30 January 2020
Christian Education Council (CEC) - Youth Formation
Committee Chair:Gail Chelebian

Under the direction of His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian the CEC is committed to supply resources and tools by which teachers and parents can be equipped for this dynamic and growing mission.

In July of 2016, the CEC, under new leadership, combined the talents of continuing members with a number of new members to move forward and tackle new tasks and challenges as our Diocese grows and matures.

In August of 2016, the CEC offered a "Back to Sunday School" workshop at St. Leon Cathedral in Burbank. Catechists from across the Diocese met and collaborated to discuss the important role they play in the lives of our Sunday school students.

In December of 2016, Sunday schools gathered at the Ararat Home for a very successful Advent Fair. It was a wonderful experience for both our children as well as the residents.

Archbishop Hovnan has requested that parishes who would like to have a workship at their site could contact the CEC.


The CEC is also the source for recommended curriculum, textbooks and valuable resource materials. It is our conviction that as Armenian Orthodox Christians we transmit the faith of our Fathers to our youth with materials and resources that our appropriate.The Diocese currently follows the "We Believe" curriculum in our classrooms, however, the CEC is hard at work developing a new series to meet the changing needs of children growing up in today's society while keeping our religious traditions as the focus. Please check this website for future updates on this exciting project.

Contact Us

There are so many more ways to communicate today then at any other time. We are able to use the internet, by using the Diocesan website, email marketing sources, direct email, Twitter, and Facebook. The CEC also calls and sends hard copies of information to each parish.

It is of utmost importance to keep these lines of communication open and current. Please send updated contact information about your teachers to the CEC.   

Christian Education Council Members and contacts


  1. WE BELIEVE Curriculum
  2. Important Documents and Forms
    1. Registration Form 2016-17
    2. 2016-17 Sunday School Parent Calendar Template
    3. 2016-17 Sunday School Teacher Calendar Template
  3. Activities
  4. Religious Lessons
  5. Cultural/Heritage Lessons
  6. Badarak
  7. Music
  8. Visual Aids
  9. Media
  10. Parent Resources