Christian Education

Spanning generations, this program nurtures our most precious resource, our children. Children raised in this program are taught the spiritual values of Greek Orthodoxy, and are given a moral compass to guide them for the rest of their lives.  The goal of our program is simple: we wish to share the message of Christ’s love with our children and for them to live that message every day of their lives as they grow into the adults who will shape our world.

Our Sunday School, equipped with the latest and best teaching aids, a sound yet flexible curriculum, and staff by qualified teachers, has the following three goals:

  • To educate our children spiritually and morally, in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the faith and traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church.
  • To develop in our children the habit of attending church regularly, studying the Scriptures, and participating conscientiously in the worship and sacramental life of our church.
  • To cultivate in our children a Greek Orthodox conscience and devotion to our ideals and to prepare them so that they become faithful and devoted dynamic members of our church, our community, and our country.

 

 

The Christian Education Teachers-Maria Maddox (Nursery), Leslie Ullom and Andrea Galanides (PreK and K), Jaclyn Colton and Stavey Aspioti (1st-3rd grades), Louisa Cook and Ginny Passaris (4th-5th grades), Tom Cusmina and Cheryl Tutko (6th-8th grades), Sam Williams and John Moxen (9th -12th grades)

 

Grades 1-3 Zoom - Sunday's @ 2 p.m.

Grades 4-5 Zoom Starting Wednesday, September 23 @ 7:30 p.m.

Grades 6-8 Zoom - Sunday's @ 9 a.m.

Grades 9-12 Zoom - Sunday's @ 2 p.m.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - OCTOBER 4, 2020

 

Kindergarten - Lesson 4 - Leslie Ullom/Andrea Galanides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D4zwTdfs1M

 

Grades 6 - 8 - Tom Cusmina/Cheryl Tutko

files/04-Oct-2020-Lesson-1-St.-Stephen-the-Martyr-Grades-6-8.pptx (346kb)

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - OCTOBER 11, 2020

 

Kindergarten - Lesson 5 - Leslie Ullom/Andrea Galanides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJPmNXqu2Vw&t=93s

Grades 6 - 8 - Tom Cusmina/Cheryl Tutko

files/11-Oct-2020-Lesson-1.2-Blood-of-the-Martyrs-Grades-6-8.pptx (12819kb) 

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - OCTOBER 18, 2020

 

Kindergarten - Lesson 6 - Leslie Ullom/Andrea Galanides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXsJF9U9GP8

Grades 6 - 8 - Tom Cusmina/Cheryl Tutko

files/18-Oct-2020-Lesson--1.3-Blood-of-the-Martyers-Grades-6-8.pptx (140kb)

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - OCTOBER 25, 2020

Kindergarten - Lesson 7 - Leslie Ullom/Andrea Galanides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBX-veunLf8

Grades 6 - 8 - Tom Cusmina/Cheryl Tutko

files/25-Oct-2020-Lesson-1.4-Witnessing-in-Todays-World-Grades-6-8.pptx (142kb)

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - NOVEMBER 1, 2020

Kindergarten - Lesson 8 - Leslie Ullom/Andrea Galanides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e9ZQLArpQA

Grades 6 - 8 - Tom Cusmina/Cheryl Tutko

files/01-Nov-2020-Lesson-1.4-Witnessing-in-Todays-World-Grades-6-8-continues.pptx (176kb)

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - NOVEMBER 8, 2020

Kindergarten - Lesson 9 - Leslie Ullom/Andrea Galanides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6jm5OM3MVE

Grades 6 - 8 - Tom Cusmina/Cheryl Tutko

files/8-Nov-2020-Lesson-1-Eucharist---Thanksgiving-Grades-6-8.pptx (2362kb)

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - NOVEMBER 15, 2020

Kindergarten - Lesson 10 - Leslie Ullom/Andrea Galanides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwHopxsL8oo

Grades 6 - 8 - Tom Cusmina/Cheryl Tutko

files/15-Nov-2020-Lesson-IV-Eucharist---Preparation-Grades-6-8.pptx (201kb)

 

 

 

 

 

ORATORICAL SPEECHES ONLINE!

On March 1, 2020 St. Nicholas held our 2020 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival.   We heard 6 wonderful speeches by the young people of our church.   Sadly, due to the pandemic, the succeeding levels of the Festival (the Virginia District, the New Jersey Metropolis and the Nationals) were cancelled for this year.   Therefore, our finalists did not have the opportunity to advance and participate in the higher levels of the Oratorical Festival.

To help remedy this, the Archdiocese requested the speeches from each parish be posted on that church’s social media. This gives the Faithful everywhere the opportunity to watch and listen.

Our 2020 speakers were:   Junior Division - Jolie Colton & Kaycie Colton. Senior Division – Luke Henkel, Caroline Lowe, Natalia Komiti & Dimitrios Komitis.  

St. Nicholas is proud to share these short videos. Please take a minute to view them. We believe you will be impressed and share our view that the future of the Orthodox Church is in good hands.  

files/OF-SPKR-JR-3.mp4 (169914kb)

files/OF-JR-SPKR-4.mp4 (108924kb)

files/OF-SPKR-SEN-5.mp4 (254674kb)

files/OF-SPKR-SEN-6.mp4 (283838kb)

files/OF-SPKR-SEN-7.mp4 (351825kb)

files/OF-SPKR-SEN-8.mp4 (319074kb)

 

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