Like Masterclass—but Orthodox.
If you are hungry to dive deeper with vetted theologians, here’s your chance. St Vladimir’s Online School of Theology is an accessible extension of St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Today, we are offering non-degree courses with two of our faculty. As St Vladimir’s Online School of Theology grows, we plan to expand our course offerings to include certifications and even our M.A. program.
The Children’s Word
Presvytera Alexandra Houck created The Children’s Word bulletin so children will know they are not only welcome in church, but even more, an essential part of the Church family. Each issue includes a message on the Sunday Gospel lesson and on one of the saints for the week, with age-appropriate articles, stories, and activities. She hopes this weekly bulletin will be just one more way we can make kids feel at home in church. Presvytera Alexandra is a graduate of Duke University and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
Chicago Metropolis & Archdiocese Resources
The Chicago Metropolis and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese includes resources for daily living (such as prayers, saints’ lives, icons), as well as content for parishioners and others searching for specific Orthodox resources on families, youth, young adults, sacraments, and music.
LIVING WATER PRODUCTIONS has been created by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago as the vehicle through which it will produce original and engaging religious education content for all people, wherever they are on their faith journey. Whether through a video series, a podcast, or a documentary, you will find tools to help deepen your understanding of faith and your relationship with God and neighbor.
The first project of Living Water is “The Person of Christ” – a 12-episode video series developed to deepen your knowledge of Christ, both spiritually and intellectually.
The second project is Living Water Conversations – discussions and interviews with noted theologians, educators and thought leaders. First up: His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael’s interview of world-renowned theologian, Fr. Alexis Torrance, discussing “The Person of Christ,” Living Water’s first video series. The discussion will include a Q&A segment with questions submitted by participants! Watch for details.
Mobile Device Apps
Ancient Faith Radio. Ancient Faith Ministries exists to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ through accessible and excellently-crafted publications and creative media that educate, edify, and evangelize, leading to a living experience of God through His Holy Orthodox Church. Ancient Faith Ministries is a department of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America with a pan-Orthodox outreach.
Online audio and video programming, including two 24-hour internet based Orthodox radio stations, live call-in programs, and an extensive list of downloadable Orthodox content. Apps available for Apple iOS and Android.
The Encounter features Daily Prayers spoken by Orthodox Faithful, including several parishioners of St Marys. Available for Apple iOS and Android.
The Daily Readings App on your mobile device is the easiest way to access the day’s Bible readings prescribed by the Lectionary of the Greek Orthodox Church. The Daily Readings App also lets you read the lives of the saints or lookup fasting guidelines for each day right on your device. Archdiocese Department of Internet Ministries. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.
Chant along with Eikona! In this new app, listen to the daily hymns of the church calendar, chanted simply and beautifully. Each day includes a morning prayer, hymn, and sheet music. Available for Apple iOS and Android.
Catena Bible & Commentaries provides an easy-to-navigate KJV2000 translation with tens of thousands of patristic commentaries by 250+ authors (Apocrypha is included as well). It lets you select your tradition: Byzantine Theology (Orthodox), Western Theology (Roman Catholic), Early Fathers, or all of the above. Available for Apple iOS and Android.
Pray Always includes the necessary daily and weekly prayers for an Orthodox Christian (morning, evening, communion, intercession, and numerous others). It allows some flexibility in the font (sans serif and serif), font size, and also allows the choice between traditional (King James) English and contemporary/modern. Available for Apple iOS and Android.