Sunday School

The Sunday School Mission

The purpose of St. John Sunday School program is to facilitate an opportunity for children to learn the fundamentals of Orthodox Christianity as taught by the Fathers of the Orthodox Church.  Additionally, St. John Sunday School provides an opportunity for children to learn their Armenian culture through song, art, and creative projects.

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Our Sunday School is both well-rounded and diversified consisting of religion classes, music, and special projects. Each month, students receive a spiritual message in the sanctuary.  Our Sunday School program instills a greater understanding of faith which is relevant and applicable to our children's lives, and introducing them to a wide range of spiritually and culturally important topics.

The current curriculum is provided by the Christian Education Council under the direction of the Western Diocese and our teachers incorporate additional material.

Monthly Schedule (Updated for 2022/2023)

Sunday School begins at 11:00 am and concludes between 12:15 and 12:30 pm. Children must be checked in by their parent or guardian when they arrive and checked out of their class.

1st Sunday: Music Sunday taught by renowned soprano, Nadima Avakian. Afterward, as a group the Sunday School participates in the Divine Liturgy.

2nd Sunday: Religion class by grades 

3rd Sunday: Religion class by grades

4th Sunday: Garden Ministry with Yn. Annie Ash

5th Sunday: Special Projects day

After Sunday School Program Schedule (Classes are from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

1st and 3rd Sundays: Dance with Carol Kazarian

2nd and 4th Sundays: Armenian Language (Eastern) with Sona Kesecker

2nd Sunday: ACYO Juniors with Charles Cherezian

How you can help

There are many ways that you can get involved and help support St. John’s Sunday School program. As in all aspects of our Children’s lives, the more we get involved, the more we can instill in our children a sense of responsibility and convey the value of our faith.

  • Volunteer to help as an aid in the classroom.
  • Help coordinate a community service event or activity for our Sunday School kids.
  • Volunteer to teach a Sunday School session. Lessons are clearly explained and teaching materials are provided.

Articles about ACYO

St. John Sunday School Culminates Successful Year with Joyous Celebration

Thursday, May 25, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 21, 2023 - St. John's Sunday School concluded a highly successful academic year with a wonderful celebration on May 21, 2023. The event, eagerly anticipated by students, parents, and faculty, was marked by a series of lively performance, presentations and recognitions.

Sunday School Launches On Sept. 11

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Our Sunday School is overjoyed for the opportunity to launch our 2022/23 program on Sunday, September 11, 2022! We have been hard at work to preparing to bring this vital program back to our community and are excited to share our plans with you.

We are pleased to announce that Sevag Sarkissian will be the superintendent of our Sunday School this year.

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