Дорога домой. Выпуск ДД-64.6а  [03мар05]
7-th grade of Gimnasia, graduating class

• "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them,
I will liken him to a wise man
who built his house on the rock:
• And the rain descended, the floods came,
and the winds blew and beat on that house;
and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
• But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them,
will be like a foolish man
who built his house on the sand:
• And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew
and beat on that house;
and it fell. And great was its fall."
(Matthew 7:24-27 NKJV)

В Гимназии при Храме всех Святых в Земле Российской просиявших (г.Бурлингейм, штат Калифорния), 7-ой класс является последним и выпускным классом этой школы. Поэтому, экзамен по Закону Божию состоит из двух частей. Первая часть -- это обзор предметов которые проходились в 1-ом и до 6-го классах Гимназии. Вторая часть -- это экзамен по «Нравоучению», предмет который проходился в 7-ом классе.

I -- God's Law for 1st and through 6th grade of Gimnasia

1. Old Testament. (1 gr.Gim.). (01) Paganism. (02) Ancient Jews. (03) Ten Commandments. (04) Psalms (Psaltir'). (05) Psalm 1st. (06) Solomon's Proverbs. (07) Bible.
• Beneficial influence of Christianity (ДД-06ра)
• History of the Church (Outline) (ДД-13а)
• Teaching of Lord Jesus Christ (ДД-21.4ра)

    Psalm 1 (KJV).
  1. Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
  2. But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
  3. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
  4. The ungodly [are] not so: but [are] like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
  5. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
  6. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Ten Commandments. (1st gr.Gim.). (11) I am your Lord God, you will not have other gods. (12) Do not serve idols. (13) Do not use Lord God's name if it is not necessary. (14) Work six days, and seventh dedicate to Lord God. (15) Respect yiur father and mother. (16) Do not kill, (17) Do not commit adultery. (18) Do not steal. (19) Do not lie. (20) Do not envy.
• Teaching of Lord Jesus Christ (ДД-21.4ра)

2. New Testament. (2nd gr.Gim.) (01) Twelve Major Holy Days. (02) Life of Lord Jesus Christ. (03) Miracles of Lord Jesus Christ. (04) Parables of Lord Jesus Christ.
• Paskha and Twelve Major Holy Days (ДД-12ра)
• Life of Lord Jesus Christ (ДД-21.1ра)
• Miracles of Lord Jesus Christ (ДД-21.2ра)
• Parables of Lord Jesus Christ (ДД-21.3ра)

Teaching of Lord Jesus Christ. (2nd gr.Gim.) (01) Ten Commandments according to Lord Jesus Christ. (02) Beatitude Commandments. (03) Sermon on the Mount. (04) God's Providence. (05) Cannot condemn. (06) Necessary to forgive. (07) Necessary to love your neighbor. (08) Golden Rule. (09) Power of a prayer. (10) Charity is done in secret. (11) Good deeds. (12) It is necessary to collect the treasuries for the Kingdom of Heaven. (13) Be perfect. (14) Lord's Prayer («Our Father»). (15) False Teachers. (16) Parable of a wise builder. (17) Greatest Commandment. (18) Meaning of the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ.
• Teaching of Lord Jesus Christ (ДД-21.4ра)

3. Church Service. (3rd gr.Gim.) (01) Baptism. (02) Воцерковление (Churching). (03) Молебен (Prayer of Supplication). (04) Wedding. (05) Панихида (Memorial Service). (06) Prayer Rule. (07) Всенощная (All Night Vigil). (08) Liturgy. (09) What should we do during the Church Service? (10) First Christians. (11) Name parts of Liturgy. (12) Проскомидия. (13) Liturgy of Catechumens. (14) Liturgy of the Faithful.
• Divine Liturgy (Outline) (ДД-10ра)

