During each of the major fasting seasons, our parish comes together during Coffee Hour to learn more about our Faith.
These are generally 5-6 week intensive sessions on a topic from one of the following categories on a rotating basis: Scripture, Saints, Sacraments/Services, Spirituality
Powerpoints/Notes for the lessons in BOLD can be found here: Parish-wide Education
Great Lent 2018 (Saints): "A World-full of Saints: Europe, Africa, Asia & Beyond"
Nativity Fast 2018 (Scripture): "A Survey of the New Testament"
Great Lent 2017 (Spirituality): "Orthopraxis: Our Life in Christ & Christ in our Life"
Nativity Fast 2017 (Scripture): "A Survey of the Old Testament"
Great Lent 2016 (Sacraments/Services): "Our Potential: The Feasts of the Theotokos"
Nativity Fast 2016 (Saints): "Lessons from the Saints of North America"
Great Lent 2015 (Sacraments/Services): "Make us Worthy: Confession & Communion"
Nativity Fast 2015 (Spirituality): "The Angelic Life: Monasticism in the Orthodox Church"
Nativity Fast 2014 (Scripture): "Ephesians 6: The Whole Armor of God"
Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love
We have an awesome year planned! Our focus during the 2017-2018 Church School Year is SCRIPTURE. We will be diving into the Bible to learn about God’s word.
At the end of the year the children will have a special presentation to showcase all they have learned throughout the year.
Each class will have their own theme, as seen below.
I look forward to another exciting year!
Yours in Christ’s service,
Matushka Holly Parnell, Director of Religious Education
Church School Themes for 2017-2018
Preschool - Kindergarten
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. - Matt. 7:24
1st -3rd Grade
Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. - Prov 30:5
5th -7th Grade
But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” - Matt. 4:4
2017-2018 Pan-Orthodox Youth Gatherings
"Let Me Get a Witness! - Martyrdom in the 21st Century"
All Saints Orthodox Church
205 Scarborough Street, Hartford, Connecticut
Friday, Sep 15, 2017
“Let us commend ourselves...” - Seeking Martyrdom
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
“From My Youth” – Prepare Report to DNE Assembly
Fri, Nov 24, 2017
Nativity Fast – Lenten Retreat
Fri, Dec 29, 2017
Fast Free Friday Christmas Party w/ Akathist to Nativity
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
“The Angelic Life: Monasticism in the Orthodox Church”
Fri, Feb 23, 2018 (Clean Friday)
Great Lent – Lenten Retreat
~*~*~*~ NO MEETING IN MARCH ~*~*~*~
Fri, Apr 13, 2018 (Bright Friday)
Fast-Free Friday Pascha Party w/ Paschal Vespers
~*~*~*~ NO MEETING IN MAY ~*~*~*~
SATURDAY, Jun 30TH, 2018 (Met. Tikhon Visit)
Hierarchical Liturgy @ 10am followed by an All-day Youth Retreat (Led by Met. Tikhon)
~*~*~*~ NO MEETING IN JULY ~*~*~*~
A Gospel for All
The Prison Epistles: Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, by Fr. Lawrence Farley
Acquiring the Mind of Christ: Embracing the Vision of the Orthodox Church, by Archm. Sergius (of St. Tikhon's Monastery)
Each week we'll celebrate an abbreviated daily Vespers (6:00pm-6:25pm) followed by our Bible Study on the Epistle to the Romans (6:30pm-7:20pm).
Feel free to bring a snack or drinks to share. Visitors & friends of the parish are welcome too!