Schools

Hellenic School of St. Markella
22-68 26 St.
Astoria, New York 11105
Contact: Sister Theodouli
(718) 274-5579
Grades K – 6 meet Monday – Friday, 3:30-5:00, on most public school days.
Transportation is available.
Pre-school meets Tuesday – Friday, 12:00-1:30.

Hellenic School of St. Isidoros
Bethpage, Long Island, New York
Contact: Sister Theodouli
(718) 274-5579
Grades K – 6 meet Saturdays.

The Hellenic School of Saint Markella was founded by Bishop Petros, of blessed memory, in the early 1950’s. In 1958, Father Niphon, of blessed memory, sent his spiritual daughter, the nun Siglitiki, to New York to assist with the school. In 2004, Gerontissa Siglitiki was honored by The Greek National Herald as teacher of the year for her many years of service to the Greek community.

By 1974, the Greek Orthodox Church and School of Saint Isidoros had also been founded.

Both Greek schools continue to be operated by the Sisters of Saint Syncletike, under the direction of Gerontissa Siglitiki.

Instruction includes Greek language, history, literature and geography. Greek dance lessons are also offered.

Students may continue past the 6th grade to prepare for the Greek regents examinations.


Holy Wisdom Orthodox Classical Academy
St. Clair Shores, MI
Rector: Fr. Steven Allen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Headmaster: Leonidas Pittos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Days: Saturdays 1PM-5PM
Grades: 1-12

Courses: Orthodox Catechism, Orthodox Ancestral Languages (Modern Greek, Romanian), Classical Languages (Ancient Greek, Latin), Language Arts and Classical Rhetoric

Orthodox Awareness

Why Do We Follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

Why do we follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

a Because based on it, the First Ecumenical Council established the Paschal Canon and appointed that the feast of Holy Pascha may fall anywhere from March 22nd until April 25th, while with the New (Papal) Calendar it can fall as late at May 8th.

b The Gregorian (Papal) Calendar has been condemned by three Pan-Orthodox Councils under Patriarch Jeremiah Tranos (1583, 1587, 1589) Read more...

Missions

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church is a beautiful mission parish near downtown Tucson, a city in southern Arizona. It was started in 1997 by Father John Bockman, who was a missionary Priest formerly serving missions in Tennessee and Massachusetts since 1990. Father John served the faithful in Tucson and the surrounding area in his home Chapel until his repose in November of 2000. His wife, Presbytera Valerie, continued to make her home Chapel available for the mission, with clergy from Saint Nectarios Orthodox Church in Seattle and His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto (then of Portland), visiting to provide the Divine Services.

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Youth

2023 Youth Conference

Please join us for the 2023 youth conference in Chicago, IL! To learn more, visit the home page or visit the conference website.

Ask A Priest

Fasting

Q. There seems to be a lot of variation in how people observe fasting, but my confessor told me to fast from oil on Wednesday and Friday. Oil is a pretty vague category, though, and I was wondering if I could get a more explicit description of what kinds of food and drink are excluded on strict fast days. Read more...