Online Homeschool Tutorial

List of Subjects

 

Subjects are listed by grade level first, then by subject area.

Middle School 

 

Lives of the Saints w/ Fr. Michael Heningham

Required Text/Books: None, will be supplied by the tutor.

Fall Semester: During this semester, we will explore the definition of sainthood in the Orthodox Church, along with the lives of the righteous ancestors of Christ, the prophets, apostles, and angels.
Spring Semester:  We will continue the discovery of the saint's lives who served Christ as evangelists, martyrs, and confessors.   

New Testament w/ Fr. Joel Gillam

Required Text/Books: Orthodox Study Bible

Fall Semester: Students will learn about the first two gospels in the New Testament: Matthew and Mark. 
Spring Semester: Students will learn about the final two gospels, Luke and John.

Virtues & Passions w/ Fr. Paul Girgis

Required Text/Books: None, will be supplied by the tutor.

Fall Semester: Drawing from the Book of Genesis, students will learn how man was created, what he was created for and the spiritual brokenness he finds himself in today. We will discover the method in which one is spiritually redeemed (healed) as well as develop a clear understanding of the passions and how we become entangled in their disorienting web.
Spring Semester: Concluding our discovery of the passions, we will focus on grasping the essential nature of cultivating virtue and the practical methods in which one does. 
All instruction draws from the Fathers and several contemporary theologians and is taught in practical ways appropriate to the experiential and spiritual level of the students.

 

High School 

 

English w/ Fr. Fred Shaheen

Required Text/Books: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger. Chief Modern Poets of Britain and America Vol. 1, Poets of Britain by Sanders, Nelson, and Rosenthal.

Fall Semester: Students will read a novel and short stories with special attention to themes. They will discuss aspects of the work and write short essays.

Spring Semester: Students will read selected poetry, once again with attention to recurring themes. They will answer questions with short essays. 

 

Old Testament w/ Fr. David Bibeau

Required Text/Books: Orthodox Study Bible

Fall Semester: Students will go through the first five books of the Old Testament, known as the Torah.

Spring Semester: Joshua to Maccabees.

 

Virtues & Passions w/ Fr. Paul Girgis

Required Text/Books: None, will be supplied by the tutor.

Fall Semester: Drawing from the Book of Genesis, students will learn how man was created, what he was created for and the spiritual brokenness he finds himself in today. We will discover the method in which one is spiritually redeemed (healed) as well as develop a clear understanding of the passions and how we become entangled in their disorienting web.

Spring Semester: Concluding our discovery of the passions, we will focus on grasping the essential nature of cultivating virtue and the practical methods in which one does. All instruction draws from the Fathers and several contemporary theologians and is taught in practical ways appropriate to the experiential and spiritual level of the students.

 

World History w/ Fr. James Purdie

Required Text/Books: A History of the Christian Church, Williston Walker
Fall Semester: Students will begin with the history of the Church from its inception within Roman-occupied Judaism. From there we explore the rise of Christianity within the Roman empire, the Ecumenical Councils, as well as additional developments within the life of Christianity. The class will be capped off with a look at the split between Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism, Early Muslim conquests and the fall of Constantinople. In addition, students will explore major historical developments throughout the world from 33 AD to 1453, and the relationship between Christianity and those wider events. 

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