The Department of Religious Education has embarked on a new line of resources for teaching junior high and high school students. Called "zines" (from magazine), each one explores one topic of the Orthodox Christian Faith in easy-to-read bites of information and accompanying images, with many interactive elements, such as questions for reflection or things to look up in the Bible.
The zines are not grade-specific, but work at a middle school / junior high (grades 5–9) or senior high (grades 10–12) level. Each zine also has a Teacher Guide for classroom use over several weeks as a unit of study.
The Department intends to create a “menu” of topics, allowing teachers and Church schools to select however many units they need for a Church school year.
In addition, the zines can be sent home, distributed to all parishioners, or placed in the narthex for parishioners or visitors.