Online Course Begins November 4, 2013Orthodox Catechesis - Spiritual Formation brings forth an authentic Orthodox Christian curriculum that spans a three year cycle for the early child (ages 2.5 to 6 years). Fostering the spiritual formation of Orthodox children means beginning as early as possible. At each step of the developmental journey, children are in a spiritual process of discovering God’s love. That relationship flourishes when experience is supplemented with both activity and…See More
Orthodox Christian Spiritual FormationTeacher Education CenterAnnounces Course at Hellenic CollegeJune 10 - 21, 2013Monday through Friday For Early Childhood Educators A two week immersion course is offered at Hellenic CollegeJune 10 - 21, 2013Monday through FridaySee More
Catherine Varkas, Director
Catherine began her religious educational studies in 1981 while a graduate student at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Catherine has earned a myriad of certifications and designations within the early child, elementary, and Montessori programming, which inspired a life-long dream to create an Orthodox Christian catechism applying Montessori methodology to an early childhood program for the Orthodox Church.
With the blessing of Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, Catherine began a pilot program of her work at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The church has fully adopted the program for their 3-6 year old children.
With the blessing of Metropolitan Methodios of Boston Catherine currently offers training at Hellenic College in Brookline for Sunday school, Preschool, and home schoolteachers at the 3-6 age level, while she continues to work toward expanding the program to include older age groups as well.
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You're very welcome. I'm so glad it can be useful to you! Also, thanks for posting the events. I just wanted to make sure they are two separate events. If not, I can delete one of them. I'm very interested in attending the training. I'm going to sit down tonight after dinner and look through the site with more detail. I can't wait!