Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral
See Cathedral of the Midwest Diocese, OCA
1121 N. Leavitt Street, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Church School at Holy Trinity Cathedral

“Train up a child in the way he should go
and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

- Proverbs 22:6

Holy Trinity Cathedral offers religious instruction beginning at age 3 and continuing on to High School.  Classes are held on Sundays following coffee hour in the parish social hall.  The session usually begins the second Sunday of September and goes on hiatus after Pentecost.  Please see below for the curriculum information, calendar, registration form and the latest news on our church school program. 

If you would like further information or have any additional questions, please ccontact Tina Richardson at 708-445-1105 or lr7288sr@sbcglobal.net.

We look forward to seeing your children in church school!

Church School Project

Our Sunday School children will be taking on a new service project this summer.  Now through August 12, they will be collecting donations to fill 24 backpacks for needy students in Chicago.  Read more...

Lenten Retreat
February 8, 2018

The date of the Lenten Retreat has been moved to Saturday, March 24, 2018.  Our Chicago deanery parishes are invited to join us!

Entrance of the Lord in the Temple
January 26, 2018
Dear Sunday School Parents and Teachers,
This Sunday, I'll be rehearsing with Children's Choir right before class starts.  The kids will grab a snack from coffee hour and head down with me for a 10-15 min review.
NEXT Sunday, February 4, they will be singing the Troparion and Koinonikon for the Entrance of Jesus in the Temple feast.
Can't Wait!
December 29, 2017
Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
Christ Is Born! Glorify Him!
Thank you all for the wonderful work that the Church School is doing. We had a great turnout for our service project at Northwest Settlement and a great choral performance of Christmas Carols. We are on break right now until January 7. I wanted to remind you all of the rest of the year's calendar events:
Music Days -- January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6
Teen Days with Father Alexander also on 1/7, 2/4,3/4, 4/1 and 5/6.
Lenten Retreat-Saturday March 17
Lenten Home Project will begin on February 18; Pascha this year is April 8 (no class); Egg Hunt on 4/15/18 after group story time
Last day of class May 20 and Pentecost on May 27
Mark your calendars for these events. Hope to see everyone refreshed and ready to start after the Holy Days and the New Year.
In Christ,
Tina Richardson
Nativity Fast
November 19, 2017

Dear Church School Teachers, parents, students,

Just a reminder that you should all have your Nativity Fast Home Projects. Please see Mrs. Lardin or Mrs. Richardson if you still need one.

Events in the season:

1. Help with the soup kitchen on Saturday,December 2. Let Fr. Alexander know how you can help!

2. Help with the O'Club "Feed my Starving Children" project (ages 5+) on Saturday, December 9. Register to join Holy Trinity's group.

3. Help with Northwestern Settlement Food Pantry. Bring non-perishable food items to the social hall and help with holiday baskets on Saturday, December 16. Please let Kelly Lardin know if you are coming. We will practice for the Yolka and go to Confession when we come back in the afternoonl

4. Support the St. Martha & Mary Sisterhood Holiday Cookie Walk on Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17.

5. Save the date : Yolka Concert on Sunday, December 17. We will be practicing songs for a short concert in Church School on Sunday, December  4, Sunday, December 11 and Saturday December 16 (after our Food Pantry project).

6. Prayerfully consider going to Project Mexico as a family. Summer dates are July 27-Aug 2,  2018. Please reserve with Elias Zimianitis know by November 20 at eliaszimianitis@gmail.com. See projectmexico.org for more information on this wonderful work.

Have a blessed and prayerful fast!

Church School Registration
September 7, 2017

Dear Parents,

We will be registering children for Church School this Sunday, September 10, along with blessing the start of the school year. I am including a copy of the registration form here for anyone who will not be in church this weekend or who wants to save a tree by going electronic.  Paper copies will be available Sunday for anyone who needs them. Please fill out one form for each child.

There is quite a bit to look forward to this year. In addition to our usual Fast projects, Lenten Retreat and Yolka, the children in grade 3 will be singing for St. John's Day services. I will send the full calendar next week.

I am looking forward to the start of the new year and hope you are too.

In Christ,
Kelly Lardin

Dormition Fast
Dear Church School families,
Happy summer! We have all had fun away from school and have gone to camps, vacation church school, vacation trips, etc.
It has been relaxing being away from the grind.
We will gently glide back to our school calendar by meeting during the Dormition Fast on Saturday, August 12. We will meet at 10:00am in the church hall and gather to talk about our plans for the next school year. Also we will be visiting some of our  home-bound elderly like we did prior to Christmas. We need volunteers to bring snacks to share and gifts for our elderly. Maybe a plant? A card? I will pick up small icons from the candle desk for them. Please see me at coffee hour if you plan to attend.
We will also meet at church at 3:30 for Confession service followed by individual confessions. All are welcome to stay for Vigil afterwards.
In Christ,
Tina Richardson
P.S. Also mark your calendars:
  • Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Transfiguration, Sunday August 6, bring fruit to be blessed!
  • Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition, Tuesday August 15, bring flowers/herbs to be blessed!
  • Blessing of the New School Year/Children/Teachers at the end of Liturgy on Sunday, September 10
  • First day of Church School Classes, 11:30am, in the Church School classrooms on Sunday, September 17
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