“The purpose of Orthodox Christian Education (catechesis) is to help build up the Church, the Body of Christ, by nurturing every person in the life of personal communion with the Holy Trinity (theosis), and thus, through this ministry, to bear joyful witness to God’s loving and redeeming work in the world.” (from our Archdiocese)
It our hope that our students learn that Orthodoxy is not a list of sacraments or a system of rules, but is a way of life, and that the meaning and purpose of our days is to live in personal communion with the Holy Trinity. We are equipping our students to live the Way, by offering instruction that will nourish and sustain, whether the student is a young child just beginning to learn the basics of the faith, a catechist seeking to understand the richness of Orthodoxy, or a learned parishioner seeking spiritual sustenance for the journey.
Throughout the traditional school year, students from preschool through 12th grade are invited to join our Sunday School classes, offered after Holy Communion in Mt. Tabor Hall. We are using a parish-wide curriculum which moves through the Holy Scriptures, from the Old Testament through the New Testament. Every class learns the same lessons, taught in a manner appropriate to the age group of the students. In addition, Fr. Vasileios covers the same lesson with the adult members of the parish at the end of the Divine Liturgy.
The school year opens with our Annual Back-To-School Roller-Skating Party and concludes with the Annual Sunday School Showdown and Picnic, in which classes demonstrate their knowledge in an energetic and friendly competition for the coveted golden trophy and a full year of bragging rights.
Please click on the following links for more Sunday School information and resources:
- Online registration for Sunday School
- Sunday School Calendar
- Information for Parents
- Information for Teachers
St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
As part of our Sunday School program, our parish participates in the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival. Students in the Junior (7th – 9th grades) and Senior (10th – 12th grades) Divisions are given the opportunity to select and research one of several topics announced annually by the Archdiocese Department of Religious Education, and to compete in our Parish Oratorical Festival. The top speakers proceed to represent our parish in the Metropolis of Denver Oratorical Festival; the top speakers from this festival compete at the national level, at the Archdiocese Finals.
For more detailed information, please visit our Oratorical site.
Adult Education Discussion Series
Pres. Vasiliki Eckley leads periodic Discussion Series for the Transfiguration community. Covering topics relevant to the spiritual life, such as “The Cosmic Vision of St. Maximus the Confessor” and “Befriending Your Soul”. Contact the main office to find out when her next series will begin.
Greek Orthodox Ladies’ Fellowship (G.O.L.F.)
Father Vasileios leads our women’s study and fellowship group throughout the traditional school year. Everyone is welcome to attend. (This doubles as a fun playgroup for the children who tag along!)
Every year, all parishioners aged 11 and up are invited to participate in a spirited Bible Bowl! Jacob Angelo coordinates the event, announcing the book to be covered months in advance and collecting registrations for both Youth and Adult Teams.