Christian Education

Orthodox Educational Magazine for Children – Nativity 2019

December 4, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 4/12/18 The Department of Christian Education of the Eastern American Diocese is delighted to introduce The Nativity, Nativity, Blessed Day, a bilingual educational journal for children. Comprised of numerous exquisite illustrations, inspiring stories, and an graphic design, the Magazine is designed to convey the beauty of the mystery of the Nativity […]

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Assyrian Presbyteral Ordination in the Diocese of California

November 4, 2017 News
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Assyrian Church of the East  – 4/11/17 On September 13, 2017, The Feast of the Holy Cross, His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California elevated Rev. Deacon John Piro to the ecclesiastical rank of presbyter at Mar Zaia Cathedral in Modesto, California. Rev. Fr. John will serve as an assistant priest at Mar Addai […]

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Completed study materials for Fr. Hopko’s “The Orthodox Faith” series now available

August 17, 2017 News
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Pravmir – August 2017 The Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Christian Education [DCE] recently announced the release of the fourth and final set of questions and answers developed to accompany the late Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko’s series, The Orthodox Faith.  The newly completed study materials amplify Father Thomas’ volume on Worship, according to Matushka Valerie Zahirsky, DCE Chair. “As summer […]

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Christmas Event for Children in Tabbaleh – Damascus

December 17, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the children participating at the Christmas Event organized by the brothers at the Center of Christian Education in Tabbaleh – Damascus. The Christmas event included entertaining activities and the children chanted Christmas hymns in Syriac. His Holiness was accompanied by Very Rev. […]

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August OCAreview available for downloading, parish distribution

August 4, 2016 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – August 2016 The August 2016 edition of “OCAreview: The Orthodox Church in America’s Monthly Hard-Copy Digest” is now available in color and black and white PDF formats for downloading and local distribution. With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, OCAreview made its debut in October 2015. Each monthly edition features stories […]

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The Legacy of Saint Raphael

June 2, 2015 Featured News
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  May-June 2015 On May 29, 2015, the Antiochian Archdiocese marks the fifteenth anniversary of the glorification of our beloved St. Raphael of Brooklyn. This article by Rosemary Shumski of the Department of Christian Education, was first published in the September 2000 issue of The Word magazine. View photos of the glorification day On Sunday, May […]

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Spiritual Support to Families Project Holds Training Forum at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

March 28, 2015 News

March 2015 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Christian Education Center (CEC) of the Mother See held a training forum from March 23 – 25 as part of the Spiritual Support to Families project. The forum was held in Tsakhkadzor with the the participation of […]

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New Appointments in the Mother See

December 18, 2014 News

18/12/14 By Pontifical Order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, has made new appointments. Rev. Fr. Garekin Hambardzumyan has been appointed to serve as Deputy Director of the Christian Education Center of the Mother See. Father Garekin recently graduated from his studies at Oxford and Sheffield Universities of Great […]

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Olympiad on the History of Armenian Church in the Mother See

April 24, 2014 Featured News

On April 16, the national phase of the Armenian Church History Olympiad was held at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Olympiad was organized upon the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science […]

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Concert Held on the Feast of Ascension

May 17, 2013 Featured News

16/5/13 With the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Christian Education Center of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin presented a festive concert in celebration of the Feast of Ascension.  The event was organized in collaboration with several Ministries of the Republic of Armenia – Education and […]

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Registration Open for summer 2013 OCA Parish Ministries Conference

April 4, 2013 Featured News

4/4/13 Registration is now open for “Faith in Action: Equipping the Saints for Worship, Learning and Service,” a parish ministries conference slated to be held on the campus of Marymount University, Arlington, VA July 10-13, 2013. Registration and/or additional information may be accessed here.  Those who wish to register by mail may download the registration […]

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