Holy Gifts for the Holy!
2011/2012 Theme

Holy Gifts for the Holy!
October
Focus on Worship!

Focus -Bring your youth to a better understanding of what worships is and what it means in the Orthodox Church.



Holy Gifts for the Holy!
November
Focus on Worship!

Focus -Bring your youth to a better understanding of what the Divine Liturgy is and why it is the work of the people.
Holy Gifts for the Holy!
December/January
Focus on Proskomedia!

Focus -
Aiding youth in developing a better understanding of the progression of the Divine Liturgy beginning with proskomedia.
Holy Gifts for the Holy!
February
Focus on Liturgy of the Word!

Focus -
Further developing a better understanding of the progression of the Divine Liturgy by exploring the Liturgy of the Word.
Holy Gifts for the Holy!
March
Focus on Liturgy of Faithful!

Focus -
To develop understanding of the progression of the Divine Liturgy by exploring the Liturgy of the Faithful.
Holy Gifts for the Holy!
April
Focus on Senses and the Liturgy

Focus - Introduce the students as to how their fives senses involve them more fully in the Divine Liturgy.
We would like to introduce the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry programming theme for the 2011-2012 year:Holy Gifts for the Holy! Our hope is to aid you in bringing our youth to a deeper love and understanding of the Divine Liturgy.

Each month we will provide a new "focus" for you to present to your youth. Resources and activities will be provided to aid you in accomplishing this task.

If you have suggestions concerning resources, activities, or curriculum please do not to hesitate to contact us at uocyouth@aol.com.

May our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ bless all of our work with His youth in the coming year.

In Him
Natalie Kapeluck Nixon
Director
Consistory Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Resources for Children

Curriculum
Divine Liturgy for Children
Orthodox Christian Education Committee (OCEC)
Divine Liturgy for Children - Activity Book
Orthodox Christian Education Committee (OCEC)

Books
It's Sunday, Shall We Go To Church?
by Elias Liamis and Penelopi Moraitou
Akritas Publications
Let's Take a Walk Through the Orthodox Church
by Fr. Anthony Coniaris
It's Sunday, Shall We Go To Church?
by Elias Liamis and Penolopi Moraitou
Little Falcons Magazine
Issues - Holy Liturgy, God's Kingdom, Senses, Wine

Resources for Teenagers

Curriculum
Heaven on Earth - Divine Liturgy
Greek Archdiocese Dept. Religious Education
Of Your Mystical Supper - Eucharist
Greek Archdiocese Dept. Religious Education

The Way, The Truth, The Life (first section)
Orthodox Christian Education Committee [OCEC]

Divine Liturgy - A student study text
by Fr. John Peck

Books
The Orthodox Church Vol 1. Worship
by Fr. Thomas Hopko

Bible in the Liturgy
by Fr. Constantine Nasr

Let us Attend!
A Journey Through the Orthodox Divine Liturgy
by Fr. Lawrence Farley

Hear Me! A Prayerbook for Orthodox Teens
compiled by Annalisa Boyd

The Orthodox Faith A to Z
by Fr. George Grube

Living the Liturgy
by Stanely Harakas










Divine Liturgy - Work of the People collage created by the youth of Assumption of the Virgin Mary parish in Northampton, PA.
Additional Resources
Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith & Life
by Fr. Anthony Coniaris.
Chapter on the Divine Liturgy.
A separate Study Guide available.

Worship in Faith and Truth
Podcast by Fr. Thomas Hopko on the Divine Liturgy
http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/spiritandtruth

Experiences During the Divine Litury
by Protopresbyter Stephanos Araghostopoulos