HOPE Ministry (Holy Orthodox Primary Education)
Holy Orthodox Primary Education, or HOPE, ministers to children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. In smaller parishes, it is sometimes necessary to combine HOPE and JOY groups. If this is the case, it is important to plan age appropriate activities based on the needs of your specific group of young people. Want to learn more about creating a HOPE Ministry? Download our HOPE Guidelines or order a print copy at Orthodox Marketplace.
Apodosis of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary; Our Holy Father Ireneaus, Bishop of Lyons; Our Holy Father Kallinikos, Patriarch of Constantinople; Lupus the Martyr; Our Righteous Father Nicholas of Sikelion; 38 Martyrs of Thrace; Our Holy Father Ireneaus, Bishop of Sirmium; Haralambos of Kalyviani