Open House: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in the Orthodox Tradition - You Are Invited!

Saturday, March 11th, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

You are invited to come and experience an unparalleled religious education program for children ages 3 to 6. Join us for a family night where adults can deepen their understanding of the unique environment created based on the Montessori approach. We will provide childcare in the social hall, followed by a light dinner for all and Vesper service begins at 6pm. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based Orthodox Religious Education Program. This approach is a way to integrate the heart, the mind and the hand. It assists in understanding prayer, silence, and reverence, initiates into a Christian spirit of “signs” - looking deeper than just the surface level of reality to realizing that everything points to God; gives emphasis on humility and love; deepens knowledge of key Scriptures, and a vivid sense of the reality of historical biblical persons and places through materials such as 3-D figures and geography materials; provides a keen understanding of Baptism and the Eucharist; warm heart knowledge of Christ as the Good Shepherd, revealing the Good God Who loves mankind; and embraces discovery-learning, in which the child comes to synthesize for himself connections between parables, Sacraments, the work of Christ, etc., and thus acquires an ability to enter more fully into the Liturgy. It is an excellent preparation, based on knowing the love of God, for all the later spiritual and moral development of the children.

Our Catechists are certified by the US Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association. 

Space is limited, please RSVP to Olga Ptach (914)-262-1061 or email

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