Because we think it’s important for children to be in church for Liturgy, church school happens for a half hour to 45 minutes after Liturgy is over. It generally runs from September to June, roughly from the Church New Year to Pentecost on the Church calendar, alongside the public school year on the secular calendar. Parishioners meet in late summer to develop a church school plan that meets the needs of the children in the parish at the time.
The purpose of Orthodox Christian Education is to help build up the Church, the Body of Christ, by nurturing every person in the life of personal communion with the Holy Trinity (theosis), and thus, through this ministry, to bear joyful witness to God’s loving and redeeming work in the world.Orthodox Christian Education aims at the communication of the content of Christian truth in the context of concrete Christian living: believing, praying, worshipping, learning, applying, growing, sharing, serving and witnessing. We accomplish these goals by providing age appropriate curriculum and faithful and enthusiastic individuals to teach our students.