Welcome to the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral Sunday School
“Grow in the grace and knowledge
of our Savior, Jesus Christ”
-2 Peter 3-18
2018-2019 Sunday School Committee
Angela Johns, Director
Charissa Gianos, Assistant Director
Effie Cerrone, Admin Staff
Stephanie Papageorge Doukas
Shaun and Julia Baranick
2018-2019 Sunday School Teachers
Peter and Maria Latsonas
Religious education must take into account the whole personality and the whole life of the individual. It must stimulate and strengthen faith in God; fill the heart of the student with teachings which come from a powerful faith; and lead to a life in Christ toward which young and old alike should be ever growing. This life consists of understanding the meaning of Jesus Christ, His teaching for the life of today and, guided by the teachings of the Orthodox Church, translating it into daily conduct and character.
Our Sunday School serves children from age four to seniors in High School. Sunday School begins immediately following Holy Communion and lasts for a fifty minute period once class begins. We are generally finished by noon. Classes are taught in the basement of the Hellenic Community Center.
COMPLETE THIS REGISTRATION FORM TO REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN AND BRING IT TO CHURCH WITH YOUR CHECK OR CASH, OR TO THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICE DURING THE YEAR.
WE NOW ALSO ACCEPT PAYPAL!
The Cathedral Sunday School is implementing two curriculums this year. Grades K-5 are using the curriculum provided by the Greek Orthodox Church of America’s Department of Religious Education. For grades 6-10 we are excited to use a new curriculum created by Orthodox parishes on the east coast. This is a cycling curriculum and is taught in four, year long classes. The one year classes include Old Testament, The Life of Christ, Church History, and, Sacraments, Feasts and Epistles. Over a period of four years regularly attending students will gain a strong foundation in our Orthodox Christian faith. Finally, Grades 11 and 12 cover contemporary moral topics to prepare them for living as an Orthodox Christian in America.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENTS & PROJECTS
Each year the Sunday School sponsors events and projects to enrich the experience of the children and bring our community together.
October 21st: SUPER SUNDAY
October 28th: St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Kickoff
December 2nd: St Nicholas pays a visit to the kids and leaves surprises behind!
February 3rd: Godparent Sunday we host coffee and have time with our godparents.
February 10th: Oratorical Festival lunch and speeches.
March 17th: Sunday of Orthodoxy/Icon Procession
April 7th: SUPER SUNDAY
April 20th: Lazarus Saturday
May 12th: Graduation/Continuation
To volunteer for any of these events, please use the form below.
SNACK & MATERIALS DONATIONS
As you all may know, once the kids leave Liturgy they are hungry! Especially our older students. We have tried many things in the past few years from providing snack completely to asking parents to step up and sign up to bring snack. Because we couldn’t get enough parents to sign up consistently, this past year we are asking parents for a monetary donation for snack. We will go back to providing simple snacks in the classes on Sundays as well as continue our Donut Sunday treat at the beginning of each month. This is not to say that parents can’t bring in snack for their child’s classroom especially if there is a birthday or nameday. We recommend a minimum of $35 donation for snack per student.
FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO BRING IN SNACK PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE ARE A NUT FREE PROGRAM!!!!