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The Serbian Sunday School in Montreal has existed as part of the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church-School Congregation since the early 1960s when the Holy Trinity parish was founded. From the very beginning, the school offered various educational programs for children and adults to preserve the Serbian language, religion and culture. After several years of discontinuity, the school was renewed in 2012, and began once again its educational work at the initiative of Ms. Mira Butorac.
The school bears the name of Saint-Sava, the saint who preached people’s goodwill, wisdom and modesty, leaving us with the pledge and commitment to nurture faith and education. That is why learning and promoting the Serbian language as a native language (mother tongue), developing and raising awareness of Serbian national, cultural and religious identity, as well as the development of the Serbian community, are the primary goals in the mission of our school.
To fulfill our mission, we have the help of our teachers, coordinators, project associates, parents and the numerous parishioners of our community, led by Father Djordje Cimesa.
The catechism classes, Serbian language courses for children and adults, as well as a children’s choir in the School are held every Sunday from 10 am to 12 pm. You can read more about classes and programs here.
The school is a non-profit organization and all costs are covered by donations and specific projects may be funded by government institutions.
Location: Parish residence at 351 Melville Avenue, Westmount, QC, H3Z 2J7.
For information or student registration: email@example.com
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Religion school takes place after the Divine Liturgy, and children of all ages attend the class together. Often there are grown-ups as well, willing to help with teaching or interested to learn something new.
The main objective of Sunday school is to introduce children to the basis of the Orthodox faith and Christian way of life. Classes involve discussion about Christian virtues, studying Bible stories and lives of saints, learning prayers and traditions related to Christian holidays.
Christian upbringing is primarily in the hands of parents who can make it more fruitful by talking about Sunday school lectures with children, by regularly taking children to church and Holy communion, and by integrally living by example.
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The St. Sava School and Stevan Jorgovic Library are organizing an intensive, interactive program “Jezikovanje” for the learning of the Serbian language and the Cyrillic alphabet. The program will run from September 2019 until the end of February 2020.
The goal of this project is to preserve the linguistic identity of the Serbs living in Montreal. The program is intended for children, youth, but also for those who want to learn Cyrillic and refresh their knowledge of the Serbian language. Depending on the age of the participants, the program is conceived as a combination of lectures, workshops, quizzes, online lessons with peers from several big cities in North America.
The program participants will learn Cyrillic, master the Serbian language, strengthen their awareness of their national and cultural identity through a strong relationship with their peers, and foster the culture of their ancestors.
The program is financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia (the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and the Serbs in the region) through the Open Competition for Partially Financing projects for diaspora for 2019. The classes are offered every Sunday from 10:00 am until noon at the St. Sava School.
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