God the Father

The First Person of the Holy Trinity, Maker of heaven and earth, the Creater of everything; God who is the Father Almighty, the Begetter

Teacher Training and Resources

Reference Materials

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The following materials are offered as sources for information and ideas but please remember to properly give credit if material is used in your writing! If you forget to use references, or your references are incomplete, your work can seem like an empty postulation or create suspicions of plagiarism.

Articles

  1. The Orthodox Faith: One God, One Father by Fr. Thomas Hopko (OCA)

Videos

Podcasts

Scripture

In order to help our children grow in the Orthodox Faith in North America, a decision was made to standardize all materials to the Orthodox Study Bible (DSWA Kalpana DSWA/C/016/2010, October 28, 2010). Please continue to pray and support the development of a fully approved translation based on the Peshitta, and our textbooks will educate on the various translations and historic development of Scripture.

  • Genesis 1:1

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

  • [Luke 15:11–32]

    And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.

  • John 4:23

    But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

  • 2 Corinthians 11:31

    The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.

Biblical Stories

Liturgical Resources

The Ministry of Liturgical Resource Development (LRD) was created in July of 2015 (DSWA Kalpana DSWA/C/10/2015, July 24,2015) to promote the translation, versification, and publication of vital English liturgical resources. Today most of our Sacramental offices are available and the "Service Book of the Holy Qurbono" and "Shehimo: Book of Common Prayer" are available in print. Wherever possible references will be made using LRD resources given the easy access to these materials to the faithful in North America.

Holy Qurbono

  • Nicene Creed
We believe in One True God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;

Other Hymns

Other Prayers

Promion and Sedro

Quotes

Patristic Quotes

  • [St. Gregory of Nyssa] "God's name is not known; it is wondered at."
  • [St. Isaac the Syrian] "God the Lord surrendered his own Son to death on the cross for the fervent love of creation… Yet this was not because he could not redeem us in another way, but so that his surpassing love, manifested hereby, might be a teacher unto us. And by the death of his Only-begotten Son he made us near to himself. Yea, if he had had anything more precious, he would have given it to us, so that by it our race might be his own.”

Other Quotes

Lives of the Saints

Syriac and Greek Words

Icons

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