5th Grade

Annunciation of our Lord (Suboro)

G5.LO1 - Understand and reflect using the references in our Liturgical and prayer hymns about the significance of St. Mary's role in the Annunciation

Nativity of our Lord (Yeldo)

G5.LO2 - Examine the Nativity of our Lord.

G5.LO3 - Identify incarnation as salvation.

G5.LO4 - Establish solid understanding that Jesus is fully man and fully God.

Circumcision/Naming of our Lord (Gazurthe)

G5.LO5 - Interpret how circumcision was a covenant in the Old Testament.

G5.LO6 - Explore the deeper meaning of the name(s) of Jesus.

Baptism of our Lord (Denaha)

G5.LO7 - Examine how Denaha is not just a historical event but the manifestation of the Holy Trinity.

G5.LO8 - Explain how the blessing of the water symbolizes the purification and redemption of the entire fallen world.

Presentation in the Temple (Ma'altho)

G5.LO9 - Analyze the Icon of the Presentation in the Temple.

G5.LO10 - Correlate the Presentation to the Temple to the bringing of children to the Church for the first time.

G5.LO11 - Dramatise Saints Simeon and Anna.

G5.LO12 - Breakdown St. Simeon's words to St. Mary and relate to what St. Mary must have gone through as the Mother of our Lord.

G5.LO13 - Investigate why doves were brought to be offered.

Triumphal Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem (Ooshaino)

G5.LO14 - Explore how the Triumphal Entry fulfills Old Testament prophesy.

G5.LO15 - Explore the event in Biblical context and salvific history.

G5.LO16 - Explore the differences of a king riding on a horse vs Christ riding in on a donkey.

Passover (Pesaha)

G5.LO17 - Relate the Feast of Passover to the Angel of Death passing over the Children of Israel and the children of Israel passing over the Red sea.

G5.LO18 - Examine how through Passover the children of Israel were delivered from bondage and supression to freedom and deliverance.

G5.LO19 - Examine how the lamb of God takes away the sin of the world in the context of the Feast of Passover.

G5.LO20 - Identify the importance of the blood of the lamb on door posts in connection with the Feast of Passover.

G5.LO21 - Examine the significance of Jesus celebrating Holy Qurbana.

G5.LO22 - Explain how washing of the feet symbolizes the humility of Jesus.

Great Friday (A'rubtho Rabtho Dazqeephutho)

G5.LO23 - Summarize the events of each hour of Holy/Great Friday.

G5.LO24 - Examine why Jesus took on Death for our sake.

Holy Saturday (Shabtho d'sbartho)

G5.LO25 - Associate the narrative where Joseph and Nicodemus receive the Trisagion Prayer from the Holy Angels with local Syriac tradition.

G5.LO26 - Explain how Jesus died a real death on the Cross, but at no point in time before, during, or after does He stop being God.

G5.LO27 - Interpret how Holy Saturday connects with Sabbath, the day of rest in the story of Creation.

Resurrection (Qyamtha)

G5.LO28 - Analyze the verse from the Maneetho of Mar Severios ("He trampled death by His death and destroyed our death").

G5.LO29 - Understand and analyze the references of how Christ brings life in the hymns of the Resurrection Liturgy and Qymtha morning prayers.

Ascension (Sooloqo)

G5.LO30 - Analyze Ascension through Scripture, Icons, and Liturgical prayers/hymns.

G5.LO31 - Contrast the theology in the Icon of Ascension with that of the common Western painting.

Pentecost (Siom Boorke)

G5.LO32 - Explain Apostolic Succession in relation to Pentecost .

G5.LO33 - Examine the meaning of the sprinkling of water.

G5.LO34 - Investigate the meaning behind the tongues of fire.

G5.LO35 - Discuss the sending out to preach the universal Gospel after Pentecost.

Transfiguration (Mtale)

G5.LO36 - Illustrate how Transfiguration is a symbol of sanctification.

G5.LO37 - Explore how Transfiguration is manifestation of the Holy Trinity.

G5.LO38 - Analyze the icon of the Transfiguration.

Assumption/Dormition of the Theotokos (Shoonoyo)

G5.LO39 - Explain the significance of Jesus entrusting St. Mary to St. John the Evangelist: "Woman, this is your son and Here is your mother", as well as perceive about St. Mary's life in Ephesus with St. John

G5.LO40 - Identify St. Mary in connection with her death and translation/assumption unto heaven.

G5.LO41 - Capture the Tradition of St. Thomas visiting St. Mary’s body midair and the gifting of her girdle to him, while coming from India followed by St. Thomas' arrival in Jerusalem and the discovery of the empty tomb

G5.LO42 - Discover that St. Mary’s body was buried and angels carried her body to heav

Feast of the Holy Cross (Sleeba)

G5.LO43 - Interpret the Feast of the Holy Cross.

G5.LO44 - Explain the presence of the Holy Cross in the Old Testament

G5.LO45 - Understand and interpret Discovery of the Holy Cross by Queen Helena.

G5.LO46 - Recognize how "The Holy Cross is a sign of peace, a sign of victory, by the Holy Cross we all are saved and in it we all glory".

G5.LO47 - Explain how the Holy Cross is protection from all evil.

Liturgical Calendar

G5.LO48 - Examine how the Liturgical Calendar helps us grow as Christians.

G5.LO49 - Discuss the different grades of Feasts.

G5.LO50 - Contrast West Syriac Liturgical calendar with that of other Orthodox Churches.

G5.LO51 - Explain the importance of the Liturgical calender in the Orthodox Church, and give an overview of the seasons of the Church.