Select Saturdays at 4pm, followed by Great Vespers at 5pm*
*please check our parish calendar for updated class dates
These classes, designed to cover essential Orthodox truths, offer an opportunity for inquirers and catechumens to deepen their exposure to the faith and are a requirement for those desiring to be received into the church. Anyone who has never delved into formal instruction on Orthodox faith and practices is encouraged to consider attending; those who have pursued a fuller examination of our faith are also invited to take part.
Fall 2018 Schedule
Our Orthodoxy 101 classes will resume Saturday Nov. 17th from 4-5pm, and will be followed by the evening Vespers service 5-6pm. The dates and topics for this period are as follows:
Nov 17 – The True God
Nov. 24 – The Human Being
Dec. 1 – Sin
Dec. 8 – Jesus Christ, the Son of God
Dec. 15 – Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World
Dec. 22 – The Holy Spirit and the Saints
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).
Although this “homework” remains the same from year to year, the content for our classtime varies. We will explore supporting texts on these homework topics, and have time for Q&A. 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