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First class is walking outside

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

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.

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The school opening (video)

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

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.

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Расписание

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

Расписание 2017-2018

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Learning Center Opening

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

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.

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Prototype AP Russian Exam 2017 is done!

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

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!

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Monasteries

Published by: Grigorii Arkadievich Moss

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.

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The students made larks from dough. Memorial Day of the Forty Sebaste Martyrs.

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

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.

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Congress of Orthodox 2017

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

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.

Photos, credit to Arthur Mifedov-Frolov

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Prototype AP Russian Exam: OPIs are scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2017 and Saturday, March 25, 2017

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

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.

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Tatiana Alekseevna Rodzianko gives a speech before the "Snow Maiden" performance

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

I thank all those who came to share our celebration with us. I especially thank you for your attention and interest in our studies and work for the good and benefit of our younger generation. This is our succession, our future, our hope.

In the coming year - 2017 - our Russian school will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The time has flown by. It seems not so long ago that we opened the school, and here we already exist for 10 years. But very precious years! And the precious work, carried out during this comparatively short period of time. A Russian proverb says: "A little goes a long way". Our joint work in school is this very proverb.

Our school was founded in 2007. This year wasn’t easy for all of us, a watershed year in many respects. And it was a turning point for all of us, each in his own way. Some dark paths radically changed the path of our Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. Our bishops joined the Moscow Patriarchate, which was always considered non-canonical. And this act changed its previous path of complete freedom from worldly authorities, more so from the Godless regime in Russia. For us, the Orthodox Russian people, scattered across the globe after the Revolution of 1917, it was a betrayal of freedom and purity of our precious Truth of Christ. I won’t go into the details of this change. I will only say that at the time of our school’s appearance, it turned out to be necessary and popular for many.

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