“Let the children come to me, so not to hinder them; for to such belongs the Kingdom of God. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” -Mark 10: 14-1
St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church has been blessed to have many children present in the church as well as many talented and compassionate volunteer teachers. We understand that education and upbringing in the Orthodox faith is our greatest gift to our children.
Jesus makes it clear. He wants children to come and know Him. For us to hinder this process is a grave offense.
Christian education for our children is an essential ministry in the Church.
The central aim of Christian education is to evoke and nurture faith in Jesus Christ. The whole range of Orthodox educational materials--books, films, Bible Studies, lives of saints, discussion of Christian values--becomes effective only when they communicate the love and spirit of Christ.
Christian education for our children is an essential ministry in the Church. The whole body of the Church participates in this ministry through the adequate provision of personal, spiritual, and financial resources.
The validity of Christian education is demonstrated by this truth: a well informed Christian is a spiritually committed Christian.
Our Lord Jesus Christ has commissioned us:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you, and lo I am with you always, to the close of the age.” -Matthew 28: 19-20
For more information on our Church School program, please contact Father Gabriel at firstname.lastname@example.org