What is the Ephesus School?
The Ephesus School is an educational ministry of St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church. Based on the classical Antiochian method, our program is committed to reading and explaining biblical texts in full, offering no classroom materials, curricula, topics or outlines outside of the Bible itself. All ages, toddlers to adult, are welcome.
As part of this ministry, St. Elizabeth hosts a weekly blog intended as a resource for classroom participants, but also for clergy and teachers in other communities. We hope that all of our visitors find our online resources helpful.
Fall 2018: The Gospel of Matthew
Ephesus School takes place on Sundays after Liturgy (and a brief coffee social) usually around noon. All ages gather for a 10-15 min introduction before breakout sessions which last about 45 minutes.
FALL SESSION BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 23
To supplement our study of Matthew, students and teachers are encouraged to avail themselves of the following resources:
Dear parents, children and teens,
The Ephesus School presents a tremendous opportunity for those who want a top quality church school education for themselves and their children.
Knowledge of the Bible leads to everything, including growth and development in the social and technical sciences. A sound understanding of Scripture is almost always followed by social and intellectual renascence in all areas of human knowledge. Much more than this, unlike self-serving human wisdom(s), the wisdom of God is given to safeguard life for all time and for all of creation, not just humanity. Scripture is our sacred duty as Christians. Its wisdom shows us all that we are and all that we can ever become. As Chrysostom said, "Paul has shown us what man really is."*
Participants in the Ephesus School are offered an excellent biblical formation by highly qualified teachers. Please do not pass up this important opportunity. Give one hour a week to God for your children, honoring his generous provision for humanity, and the good fruit of his wisdom will continue to provide life in its due season.
Spread the Word and encourage others to consider this program.
Fr. Marc Boulos
*In Praise of St. Paul, Homily II