Adventures in Sunday School

Ancient Traditions for A New Generation – Coptic Saints

One of the challenges of introducing Coptic Saints to a "modern" generation resides in the Iconography. Coptic Icons are an honored and cherished tradition of the Coptic faith. The icon contains many symbols that transmit the essence of the Saint's life as well as salient features of their journey. They are, at times, slightly foreboding for a young audience  who is now accustomed to animation as the norm. Enter: Our Heavenly Friends. A fantastic Sunday School Program created by Laura Philopateer from http://www.copticdadandmom.com/. The beauty of the illustrations is stunning. Its ingenuity lies in its faithful representation of the Saints but...

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Sunday Funday! Sunday School Treasure Hunt.

Moment of truth: Sunday School is not always ‘fun’.  At least not by the kids’ standards of what constitutes fun. There are no video-games, super heroes or animation. They are required to sit down and to listen to “a lesson”, either a story or a spiritual concept or to learn about the history of the Church ( through discussions about the Feasts, Fasts and Sacraments).

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