Monthly Archives: August 2018

Register for the 2018 Youth Chess Tournament

Sign up NOW for the 2nd Annual Austin Area Pan-Orthodox Youth Chess Tournament. It will be hosted at St. John the Forerunner Orthodox Church on Saturday October 6, starting at 10am!  Click the image below to REGISTER!


2018 Sunday School Fall Schedule

Sep 2 – Overview of the last semester Sunday School Studies. Bridge from the Book of Jonah to the Book of Judith.

Sep 9 – Judith: Resilience through Faithfulness.
God protects and delivers.

Sep 16 – Esther: Stand with Courage

Sep 23 – Introduction to the Book of Tobit.
St. Athanasius the Great: “Every catechumen has to read the Book of Tobit, the pearl of spiritual knowledge”

Sep 30 – The usage of The Book of Tobit in the early church.
“Blessed are the Merciful”: like Father like Son

Oct 7 – Maccabees: Book 1

Oct 14 – Church’s Feast Day.
Under the omophor: the history of the Feast Day and special children’s activities.

Oct 21 – Maccabees: Book 2

Oct 28 – Maccabees: Book 3

Nov 4 – The Book of Job: “Blessed be the name of the Lord” (1:21)
Lesson # 1. Suffering through Trials

Nov 11 – Lesson # 2.
What it takes to be a Good Friend

Nov 18 – Lesson #3.
How much it may cost to remain faithful to the end.

Nov 25 – The Proverbs of Solomon and their use in the church services.

Dec 2 – Without God, all life is vanity.
The Book of Ecclesiastes

Dec 9 – The Wisdom of Solomon as a preparation for the Advent of Christ

Dec 16 – Jesus ben Sirach: “Blessed, joyful reverence of God is the beginning of knowing Him” (1:11-20)

Dec 23 & 30Christmas Break. No classes

Jan 6 – Christmas Pageant