Through a joint effort of the Eastern and Midwestern Diocesan Departments of Christian Education, this program has been thoughtfully developed as a guide to understanding and improving ourselves through Orthodox Christian teaching. The curriculum includes explanations and insights designed to guide the student and reader toward a deeper understanding of five of the greatest treasures of life: Faith, Joy, Love, Peace, and Prayer.
Each lesson stands alone yet is intricately connected to the other les- sons as part of an entire program particularly for the young mind. As we all know, achieving happiness does not come from collecting mate- rial items or monetary wealth.
Truly achieving happiness comes from joy, love, peace, faith, and prayer; and as these lessons teach us, it comes from each of us within ourselves as we dedicate our lives to God. By His grace and through His wisdom we earn our personal treasures.