4. History of Christian Church. (4th gr.Gim.) (01) Line Diagram of the History of the Church. (02) Beginning of the Church -- Descent of the Holy Spirit onto Apostles (Holy Trinity). (03) Preaching by apostles. (04) Five Ancient Churches. (05) Persecution of Christians. (06) Apostolic Council. (07) 313 г. St.Equal to Apostles Emperor Constantine. (08) Liberation of Christians. (09) First Ecumenical Council. (10) First Seven (7) Parts Of Symbol of Faith (Creed). (11) The Day for celebration of Paskha (Easter). (12) Second Ecumenical Council. (13) Remaining five (5) parts of the Symbol of Faith. (14) Seventh Ecumenical Council and approval of icons. (15) Celebration of Orthodoxy. (18) Baptism of Russia 988. (19) Separation of Roman (Catholic) Church. (20) Vatican II (21st Ecumenical Council). (21) Reformation 1517. (22) Several thousands of Protestant Churches. (23) Apostolic Succession. (24) Orthodoxy contains fullness. (25) Cause of Secularism. (26) Secularism and non Orthodox Churches. (27) Secularism and Orthodoxy. (28) Ascetic Orthodoxy.
• History of the Church (Outline) (ДД-13а)
• Orthodox-Christian Morality (ДД-64.5а)

5. History of the Russian Church. (5th gr.Gim.) (01) Christianity in Russia before the Baptism. (02) Baptism of Russia 988. (03) Influence of Orthodoxy on Russia. (04) Kiev Period. (05) Moscow Period. (06) Petersburg Period. (07) Godless Period. (08) Destruction of the Church. (09) Appearance of Moscow Patriarchy. (10) Canonity and Apostolic Succession. (11) Post-Soviet Period. (12) Russian Church abroad before 1917. (13) After 1917. (14) Separation of West-European Jurisdiction And Patriarch of Constantinople. (15) American Jurisdiction and Orthodox Church in America (OCA). (16) Russian Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) [also ROC Abroad (ROCA)]. (17) Secularism and Russian Church. (18) Ascetic Orthodoxy.
• History of Russian Church. Outline (ДД-14.1ра)
• History of Russian Church. Godless Period (ДД-14.6ра)
• History of Russian Church. Russian Church Abroad (ДД-14.7ра)

6. Catechism. (6th gr.Gim.) (01) Lord's Prayer -- Our Father. (02) Symbol of Faith (Creed) should be known by heart. (03) Ten Commandments. (04) Beatitude Commandments.
• Catechism (Outline) (ДД-09ра)

II -- Morality. 7th grade Gimnasia

A. Description of the Subject. (01) What does this subject study? (02) In university language -- it is "Life 101. Art and Science of Life 101. Christian Life 101. Christian Art and Science of Life 101". (03) Solomon's Proverbs (Proverbs 1:1 KJV)

  1. The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
  2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
  3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
  4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
  5. A wise [man] will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
  6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
  7. The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.
  8. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
  9. For they [shall be] an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
  10. My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Б. Parable of the clever builder. (01) What does this Parable mean?

В. Life transitions (passages). (01) Name several Transitions. (02) What are the characteristics of life transitions (continuity, critical moment).
• Life Stages (ДД-08.2а)

Г. Book and practical knowledge. (01) Book knowledge. (02) Practical knowledge.

Д. Other Religions. (01) Orthodoxy has fullness in its teaching. (02) Ascetic Orthodoxy. (03) Christianity and Orthodoxy. (04) Paganism. (05) Secularism. (06) Atheism.
• Orthodox-Christian Morality (ДД-64.5а)

Е. Beneficial influence of Christianity.
• Beneficial influence of Christianity (ДД-06ра)

Ж. Spiritual Language and Terminology.

• Orthodox-Christian Morality (ДД-64.5а)
701. Conscience. (1) Where does the Conscience come from? (2) What do the nonbelievers say? (3) From where do the pagans get ideas about what is right and what is wrong?

702. Sin. (1) What is a sin. (2) Why does the Lord God forbid a sin. (3) What are the consequences of a sin? Give examples. (4) What does it mean "the sin is the darkening of the mind"? (5) Degree of Sin. (6) Gradual fall into a sin. (7) Orthodox and Non-Orthodox understanding of a sin.

703. Virtue. (1) What is a virtue? (2) What are the consequences of a virtue? (3) Give examples.

704. God's Law. (1) What is the God's Law? (2) How does the God's Law supplement our conscience? (3) What does "the Parable about the wise builder" mean ?

705. Freedom of a Will. (1) Does a person have a free will? (2) Can Christian do whatever he wants?

706. Christian Personality ("I"). (1) What is a Christian Personality? (2) How is it developed?

707. Humility, Sorrow and love of Truth. (1) Explain each of these words and give examples: Humility. (2) Spiritual Sorrow. (3) Love of Truth.

