Parables & Books is extremely pleased and honored to announce that we have been selected to create and design an entire Sunday School curriculum for the Syriac Orthodox Church of the United States.
While in talks for a few months, Parables & Books officially has been signed and has begun work on a brand new, comprehensive Sunday School curriculum. This is truly a unique endeavor in that it marks the first time in the history of the Syriac Orthodox that anyone has attempted to create a uniform curriculum as opposed to a collection of lesson plans for a few select grades.
The curriculum will encompass eight grade levels from Kindergarten through Seventh, complete with student workbooks and teachers’ manuals. As this genuinely is a groundbreaking accomplishment, Parables & Books will be working piecemeal, working on individual grade levels to ensure the best possible quality output is made available to students and teachers alike.
Parables & Books is so fortunate and blessed to have both of the Archdioceses for the Eastern and Western United States supporting us with this project. We look forward to sharing more of this endeavor with you as further progress is made.
On Sunday November 6, His Eminence Archbishop Cyril Aphrem Karim attended the celebration of the Holy Liturgy presided over by His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Catholicos of all Armenians at the Cathedral Church of Holy Etchmiadzin. During the celebration, 6 Armenian priests were consecrated as bishops.
Archbishop Cyril attended the event at the invitation of the Very Rev. Fr Vahan Hovanessian, primate of the Armenian Diocese of the United Kingdom.
After the consecration, His Holiness the Catholicos delivered a sermon highlighting the importance of the hierarchy in the church and reminding the new bishops of their duties as persons of prayers and preachers of the word of God.
Following the celebration, all were invited to a banquet organized in honor of the new bishops. As a gift, Archbishop Cyril presented a copy of In The Tree House to the Catholicos. The children’s story was very fitting for the consecration as it tells the tale of a boy fulfilling his dream of becoming an archbishop.