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Let My Prayer Arise—Orthodox Lent Chant in English

The song/video "Let My Prayer Arise—Orthodox Lent Chant in English," performed by the parish choir of Saint Philip Antiochian Orthodox Church in the USA, is available on YouTube (5:10) with lyrics and photos of Orthodox worship. This is chanted at Lenten Vespers. It is best used on day 2.

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Lenten Nails: A Reflection Exercise for Lent

OVERVIEW This two-part reflection exercise allows the young teens to evaluate their behaviors and attitudes and admit their faults, throughout Lent. The exercise is introduced at the beginning of Lent and concludes before Easter. Suggested Time: Approximately 10 minutes for ...

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Mysteries of the Church: LENT

A documentary discussing the importance and role of Lent.

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Ash Wednesday and Lent - in 2 Minutes

A short video explaining Ash Wednesday and Lent.

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Ashes to Reconciliation: A Reconciliation Prayer for Lent

OVERVIEW This prayer can be used during the first week of Lent or any time the sacrament of Reconciliation (also called the sacrament of Penance) is discussed or celebrated. Suggested Time: 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of ...

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The Liturgical Year

Learning Experience: The Liturgical Year (20 minutes) On a chalkboard or sheet of newsprint, draw six horizontal lines. Tell the group members that each line represents one of the Church seasons. Invite them to name the major seasons of the ...

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Hourly Prayers for Ash Wednesday

Opening Prayer We begin this class as we begin all things: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Scripture Reading Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the ...

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The Easter Story Animated 1/3 - Jesus is Nailed to a Cross

A short series using cartoons to depict the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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The Liturgical Year

A research assignment on the Liturgical Year: unfolding the Paschal Mystery.

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The Easter Story Animated 2/3 - The Death of Jesus

A short series using cartoons to depict the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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2016 Lenten Prayer Calendar for The Catholic Youth Prayer Book, Second Edition

A prayer calendar for the 2016 Lenten season.

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Lenten Justice Crosses

OVERVIEW Through this hands-on project, the young people help spread the Lenten message of conversion to justice. They also become familiar with the message of the prophet Micah and the traditional spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Suggested Time: ...

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The Easter story animated 3/3 - Jesus is Alive

A short series using cartoons to depict the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

Saint Oswald of Worcester (d.992)

Saint Oswald was the nephew of the archbishop of Canterbury. The archbishop played a crucial role in Oswald's early life, raising and educating him. Oswald decided to travel abroad to France to further his education. While in France, he felt ...

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Holy Week in Two Minutes

This two-minute video from Busted Halo describes the final week of Lent that we spend preparing for Easter.

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Reason for the Season- Easter Triduum

This episode of Reason for the Season, brought to us by the Irish Dominicans, focuses on the Triduum, from Holy Thursday till the Easter Vigil. It explains why and what we celebrate during this highlight of the liturgical year.

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The Gospel of John: Myths and Facts

A worksheet on the myths and facts of the Gospel of John.

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The Sacred Ground of the Mountains

I came to know the mountains of Washington long before I moved here a couple of years ago. I first fell in love with this area back in 1984 when I came to visit my sister and brother-in-law right after ...

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Sacred Time: The Liturgical Calendar

A worksheet where students are asked to fill in information on the liturgical calendar.

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Vocabulary for Unit 1

Vocabulary terms for Unit 1 of "The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ."

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Fr. Barron comments on Taking the Discipline

Father Barron discusses the ideas behind various ascetic practices.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2

Final performance task options for Unit 2 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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It's Friday, But Sunday's Coming

A personal story about times that are sad and full of despair, like Good Friday, and times that are joyful and glorious, like Easter Sunday.

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The Lenten Scrutinies

A PowerPoint presentation on the Lenten Scrutinies.