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« on: October 24, 2008, 06:47:55 PM »

I have a Protestant friend who lives close to Waco, Texas. He has expressed to me an interest in taking Greek lessons at a Greek Orthodox Church. He wonders if a) such a possibility exists, and b) would he be allowed to study in this fashion at the church as a non-orthodox?

Is there anyone on this board who is familiar with this geographical area and the Greek churches and such educational possiblities?

Thank you SO much!
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2008, 07:03:16 PM »

Fwiw, according to Orthodoxy In America, there is a Greek Orthodox parish in Waco at the following address:

St. Nicholas Church Greek Orthodox Church
617 North 17th Street  Waco, TX 76707
254.754.6519
FrTedWaco@grandecom.net

Perhaps the person could contact the priest and ask? Unfortunately the next closest parish is some distance away (77 miles).
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008, 07:33:56 PM »

Thanks for that information, Aster!

My apologies for not posting in the correct forum.

 Do any of the Greeks here have a greek-language programme at their parishes which is open to parishioners and other interested parties? I had never thought of this before, but it could be a good tool to reach out to the non-orthodox.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2008, 07:51:49 PM »

I have some greek curriculum from this place and it is quite good.
http://www.greek123.com/
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2008, 07:56:09 PM »

Thanks, Quinault. I think this person is mostly interested in studying NT greek, so he can read the Bible in the original text. I was thinking it would be a wonderful experience for him to spend time at an actual parish and to be able to chat with an actual priest.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2008, 08:00:31 PM »

That is the curriculum they used at my parish in the past.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2008, 08:08:07 PM »

That is the curriculum they used at my parish in the past.

I'm sure it's excellent! Thanks so much!
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2008, 08:49:54 PM »

Thanks, Quinault. I think this person is mostly interested in studying NT greek, so he can read the Bible in the original text. I was thinking it would be a wonderful experience for him to spend time at an actual parish and to be able to chat with an actual priest.

While many larger GO parishes do have a "Greek school" (I certainly went to one), they teach modern Greek, not Koine.
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