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Children's Programs
Christ the Savior Orthodox Church offers a wonderful and enriching Children's Program. We offer Sunday School, Vacation Church School and other Retreats throughout the year. Our goal is to educate our children in their Holy Orthodox Faith and prepare them for a life in the Church.
Sunday School

Following Liturgy, the children head to their classrooms to learn about the Orthodox Church and its beautiful traditions. The children are learning about the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church this year. However, we have several different curriculums available for Sunday School that we rotate. The children learn about other topics as well such as the Divine Liturgy, Saints of the Orthodox Church, Mysteries, Traditions and Vocations to name a few.

There are three grade levels available in our Sunday School Program.

~ Fisherman Class ~ 2nd - 5th Grade
Disciple Class ~ 6th - 8th Grade
Apostle Class ~ 9th - 12th Grade

2023 - 2024 Church School

Topic: "Welcoming Christ to Our Lives"


Fall-Winter Semeseter: (15 weeks total)

Dates: September 10th (After Labor Day) to December 17th

No School December 24th - Jan 7th for Christmas Break


Winter-Spring Semester (22 weeks total)

Dates: January 7th to June 10th

No School Holy Pascha week

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a hands-on, experiential approach to church education based on Montessori principles. The goal of CGS is to help the child fall in love with God by creating an environment that fosters wonder and joy and allows the Holy Spirit to be the child's main teacher. We are pleased to announce that we are now offering CGS for ages 3 to 9!

Atrium Level 1 (3-6 years old): The child encounters the liturgical life of the Church, Parables of Christ, and the narratives surrounding Christ's birth, death and resurrection.

Atrium Level 2 (6-9 years old): The child begins to integrate, relate and synthesize his knowledge and to explore the “why” and “from where” questions that naturally arise at this age. 

CGS is offered on Saturday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 pm. While all children are welcome, an orientation for the 3-6 y.o. is required before they attend. Please speak with Matushka Michelle Kennerk or Matushka Anna Bender if you are interested in enrolling your child, helping out as a volunteer, or learning more about CGS.

For all interested families, please use the SignUpGenius link below to schedule a one-on-one orientation session for your 3-6 year old child. Children 6-9 do not need to schedule an orientation.

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Vacation Church School

VCS is a summer camp program available to kids age 3-12 from Christ the Savior and many other area churches. Kids spend the week learning about the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church including: the Feasts of the Theotokos, Feasts of Christ and Feasts of the Church. We have Morning Prayers and Assembly followed by Lesson Time, Games, Crafts, Snack and much more. The children have a wonderful opportunity to learn about their Orthodox Faith in a fun environment and build new friendships.

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The Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy is broadcast from Christ the Savior every Sunday on Ancient Faith Radio Talk, starting at 9:30am Central Time.

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