Saint John of Damascus Orthodox Educational Initiative

“First of all I shall set forth the best contributions of the philosophers of the Greeks, because whatever there is of good has been given to men from above by God, since ‘every good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights.’  (James 1:17) If, however, there is anything contrary to the truth, then it is a dark invention of the deceit of Satan and a fiction of the mind of an evil spirit, as that eminent theologian Gregory once said.” (St. John Damascene, Writings, 3-4) 

Our Courses

We aim to make this program so flexible that any family with school-age children can benefit. If your children are enrolled full-time in a public or private school, you will be able to select and buy only the courses you want to supplement your children’s education.

If you are a homeschooling family, or a parents’ co-op beginning a small parish school you will be able to purchase the entire curriculum.

We are determined to help as many of our families as possible with professional and affordable instruction by dedicated Orthodox teachers.

Spring 2020

Life Sciences II

Spring 2020
February 3 – June 14

Information Literacy: An Introduction to Research

Spring 2020
Dates and times to be determined

Byzantine Chant 101

Spring 2020
February 3 – June 14

Byzantine Chant 102

Spring 2020
February 3 – June 14

Orthodox Apologetics Second Semester (High School)

Spring 2020
February 3 – June 14

Logic II/Rhetoric I

Spring 2020
February 3 – June 14

Introduction to Latin- Second Semester

Spring 2020
February 3 – June 14

Introduction to Ecclesiastical Greek

Spring 2020

February 3 – June 14

Classical Composition - Fable

Spring 2020
March 12- June 4

Fall 2019

Introduction to Latin (Middle School Level)

Fall 2019
September 14 – December 16

Introduction to Latin (High School Level)

Fall 2019
September 14 – December 16

Introduction to Life Sciences

Fall 2019
September 14 – December 16

Logic I

Fall 2019
September 14 – December 16

Orthodox Apologetics (High School and Adult Levels)

Fall, 2019
September 14 – December 16

Algebra I

Fall 2019
September 14 – December 16

Our Mission for Education

The ultimate goal is no less than to offer a comprehensive curriculum approaching every branch of knowledge from the Orthodox viewpoint.   Nothing less will be able to counteract the deadly influence of what our children are being taught in secular schools. 

On Judgment Day, the Lord will require from us an account of our stewardship of the good things He has given us.  Among the greatest of these goods – and possibly the greatest trust, after our own souls – are our precious children.  How will we face Him if we have not made every sacrifice for them – not for mere worldly advantage, but for the salvation of their souls?  Let us act now, with trust in the All-Merciful Lord, Who loves our children more than we do and will multiply our efforts and our sacrifices ten-thousandfold by His infinite grace.

With trust in the All-Merciful Lord

Let us act now. The Lord loves our children more than we do and will multiply our sacrifices ten-thousandfold by
His infinite grace.

A mighty oak from an acorn grows

We are growing a sapling right now, but our hope and dream is to establish a learning institution that will be accessible long after we pass from this earth.

Ready to get involved?

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