Three students spoke at the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival on February 23. Owen Cockrell, Stavros Taschioglou, and Athena Tsingelis presented enlightening speeches in which they shared their understanding of different spiritual topics. Stavros and Athena will represent St. Demetrios at the district Festival on April 5 at 1:00 p.m. All are invited to come hear them and students from all over our district present speeches about Orthodoxy.
Our elementary Oratorical Festival will be held during Sunday school on March 16. Children in grades three through six have prepared speeches about what they have learned this year. Our kindergarten class will also make presentations about Lent.
Boys and girls in grades 5 through 12 are invited to take a turn reading the epistle. Any child who would like to do this should tell his or her Sunday school teacher. Teachers will arrange for one child each Sunday to read the epistle.
Girls in grades kindergarten through 6 are invited to participate as Myrophores during the procession on Holy Friday night. Girls must wear white dresses that are at least knee length and have covered shoulders, and white shoes. Parents should call or email Effie Vasil, 954-366-4413, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in grades K through 10 are using the Lenten Passports to keep track of their church attendance during Great Lent and to learn about the various services that are offered each week. When your children attend the week night services, help them locate their Passport and stickers in the baskets on the table outside the offices in the south narthex. Sunday school teachers will also help them to update their Passports on Sunday.
New Staff Member
We welcome our new pre-K teacher, Mrs. Joanna Heil. Ms. Joanna comes to us with teaching experience at the Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater. She is a valuable addition to our staff.