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The Department of Greek Education assists parishes in establishing and sustaining a Greek studies program.

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8 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075
Tel.: (212) 774-0233 • Fax: (212) 774-0497


Ioannis Efthymiopoulos, Ph.D.
National Director of Greek Education

Maria Teleiopoulou, BA, Dip., MSc.
Assistant to the Director of Greek Education
Tel.: (212) 774-0417, fax: (212) 774-0261

Daisy Tsitouridou
Administrative Assistant
Tel.: (212) 774-0233 Fax: (212) 774-0497


The Department of Greek Education is charged with the responsibility of assisting parishes in establishing and sustaining a Greek studies program that comprises the teaching of the Modern Greek language and the Greek history and culture, as well as the teaching of the Greek Orthodox faith and worship.

The Department of Greek Education

To enhance the Greek studies programs of the parochial day, the afternoon and Saturday Greek schools as well as to facilitate the work of the teachers, the Department of Greek Education provides the community schools with:

  • Teacher Seminars and Workshops
  • Books and Audio/Visual Materials

The New Text Books “Ta Ellinika mou”

The series of books of Greek language instruction titled “Τα Ελληνικά μου” has been published by the Department of Greek Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese with the guidance and blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America.

These books are offered to the students of the Arch­diocese’s Greek Community schools in each Metropolis from 1st grade – 6th or 7th.

Click here for a preview of each of the books.

The series will be completed for all grades by the summer of 2014.

Teacher’s manuals are, also, available for each book with instructions on their use.

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Additionally, a set of privately funded books for Kinder­garten was published the summer of 2013 and is being used by a great number of Greek schools the current school year 2013-2014. To place your order for these books or inquire any other information kindly contact the Greek Education Department by phone at 212-774-0233, 212-774-0417 or by email:,