“Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not:
for of such is the kingdom of God. ” Luke 18:16
A Church without Children is a Church without a Future.”
Pope Shenouda III
Biblical education has been documented in the Holy Bible from the time of Moses as being of utmost importance. Through God’s spokesman, Moses, the Israelites were charged to teach His Holy Commandments to their children, “Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home” (Deuteronomy 6:7).
Saint Habib Guirguis decided to establish Sunday Schools at the turn of the twentieth century as a means of satisfying the need for education. As a result, Coptic Orthodox Sunday schools were founded in major cities in Egypt in the Year 1900 – 15 years before there were even Egyptian public schools!