“And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:15
Orthodox Christians are able to participate in the life of the Church from early childhood as parents are encouraged to baptize and christen their children at infancy. Through their presence and participation in worship services, our children cultivate their relationship with God from a young age. Their faith continues to be nurtured through their education in Sunday School.
Students begin their lesson by attending the Divine Liturgy with their family and entire community. After receiving the Holy Eucharist, they attend class with their respective grade members where dedicated NOC stewards teach the day’s lesson. Each grade emphasizes a different area of the Church but the overall 2018 theme focused on the 7 Sacraments: Baptism, Chrismation, Communion, Confession, Unction, Marriage, and Ordination.
For more detailed information please contact Sunday School Director, Christina Thomatos. We pray you will consider registering your child for Sunday School so that through consistent attendance and participation, our children will practice their faith which leads to salvation in Jesus Christ.
“If the violin is the most perfect musical instrument, the Greek language is the violin of the human thought.” Helen Keller
The Greek language has played a vital role throughout human history but none more important than being the original language of the New Testament. Nativity of Christ is proud to offer Greek language classes for all ages and skill levels on a weekly basis. For more information see the Greek Experience Ministry page, Director, Eirini Karatzaferi.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:17
Consistently reading the Word of God as given to us through Holy Tradition is one of the most important practices of a Christian. Reading and understanding the gospels and epistles are critical in understanding Christ’s role in our lives and our lives in Christ. Whether read for instruction, strength, encouragement or comfort, Scripture is the foundation of our faith in Jesus. We every week on Tuesday at 9 am, all are welcome to read, discuss and understand the sacred writings of the evangelists and apostles with Fr. John.
“A heart of discernment gains perception, and the ears of the wise seek understanding.” Proverbs 18:15
Continued education and understanding of the Church is critical for all who wish to engage in a relationship with Christ. Every other Wednesday evening, all are welcome to discuss, learn and understand the numerous aspects of the precious Orthodox faith. Presentations and discussions revolve around the numerous topics that make up the Church’s 2,000 year old Holy Tradition: iconography, architecture, liturgical practices, hymnology, spirituality, history and the lives of the saints are examples of why it is important to learn and understand Holy Tradition. We meet every other Wednesday evening after Paraklesis, all are welcome
“In length of time is wisdom, and in long life, knowledge.” Job 12:12
Our senior group, Very Important Parishioners, gathers at the Nativity of Christ Hall for monthly fellowship. Everyone 60 years of age and older are encouraged to contribute to the potluck meal and enjoy an afternoon of engaging conversation. Various activities and presentations on various topics are enjoyed by everyone. To obtain more information on this energizing ministry, please contact the Church Office or Maria Pappas.