Handouts for Christian Education Classes/Brochures for Narthex
Although the following Orthodoxy in a Nutshell Brochures can and should be used as brochures for newcomers, the suggestion of the Office of Religious Education is that they be used to start a teen or adult Christian Education class. Here is just one suggestion as to how to accomplish this. The Priest announces that for the upcoming year, on the first Sunday of every month during fellowship hour following Liturgy, there will be an adult Christian Education class. The Priest (or if for some reason this is not possible, a layperson designated by the Priest who is fairly competent in the Faith) will use the Orthodoxy in a Nutshell pamphlets as handouts for the class. (The pamphlet on the Sacraments can be used for several classes in a row, and so should be collected until the final class at which they will get to keep them). After each class is over, set out the pamplets of the past class out in the narthex as brochures for newcomers and for those who did not attend the classes.
Note, for printing any of the following, hit the print icon in reader. When the print page comes up, go down to "page section" and under "page scaling" hit the arrow and select "booklet printing." Then simply hit print. After printing, run through photocopier by selecting double sided printing, and select the option to not inverse the image, select as many copies as you wish to make, and there you have it!
Orthodoxy in a Nutshell--The Great Schism (Bifold) *
Orthodoxy in a Nutshell--Sin (Bifold) *
Orthodoxy in a Nutshell--Self examination (Bifold) *
Orthodoxy in a Nutshell-Childrearing (Bifold)*
*Note, the audio readings above are provided by Ancient Faith Radio and provides readings based on the Revised Orthodox Julian Calendar, because a majority of Orthodox jurisdictions are on the Revised Julian Calendar, as are the large majority of Orthodox in America. While most of the year the daily readings are the same for the Julian and Revised Julian Calendar, there is a portion of the calendar where they differ. For this reason, we here provide the readings for days when they differ.
The above audio readings are provided by AFR and are based on the Orthodox Revised Julian Calendar because a majority of Orthodox jurisdictions (and the largest three in the US) follow the RJC. There are no audio readings based on the old Julian reckoning of the Menaion.
The Orthodox Calendars (both Julian and Revised Julian) are both the same with regard to the Octoechos, the Lenten Triodion, the Pentecostorian (Flowery Triodion). The only difference is that observation of the Menaion (currently 13 days apart) and "shifts" that occur with regard to the Menaion (such as Lucan jump, and when major feasts fall on a particular day).