What do you mean by renewing culture? Why do you place such an emphasis on the early Church Fathers and the Classics? What do you mean by ecumenism? Why is your organization called the "Eighth Day" institute? What are your educational goals? What is your vision for the future? How did you come to be? What is your story? We hope our answers on this page will address your questions. CONTACT US if you still have questions.

If you would like to GET INVOLVED in our work, we are always looking for like-minded contributors.


To bring the love of Christ to those who are in prison by providing encouragement, material support, transition and reintegration services, Christian education, spiritual guidance and the sacramental life of the Church.


To train the mind of the student to recognize unchanging truth and the soul in virtuous character, by immersion in a classical curriculum and historic Orthodox Christian Spirituality.

The Case for an Orthodox Classical School in Wichita


In mid-2013, a group of us from St. George Cathedral banded to try to do something to aid suffering Christians in the Middle East. We gave our group the name “Christian Alliance for the Middle East” (CAME). We had a two-fold strategy: to unite Christians to lobby with the US government for effective Middle Eastern foreign policy, and to raise awareness of the plight of Middle Eastern Christians among the American public. Soon afterward, some of us who were involved learned of a conference being held in Washington, DC sponsored by an organization called “In Defense of Christians” (IDC). It quickly became evident that IDC had identical goals, but was already organized and well funded. So we decided this year to re-envision ourselves as a Chapter of IDC. We hope to galvanize support in Wichita for our suffering brothers and sisters in Christ!

The Treehouse offers mothers and babies a brighter future through sharing God’s love, basic necessities, education and genuine personal care.

By incorporating Christ into everything we do at The Treehouse, we teach moms they are not alone in their struggles. When the world seems like a very dark place, they have someone and somewhere to turn for hope. The Treehouse guides and empowers new moms by providing positive female role models, education and spiritual support. Showing and providing Christ’s love to moms who may not be exposed otherwise is core to The Treehouse mission. We gently encourage moms toward a spiritual life regardless of denomination. The reflection room at


The Treehouse is always open for moms to pray, read a scripture or simply enjoy a quiet moment.


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