Leader: Kyra Mathewson
Purpose: To offer Orthodox, apostolic education and teaching within our parish through the use of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, spiritual books and retreats.
The Sts. Peter and Paul education paradigm is based on Catechesis of the Good Shepherd curriculum for all ages. CGS is a holistic education of spirit, mind and body. It encourages self-awareness and approaching God with a sense of honor and wonder, while at the same time imparting the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ about himself and how to live as his Holy Church. This approach also directs the participants to discover the richness of the Divine Liturgy and the order and joy of our Orthodox worship to the Holy Trinity as the Body of Christ.
The Parish bookstore and Parish library are also overseen by this team.
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. - Deut 6:4-9
"Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions, which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle." - 1 Thess. 2:15
“Of all the holy works the education of children is the most holy." – St. Theophan the Recluse