Friday, May 25, 2012

School Year Ends on June 1--Please submit your work!

Dear Friends,

Our official school year ends on June 1. If you haven't submitted your completed homework, please do so by 5 pm CST on June 1 to receive credit. The student with the most credits will receive an Orthodox icon as a school prize.

Look forward to hearing from you! Send all credit work to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.

Next Read-Along Lesson! Podcasts!

Our Lord's Ascension
Dear Friends,

The next Read-Along lesson is ready for you! Lesson 20 covers the plot to kill Jesus.
Download the lesson here or from the Read-Along tab on this website. Remember, you can earn 1 credit for each lesson you complete. Just submit your finished lesson to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.

You can also listen to the following podcasts and earn 1 credit for each. Simply listen, fill out the podcast worksheet, and send it to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com:

Honoring Our Heavenly Mother: On OCN's Theologically Thinking, Fr. Athanasios Haros from the Transfiguration Church in Florence, SC shares a message entitled “Honoring Our Heavenly Mother.” We each have a common mother in the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary. On Mothers’ Day we honor our earthly mothers with flowers, luncheons and honors. When we want to honor our Heavenly Mother, we are called to obedience to Jesus Christ Who calls us to a life of love for each other spreading the message of hope in His Gospel. Listen now.

The Ascension of Christ: On OCN's Special Moments in Orthodoxy, The Ascension of Christ is a mystery much like His Resurrection. They are both however, proof of His divinity. Fr. Frank Marangos talks about the Ascension of Christ into the heavens and what it means to Christianity today. Listen now.

The Spiritual Light: On OCN's Worship in Spirit and Truth, join Dr. Demetrios Katos as he give his message entitled "Come Receive the Light,” The spiritual light that is shed by the resurrection. Listen now.

Finally, if you have completed activities but have not submitted your homework for credit, please do so soon. The school year ends next Friday, June 1, and the student with the most credits will receive an icon as the school prize!

May your learning be blessed!

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Podcasts for Credit!

The Risen Christ

Two recent podcasts on the Orthodox Christian Network present credit opportunities for you!

From Fear and Doubt: During the first days of Pascha, the Apostles were overcome with fear and doubt. But when the Risen Christ appeared to them in the room, He gave them His peace. The peace of God is that inner quietness and stillness that washes away our fear so that faith can rule our hearts. That faith in the Risen Christ leads us to accomplish wonders for the glory of God and His Church. The Apostles “HAD” fear until they allowed Christ’s peace to enter their hearts. Now it’s our turn to welcome and embrace Christ’s peace in our hearts. Now it’s our turn to do wonders and bring multitudes to Him so they can find peace. LISTEN NOW.

Spirituality in Heresies and Sects:  Fr. Vasilios Thermos discusses Spirituality in Heresies and Sects. Fr. Vasilios is a psychotherapist who especially deals with the role of emotion in seducing people into sects and heresies. LISTEN NOW.

Earn one credit for any podcast you listen to. Simply listen, fill out the podcast worksheet from the Homework tab, and email it back to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.

Read-Along: Lesson 19

Icon of the Ten Virgins

Dear Friends,

Our Read-Along in "The Gospel According to Matthew: The Torah of the Church" by Fr Lawrence Farley continues.

Lesson 19 is now posted for you on the Read-Along tab at the top of this webpage. This lesson covers the parables of the ten virgins and a discussion on the Final Judgment.

You can receive 1 credit for each lesson you complete. Simply complete the lesson and e-mail it to else10(at)gmail(dot)com.

Miss a lesson? Catch up by seeing all the lessons on the Read-Along tab at the top of this webpage.

May God bless your learning!