A 4-week Series on the Sacraments
(Part of our Crossroads 7th-12th grade curriculum)
Suggested Calendar: January 5th - January 26th
Think you know all the Sacraments of the Orthodox Church? This month teens will explore not just what the Sacraments are, but what it means to live a sacramental life in the Church. Teens likely know what communion is, for example, but do they know why the Orthodox Church does not have “open” communion? Teens likely know we partake of confession in the presence of a priest, but do they know why and what authority the priest has through the sacrament of priesthood? Most people have seen an Orthodox wedding, but what does the sacrament of marriage teach us about the purpose of marriage…and dating? This unit also has a unique “teach it back” component where teens are challenged to read materials and teach the answer to a pressing question back to the teachers.