CATECHETICAL SCHOOL

We truly believe that an effective Catechetical School should be based on the philosophy of "Parental Partnership."  We will remain focused on building an extension of the primary parental responsibility for the spiritual education of our children.  It will remain our strong goal that we provide an education that:

  1. Will guide the spiritual development of our children with participation in the Orthodox Christian Community 

  2. Will reinforce the Orthodox character and 

  3. Will provide a strong Orthodox Christian curriculum

Sunday School Resources:

Our Director of Sunday School has shared several lessons and projects by email that can also be found in our online Library:

From V.Rev. Anton Vrame Director of Religious Education Department:

"These days of staying at home and practicing our faith at home have in some respects given us an experience of the New Testament church. In the Acts of the Apostles and the letters of St. Paul, you will notice that “households” were baptized. See Acts of the Apostles 16:15, Acts of the Apostles 18:8, 1 Corinthians 1:16, and 1 Corinthians 16:15.

 

For the first few centuries of Christianity, there were no parishes as we understand them. Christians would gather in homes to celebrate the Eucharist, to be baptized, to learn about their faith. When St. Paul describes the Eucharist in 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, this celebration would have been conducted in a home..."

 

"Religious Education at Home" from the Religious Education Department - gives resources, activities, lessons and or crafts 

https://www.goarch.org/-/religious-education-at-home  

"Comfort Food for Families" - short videos for families to watch together as we all go through this stay-at-home process - not being able to go to church or Sunday School.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWopa4I5g3xDaoHaowcLhD1i1fbcXrfHf  

"Be The Bee" series by Y2AM - videos for our youth and young adults on all kinds of topics relating to our youth - and how to be like the bee and search for the good in life by living Orthodoxy.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbyQMR-_r8bJTrcWpWxSUPdJHdZJsq_zG  

The Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church is under the dominion of His Eminence Evangelos, Metropolitan of New Jersey, www.nj.goarch.org