Here is a new workbook on "Discovering Virtue" for our Orthodox youth, probably at a pre-teen or teenage level. I offer it with hopes that it will provide a basic framework to discuss the spiritual life and difficult topics like chastity, humility and obedience,along with activities, a craft, and quotes from the desert fathers.
The document can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here at our Orthodox Education Scribd Group
If you have ideas to develop this lesson further, please share them either through this website of by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The icon on the cover is one of many beautiful crafts offered at the Monastery of St John Chrysostomos
"You have to struggle to increase your zeal for God. It should become for you a daily way of life. Struggle for perfection. If you can't gain a drachma, gain at least a tenth of a drachma. Virtues are not acquired easily. There is need of struggling. And know: if we acquire virtue quickly, we shall lose it quickly. Whereas if we acquire it with labor, it doesn't go away."
-Blessed Elder, IERONYMOS of Aegina +1966