The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral's Sunday School program nurtures our most precious resource—our youth. Children raised in this program are taught the spiritual values of Greek Orthodox Christianity, and the rich customs and Traditions of the Greek culture.
Our Sunday School is equipped with the latest and best teaching aids, a sound, yet flexible, curriculum, and is staffed by qualified teachers. Our program has three goals:
1. To educate our children spiritually and morally, in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ, and the faith and Traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church.
2. To develop in our children the habit of attending church regularly, studying the Scriptures, and participating conscientiously in the worship and sacramental life of our church.
3. To cultivate in our children a Greek Orthodox Christian conscience and devotion to our ideals to prepare them, so that they become faithful and devoted dynamic members of our church, our community, and our country.
Today, our Sunday School has an enrollment of approximately 100 students and 7 classes.
Sunday School Hours
Students are required to be in the Cathedral at 10:00 am for worship with their class and remain with their teachers (unless it is Family Worship Day) until they have been dismissed (12:00 noon) by their teacher. At the end of class, the students are sent to the Lunchroom in the Educational Building, to meet their parents for coffee hour.
The first Sunday of each month is dedicated to family worship. After Holy Communion, the students will join their class as they exit the Cathedral and remain with their teachers until they have been dismissed from Sunday School. At the end of class, the students are sent to the Lunchroom to meet their parents for coffee hour.
A $20.00 contribution is requested, per child, at the beginning of the Sunday School year (during registration). In addition, students are encouraged to make weekly offerings to the donation tray, which is circulated after communion. The registration contribution is not required but will defray the cost of books, snacks, visual aids, and other Sunday School supplies needed for the academic year.
Sunday School classes are held in the new Cultural Educational Building which is across the patio from the Cathedral. Parents are encouraged to wait for the children in the Lunchroom of the Educational Building.
The Cathedral's Sunday School curriculum is tailored to meet children's spiritual needs across various ages. For the younger children, the curriculum tends to focus on the child's individual needs and deals with Christianity in general terms. The curriculum flexes to the children's interests and desires, making the learning process enjoyable and fun. For the older children, the curriculum becomes more systematic, but encourages the students to voice their own thoughts and opinions. Throughout the year, workshops will be provided for additional opportunities with subject matters that are primarily centered on the religious Traditions in the Greek Orthodox Church, but will frequently apply religious learning to real-world situations and events. The goal for our older children is to help them apply the fundamentals of Christianity in their life journey and everyday interactions. To enroll in the workshop classes, children must be an active member of the Holy Trinity’s Greek Orthodox Sunday School program.