has probably changed less over the centuries than any other inhabited place on the planet. The monks come to Mount Athos from all over and do everything they can to keep what they call "the world" far away." 

Watch now.

You can now receive 2 credits for watching this program. Simply fill out the TV/Movie Worksheet (new; on the Lessons/Homework page) and return it to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Podcast: Christ in Hades--What did He do there?

 On Come Receive the Light:

Many of us know the parable of the Prodigal Son, but today we’ll hear from a prodigal daughter! Award-winning author Myrna Kostash recounts her journey back to the church of her childhood. Plus, as we prepare ourselves for Holy Friday’s services commemorating Christ’s death and entombment, we’ll ask Fr. Timothy Chrapko what our Lord did during the time between His death and resurrection.

Listen now.

Receive one credit for listening to this podcast. Listen, fill out the podcast worksheet (under the Lessons/Homework tab, above) and e-mail it to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.

Blessed Pascha to all!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

School Prizes for 2011

The prizes for this school year (ending June 1) have been selected. The students with the top three credit totals will receive the items below!

1st Place: Illuminated Icon of Christ

2nd Place: CD of Hymns to the Theotokos

3rd Place: Pocket Prayer Book

Now is the time to start handing in homework to receive credit. Submit homework to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com, or e-mail this address with any questions you might have!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Last Efforts for Lent

Our Lord's entry into Jerusalem
With Holy Week approaching, let us pull ourselves up and make a last push of spiritual efforts during what remains of Lent. Here are some activities to help you!

We ask the question, “What do we do when we’ve sinned?” On Come Receive the Light, Fr. Brendan Pelphrey looks at scriptural examples of dealing with sin, and the importance of seeking the Holy Spirit with tears. But first, some practical advice for parents of young children on how to survive Holy Week from OCN blogger Sylvia Leontaritis. Listen now.

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. William Chiganos discusses St. Mary: The extreme example of repentance. Listen now.

On Harmony of Thunder, Fr. David Smith talks about St. Mary of Egypt. Turn in to learn the rest of the story. Listen now.

A sermon on the sixth week of Lent: read it now.

Great Lent Resource Page: find it here.

Podcasts are worth one credit each with a filled out Podcast homework sheet (under the lessons and homework tab). For other readings, and items off the Resource Page listed above, please contact me for credits and homework.

Students, we are in the last weeks of this School Year, which ends June 1. Please send all your homework in so I can start tallying credits. Submit your work to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.

God bless you all as we finish Lent and enter Holy Week!