708. Repenting of Sinners. (1) Why sinners return to God? (2) There are no atheists in foxholes. (3) Nonbelief does not warm, does not give hope, does not calm down.

709. Grace and Salvation. (1) Explain each of these words and give examples: Grace. (2) Salvation.

710. Secular and Religious Education. (1) Why secular education is not sufficient? (2) What does the spiritual education give? (3) What else is necessary to know to understand the person?

711. Esthetic Education. (1) What should art serve? (2) Is it beautiful what serves the evil?

712. Developing Feelings and Christian Hope. (1) What kind of feelings should be developed in a person. (2) What is Christian Hope? (3) Charity.

713. Developing Willpower. (1) What is a will? (2) What kind of will it is necessary to develop? (3) How is this done?

714. Work, Entertainment, Spiritual Stability. (1) Why is it necessary to labor? (2) What kind of entertainment we should have? (3) What is a spiritual consistency (collected, together)?

715. Christian Body. (1) Who does dwell in our body? (2) Can the person do with his body what he wants. (3) What is sinful passion? (3) Name several sinful passions. (4) Addiction and Obsession.

716. Drinking, Love of Wealth, Health and Death. Explain: (1) Drinking, (2) love of wealth, (3) health и (4) death.

717. Christian Justice. (1) Legalistic Justice. (2) Cordial Justice. (3) Christian Justice.

718. Lie, Christian Mercy. (1) Lie. (2) Christian mercy.

719. Envy, Evil Talk, Anger. (1) Envy. (2) Evil talk. (3) Anger.

720. Non-Christian Systems Of Morality. (1) What is the source of Non-Christian systems of morality? (2) Why are they inferior (comprehensive)?

721. Christian Love. (1) Various types of love. (2) Highest love. (3) What is love?

722. Orthodox Family. (1) Most important is that people should love each other -- is this enough? (2) Difficult Personalities. (3) Pride (do not teach me). (4) Not being able to open up. Secretive. (5) Lying. (6) Not knowing. "I did not know what it means". (7) Marriage -- this is most complicated and important project, in which both families are participating. (8) Conditions for successful marriage.

723. Family and Society. (1) Family is the smallest cell of a society. (2) Healthy Family -- Healthy Society and vice versa.

724. Christian Duty to serve his Country. (1) Duty to serve the Country.

725. Christianity and Communism. (1) What is Communism? (2) What did the Communists want to build in the whole world? (3) Whom was it necessary to destroy?

726. Love for God and Neighbors. (1) Love our neighbor, brings us closer to God.

727. Obligation to know God. (1) What does the knowledge about God gives us?

728. Necessity of Prayer. (1) Why is prayer necessary. (2) Experience of AA (Alcoholic Anonymous) and other addiction self help groups. 12 Step program.

729. Model of a Christian Prayer. (1) Where did the Lord's Prayer come from? (2) What does it mean?

730. Prayers, Holy Days and Fasts. (1) Prayers. (2) Holy Days. (3) Fasts.

731. Contemporary problems (1989). (1) Present religious-moral situation in Western World. (2) Present religious-moral situation of Churches in Western World. (3) Present religious-moral situation in Communist World. (4) Present religious-moral situation of Churches. (5) Russian Orthodox Church. (6) Contemporary music. (7) TV, radio and movies. (8) Pornography. (9) Narcotics. (10) Interest in evil. (11) Duality in character (personality). (12) Selection of a spouse.
(13) Secularism. What is it? Why did it appear? (14) New Age.

Литература на наших эл. стр.
Христианская нравственность (ДД-64р, МЛ-111)
Orthodox Morality (Philaret) (ДД-64ра, MLe-37b)

Нравоучение в вопросах и ответах (по Филарету) (ДД-64.4, ЦГ7-1)
Orthodox-Christian Morality in Questions and Answers (For Philaret's Book) (ДД-64.4а, CG8e-1)

Христианское нравоучение (по Филарету) (ДД-64.5)
Orthodox-Christian Morality (according to Philaret) (ДД-64.5а)

Духовный листок «Дорога домой. Выпуск ДД-64.6а -
Общий экзамен по Закону Божию.
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