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Sunday 11:00 - 12:30
From The Sunday School program are not missing the beloved Romanian stories and fairy tales that always capture the attention of children. Secular and religious-themed drawings are also an attraction for students.
At certain events, students are involved in celebrations and artistic performances. The most expected event is the Annual Christmas Show, when all the children are waiting eagerly to meet Santa Claus who brings them sweets and gifts.
All these activities are organized by a group of enthusiastic teachers, coordinated by Mihaela Bunea, the priest's wife, teacher and school director since 1990.
1990 - During this year, the required space was set up for the educational activity of children (4 - 10 years old) participating in the Sunday School, founded and coordinated by the Preoteasa Mihaela Bunea (Principal). Throughout the years, the teachers of this school (we mention here the names of Minodora Grigorescu, Melania Plăiaşu, Mariana Criveanu, Ioana Petrescu, Natalie Ghiorghiu, and the ballet instructor, Mrs. Cristina Pora Bălăceanu), have maintained in the souls of the little ones the Orthodox Christian faith, the Romanian language, culture and history, as well as traditions. The main event organized in the Dacia Hall was the Annual Christmas Concert.
2011-2013 - Starting with the 2011-2012 school year, with the support of Father Ioan Bunea and Preoteasa Mihaela (the Sunday School Principal) a new class dedicated to young adolescents with ages between 11 and 18 years was established. The educational and religious program of this class was entrusted to Mr. Cristian Zamrii (at that time a student at the Faculty of Theology). The first initiative embraced with enthusiasm by the youth students was the resumption of the caroling tradition on Christmas Eve, which continued to present under the coordination of Eliza and Cristian Zamrii.
In 2013, after 23 years of uninterrupted activity at Sunday School, to maintain the Romanian language and Orthodox Christian faith for the children of our parish, Preoteasa Mihaela Bunea decides to withdraw from the coordination of the Sunday School founded by herself in 1990. Mrs. Eliza Ghinea-Zamrii was appointed to coordinate the activity of the school starting with the 2013- 2014 school year. After graduating the Faculty of Theology with a Master's Degree in Theological Studies, Mr. Cristian Zamrii is appointed as Principal of Sunday School starting in 2015.
Starting in 2013, Sunday School has benefited from a new classroom located in the extension of the North part of the building built in 2008. Thus, the educational and religious mission continued successfully for all children (4-10 years) and youth (11-18 years old) from our parish. Thanks to the effort of the volunteer teachers for this school (Eliza Ghinea Zamrii, Cristina Teoderaşcu, Alina Pătra, Melania Puşcaş, Anca Popa and Cristian Zamrii) classes for both student groups were conducted without interruption and the organized activities presented by them got diversified. Apart of the traditional Christmas concert, starting in 2014, a School Year-End concert has been organized in the month of June, while starting in 2017 the “Mărţişorului” Gala has also been established (a talent show on the first Sunday of March). In addition, Sunday school students participate with short poetic and choral programs within other events organized by our community throughout the calendar year. At the end of each school year, upon the award ceremony for all students of the Sunday School, the Sunday School graduates of that year (the 18 years old students) are celebrated; the first graduates were: Edward Bangala and Andrei Iorga (2016), Ana-Maria Zamrii (2018), Mara Boldiş and Maria Mihu (2019).
Every Sunday, after completing the courses, school students, along with others in church, participate in the sacrament of the Eucharist. Maximum age for children to participate in this event is 10 years old.
Our church's Sunday School is divided into three student age groups:
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