Erie Diocese Bible Literacy
The following Biblical stories will be learned in manners appropriate to the students’ ages.  More Biblical stories may be added.

Creation:  Genesis 1-2            The Good Shepherd: John 10:1-18
Adam and Eve: Genesis 3 Baptism of Jesus: Matthew 3:13-17
Noah and the Flood: Genesis 6-9            Money Changers: Mark 11:15-19
Abraham & Sarah: Genesis 12; 15; 17-18            The Repentant Woman: Luke 7:36-50
Joseph: Genesis 3:40-47           The Healing of the Paralytic: Luke 5:17-26
Moses: Exodus 1-15 The Transfiguration: Matthew 17:1-13
Ruth and Naomi: the Book of Ruth             St. Paul’s Conversion: Acts 9:1-19
David: 1 Samuel 17; 2 Samuel 5-7            Wedding at Cana: John 2:1-12
Solomon: 1 Kings 5-6  Martha and Mary: Luke 10:38-42
Jonah: Book of Jonah          Call of the Disciples: Luke 5:1-11
Zaccheus: Luke 19:1-10          Woman at the Well: John 4:1-30
The Good Samaritan: Luke 10:25-37          Widow of Naime: Luke 7:11-17
Prodigal Son: Luke 15: 11-32           Raising of Lazarus: John 11:1-12:19
Feeding of the 5000: Matthew 14:13-21           Peter on the Water: Matthew 14:22-33
Jesus is Tempted: Matthew 4:1-11           Calming of the Storm: Mark 4:35-41

The students will learn able to tell the Nativity, Last Supper, and the Easter narratives in Grade 1, expanding in detail each year as they approach grade 8.

Nativity Narrative Paschal Narrative Easter narrative
John the Baptist Story:Mt 3:1-12 Palm Sunday: Mk 11:1-11           Women at the Tomb: Luke 24:1-12
Annunciation:Luke 1:26-38 Last Supper:Luke 22:7-13            Emmaus Story: Luke 24:13-35
Visitation: Luke 1:39-56  Washing Feet: John 13:1-20       Thomas Story: John 20:24-29
Nativity: Luke 2:1-15 Agony: Mt 26:36-46      Ascension: Acts 1:6-11
Epiphany: Mt 2:1-12 Betrayal: Mt 26:47-56 Pentecost: Acts 2:1-13
Presentation of Jesus                        Peter’s Denial: Mk 15:66-72
in the Temple: Luke 2:22-38             Jesus’ Trial: Mt 26:57-68
Finding Jesus in the Temple:             Way of the Cross:Luke 23:26-31
Luke 2:41-52                                  Crucifixion: Mt 27:32-55
                                                       Burial of Jesus: Lk 23:50-56

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