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This activity book has been considered a useful tool for learning about the Orthodox Christian faith. Tweens are introduced to elements of early Christian history—Christian catacombs, the Holy Emperor Constantine the Great, the first two Ecumenical Councils, Church Fathers and Mothers, true and false teachings—followed by concise explanations of the main doctrinal points contained in the Creed—the Holy Trinity, the Incarnation, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, the Ascension, Christ's Second Coming, the Final Judgment, the Kingdom without end, the Church, the Sacraments, and the general Resurrection. The activities include different type of questions and written reflexions, crossword puzzles, as well as a "mid-term" and a "final" assessment.      

Mostly suitable for ages 8-12
Author: Ioana Dimitriu
Illustrator: Ana-Maria Lemnaru
Lengua Viva, Ottawa, ON, 2017
88 pages, Letter size.
ISBN: 978-1-988748-00-9

Price: $18 plus shipping

Author: Janina Winnicki (at age 11)
Illustrator: Ana-Maria Lemnaru
Lengua Viva, Ottawa, ON, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-9948032-5-2
28 colour A5 pages.
Price: $10 plus shipping

Catechetical Materials for Children and Teens

in English, French, Spanish, and Romanian

The Creed Explained. Brief Introduction to the Orthodox Christian Teachings with Activities for Teenage Readers

Author: Ioana Dimitriu
Illustrator: Ana-Maria Lemnaru
Lengua Viva, Ottawa, ON, 2016
103 pages, 1/2 Letter size. Paperback.
ISBN: 978-0-9948032-7-6

English and Spanish Editions

Price: $15 plus shipping

The readings contained in this activity book follow the main structure of the Triodion, namely, the four Sundays before the beginning of Great Lent, the five Sundays of Great Lent, Lazarus Saturday, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Pascha.

This activity book includes a series of activities that are mostly appropriate for children 8 to 12 years old.

Author: Ioana Dimitriu
Illustrator Ana-Maria Lemnaru
Lengua Viva, Ottawa, ON, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-9948032-8-3
92 pages, letter size. Paperback. Colour illustrations.

Price: $20 plus shipping

Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha Activity Book for Children

This activity book presents the stories of the major Feasts of the Orthodox Church, each followed by a series of engaging activities. The texts are written in a language that is accessible to younger audiences, while the colouring illustrations, the multiple choice questions, the word games, and the other writing activities are designed to engage younger as well as older elementary school children.

This Second Edition contains colour illustrations, and revised word games. Key to the activities are available on this website under Resources.

The Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, Activity Book for ChildrenSecond English Edition

Livre de prières de L'Église orthodoxe

French Prayer Book

Published with the blessing of His Eminence Irénée, Archbishop of Ottawa and the Archdiocese of Canada of the Orthodox Church in America.

Illustrator: Ana-Maria Lemnaru

Lengua Viva, Ottawa, ON, 2015
72 pages, 1/2 Letter size. Paperback.
ISBN: 978-0-9948032-4-5

Price: $10 plus shipping

The Journey to the Palace
A Story for Young Children

A delightful story for young children about the adventures of a cat named Hemelsmith who travels to the palace to meet his sweetheart.

Janina Winnicki received the Literacy Award from Saint Augustine Catholic Elementary School in Ottawa, for publishing this book in Grade 6th.

This activity book has been much appreciated by Sunday school teachers and students alike.

Size 8 1/2 x 11, 76 black and white pages, with reading comprehension activities, word games and colouring icons. It is intended for use in group settings, at Sunday school or at home.

Price for the First Edition: $15 plus shipping.

The Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, Activity Book for Children

First English Edition (out of stock)

Available in Spanish, Romanian, and French

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