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Q: When does the 2012-2013 parish school year begin?
A: The 2012-2013 parish school year will begin on Sunday, September 9. There will be a “moleben” immediately after the liturgy, followed by lunch and the first lesson in the Law of God. The Saturday program begins the following week, September 15.
Q: How old does a child need to be in order to enroll in the parish school?
A: The parish school accepts children from ages 5-17. All children must be at least 5 years old by December 31, 2012.
Q: Does my child need to know Russian?
A: Knowledge of the Russian Language is NOT a prerequisite. Although we encourage our students to learn and use Russian in school, lessons are taught bilingually in classes which have children that don’t understand Russian. Our hope is that by participating in the program that your child will eventually develop a basic ability to understand and speak the Russian language.
Q: Does my child need to be baptized in the orthodox Christian faith?
A: All children must be either baptized in the Orthodox Faith, or be considering baptism in the Orthodox Faith. Children which are not yet baptized must first receive a blessing (permission) from the Parish Rector, Father Victor Boldewskul ( before they are accepted into the school.
Q: What if I don’t know my child’s patron saint or Saint’s Day?
A: When your child was baptized, he or she was given a Saint’s name. It usually coincides with the child’s first name. If possible, you should contact the priest who baptized your child. He should know in honor of which saint your child was named.
If this is not possible, you can:
  1. Click on the following link:
  2. Then click on the first letter of your child’s name
  3. Select your child’s name from the list of names
  4. Select the “specific” saint (Many names have more than one saint.)
It was always a tradition in Russia to name the child in honor of the saint commemorated closest to the day of the child’s birth. Remember, there is a 13 day difference between the church calendar, also known as the Julian calendar (old-style), and our current civil calendar, also known as the Gregorian calendar (new-style). The Saint’s Days on this list are according to the church calendar (old-style). They are 13 days behind our civil calendar (new-style).
Q: How do I register my child in the school?
A: Please click here and fill out one registration form for each child.
Q: How much is the school’s tuition?
A: The school’s tuition for the academic year (September - May) is as follows: For children attending school
on SUNDAY only
$150 per each child
$250 for two children, $300 for three or more children are attending school
Q: When is the tuition payment due?
A: Tuition payment is due before the first lesson.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept personal checks or credit card payments via PayPal. Please click here for more information.
Q: Why does my child need to attend the church services after lessons on Saturdays, or before lessons on Sundays?
A: The program is taught on both Saturdays and Sundays. The purpose of this is to allow the students to attend and participate in the Divine Services which are held on both Saturday evenings, and Sunday mornings. Since our program is “spiritually based,” not attending the Divine Services would deny our children the blessing of the Holy Spirit, and thereby, defeat the purpose of the program. Student attendance of the Divine Service prior to and after lessons is, therefore, an absolute requirement.
  • For those that attend the Saturday program, until the end of Vespers (approximately 6:45 p.m.)
  • For those that attend the Sunday program, to arrive for the Liturgy no later than the reading of the Gospel (approximately 10:00 a.m.)
Q: In the rare occasion that we need to miss a service, whom should we notify?
A: Excused absences for honorable reasons may be granted by either the Parish Rector, or the Director of the Parish School.

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