Saint Herman Antiochian Orthodox Church
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)

About Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a montessori-based program which seeks to welcome the youngest in the church to a space in which they may grow in relationship with Christ our Good Shepherd.  The atrium is a place of prayer, meditation, work, and study, in which the only Teacher is Christ, and the catechists present His Word with reverence and joyful proclamation.  Every work and every presentation given in the atrium is based upon the research-based methods of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, in which our catechists are highly trained. The themes presented in the atrium are those to which this age of child responds with depth and joy.  Themes are drawn from the Bible, the liturgy, prayers, and sacraments of the Orthodox Church.  To learn more about CGS, visit cgsusa.org

Saint Herman Church currently has a Level 1 atrium for the 3-6 year-old children, and a Level 2 atrium for the 6-9 year-old children. 

Other Christian Education Classes

Saint Herman Church current offers Christian Education Classes for: 

  • Preteens (Ages 10-12)
  • Teens (Ages 13-19)
  • Adults

The adult education series in 2016-2017 will be a series of videos called "Evangelion" by Dn. Ezra Ham from St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The complete list of videos can be found here

The study guide booklets are available below:

Session 1 

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

All classes are open to both members of the Orthodox Faith and those who are inquiring about the Orthodox Faith. Contact Fr. Matthew Howell if you have any questions about these classes. 

Enrollment Costs

CGS Levels 1 & 2 cost $50 per child per year (Fall and Spring semesters). This covers supplies and continued training for the teachers. There is no cost for classes for pre-teens, teens, or adults. 

2016-2017 Christian Education Schedule

2016-2017 Printable Registration and Schedule 

Fall 2016

Tuesday August 23

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday August 30  

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time) 

 

Tuesday September 6

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday September 13 - No Classes due to services being celebrated for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross. See the monthly calendar for more details.

 

Tuesday September   20

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday September 27

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday October 4

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday October 11 

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday October 18

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday October 25

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday November 1

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday November 8

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday November 15 (First week of Advent, the Nativity Fast)

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)


***No Classes November 22 through January 3 for Advent, Christmas and Theophany Break***

 

 Spring 2017

Tuesday January 10

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday January 17

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday January 24

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday January 31

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday February 7

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

Tuesday February 21 (Cheese fare week)

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Dinner - $3/person or $12/family
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classes for all ages
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Daily Vespers (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will continue during this time)

 

***No Classes February 27-March 3 due to first week of Lent***

 

 Lent 2017

During Lent, only CGS classes will meet starting at 5:30pm, one hour before Presanctified Liturgy is served. Please note that the preteens, teens, and adult classes will not be held during Lent. A soup supper will follow the evening Presanctified Liturgy. For a complete Lenten worship schedule, please see the Monthly Calendar

 

Wednesday March 8

5:30pm - 6:30pm - CGS Levels 1 & 2
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Presanctified Liturgy
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Soup Supper $3/person or $12/family

 

Wednesday March 15

5:30pm - 6:30pm - CGS Levels 1 & 2
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Presanctified Liturgy
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Soup Supper $3/person or $12/family

  

Wednesday March 22

5:30pm - 6:30pm - CGS Levels 1 & 2
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Presanctified Liturgy
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Soup Supper $3/person or $12/family

  

Thursday March 30 - ***Please note that the schedule changes to Thursday during the 5th week of Lent*** 

5:30pm - 6:30pm - CGS Levels 1 & 2
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Presanctified Liturgy
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Soup Supper $3/person or $12/family

  

Wednesday April 5 

5:30pm - 6:30pm - CGS Levels 1 & 2
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Presanctified Liturgy
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Soup Supper $3/person or $12/family

CGS 2014 Photos

2014 CGS Photos

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2012-2013 CGS Photos

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