Saint Spyridon
 

Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
Fr John Afendoulis

thames and brewer streets - po box 427 - newport, ri 02840 - (401) 846-0555
 
Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church Religious Education
 
Religious Education takes place on Sundays directly after Communion.
 
For parents who wish to sign their children up for Religious Education, each teacher has registration forms in his or her room. You may also download it here:

St Spyridon School Registration Form 2012-13
(can be used for all church activities)
 
Calendar for 2012-2013

September 9 - First day of classes
November 25 - No classes for Thanksgiving weekend
December 16- Christmas Pageant
December 30 - No classes for Christmas break
February 17 - No classes for Winter break
March 10 - Oratorical Festival
March 24 - Sunday of Orthodoxy - Icon Procession
April 7 - Veneration of the Cross - No Classes, Children Upstairs in Church
April 27 - Lazarus Saturday - Make Palms
April 28 - Palm Sunday
May 5- No classes for Easter
May 19 - Elementary Oratorical Festival
May 26 - No classes for Memorial Day weekend
June 2 - Last day of classes

 


Children go down to Religious Education after communion and remain until church is over.


 
This year each class is working on different areas of our Orthodox faith:
 
  Preschool
(ages 3-5)
Children will be looking at God's World that He made. Children will talk about and learn about the people, places and animals, etc. that God made.
 
  Grades 1-2 The children's lessons will include Bible stories, major feast days, loving God's house and learning about it, commandments, and Sacraments.
 
  Grades 3-6 Children will be focusing on prayer. Praying should be done throughout the day, as a way to thank God, and in emergency cases.
 
  Grades 6-12 Children will be looking at the twelve topics of the oratorical festival and they will also study the basics of Orthodox Christianity using The Way, The Truth, and The Life published by The Orthodox Christian Education Commission.