September - I AM
Our whole family education for September will focus on the Man Born Blind. Below are resources and activities for the month of September. You may work at your own pace for the month and share your work as you go or by September 30th.
Begin by reading as a family John 8:58-9.
Explanation of the Pantocrator and Man Born Blind Icons - Shirley LaRussa
"Now I See" Read by Paige Ritchey
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Scripture and Discussion Questions
What are the two main differences in how this healing differs from other healing miracles Jesus performed?
John 9:15-16, John 9:18-21, and John 9:24-27
Why did the Pharisees persist in asking about the blind man and how he received his sight?
Why did the Pharisees cast the man out?
Do you feel "cast out" when you stand up for Christ and His teachings?
Family Project Options:
Make a news report – Create your own news report using the story of the blind man. All family members can participate as an anchor, reporter, Jesus, the Apostles, blind man, blind man’s parents, people in the crowd, the Pharisees—some will have multiple rolls!
Act it out – You may also simply act out the story with your family members.
Video your news report or play and share with us!
HOW CAN WE LEARN AS A FAMILY DURING COVID 19?
Attend or Live-stream the Divine Liturgy and other weekly services as often as possible.
If you are Live-streaming services, participate in the service by lighting candles, burning incense standing, singing and being active in prayer.
Create your Domestic church beginning with your icon corner.
Place icons throughout your home and in your bedrooms.
Participate in our whole family education program.
Lead by example. Always remember that parents are the first and forever teachers that our children watch, model and believe.
Set high expectations and support your child in meeting them. Encourage your child to be the best they can be!
Share your work by uploading pictures and videos.