Friday, December 9, 2011
On the Orthodox Christian Network, this week’s topic is “Peace on Earth” - a phrase we hear a lot this time of year, but do we really mean it? We begin with Fr. Hildo Bos, author of For the Peace from Above, who shares what early Christians wrote about peace and war. Then we’ll hear from Peter Sprunger-Froese, a Mennonite pacifist, on how to make peace part of our daily awareness and life.
Listen to the Peace on Earth Podcast now.
You can receive 1 credit for listening to this podcast. Simply listen, fill out the podcast worksheet, and email it back to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com for credit.
Want to read more about peace issues? The website of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship (OPF) has dozens of essays on peacemaking and being Orthodox. Check out their site. You can receive credit for reading their online articles and essays. Simply read an essay, fill out the general worksheet for books (indicating that you read an online article and also provide its URL) and you'll receive 1 credit. Email your homework to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.
You can also receive 2 credits for reading Fr Bos' book, For the Peace from Above. Simply read the book, fill out the general worksheet for books, and email it back to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com for credit.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Here are some wonderful links to Nativity resources on the Web. Thanks to John Sanidopoulos at Mystagogy.
The Nativity Fast, Otherwise Known As Advent, Has Begun
Why the Nativity Fast Has Been Established
The Nativity Fast
The Nativity Fast and Orthodox Tradition
Reflections On The Nativity Fast
On the Benefits of Forty Liturgies For the Departed
Orthodox Christmas Resource Page
Saturday, December 3, 2011
|Jesus and the Lost Sheep. Courtesy St-Takla.org.|
Read along with us, then fill out the homework sheet.
Download homework for lesson 8.
Students: You can receive one credit for this read-along lesson. Simply read the pages covered in the lesson, complete the homework, and e-mail your answers to else10(at gmail)d0t(com).