Sunday School Schedule
Please click here for the 2018 schedule for Sunday School
Sunday School Registration
After the resurrection, Jesus appeared to the eleven disciples and gave them the authority to go and baptize all nations, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He then said, “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.”MT28:20
The church is met with a tremendous challenge in the digital and cirtual age to find the venue iin which God’s children may be nurtured spiritually and grow in the knowledge of God.
When a child is born, the parents of love care for the physical wellbeing of their child. They feed the child. They clothe the child. They shelter the child. They educate the childe. If the parents fail in these areas, they would be considered negligent.
When a child is born spiritually through baptism, the soul, more so than the body, needs to be nurtured. The soul needs to be fed God through Holy Communion. The soul needs to breather through prayer. The soul needs to be sheltered in the Church. The soul needs to learn the teachings and the commandments of God.
There are many obstacles that continue to try and block this holy task commussioned unto parents by God when they committed to baptize their children, so that they may be called Christians. Sports, work, test preparations, travelling, spiritual laziness, being out late, driver’s education and many other things often take priority to God. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work.” EX20:18
As you register your child, or consider registering your child for Sunday School, consider the holy commitment that parents have, to raise their children towards holiness, towards sanctity, towards the Kingdom of Heaven.
This year for Sunday School, two new components are being added. There will be a “Mom Dad and Me” program for children that are two years of age (dependent on interest). For more information, please click here. Also, boys that are in the third grade and above will offer once a month service to the altar.
The Sunday School Divine Liturgy has been implemented to teach the Sunday School students about the Divine Liturgy. If they arrive halfway through the service, they have lost all the opportunity to be engaged in the meaning of the Divine Liturgy. Everyone makes sure their children get to school on time and to their sport events; that they arrive at a Broadway Show on time. If this same good habit is transferred to arriving on time for the Divine Liturgy, great spiritual success has been accomplished.
“The medicine and great secret for children’s progress is humility. Trust in God gives perfect security. God is everything. No one say I am everything. That cultivates egotism. God desires us to lead children to humility.” The Elder Porphyrios (a newly made saint)
We are looking forward to a very enthusiastic, creative, and uplifting year! For our registration form, please click here.
Preschool Early Drop Off and Soccer Shots
Beginning this fall, we are extending the day for those families who would like added flexibility or who are interested in these programs. You can learn more about Early Drop Off by clicking here or calling the Preschool office at 516-944-3184, and about our Afterschool program with Soccer Shots by clicking here.