Our mission is to create new resources to better serve the Orthodox Youth living in North America. Materials were created over a period of 4 years with a test group of 12 parishes all over North America: Virginia/DC, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and California. These test groups have been using the materials for a few years and providing feedback. Over the years, the materials were tweaked and carefully designed to be age-appropriate, culturally relevant, and (above all else) a bridge between the everyday lives of our youth and the ancient and timeless faith of our Orthodox Church. The curriculum is also designed to be fully adaptable to various parish sizes, classroom structures, and resources. While made with the Coptic tradition in mind, the units are fully adaptable for Eastern Orthodox parishes as well.
About the Author: Shereen Marcus
“Sunday School is boring mom – please don’t make me go!” Sound familiar? It was this simple sentence heard over and over again from my kids that planted a seed in which I had no idea would grow the way it did.
My name is Shereen Marcus, I am a wife and mother of 2 boys with a full-time job in the DC metropolitan area. I started off with a few ideas, some writing abilities, and a knack for kid-silliness. Feeling ill-equipped, I completed a Masters Program in Orthodox Theology with a Youth Ministry Emphasis, and recently earned my diploma from the University of Balamand in Lebanon in conjunction with the Antiochian House of Studies.
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