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Like most Greek Orthodox churches across America, St. Katherine offers classes in the modern Greek language for both children and adults, and across the proficiency spectrum.

St. Katherine’s Greek Studies program is unique in that we offer an integrated home-school program with onsite tutorial that is computer based and self-paced, making use of Rosetta Stone linguistic software and the latest teaching materials developed by the Papaloizos family, and books developed through a grant from the Archdiocese Faith Endowment.

Students gather at St. Katherine on Wed. evenings from 4 to 6 pm on a biweekly basis for an intensive and fun two hour tutorial, where students together with parents, are grouped and guided by attainment level, not by age or grade.

After opening with the Trisagion (“Thrice Holy”) prayers to the Holy Trinity in Greek, and a snack shared with the children to refresh themselves after school, the students then rotate by attainment level through six fifteen minute learning stations where they receive interactive tutorial in multiple aspects of the Greek language (e.g. reading, grammar, letters, music, writing, recitation), using the latest learning tools including laptops, iPad apps, video, flashcards and CD players.

For those who are able to participate with us, every tutorial session is followed by our regular Wednesday evening Paraclesis service in honor of the Theotokos. Students are invited to join in singing the hymns of this service.