Sunday School – Grade 8

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GRADE8: Our History As Church

Throughout this year, eighth graders will study the history of the Maronite Church. In the first unit, students will connect the Church to the Old and New Covenants.

The second unit covers the fifth through eleventh centuries. Students will learn how the first Maronites were a community of believers, steadfast in their faith.

The third unit deals with the eleventh through fifteenth centuries. They will grow in their appreciation that Church unity is enriched, not threatened, by cultural diversity in the celebration of the Holy Mysteries.

In their study of the Church from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the students will appreciate the teaching authority of the Maronite eparchs, in union with the Pope. Finally, the students will learn how the Council of Trent affected the Maronite Church. Unit V deals with the Church in the seventeenth through mid-eighteenth centuries.

The last unit covers the mid-eighteenth century to the present time. Students will explore the history and nature of priesthood in the Maronite Church. They will discover the ways the Maronite Church is presently working toward religious and civil unity in Lebanon. Finally, the students will examine the history and development of the Maronite Church in the United States since the second Vatican Council. A number of Maronite Patriarchs serve as role models through this grade level.

* Item No.: FOM08 (S) Price: $5.00
* Teacher’s Manual: Item No.: FOM08 (T) Price $5.00