Select Saturdays at 4pm, followed by Great Vespers at 5pm*
*please check our parish calendar for updated class dates
These classes are designed to cover essential Orthodox truths by way of short lectures, Q & A, as well as recommendations for further reading. This is also an opportunity for inquirers and catechumans to deepen their exposure to the faith, and is a requirement for those desiring to be received into the Church.
Many of us have been raised in the faith, or converted after some level of formal study of Orthodox faith and practices. I am especially encouraging those who have never delved into formal instruction on these topics to consider setting aside some time in order to attend. I am also inviting those who have made a fuller examination of our faith, since we treasure the teachings of the church and desire the building up of our faith.
Spring 2018 Schedule
Our Orthodoxy 101 classes will resume Saturday 1/27 from 4-5pm, and will be followed by the evening Vespers service 5-6pm.
Picking up from where we left after our five classes last Fall, we will now take up eleven more classes, bringing us through Lent and to Pascha (Easter). The dates and topics for this period are as follows:
1/27 – The Holy Spirit and the Saints
2/3 – The Church and the Most Holy Theotokos
2/10 – Repentance and Faith
2/17 – The Mystery of Holy Confession
2/24 – (Combined) The Mystery of Holy Baptism, and The Mystery of Chrismation
3/3 – The Mystery of Holy Eucharist
3/10 – The Mystery of the Priesthood
3/17 – NO CLASS
3/24 – The Mystery of Marriage
3/31 – (Combined) The Mystery of Holy Unction, and the Mystery of Death and the Funeral
Prior to each class, inquirers will listen to one (occasionally two) recorded catechetical lecture(s) for the corresponding topic(s) from Fr. Josiah Trenham. Those lectures can be purchased one at a time or in their entirety from Patristic Nectar Publications. The first lecture is free (if you are unable to purchase these, please contact Fr. Daniel).
During class, I will expand on these topics and we will allow for time for discussion/questions. In addition to the class, please feel welcome to stop by or contact me.
God bless your efforts!
Part 1: Exploring the Nicene Creed
The True God
The Human Being
Jesus Christ the Son of God
Jesus Christ the Savior of the World
Repentance and Faith
The Holy Spirit and the Saints
The Church and the Most Holy Theotokos
Part 2: The Grace Filled Mysteries
The Mystery of Holy Confession
The Mystery of Holy Baptism
The Mystery of Chrismation
The Mystery of Holy Eucharist
The Mystery of the Priesthood
The Mystery of Marriage
The Mystery of Holy Unction
The Mystery of Death and the Funeral