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2019-2020 is coming to an end

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

2019-2020 school year is coming to an end. We have created a video trailer of the school events of this year. At the beginning of the year, we haven't expected to start virtual education. We hope that you enjoy this 1-minute video a lot.

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The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

The Christmas Season welcomes us to celebrate this special time of year with our friends and families.

For this season, we would like to invite you, your friends and families to a special Christmas performance of "The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish".

It will take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 105 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ, 07450 on Sunday, January 19th at 3:00 pm.

The performance will commence with a prayer service and include:

  • Ded Moroz (Santa) and Snegurochka (Santa's granddaughter) around the Christmas tree;
  • Gifts for all the children:
  • A delicious buffet presented by Garik Hetchinoff and Santa's helpers; and
  • Dancing and music

And the best of all, like the Christmas star at the top of the Christmas tree, our delightful Christmas performance of "The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish" by A.S. Pushkin.

We are all very thankful to the children of our school and our maestro Slava Nikitin for preparing and presenting this show for all our friends and families.

Ticket prices are:

  • Free for children under 6
  • $15 for children over 6 years old
  • $20 for adults

We look forward to seeing you there and sharing this performance with you!

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Calendar 2019/2020

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

Calendar 2019/2020

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Second week at the learning center

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

Photos from the second week at our learning center

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Final photographs 2018

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

Final photographs 2018

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Russians in the USA: History

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

Students presented materials about the Russian Influence in the US. They discussed the Orthodox Church and Benevolence, Science, Arts and Music.

Students from different classes prepared intensively for the event. They presented video and audio materials, told stories about Russians and their contributions. It was an interesting event where you could learn new facts and become closer to our school family.

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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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L.N. Tolstoy and V.G. Chertkov Through their correspondence by M.V. Muratov

Published by: Grigorii Arkadievich Moss

In 1879 Lev Tolstoy, being at the height of his literary recognition and personal prosperity experienced an emotional crisis which turned his life inside out. He described this crisis in the book Confession. All his previous life appeared to him as erroneous, bringing any person and all mankind to an impasse. From that time on he tried to look for new paths and devoted the last 30 years of his life to this search.

His main companion in this search was Vladimir Grigorievich Chertkov, acquaintance with whom had begun in 1883. Their emotional bond and mutual understanding developed into a close long-term friendship. They not only wrote each other the most detailed letters, but also gave their diaries to one another to read and enthusiastically commented on them.

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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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