Saint Herman Antiochian Orthodox Church

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. 

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.


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 Rectory basement

Teachers: Presbytera Anastasia Howell and Jennifer Miller


Ages 6-9 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 2: 11:45am – 1:45pm in Rectory basement

Teachers: Brigitte Dahl and Michele Kamilos


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

Teachers: Steve and Becky Moore

Please bring your Bible!


Ages 13-100 (Teens and Adults): 12:00pm – 1:00pm in the Parish Hall basement

            Teacher: Fr. Matthew Howell

            Subject: The Orthodox Wedding Service


We will host Christian Education Classes on the following dates:


September 16

September 23


October 7


October 28

November 4

November 11

November 18


December 9

December 16


Please note that if a date is not listed above (like September 30), then there will be no Christian Education on that date. A schedule for the Spring of 2019 will be published in November or December. You can also check the monthly calendar and Sunday bulletin for dates of classes. 


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