|St. George Greek Orthodox Church
186 Cross Road ~ N. Dartmouth, MA 02747 ~ Tel: (508) 996-5913
and feel comfortable in their own church. We believe that young children are
able to understand God’s message through Scripture and that by attending
Sunday School we will be able to help your child build a relationship with Jesus.
Sunday School classes are held every Sunday from 10:00A.M. to 11:00
The beginner’s class is for children who are four and five years old. The
curriculum includes the Happy with God textbook and the Orthodox Children’s
Bible. The children are taught a basic orthodox curriculum which consists of
learning how to make your cross, understanding what Holy Communion is and
the proper way to receive it, learning about icons, Bible stories from the Old
and New Testament, and what it means to be a Christian. They will also
understand that God loves them, knows them, and values them.
The teachers for this class are Athena Paleologos DeBrito and Heather
Athena Paleologos Debrito recently graduated from Johnson and Wales
University with a B.A.degree in Marketing and Fashion Design.
Heather Robillard graduated form Bristol Community College with an Associate
degree in general studies and will graduate from Bridgewater State University
this semester with a B.A. in Sociology.
These two young women have grown up in our church, have attended our
Sunday School program themselves and are now passing on their knowledge
and love to your children.
The primary class is for children who are six and seven years old. The students
are learning about Christian virtues such as love, joy, peace, honesty, and
forgiveness with Bible units in Fruit of the Spirit. They will also learn about
Parables and why Jesus taught them through 13 Very Cool Stories.
Cynthia Panagakos Robillard is the teacher for this class. She is a graduate
of Bridgewater State College with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. She
has been a lifelong member of our church and a Sunday School teacher for
The intermediate class is for children ages eight, nine and ten years old. The
students will be compiling a journal throughout the year focusing on important
Feast Days, saints, and Pascha. This class will also use the textbooks Parables
of Our Lord and Honesty, which have stories that teach a basic truth about
how we should live our lives as God’s children.
This class is taught by Photoula Botseas Harrington. She is a graduate of
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a
M.Ed. in Counseling and Psychology from Boston College. She is certified in
Elementary Education grades K to 8 and has many years of experience in both
public school and Sunday School.
The children participate during the year in short programs for our parishioners
during the months of November, December, and February. .