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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

2022 - 2023 Church School

Topic: "Making Things Right: Reconciling with God Every Day"


Fall-Winter Semeseter: (15 weeks total)

Dates: September 11th (After Labor Day) to December 18th

No School December 25th - Jan 8th for Christmas Break


Winter-Spring Semester (22 weeks total)

Dates: January 8th to June 11th

No School April 16th for Holy Pascha


You can use the link below to register and pay for your child for the 2022-2023 Church School Year. The fee is $35 per child. Please put their name and grade level in the memo text area. Thank you!

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

For our 3-6 year old children, we offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - 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. In the 3-6 year old classroom, the child encounters the liturgical life of the Church, Parables of Christ, and the narratives surrounding Christ's birth, death and resurrection.

CGS is offered on Saturday afternoons. While all children are welcome, an orientation is needed before a child may attend. Please speak with Matushka Meg Lincoln 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 child.

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You can use the link below to register and pay for your child for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes. The fee is $35 per child. Thank you!

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.

This Week
Wednesday, May 31st
5:30pm Confessions
6:30pm Vespers
7:30pm Orthodox Fundamentals (in parish hall)
Thursday, June 1st
6:30am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, June 3rd
3:00pm Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
5:00pm Confessions
6:00pm Vigil
Sunday, June 4th
9:30am Divine Liturgy
11:30am Church School

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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