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Welcome to the 2021/2023 theme curriculum and resource for the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry! We hope that the materials provided here will aid you in your work with the youth in your parishes and homes. Please contact us with any questions or ideas.

This session gives youth an introduction to begin exploring what it means to be a caretaker in respect to their relationship with God. This session is designed for teens and older youth.

English  Leader Packet PDF
український  Leader Packet PDF

This session begins to look at the creation story in Genesis and our youth's connection to that story as caretakers and Christians.  Sessions provided for three age levels teens, youth ages 8 -11,              and minis ages 4-7.

Teen Session English  Leader Packet PDF
Teen Session український  Leader Packet PDF

Youth Session English  Leader Packet PDF
Youth Session український  Leader Packet PDF

Mini Session English  Leader Packet PDF
Mini Session український  Leader Packet PDF

Link to Creation Icons

Social Ecosystem Mapping Handout pdf

Social Ecosystem Mapping Handout png

Social Ecosystem Mapping Instructions png


The Earth is the Lords - OCA Youth Ministry


Books to Share

PreK and K

Celebrate the Earth by Dorrie Papademetriou

The Praises by Niko Chocheli

Everything Tells Us About God by Katherine Bolger Hyde

The Cellarer's Cellery by Fr. Jeremy Davis


School Aged Kids

Creation of the World by Potamis Press

The Monks & the Grapes by Potaimis Press

A Taste of Paradise: Stories of Saints & Animals by Katherine Bolger Hyde

The Saints and This Bees by Dessi Jackson

Seeds of Life by Alisa Rakich Brooks


Reference Books for Leaders or for Teen Readers

Living in God's Creation: Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology by Elizabeth Tartikoff

Man and the Environment by Anestis Keselopoulos

Faith, Sciente, Mystery by Dr. Gayle Woloschak

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