St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church

Our theme this year is Kindness. 

 

“Let the children come to Me, so not to hinder them; for to such belongs the Kingdom of God. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Mark 10:14-15). 

Welcome Sunday Church School Parents!

One of the most important ministries of the Church since Apostolic times has been to see to the spiritual education (κατήχησις-catechism) of its members and especially the children. The greatest gift, the most precious inheritance we can give to our children is our Orthodox Christian Faith. Jesus makes it clear that He wants children to come to know Him, and that He considers it a grave offence for an adult to hinder this process.

We are so excited Sunday Church School started on Sunday, September 19th.  If you are new to our ministry please fill out the forms and email to janice@st-sophia.com or mail them to the Church.  If you have any questions please contact Janice Novick at janice@st-sophia.com or 847-544-8984.

 

 

The 2020-2021 Saints:

Our May Saints:

  • St. Thomas
  • The Myrrh-Bearing Women

 

Our April Saints:

  • Veneration of the Holy Cross
  • John Climacus the Righteous, author of The Divine Ladder of Ascent
  • St. Mary of Egypt
  • Palm Sunday
  • Resurrection of Christ
  • St. George the Great Martyr and Triumphant

 

Our March Saints:

  • St. Gerasimos
  • The Holy Forty of Sebastia
  • The Annunciation of the Theotokos
  • St. Gregory Palamas
  • The Prodigal Son

 

Our February Saints:

  • St. Haralambos
  • St. Theodora
  • St. Photini
  • The Publican and the Pharisee
  • The Prodigal Son

 

Our January Saints:

  • St. Basil
  • St. John the Baptist
  • St. Anthony
  • St. Ephraim
  • St. Elias

Our December Saints:

  • St. Nicholas
  • St. Spyridon
  • The Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ

Our November Saints:

  • Sts. Cosmas and Damian
  • St. Nectarios
  • St. John Chrysostom
  • St. Matthew the Evangelist
  • St. Andrew

Our October Saints:

  • The Theotokos
  • St. Sophia and Her Three Daughters
  • St. Demetrios

 

A few reminders:

  • Sunday Church School is for children from the ages of 3 to High School.
  • Class currently begins at noon, via Zoom.
  • Registration is required to ensure all children receive their material prior to the start of classes.

We understand that we all have busy schedules; however it is our responsibility as parents to bring our children to church so that they may learn more about our Precious Orthodox Faith.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sundays!

Sincerely,

The Sunday Church School Staff

For more information please contact Janice Novick