Sunday School

St. Demetrios Sunday School



Welcome to our St. Demetrios Sunday School Program!   We look forward to teaching your child about our Orthodox Faith.  We are blessed to have a wonderful and talented group of volunteer teachers to help us achieve this goal.


The St. Demetrios Sunday School Program uses books developed by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and the Orthodox Christian Education Commission.  This year’s theme is “The Life of the Theotokos."  The students will learn about the importance of the life of the Theotokos in our lives as Orthodox Christians.


We look forward to a productive year and encourage all parents to become involved with our program.


Sunday School Calendar – 2022-2023


September 18

Classes begin

September 25

Liturgy with Archbishop Elpidophoros

October 9

No class; Festival weekend

November 27

No class; Thanksgiving weekend

December 25 + January 1

No class; Christmas/New Year’s break

February 5

Godparent Sunday

February 27

Lent begins

April 8

Lazarus Saturday – tying of palm crosses

April 9

Palm Sunday candle project

April 16

No class; Pascha 

May 28

No class; Memorial Day weekend

June 4 (tentative)

Last day of Sunday School classes


2022-2023 Sunday School Staff


Pre-School/Pre-Kindergarten:       Lana Georges, Christina Bayouk


Kindergarten:                             Elena Smagley, Noreen Bayouk


1st/2nd/3rd Grades:                  Eleni Athans, Nicole Balkenbusch


4th/5th Grades:                            Andrew Aliferakis, Stephanie Dikeakos,                                                                           Ershad Oweis, Christina Tapia


6th Grade:                                     Presv. Katherine Dumont, Carmen                                                                                         Karagiorgos


7th-12th Grades:                          Gabe Bayouk, Paul Kassab, Gil Morgan,                                                                               Chris Hegge


Director:         Paula Charuhas Macris       (



The Divine Liturgy begins at 9:30 a.m.  The children are asked to attend Liturgy on time.  Parents:  please make this a priority with your family.  Sunday School classes begin after Holy Communion.  Parents of young classes are asked to pick up their child from their classroom after class.


Outstanding Attendance Awards

The Sunday School Program recognizes all students who have three or less absences during the school year.  These students are awarded a partial tuition voucher ($100) for an Orthodox Christian Camp or a St. Demetrios bookstore gift certificate ($50).


Behavior and Dress

When attending church, adults and children are asked to be respectful in what they say, how they act, and what they wear.  It is asked that clothes be neat and clean.  Girls are recommended to wear a dress or skirt.


To register your child, please complete the attached form.


Sunday School Registration Form

 Sunday School Form