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

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 

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

St. John Sunday School serves children in Pre-K through 8th grade. 

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.
  • Help host a coffee hour after church when Sunday 

Articles about ACYO

Sunday School Enrollment Is Open, Classes Begin October 3

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Our Sunday School is overjoyed for the opportunity to launch our 2021/22 program on Sunday, October 3! 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.

Enroll Your Child In Sunday School Today!

When does Sunday School begin? The first day of Sunday School is October 3, 2021. Classes are from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Spring Sunday School Update

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Students studied the eight Sundays of Great lent from Poon Paregentan (much like Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday) to Easter. Abstinence this year was also part of the Pre-K students teaching, and for Lent, they diligently gave up M&M’s and Lollypops!

They celebrated by attending a special Children’s Badarak together on Lazarus Saturday followed by a breakfast and the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Altar Server Training Program

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

An altar server training program was held at the Western Diocese in LA. Allen Torchiyan, Enrike Kaltakhtchyan, Paul Israelian, and I were able to attend. It was a great weekend for us to learn different aspects of the Sunday Liturgy. Topics included learning different liturgical hymns as well as learning the different roles of an altar server. On that Sunday, we attended the liturgy at the cathedral. We also got to know the Burbank ACYO Chapter a little better. They were very welcoming.