Directors: Fr. Joseph Chaffee
Classes are held on most Sundays from the end of August to the end of May. Please see the calendar for specific dates of classes. You can also access the Religious Education Master Calendar.
The last Sunday of every month is Family Sunday, which allows for students to attend Divine Liturgy with their family. Please check the calender for the most up to date schedule.
Students are expected to participate in the Divine Liturgy each Sunday. This is the Foundation of all Religious Education. Class will begin immediately following Communion and once the opening prayer is said will last for twenty minutes. Please do not pull your child out of class early. Our classroom time is short and any interruption will take away from the lesson.
Regular attendance is expected and important to enrich the students understanding and love of our extraordinary faith. Each time your children come to class they will sign in. We have attendance cards that will be filled out by the teacher each week. At the end of the year there will be awards for those who attend regularly.
We encourage all students to take communion regularly. Having said that they should be properly prepared. They must abstain from eating or drinking before coming to Church. They should approach the chalice reverently remembering to cross them selves before receiving.
Students are encouraged to bring an offering, preferably one that comes from their own allowance or earnings. Students will also be given the opportunities to practice Christian stewardship in conjunction with Philoptochos projects
St George Church Religious Education Curriculum
Pre K – Kindergarten: God in Our Life
Getting to Know God
So Great a God
A Way of Life
1st – 2nd Grade: Church In Our Life
Walk Through The Orthodox Church
3rd – 4th Grade: Parables/Bible Stories/Life of Christ
100 Bible Stories
Parables of Our Lord
The Life of Christ
5th – 6th Grade: Saints & Icons / Christian Way of Life
Lives of Saints & Major Feast Days
Forty Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Come Bless the Lord Icon Packet
Worship in the Orthodox Church
The Christian Way of Life
7th – 8th Grade: The Nicene Creed, Sacraments, and the Ten Commandments
The Nicene Creed for Young People
Teenage Ten Commandments
The Sacraments of the Orthodox Church
High School (9th – 12th Grade): Life and the Orthodox Church
The Orthodox Church: 455 Questions and Answers
Come Receive the Light Bibles – New Testament