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OVBS 2013

17. May, 2013Announcements, EventsComments Off on OVBS 2013

A combined OVBS for the Orthodox Parishes of the Brooklyn,Queens,Long Island Area will be held this year at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Elmont on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 from 8:30AM to 3:30PM. All children between the ages of 4 and 16 are invited . We have a centralized curriculum with lessons based on the theme. It is expected that we will have an enjoyable and spiritually enriching experience.

Register Early And Save. Registration form can be downloaded from the link below.
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17. May, 2013Announcements, EventsComments Off on Competitions

Sunday School Assigned Competitions 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013 Assigned competitions (at church)

Sunday, July 28, 2013 Assigned competitions (area level)

Sunday, September 1, 2013 Talent competitions and Bible Quiz (church level)

Saturday, September 21, 2013 Song competitions (area level)

Saturday, September 28, 2013 Elocution, Story-telling and Bible Quiz (area level)

Elocution Topics 2013 – Click Here To Download

Bible Quiz Topics 2013 – Click Here To Download


Draw a picture based on the following scripture verse: Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3)

Group 2: PRIMARY – GRADE 1, 2, 3- DRAWING

Draw a picture based on the following scripture verse:

So when she opened the ark, she saw the child crying, and the daughter of Pharaoh had compassion on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” (Exodus 2:6).

Write a short paragraph about your drawing.

Group 3: JUNIOR – GRADE 4,5,6 – ESSAY

The book of Daniel, chapter 3, is about the plight of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.

How will you handle similar situations in your life?


Numerous innocent children lost their lives during the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT. Why does the innocent suffer?

Group 5: SENIOR – GRADE 10,11, 12 – ESSAY

Recent studies have shown there is a decline of religious affiliation among young people in the United States. Among the Orthodox Christians in this country, do you feel that your generation is less or more devout than your parents’ or grandparents’ generation? Explain.

Easter 2013 Videos

13. April, 2013Announcements, EventsComments Off on Easter 2013 Videos

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Merry Christmas

16. December, 2012AnnouncementsComments Off on Merry Christmas

St.Thomas Ecumenical Federation – Competition for Children

9. December, 2012EventsComments Off on St.Thomas Ecumenical Federation – Competition for Children

St.Thomas Ecumenical Federation committee decided to Conduct a Competition for Children from Grade 1 to Grade 12,
The copy of this letter and details of the competition are sent to all Achens and Secretary in your Respective churches.
The Details are given below
1. For grades 1 to 3: A drawing competition.
– Children should draw an image/icon of St. Thomas.
– Prize: Three (3) 1st prizes; one for each grade for the best drawing.
2. For grades 4 to 6: A poem competition.
– Children should write a poem about St. Thomas
– Words: 30 – 60 words
– Prize: One 1st prize for the best poem.
3. For grades 7 to 9: A song competition.
– Children should write the lyrics to a song about St. Thomas.
– Use your own song lyrics.
– Words: 50 – 100 words
– Prize: One 1st prize for the best lyrics.
4. For grades 10 to 12: A video competition.
– Children should create a video about St. Thomas.
– This can be an individual or group video.
– Group limit is: 2 – 4 individuals
– This should be an original video
– Video Time Limit: 4 –8 minutes
– Prize: One 1st prize for the best video.
All participants should submit their work no later than 11pm – December 23, 2012.
All submission should be sent to the following email address:
[email protected]
Video’s are to be uploaded to YouTube and the links should be sent to the above email addresses.