Response to COVID-19 

In this unusual and trying situation, our Orthodox children are finding themselves confined to their homes. In the most recent Synodal Encyclical, the Eparchial Synod urged the faithful to make constructive use of their time. With the blessing of our hierarchical overseer Metropolitan Moses, the administrators of the St. John of Damascus Orthodox Educational Initiative have decided to respond to the call of our hierarchs and take action.

The Initiative has launched a series of short 4-6 week classes to aid parents who wish to provide an Orthodox educational outlet for their children. 

Teachers and administrative staff are needed, as is the generosity of those who are able to give! Please scroll to the bottom of page for donation and contact information.

For more detail, please watch the below interview with Fr. John, the Initiative Headmaster:

Video Interview With Headmaster: New Classes and Appeal

New Course Offerings

The Word of Salvation Through Icons

4 Weeks

$100

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Fundamentals of Grammar: Parts of Speech

4 Weeks

$100

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Difficult Topics in Math: Elementary School

4 Weeks

$100

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English Poetry Through the Ages: Part 1

4 Weeks

$100

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Difficult Topics in Math: High School

4 Weeks

$100

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Orthodox Storytime

Ongoing

Free of Charge

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Fundamentals of Grammar: The Sentence

4 Weeks

$100

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Difficult Topics in Math: Middle School

4 Weeks

$100

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Virtual Church School (Toronto)

Ongoing

Free of Charge

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Appeal

In order to provide scholarships for families in need, we ask for your help during this Lenten season. Let us remember the words of St. John the Baptist: “He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise (Luke 3:11).” Please consider donating below. Canadian donors should also donate through the link below, which is a US PayPal account. PayPal will automatically convert to US dollars. It also allows you to use either a credit or a debit card. 

It is also possible to donate stock to the Initiative’s brokerage account. If you would like to do so, please contact us. 

All donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be provided upon your request. 

If you have any questions, please contact us or call us at at 215-987-2655.

 

Staffing

The Initiative is in need of instructors who will be compensated for their time, as well as volunteers to help with administrative tasks.

If you are interested in either opportunity, please contact us.