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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

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 currently has offers Christian Education Classes for Preteens, Teens, Adults on Sundays from 12:00-1:00pm. Please check the  Sunday Bulletin for more details.

Also checkout the "For Catechumens" page



Saint Herman Antiochian Orthodox Church will offer Christian Education to all people ages 3 and older this semester on Sundays during and after coffee hour. Below is a snapshot of what will be offered, when and where it will be offered, and by whom it will be offered.


Ages 3-6 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1: 11:45am – 12:45pm in Fellowship Hall

Teachers: Presbytera Anastasia Howell and Jennifer Miller


Ages 6-9 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 2: 11:45am – 1:15pm in Fellowship Hall 

Teachers: Michele Kamilos and Brigitte Dahl


Ages 10-12 (Preteens) Bible Study: 12:00pm – 1:00pm in Fellowship Hall basement.

Teacher: Fr. Matthew Howell

Please bring your Bible!


Ages 13-19 (Teens): 12:00pm – 1:00pm in Church

            Teacher: Rdr. Michael Saur


Adults: as scheduled every other week (check Sunday bulletin for more details)

We will host Christian Education Classes on Sundays from October 6 - December 15, 2019. 

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