St. Kosmas Aitolos Orthodox Homeschool Community:   Providing Resources and Opportunities for Orthodox Homeschool Families

St. Emmelia
Orthodox Homeschool
West Conference

spiritualSpring.jpg

Field Trips,
Pilgrimages,
co-op gatherings

Academic and Creative Arts Contests

 

Annual Pilgrimage to San Francisco for the Feastday of St. John Maximovitch

2018:  June 28 - July 1

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 28

AKATHIST TO ST. JOHN
Holy Virgin Cathedral (6210 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94121)

  • 6:00 p.m. Vespers
  • approx 7:15 p.m. St. John's relics will be moved to the center of the Church at the conclusion of Vespers
  • 7:30 p.m. The Akathist to St. John
  • Service books for the Akathist to St. John are available for purchase at the candle stand.
  • Holy Virgin Cathedral Home Page with Feast Day Schedule

FRIDAY, JUNE 29

VIGIL FOR THE FEASTDAY ST. JOHN
Holy Virgin Cathedral (6210 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94121)

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

9:00 AM
HIERARCHAL DIVINE LITURGY
PROCESSION FOLLOWED BY MOLIEBEN TO ST. JOHN
FEAST DAY LUNCHEON
Holy Virgin Cathedral (6210 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94121)

  • Greeting of the Presiding Bishop [before 9:00]
  • Hierarchal Divine Liturgy [9:00 a.m. - approx. noon]
  • Procession & Service of Intercession to St. John (Molieben) [approx. noon-1:00 p.m.]
  • All are invited to a festal luncheon in the Cathedral fellowship hall following Divine Liturgy [approx. 1:00-2:00 p.m.]. 
  • If you would like to help defray costs of the luncheon, checks can be made to Holy Virgin Cathedral. Usually donation boxes are located on the buffet tables.
  • St. John's sepulcher (under the cathedral) is open on the feastday.
  • Holy Virgin Cathedral Home Page with Feast Day Schedule

3:00 p.m. (Saturday, June 30) St. Kosmas Homeschool Community Recreational Outing: Walk on the shoreline near the Golden Gate Bridge

Any families attending the feastday services are welcome to join us for the shoreline walk, regardless of whether or not you homeschool. For meeting location and information about the walk on the shoreline: email the director of St.Kosmas Homeschool Community at stkosmashomeschoolcommunity@gmail.com

 

Photos by Protopriest Peter Perekrestov 2016

 
STJOHN7sfstjohn50thann16_033_jpg-600x800.jpg
STJOHN7sfstjohn50thann16_017_jpg-600x450.jpg
STJOHN7sfstjohn50thann16_013_jpg-600x800.jpg
STJOHN7sfstjohn50thann16_019_jpg-600x800.jpg
STJOHN7sfstjohn50thann16_041_jpg-600x800.jpg
STJOHN7sfstjohn50thann16_058_jpg-600x450.jpg

Annual Camping Trip in Kings Canyon National Park

2018:  July

 

While Camping in Kings Canyon National Park, we visit Roaring River Falls, Zumwalt Meadow, and the Road's End.  We camp near the river, wade in the creek, play in the forest, take hikes, do crafts, play board games, read stories, have some science and nature lessons, visit the park ranger at the ranger station, cut our own firewood, make campfires, eat together, roast marshmallows, sing traditional folk songs, and sleep in tents under the stars.

If you are interested in the Group camping Trip: email Christine at stkosmashomeschoolcommunity@gmail.com

 

 
CedarGrove6.jpg

Seeking Truth:  Educating Children within an Orthodox Ethos

Veteran's Day Weekend 2018:  November 8-11

 

St. Kosmas Homeschool Community has joined forces with the Saint Emmelia Conferences of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America Department of Homeschooling, in order to bring a Pan-Orthodox Homeschool Conference to the West Coast which will be held at the St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center in Dunlap, California.

 

West Coast Walk for Life

Pan-Orthodox Pilgrimage

WalkForLifeRally_group_1.jpg

Orthodox Christians Walk for Life! Join fellow Orthodox Christians of all jurisdictions and ages at the annual Walk for Life West Coast every January in San Francisco. Orthodox Christians from all over will be gathering for a pan-Orthodox weekend of prayer, fellowship, and learning surrounding the pro-life West Coast Walk for Life. The 2018 Walk for Life and the Pan-Orthodox events that took place in San Francisco were a great success and we are looking forward to gathering a large contingency of Orthodox homeschool families for participation in the 2019 Walk and Pan-Orthodox events that take place that weekend in San Francisco.  

SCHEDULE

Saturday

8:30 am: Liturgy followed by breakfast at Holy Trinity Church, 999 Brotherhood Way

11:30 am: Pre-Rally PAN-ORTHODOX MOLIEBEN SERVICE FOR THE SANCTITY OF LIFE, Civic Center Plaza near corner of Polk & Grove Streets. For information, please contact Veronica Ruby at (510) 882-7779.

12:30 - 3:30 pm: RALLY & WALK FOR LIFE, Civic Center Plaza.  Rally starts at Civic Center Plaza, walking down Market Street (2 miles). Ends at Justin Herman Plaza/Ferry Building. BART stations at both locations. Ample parking. 

5:30pm: Vespers followed by dinner at St. Nicholas Church, 5200 Diamond Heights Blvd.

Sunday

7:30 am: (English) Liturgy at Holy Virgin Cathedral, 6210 Geary Blvd.

9:30 am – 12 pm: Breakfast and pro-life symposium in the Holy Virgin Cathedral parish hall

From Southern California:

Orthodox Christians in Southern California will be travelling by bus to San Francisco for the weekend. For more details or to register for the bus trip, visit www.DlawYoungAdults.com.

For info about the Walk for Life, visit www.WalkforLifeWC.com

For information about the Pan-Orthodox Walk for Life Schedule of Events, please contact Veronica Ruby at (510) 882-7779.

2019 Project Mexico Homebuilding Service Trip

2019:  May

 

Continuing on our theme of "Building Life Skills", St. Kosmas Homeschool Community is planning our first Family Service Project Trip to Project Mexico to participate in a homebuild.  Start planning now.  There are costs involved and all members of the family will need passports to make this trip. More information to come.

Project Mexico-ColorFullLogo115-1024x265.jpg
 
project-mexico-st-innocent-orphanage-homebuilding-framing.jpg
projectmexicohb.jpg
Project Mexico-St.-Innocent-Orphanage-boys..gif
project mexico.jpg