Department of Greek Education

The Department of Greek Education for the Metropolis of Pittsburgh, under the guidelines of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, provides programs that support all current Greek Schools and provides assistance and guidance to those that wish to start or reinstitute a Greek School program. Hellenic education encompasses language development, history, culture, literature, music, liturgical understanding, and knowledge of its contribution to other languages. The promotion and continuance of this Holy Language is of the utmost importance.

Objectives of the Department of Greek Education for the Metropolis of Pittsburgh

1. To provide seminars and workshops with prominent speakers for teacher development and viewing of materials
2. To provide testing centers for National and International Exams in Modern Greek
3. To provide a directory of Greek Schools
4. To provide an online Greek language course to supplement classes or offer instruction
5. To provide a camp for children to enhance their education
6. To provide resources for classroom assistance
7. To provide new programs to promote and facilitate the learning of the Greek language

 

Greek Education Survey

Student Recitation of Hymn to Liberty for Greek Bicentennial

As a contribution to the celebration of this historical milestone by the peoples of Greece and their descendants and all those who live the ideals and achievements of the Greek people, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh has prepared a recorded recitation of the entire Hymn to Liberty by Dionysios Solomos - all 158 stanzas, recited by 132 students of our 17 Greek language schools - which will premiere on YouTube March 25, at 1:00 pm.

This achievement of our children, their parents and instructors was produced with love and enthusiasm and a sense of pride in the accomplishments of our heroic ancestors. The program includes a performance of the first two verses of this great poem, now known as the National Anthems of Greece and Cyprus, offered by one of our own, internationally known opera singer, Ms. Alexandra Loutsion (of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, Canonsburg).

To complement the recitation in Greek, His Eminence Metropolitan Savas has prepared a new English translation of the Hymn to Liberty, closely approximating the original’s poetic meter and rhymes. This translation will be seen at the bottom of the screen and will be available in its complete form from the Metropolis and Archdiocesan websites tomorrow.

Special thanks to Mr. Mike Politis (of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Pittsburgh), who worked long hours to turn the many videos recorded at dozens of different times and places through the Metropolis into a single beautiful performance. This is a project which will can be viewed over and over, making the events and feelings of the first years of the struggle very vivid and moving. These are words that inspired the freedom fighters to continue their sacred efforts, and which appealed to the great powers of the world to join in the effort. Our faith, language, culture were at stake. We owe so much to those who fought and gave up everything for this struggle. May their memory be eternal!  This project is our contribution and tribute to all who fought for freedom.

May our Lord and Panaghia continue to guide and protect all of us.

Ζήτω η Ελλάς! Χαῖρε, ὢ χαῖρε, Ἐλευθεριά!
 

To view the video, visit: https://youtu.be/cBCqNnfqY6Q

 

 

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Available Greek Education Programs

Schools of Higher Learning Offering Biblical or Modern Greek

Greek Schools / Classes in the Metropolis of Pittsburgh

PENNSYLVANIA

Aliquippa

Holy Dormition Church

2111 Davidson Street

Ambridge

Holy Trinity Church

2930 Beaver Road

Bethlehem

St. Nicholas Church

1607 West Union Blvd

Camp Hill

Holy Trinity Cathedral

1000 Yverdon Drive

Canonsburg

All Saints Church

601 West McMurray Rd

Easton

Evangelismos Church

20th & Hay Terrace

Erie

Koimisis Tis Theotokou

4376 Westlake Rd

Lancaster

Annunciation Church

64 Hershey Avenue

Oakmont

Dormition of the Theotokos Church

12 Washington Avenue

Pittsburgh

Holy Cross

123 Gilkeson Road

 

St. Nicholas Cathedral

419 S. Dithridge Street

Reading

Sts. Constantine & Helen

1001 Wyomissing Blvd.

York

Annunciation Church

2500 Pine Grove Road

 

 

 

OHIO

Akron

Annunciation Church

129 South Union Church

Campbell

Archangel Michael Church

401 12th Street

Canton

Holy Trinity Church

4705 Fairhaven Avenue, NW

 

St. Haralambos Church

251 25th Street

Cleveland

Annunciation Church

2187 W. 14th Street

Cleveland Hts

Sts. Constantine &Helen

3352 Mayfield Road

Columbus

Annunciation Cathedral

555 North High Street

North Royalton

St. Paul's Church

4548 Wallings Road

Rocky River

St. Demetrios Church

22909 Center Ridge Road

Steubenville

Holy Trinity Church

300 South 4th Street

Warren

St. Demetrios Church

429 High St. NE

Youngstown

St. John the Forerunner

4955 Glenwood Avenue

 

St. Nicholas Church

220 North Walnut St.

 

 

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Wheeling

St. John the Divine

2215 Chapline Street