Christian Studies: Helpful Resources -- General

Check below for a variety of excellent Christian educational resources. 
For resources specifically relating to Great Lent and Pascha, click here.

Children's Books and Other Resources from Mother Melania and Holy Assumption Monastery

The Twelve Great Feasts for Children, The Three-Day Pascha, and Old Testament Stories for Children - all in verse - celebrate the high points of God's work of salvation in the Person of Christ.

Fearless and Friends and The Adventures of Kenny and Scooter teach children the virtues in a fun, non-preachy way.

The Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem  by Mother Melania


  • During these times of shelter-in-place and of the different stages of re-opening, Mother Melania has been offering some of her children's e-books for FREE download. Recently released, The Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem is one of those offerings.

  • Please click on the images to obtain your FREE e-version of the book and FREE bonus companion work sheets, activity ideas, lesson plans and/or discussion questions.

    This offer is available through May 2, 2021.

For more Children's Books by Mother Melania visit the Holy Assumption Monastery online bookstore here. Find special offers for upcoming feasts above.

  • Discount Available for CLRC families at the Holy Assumption Monastery online bookstore!

    Use your CLRC discount coupon code and receive 20% off all books written by Mother Melania, all journals, and any other books with "Holy Assumption Monastery" listed as the author. (Please note: the discount applies to those products only.) There is no minimum or maximum purchase restriction on the coupon. And it never expires!

  • "Practice daily gratitude with this 6-month Gratitude Journal. Diary prompts encourage thanking God for everything - from the big blessings that warm our hearts to the challenges that help us grow into the likeness of Christ. Use the lists to remember things to be thankful for as part of daily devotions, quiet reflection, or small group/family activity. Gratitude opens the eyes and heart."

To get your coupon code, contact Andrea Wallace -- andreawallace@clrconline.com

  • Free Psalm Memorization Chart!

    A helpful resource for systematically committing the Psalms to memory!

    CLICK HERE to download your copy.


Instructing Our Children on Understanding Technology.

Instructing Our Children on Understanding Technology. A talk that Dr. Tarpley delivered at the St. Kosmas Orthodox Christian Education Association Conference in November 2019. Dr. Tarpley's talk focused on helping our children to understand technology in today's world .

Paidea Classics/Bookstore

Paidea Classics was founded in 2001 by an Orthodox Christian homeschooling family with the intent of serving the Orthodox Christian homeschooling community. In the last 18 years, homeschooling has changed dramatically with more home educators choosing to rely on online private or public charter schools. For this reason, our direction is turning more to supplemental education which can be utilized by all families, regardless of educational choices. Our focus is on publishing 'living books', that is, books that teach through an engaging narrative story, bringing the reader into the experience of the historical events being conveyed; and early Church patristics presented in a way that is more accessible and engaging to modern youth. We also would like to produce more audiobooks that allow education to take place in the car or when the parents are too busy to read aloud. We are continuing to develop copy-work that both teach the faith as well as fine penmanship. We want to offer more materials supportive of celebrating the feasts, nature study and arts and crafts. And finally, we are working to develop a substantial line of educational games. It is our hope that our upcoming games will be attractive to all families and will both teach and provide a healthy alternative to the digital distractions that plague and tempt all of us. 

To visit the Paidea Bookstore, click on the image to the right.

St. Michael's Bookstore

This bookstore carries three categories of items: 1) books, 2) math manipulatives, and 3) educational card games.  To visit the store, click on the image.