Sunday School

 Saint Paraskevi Sunday School  

Sunday School 2021 Lenten Fundraiser to Support OCMC Missions

 Dear Sunday School Families,

 We have begun our Lenten fundraiser to support OCMC Missions.   Please encourage your children to participate by donating to the missions around the world by either using a portion of their allowance or maybe doing a few extra chores during lent to make a little money to donate (whatever amount) or asking family members or friends to donate.  We will not be giving the Sunday School students Mission Boxes this year, but are providing a link that was set up for Saint Paraskevi Community donations which will go to support OCMC's efforts to train, send, and support new missionaries out into the field. To donate, you can click on this link, https://bit.ly/386IcwS.  

 As we begin our journey through Great Lent, and reflect on this past year, we have faced many challenges. At times when we feel that we are alone, it is easy to lose sight of what is truly important. Yet, it is through our connection and love for Christ that we find healing, strength, and unity. This is because we are ALL called to unite ourselves with Him. Christ is everything. He is the source of hope. The beacon of light. The reason for joy. He is simply love.

 Please have your children think about what it means to have a connection with Christ. To connect with someone, we open ourselves to them. We find time for them. We listen to what they have to teach us. And for Christ, we connect best when we find time to pray and go to church, when we fast, and when we offer ourselves to serve and love our neighbor - because we cannot love Christ if we cannot love our neighbor. The Orthodox Christian Mission Center sends out living witnesses to help connect the world to Christ. These witnesses are OCMC missionaries and volunteers who offer their lives as examples for others to follow. They go out to different countries and connect with others to teach the Good News, to share Christ’s love, and help lead them to salvation. Their stories are examples of how a fixed gaze towards Christ, draws us closer to one another.

 Pray as we begin this initiative: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, we pray for all people from all nations, that they may come to know You. Help us to care for the spiritual and physical needs of others around us and around the world. Teach us how to show Your love and peace to others. Grant us the courage to answer Your call.

 Thank you and God Bless all of you!

 

The Saint Paraskevi Sunday School provides religious education and an Eastern Orthodox Christian foundation for the youth of the community. Classes are available for children Kindergarten through High School, Grade 12. The education provided by the Sunday School enables children to learn and grow in the Orthodox faith, while practicing the faith in a dynamic environment where the student’s relationship with God can grow. Our program encourages life-long membership in the Church community, which is the body of Christ. Our teachers use various methods and resources to create a classroom full of enthusiasm for learning, while maintaining the suggested curriculum of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

     Sunday School families are encouraged to arrive for the Divine Liturgy on Sunday promptly at 9:45 a.m.  Our Sunday School classes begin every week, after Holy Communion.  Class time is approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Sunday School Calendar 2021*

*Dates of Sunday School are subject to change based on COVID-19 Requirements

Sundays:

 

 

Feb. 7

Class

16th Sunday of Matthew

Feb. 14

No Class

Sunday of the Canaanite

Feb. 21

Class

Sunday of the Publican & Pharisee

Feb. 28

Class

Sunday of the Prodical Son

Mar. 7

Class

Judgement (Meatfare)  Sunday

Mar. 14

Class

Forgiveness Sunday/ Oratorical Festival 12 noon

Mar. 21

Class

Sunday of Orthodoxy/  Icon Procession

Mar. 28

Class

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

Apr. 4

Class

Sunday of the Holy Cross

Apr. 11

Class

Sunday of St. John Climacus

Apr. 18

Class

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

Apr. 25

No Class

Palm Sunday

May 2

No Class

Great and Holy Pascha

May 9

Class

St. Thomas Sunday

May 16

Class

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

May 23

Class

Sunday of the Paralytic

May 30

No Class

Sunday of Samaritan Woman

June 6

Last day of Class

Sunday of the Blind Man

June 13

No Class

Grad Sunday

   

 December 2020 Virtual Christmas Pageant: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19mJRKRmYNh8IYk7en73COOIigIdlO15B/view?usp=sharing

For more information regarding Sunday School, please contact the Sunday School Director at fioannou@optonline.net or call the Church Office at (631) 261-7272.

Click here For Sunday School Registration Form

Click here to indicate your preference for Religious Education (LIVE or Distant Learning) during COVID

Click here for St. Paraskevi Sunday School Rules and Guidelines during COVID

 

Click on the below links for Online Religious Education Resources:

https://www.antiochian.org/home

http://ww1.antiochian.org/christianeducation/letusattend

https://www.goarch.org/educators/churchschool

https://www.y2am.org/athome

 

 Mission Statement 

     The mission of the Saint Paraskevi Sunday School is to nurture, instruct and direct students growing in the Orthodox faith by fostering a closer relationship with God and one another, by following Christ in Christian living “the life in Christ”.  

     Education of faith is a life-long journey that starts in the family home and is enhanced, nurtured and fulfilled in the community of faith, the household of God, which is the Church. The goal of the Orthodox teaching  is for each person to become an icon, a living image of God, a person who lives in continual fellowship – communion – with God, reflecting a particular way – the Christ-like way – of knowing and living in the world.

Sunday School teachers and other volunteers are always needed.

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