Our Courses

View our current course list below.
Courses are also available on a one-to-one basis for $600USD/class. If interested in this option, please contact us via the contact page.

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Summer Course! Orthodox Apologetics for Parents

What is apologetics? Simply put, apologetics seeks to provide a systematic defense of Orthodox theology. In our times, in the midst of so many assaults against the Church, we can see how a firm grounding in Orthodox apologetic theology is so important, especially for our youth. Our flock, both parents and youth, need to know the doctrines of our Faith. Yet, we need more than this. We need to foster an Orthodox worldview. We need to equip our youth with the ability to defend the Faith, to not be intimidated in the face of what Saint Paul calls “knowledge falsely so called.” (I Timothy 6:20)

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Byzantine Chant 102

Students will continue to learn the basics about the eight modes (or tones) of byzantine chant by learning byzantine notation and prosomoia melodies. All texts chanted will be in English, with the option for Greek by request.

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Orthodox Apologetics (High School and Adult Levels)

What is apologetics? Simply put, apologetics seeks to provide a systematic defense of Orthodox theology. In our times, in the midst of so many assaults against the Church, we can see how a firm grounding in Orthodox apologetic theology is so important, especially for our youth. Our students need to know the doctrines of our Faith. Yet, we need more than this. We need to foster an Orthodox worldview.

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Logic I

To write or speak well, we must think well. This is precisely why we should study logic; logic is the science of right thinking. If we look to history, to ancient Greece and Rome, on the one hand, and to medieval Christendom, on the other hand, we see that the study of logic played an integral role in a student’s education.

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Introduction to Latin (High School Level)

For Orthodox people coming from the Greek culture, studying Latin is a natural companion and aid in learning the complex grammar of the ancient Greek language as well as the ideal introduction to the mental world of the Latin Fathers.

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Algebra I

Algebra I supplies the student with an organized approach to abstract mathematical
concepts. It also introduces many situations in which Algebra can be applied. In this class, your student will gain a strong foundation for Algebra I.

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Byzantine Chant 101

Students will learn the basics about the eight modes (or tones) of byzantine chant by learning byzantine notation and prosomoia melodies. All texts chanted will be in English, with the option for Greek by request.

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Introduction to Latin (Middle School Level)

Learning Latin is the ideal, all-in-one tool for forming clear thinking skills, increasing fluency in reading and writing English, and providing a charming gateway to the great literature and great culture of the Greco-Roman world.

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Acts of the Apostles Discussion Group

Are you looking to avoid the post-Paschal paralysis and stay engaged with Scripture?

 

This discussion group is based on the readings from the Book of Acts for the seven Sundays from now until Pentecost.

 

Father John will lead you through the Church’s interpretation of these readings, using Scripture itself and Homilies On the Acts of the Apostles by St. John Chrysostom (excerpts of which he will provide).

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Orthodox Apologetics Second Semester (High School)

What is apologetics? Simply put, apologetics seeks to provide a systematic defense of Orthodox theology. In our times, in the midst of so many assaults against the Church, we can see how a firm grounding in Orthodox apologetic theology is so important, especially for our youth. Our students need to know the doctrines of our Faith. Yet, we need more than this. We need to foster an Orthodox worldview.

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Introduction to Ecclesiastical Greek

The dialect of Greek which was spoken in the Greco-Roman world at the time of Christ is referred to as “Koine” («Κοινή») which denotes the common or shared language of that time. Koine is very similar to the Attic Greek in which Plato and Aristotle wrote. Most importantly it is the language of the New Testament, the Orthodox Divine Services, and the Greek Fathers.

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Introduction to Life Sciences

This course will be an introduction to biology and related life sciences for students with little or no background. There will be an emphasis on natural history. The goal of this course is to impart to the student an appreciation of life, the incomprehensibility of all living things, and the wonder of God’s creation. Understanding these things should empower students to resist indoctrination, especially with the pervasiveness of Darwinism and materialism.

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Classical Composition - Fable

What if your child could have the same training as the greatest writers and speakers of all time? These giants of history learned their art through a system called the progymnasmata, which taught them how to effectively communicate and persuade their audiences – a necessary skill in any time period. These days, being able to clearly articulate the tenets of our Orthodox Faith is more needed than ever. The progymnasmata will teach your children to express themselves clearly through writing and speech, so that they might convincingly convey the Truth to others. The first progymnasma is the Fable.

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Life Sciences II

This course will be an continuation to the Introduction to Life Sciences class. There will be an emphasis on natural history. The goal of this course is to impart to the student an appreciation of life, the incomprehensibility of all living things, and the wonder of God’s creation. Understanding these things should empower students to resist indoctrination, especially with the pervasiveness of Darwinism and materialism.

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Information Literacy: An Introduction to Research

In this course, students will be introduced to the basics of academic research, including how to:
● determine research needs
● search catalogs and databases
● select and evaluate sources
● compose annotations, bibliographies, and citations
● write research papers

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History for the Orthodox Christian – From Abraham to St. Constantine (High School and Adult Levels)

It almost goes without saying that it is important to study history. Yet, for the Orthodox Christian, the study of history has become an ideological minefield. One can read book after book on world history or western civilization. These textbooks leave the young reader with the impression that Christianity is a tool of oppression, that the sacred history in the Old and New Testaments is more myth than fact. In this class, we will approach the study of history from an Orthodox point of view.

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Logic II/Rhetoric I

This course is actually two courses combined into one. In this course, students will continue their study of logic and begin to learn rhetoric. Here, someone might ask: isn’t rhetoric manipulative? Why would we want to teach rhetoric to an Orthodox Christian? To this, we need to look to the Church Fathers. To name but a few, Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory the Theologian, Saint John Chrysostom, all studied and made regular use of rhetoric. Simply put, rhetoric is the art of persuasion.

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Summer Reading Program: A Christian Reading of The Hobbit

The Hobbit, the tale of a small (in more ways than one) country gentleman named Bilbo Baggins who is plucked off his comfortable armchair and thrust into a fantastical adventure full of goblins, elves, and dragons, has delighted children and adults alike for over eighty years. What many fail to realize (especially today), is that the author, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote from a Christian perspective, filling his writings with Christian ideas. All good art points to universal Truth, the greatest Truth being our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is with knowledge that we will joyfully and earnestly study The Hobbit!