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Sunday School General Knowledge

 

 

Do you know these important, interesting facts about our Christian Orthodox Life?

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The below information is part of the SBGOC Sunday School General Session. This is being posted for the benefit of all. The below information is just to get us thinking about what do we know, how much do we know. Come to the SBGOC Sunday School to learn more......

 

Do we know our background?

1.      What is the name of our Sabha?

2.      Who is the current head of our Church?

3.      Where is the headquarters of our Church?

4.      What is the name of the North-East American Diocesan Metropolitan?

5.      What is the name of the church we worship at every Sunday?

6.      What is the name of the Vicar of our Church?

7.      What is your Christian name?

8.      Who is the first “Catholicos of the East”?

9.      Who is the second “Catholicos of the East”?

10.  Who is the third “Catholicos of the East”?

 

 

Do We Know These about Our Orthodox Church Worship?

1.      What do we do when we enter the church?

2.      What prayer do we say while entering the church? (Bible reference?)

3.      Do we cover our head/hair during worship? (Bible reference?)

4.      How do we stand when receiving the Holy Communion?

5.      What does the Holy Bread represent?

6.      What does the Holy Wine represent?

7.      What do you do while leaving the church building?

8.      What prayer do we say while leaving the church?

9.      How do you make the sign of the cross?

10.  What is the meaning of “making the sign of the cross”?

 

 

Do We Know These about Edessa?

1.      Who was the King of Edessa,that asked Jesus to come to Edessa to heal him?

2.      Where is Edessa located?

3.      Whom did Jesus say would heal King Abgar?

4.      Who healed King Abgar in the name of Jesus Christ?

5.      What is Addai also known as?

6.      Addai was a disciple of a Saint. This Saint was a disciple of Jesus. Who was this Saint?

7.      Name another disciple of this Saint who was also Addai friend.

8.      St. Thomas is the first “Catholicos of the East”. Who was the second and thirst “Catholicos of the East”?

 

 

Answers   

Do we know our background?

1.      Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

2.      H.H. Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II

3.      Devalokam, Kottayam, India

4.      His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos

8.      St. Thomas

9.      Addai .

10.  Mari

 

Do We Know These about Our Church Worship?

1.      Make the sign of the cross and say the prayer said when entering the church.

2.      In reverence will I enter Thy house and offer my vows to Thee (Psalm 5:7;  96:8)

3.      Boys do not cover their head/hair during worship. Girls cover their head/hair during worship. (1 Corinthians 11)

4.      We fold our hands in prayer, make the sign of cross, bend slightly with hands folded in prayer and receive the Holy Communion.

5.      The Holy Body

6.      The Holy Blood

7.      We turn towards the front of the church (remember, never back facing), bow as you make the sign of the cross and say the prayer said while leaving the church. (See below)

8.      O Lord, now let Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word. For my eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou has prepared before the face of all people.

 

Do We Know These about Edessa?

1.      King Abgar

2.      Edessa presently known as Urfa

3.      Jesus wrote to King Abgar that His disciples would heal King Abgar

4.      Mar Addai

5.      Thaddai

6.      St. Thomas

7.      Mari

8.      Mar Addai and Mar Mari respectively

 

 

 

 

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