Sunday Church School
Catechetical Sunday School starts promptly at 10 am with participation in the Divine Liturgy. Students are encouraged to use 'The Divine Liturgy for Children' edition of the Divine Liturgy that has been compiled and published in an instructive, colorful and suitable format for children.
Students in grades Pre-K to Second attend classroom instruction from approximately 10:20am to11:15am, while grades 3-10 students attend from 11:20am t 12:15pm.
Please feel free to contact a member of the Sunday School staff if you have any questions.
Our mission is to spread the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as they have been taught in the Holy Scriptures and the Orthodox Holy Tradition to the youngest members of our community. We do that by providing a safe and inspiring learning environment where our children experience and practice their Orthodox faith.
Our teaching staff is composed of a diverse group of faithful parents, professionals, and young adults. High school students assist with the younger grades in various compacities. All of these people dedicate many hours to the Orthodox Christian education of our children by nurturing, teaching and preparing them to participate in Sunday School program activities. All of our teaching staff is encouraged and expected to provide living examples of being loving, faithful and compassionate followers of Christ.
The teaching curriculum is tightly integrated with the practice and expression of Orthodox faith. The most common expression of our faith and apostolic tradition is embodied in the practice of the Divine Liturgy. As a result, all of our children from the youngest to the oldest are actively participating in at least some part of the Divine Liturgy. In addition, the fourth and fifth grades are the core of the newly formed St. Athanasius Youth Choir.
Our children participate in many educational, philanthropic, and just plain fun activities throughout the year. For example, every year we collect food for the New England Home for Little Wanderers, visit the Hellenic Nursing Home in Canton, serve food at the Pine St. Inn and Rosie's Place, collect turkeys and toys for the Toys for Tots program, and monies for the Orthodox Mission program. Other activities include the Christmas Pageant and Family Good Friday Retreat. We participate annually in the Oratorical Festival at both parish and district levels. Many of our activities are coordinated with other organizations of our community and the Greek School program. Please support these activities and encourage your children to participate.
The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah); Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii; Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France