Holy Synod Recommendations

 Recommendation by the Holy Synod regarding teaching Hymns and Coptic Language | Sep 2014

 

Classes & Teachers

The table below presents the general structure of the classes offered by HGSD and the teachers for each class. 

 

Class Name

St Abanoub

St Phoebe

St Mary of Egypt

St Didymus

St Athanasius

St Augustine

St Stephen

Grade

PreK-KG

G1-G2

G3-G4

G5-G6

G7-G8

G9-G10

G11-G12

Date & Time

Sat 7:30 PM

Sat 7:30 PM

Sat 7:30 PM

Sat 7:30 PM

Sat 7:30 PM

Sat 7:30 PM

Sat 7:30 PM

Location

Game Room

Room 310

Room 124

Room 125

Room   126

Room     127

Room   325

Hymns

Mina Nairouz

Emil Shaker

Janet Takla

Nabil Habashy

Sherif Takla

Mina Nagib

John Mikhail

 

Mera Melek

Fady Mansy

Albert Elgohary

Mina Boctor

Ernest Phillipos

Mounir Bichai

Tadros Ghobrial

 

Jackie Elyas

Hanan Khalil

Mathew Shaker

Tadros Ghobrial

Andrew Rofaiel

Rafik Garas

 

Coptic

Madonna Mikhail

Mariam Melek

 

Monica Takla

Sherif Takla

Monica Takla

John Mikhail

History and Dogma

Lydia Soliman

   

Fr Rewis

Fr Rewis

Fr Rewis

Fr Rewis

Admin Coordinator

Dina Wahba

Ingy Makary

Martha Boktor

Mariam Eshak

Hanan Rofaiel

Marian Shaker

Magdoline Eskharoun

Course Topics

The structure of each class is as follows:

  • Hymns 20 minutes
  • Coptic, Rites, or History 20 minutes
  • Memorization recited at the beginning and end of class
  • Review of weekly services 5 minutes after class with assigned students

The table below highlights the general topics covered in each course by age group. The gray areas are the topics not covered for the corresponding grade. 

Class Saint

St Abanoub

St Phoebe

St Mary of Egypt

St Didymus

St Athanasius

St Stephen

St John Chrysostom

Grade

PreK-KG

G1-G2

G3-G4

G5-G6

G7-G9

G10-G12

University / Adults

Curriculum Period

1 year

2 years

2 years

2 years

3 years

3 years

4 years

1- Hymns

Congregation Responses

             

Altar Responses

             

Praises (Vespers and Midnight)

             

Seasonal Hymns

             

Glorification

             

Special Occasions

             

2- Coptic Language

Vocabulary (Coptic word of the day)

             

Alphabet and proper reading

             

Numbers / days / months / Je Peniout

             

Grammar

             

Translation

             

3- Rites

General rites of the Church

             

Rites of the liturgy

             

Rites of the Vespers and praises

             

Rites of the different church seasons

             

Rites of the sacraments

             

4- History / Dogma

Synaxarium Saint of the week

             

History of the Church

             

History of the Patriarchs

             

Paradise of Monks and Saying of the Fathers

             

Dogma

             

5- Memorization

Agpeya prayers and Bible verses

             

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