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 and the teachers for each class. 

Class Name

St Abanoub

St Phoebe

St Mary of Egypt

St Didymus

St Athanasius

St Augustine

Grade

PreK-KG

G1-G2

G3-G4

G5-G6

G7-G8

G9-G10

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

Location

Game Room

Room 310

Room 124

Room 125

Room   126

Room     127

Hymns

Mina Nairouz

Emil Shaker

Janet Takla

Nabil Habashy

Sherif Takla

Mina Nagib

 

Mera Melek

Fady Mansy

Albert Elgohary

Mina Boctor

Ernest Phillipos

Mounir Bichai

 

Jackie Elyas

Hanan Khalil

Mathew Shaker

Tadros Ghobrial

Andrew Rofaiel

Rafik Garas

Coptic

Madonna Mikhail

Mariam Melek

 

Monica Takla

Sherif Takla

Monica Takla

History and Dogma

Lydia Soliman

   

Fr Rewis

Fr Rewis

Fr Rewis

Admin Coordinator

Dina Wahba

Ingy Makary

Martha Boktor

Mariam Eshak

Hanan Rofaiel

Marian Shaker

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 Augustine

Grade

PreK-KG

G1-G2

G3-G4

G5-G6

G7-G8

G9-G10

Curriculum Period

1 year

2 years

2 years

2 years

2 years

2 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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