Director: Vyacheslav Nikitin
This year, Pushkin's poem “Ruslan and Ludmila” was performed under the capable guidance of our artist-engineer Slava Nikitin, who is well-versed in the modern technology which we have. The perfectly crafted script suited him well. Neither the "green oak", nor the "scientist's cat", the proud and wicked Faina, the wise Finn, the evil, spiteful, envious dwarf Chernomor were forgotten. Artistic backdrops appeared and the action took place in front of them. Young assistants exchanged props behind the stage. The special effects were unexpected and interesting. The battle of Ruslan with the "Head" was well-represented and his recognition, once the former hero of the giant.More
It was a beautiful day. The weather was still warm and the first grade was walking outside on the 5th period. Kids were playing chu-chu-train and collecting fallen leaves.More
Father Ignatiy Krutkov created a beautiful video about the school opening. We would like to share it with the school community. Take a minute to watch it.More
The St. Sergius Learning Center will be opened on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening ceremony will start with praying in the church at 9:15 AM. We will make a common school photo in front of the church after the praying with teachers, parents, and students. Lessons will start after the praying. At the end of the day, we are planning a short picnic.More
Prototype AP Russian Exam was completed today. Six students of our school successfully passed the Prototype AP Russian Exam today at the Staten Island Technical High School.
We thank Russian teachers at the Staten Island Technical High School and especially Natalia Ushakova for the organization of the exam.
It was a great day today for all of us!More
By Tatiana Alekseevna Rodzianko Translation by Grisha Moss
Monasteries are places where pious, deeply believing Christians left to devote themselves and their lives, to the service of God and people. Such a complete giving of one’s life to God is the fulfillment of the commandment of God according to the direction of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. In the Gospel of Matthew there is a place where the disciples asked Him which commandment is most in the Law, He answered: "... You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second one, just like the first: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. The entire law and prophets were established based on these two commandments.” This commandment was performed by monks and nuns, leaving the secular world for monasteries.
All our numerous Orthodox monasteries were created by people in the fulfillment of this commandment. But each of them had their own special reasons, prompting them to create monasteries, and sometimes special cathedrals. Today we will only talk about monasteries, which are very numerous all over the world.More
Magpies, Larks - the day of the national calendar of the Slavs, falling on March 9 (March 22). Memorial Day of the Forty Sebaste Martyrs. The name of the day comes from the Forty Sebaste martyrs. According to the folk calendar, on this day the winter ends - spring begins, the day with the night is measured -equals.
Larks (waders, turtles) were also called cookies in the form of birds or sun baked for the holiday.More
Now that the first emotions have subsided, it is appropriate to recall how three wonderful February days passed, surprisingly warm in all respects. This year 35 people took part in the Congress (a record number of participants today), including guys from Russia and Argentina. Every day of the Congress began and ended with a prayer. Our congress was honored by guests from Russia: the Archbishop of St. Petersburg and North-Russian Sofroniy (Musiyenko) and the clergyman of the St. Petersburg diocese, Hieromonk Ignaty (Krutkov), who prepared wonderful and interesting conversations with the youth. In addition to the guests, Archpriest Nikita (Grigoryev), Priest Victor (Zavodov), Hierodeacon Pavel (Lipin) and Nikolai Budzilovich spoke with reports. Also, in separate groups of boys and girls, "frank conversations" with Priest Dimitri and Mother Alexandra Dobronravov were held.More
American Councils Students in grades 9-12 will be taking the NEWL Prototype AP Russian Exam 2017. The first part of the exam is the Oral Proficiency Interview. American Councils certified examiners will test students' speaking, listening and comprehension skills.
Oral Proficiency Interviews are scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2017 and Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Every student has an assigned time slot for their interview. Information about the assignments was distributed to parents and students on February 15, 2017.More