Serving the Youth
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Serving the Youth

The Holy Apostles Sunday School program serves all children from Kindergarten through high school. We offer five classes during the school year, which give students a great start to their Orthodox education:


Our Kindergarten class is for 4- and 5-year-old students. It focuses on Old Testament stories, New Testament stories, major feasts, and saints. 

First–Third Grade

The lower-elementary class is called Foundations—a three-year cycle that teaches the basic foundations of the Orthodox liturgical year and Orthodox practice. We cover the twelve major feasts, as well as topics such as fasting and confession. 

Fourth–Sixth Grade

The upper-elementary class focuses on the Old Testament—specifically how it foreshadows the New Testament. At the end of the three-year cycle, students will have read through most of the Scriptures.

Seventh–Eighth Grade

The middle school class covers early Church History, from the Acts of the Apostles through the Early Christian Martyrs. 

High School

Our high school students cover The Law of God, as well as various book studies. Their discussions begin to apply their previous learning and help students to take ownership of their faith as they move into adulthood. 


Welcome to the Holy Apostles Youth page! Since 2015, our goal as Youth Directors has been to serve and encourage the precious children of our Parish to embrace and model the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as shared by our forefathers through apostolic succession of the Orthodox Christian faith and according to the needs of our parish. We have been honored to plan and execute youth-related activities, including Sunday School organization and instruction, fundraising, and monthly events. Monthly youth events encompass a wide-range of activities, which includes the Great Lenten Cake Bake (baking competition for 3rd grade and up), reading of the Psalms for Holy Friday Vigil, and overseeing Agape Picnic activities (face painting, inflatable bounce house, egg hunt, etc), which all takes place during the Great Lent/Paschal season. Monthly events also include organizational support to more seasonal activities including the Holy Archangel Michael Celebration, which takes place on October 31, and the Nativity Play, which takes place in early December. Other monthly events throughout the year include family potluck and game nights, water/swimming activities, bonfires, folk dancing, and volunteer projects (on church grounds and within the greater Tulsa community). We look forward to having your family join us for the youth activities!   

In Christ, 
Jared and Annora Gilliss 


We are lucky to have a thriving homeschool community at Holy Apostles. We have had a co-op for many years and have consistently been able to grow in numbers. We have grown so much in the past few years, we were able to expand our schedule to two days per week this year! We now offer two core classes on Tuesdays (grades 1-6), two elective classes on Fridays (grades 1-12), and a two-day Preschool program. Our homeschool group is separated into five different age groups: Preschool, 1-2 grade, 3-4 grade, 5-6 grade, 7-8 grade, and high school. Our co-op days start at 9:30 a.m.—anyone is welcome! Please contact Matushka Christina Arrington with any questions. 

Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church
15710 S. Peoria Ave.
Bixby, OK 74008
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 906
Glenpool, OK 74033
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  • Wed

    6:30pm Reader's Vespers
  • Sat

    Prophet Elijah
    4:00pm Confessions
    5:00pm Great Vespers, Confessions
    6:00pm Faithful Russian Club
  • Sun

    8:45am Choir Practice
    9:00am Hours
    9:30am Divine Liturgy, Agape, Parish Council
  • Tue

    8:00 Matins
    4:00pm Vespers
  • Wed

    St. Christina of Tyre
    9:10am Hours
    9:30am Divine Liturgy
    6:30pm Vespers, Compline
  • Thu

    8:00 Matins
    4:00pm Vespers
Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church | 15710 S. Peoria Ave. | Bixby, OK
Holy Apostles Orthodox Church
15710 S. Peoria Ave. | Bixby, OK