The Department of Religious Education heads to Greece –
The Language of the Church, the Bible, and the Seven Ecumenical Councils
the Department of Religious Education The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (DRE) is pleased to announce the release of the first Greek version of the popular Sermon series. DRE begins this year’s Holy Week series of sermons in Greek.
To start the journey into Holy Week, easy-to-download sermons based on a central hymn are now available each day from Palm Sunday to Pasha (Easter) in Greek and English:
• Greek Edition: www.goarch.org/departments/religioused/sermons
• English edition: www.goarch.org/departments/religioused/sermons
Each sermon is between 500 and 600 words (3.5 to 4.5 minutes) long. Clergy and religious teachers can easily incorporate these mini sermons into Holy Week. Students, parents, and believers can also read these short sermons before church. While they may be small, they are certainly the mighty. They will provide insights and analysis on the beautiful hymns that Orthodox Christians around the world will sing together next week in Greek.
Greek is the language in which the apostles wrote their messages. Greek is the language in which the Gospels were presented to the world. Greek is the language of the seven ecumenical councils at which the church makes decisions about what we believe. Greek is the language of the Church.
The Holy Week Sermon Series is a collaboration between His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophorus of America and DRE. They can be found on the department’s website and through the DRE email list, so be sure to sign up for: religious.goarch.org.