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Education

Religious Education

Our youth from Preschool to High School meet most Sundays during the school year to be instructed in the Orthodox faith by wonderful and enthusiastic teachers.

The curriculum emphasizes the importance of living our Orthodox Christian faith daily and our program encourages participation in all aspects of Church life. Our curriculum is designed to layer upon itself so the understanding of the teachings and traditions are always being deepened. Our greatest hope is that the children grow to love our Church and begin a lifelong relationship with our Lord.

If you haven't registered your child and would like to do so, or if you need more information, please contact Konstantine Salmas at 650-591-4447, k.konstantine@gmail.com or click on the "on-line registration form" link below.

Our Religious Education program begins on Sunday, September 13 with classroom instruction immediately following Holy Communion. Please register your children in advance.

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Preschool

Our Holy Cross Preschool offers three very successful programs for children ranging from two to five years of age.

The programs are developmentally oriented so each individual child can meet his or her full potential socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively in a safe and caring environment within an Orthodox Christian context.

Visit our Holy Cross Preschool website to get more information and register your children. If you have specific questions, please don't hesitate to either contact our director, Christine Shreve at 650-631-9338 (preschool@goholycross.org).

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Greek School

The Holy Cross Greek School offers various programs of Greek language instruction, ranging from one-day-a-week and 2-day-a-week classes for kids from preschool to sixth grade as well as adult instruction and certification classes.

Visit our Greek School website to get more information and register your children. If you have specific questions, please don't hesitate to contact the church office at 650-591-4447 (office@goholycross.org).

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Studies in the Faith

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." (Psalms 119:11)

The goal of our classes is to bring us together to study the scriptures and writings of the Fathers so that we may learn to treasure them in our hearts and live out our faith meaningfully and effectively. We hope to integrate ourselves in this way into the life of the Church in order to be transformed into holy people of God and not sin against Him.

Bible Study and Studies in the Faith meet weekly for presentations and discussion on the Scriptures, Orthodox tradition and theological teaching of faith and practice. Under the capable instruction of Konstantine Salmas, MDiv. from Holy Cross Theological School in Brookline, Mass., the teachings of the Church are clarified by reading Scripture and the Church Fathers for daily inspiration, direction, and witness. Participants include those seeking greater knowledge and understanding of the Eastern Orthodox Church as well as those desiring baptism and or confirmation in Orthodoxy.

The following is from a text we have studied, pulled from a sermon of Saint John Chrysostom on Christ's conversation with Nicodemus regarding rebirth:

Remove thyself from that which is common and familiar; a different kind of childbirth bring I into the world; in another manner will I have men to be generated: I have come to bring a new manner of Creation. I formed (man) of earth and water; but that which was formed was unprofitable, the vessel was wrenched awry; I will no more form them of earth and water, but 'of water' and "of Spirit."

Come and join us for Bible study each Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM or for Studies in the Faith on Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Studies in the Faith continues to meet during Great Lent. If you would like more information about these classes, please contact Konstantine Salmas (k.konstantine@gmail.com).

We are currently studying the Gospel of Saint John in our Bible Study, with supplementary material by Saint Augustine.

Studies in the Faith is reading material from Saint John Chrysostom, Saint Leo Bishop of Rome, and Saint Augustine focused on the Ecumenical Councils. The following is an excerpt from Saint Augustine: "the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us." The strength of Christ created thee, the weakness of Christ created thee anew. The strength of Christ caused that to be which was not: the weakness of Christ caused that what was should not perish. He fashioned us by His strength, He sought us by His weakness(Nice and Post-Nicene Fathers, Volume 7)."

 

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The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross
900 Alameda, Belmont, CA, 94002-1604
USA
Voice: (650) 591-4447
office@goholycross.org

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