St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

Educational Opportunities at St. Mary's

Church School

The Church School program fosters spiritual learning through age-appropriate lessons, which may include an introduction to church feasts, fasts and liturgical practices, prayers, Bible stories, crafts and projects, and liturgical songs.

Enquirer's Class

The St. Ignatius Catechetical Group (Enquirers’ Class) is for non-Orthodox adults who are interested in exploring the Christian Faith as it has been – and continues to be – understood, preached, and lived by members of the Holy Orthodox Church. Classes are held weekly beginning in the Fall and conclude at the end of Great and Holy Lent in the Spring.

Bible Study Group

St. Mary’s Bible Study Program will not meet again until early January. Each bi-weekly session will be an in-depth look at the lectionary reading for the next Sunday. Come join us - everyone is welcome to attend! For questions or directions please contact the co-leaders: Steve Walker at or Christina Palis at

Orthodox Christian Witness Program

This program and journey is an opportunity for anyone interested to learn, to reflect, and to be transformed through the Orthodox Christian Faith in preparation for various ministries. This spiritual pilgrimage is an interdisciplinary approach to create a cadre of leaders in the church. It is aimed to empower and equip Orthodox Christians to nourish and share the faith in 21st century by: offering frameworks and models of encountering God. offering frameworks and tools in order to enhance and facilitate inner spiritual growth; using Orthodox Christian theology and contemporary perspectives to encounter God; gaining insights and methods to witness and share the faith; and enhancing leadership skills in order to contribute effectively in parish ministry and the world at large.