ADULT CLASSES

 

Classes meet on Wednesdays (as listed below), 7-8:30pm,
and are taught by Fr Jeremy unless otherwise noted.
Everyone is welcome to attend! Childcare provided.

 


The Creed  |  August 1 - September 19, 2018

The Nicene Creed summarizes Orthodox Christian beliefs concisely, comprehensively and beautifully. We will learn the basic tenets of our Faith by studying the Nicene Creed in depth, line by line.

August 1          “I believe in one God…”

August 8          The Father and the Son

August 15        The Incarnation of the Son

August 22        The Hypostatic Union: Jesus Christ is 1 Person in 2 Natures

August 29         Christ’s Crucifixion and How it Saves Us

September 5     Christ’s Resurrection and Ascension

September 12   The Holy Spirit and the Church

September 19 Christ’s Second Coming and Eternal Kingdom


Praxis: The Practice of Orthodoxy  |  October 3 - 24, 2018

Christian faith is not merely an intellectual exercise. Right living is an inseparable companion to right belief. This will be a practical, "how-to" course on many aspects of Orthodox Christian living.

October 3         Prayer

October 10       Fasting

October 17       Serving Others through Works of Mercy

October 24       Reading the Scriptures


The Sacraments  |  November 7 - December 19, 2018

The Sacraments are Mysteries that reveal the hidden reality of God; they are Sacrifices that invite His work into our lives. Through them God lovingly condescends to make the things of this world spiritually healing.

November 7        Sacraments as Mystery and Sacrifice

November 14      Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism and Chrismation

(November 21 No class)

November 28      The Eucharist

December 5        Confession

December 12      Marriage and Monasticism

December 19      Ordination and Unction


Liturgy & Worship  |  January 2 - 31, 2019

Liturgy and ritual do not come as naturally to us as they did to ancient Christians. Yet we are drawn to their solemnity, stability and depth. We will learn the basic principles and structure of Orthodox Liturgy, and how to get the most out of participating in it.

January 2      The Mysteries of the Church Calendar

January 9      The Daily Cycle of Services; Vespers

January 16    Orthros

January 23    The Divine Liturgy

January 30    Participation in Liturgical Prayer

 

 

HOLY ASCENSION ORTHODOX CHURCH  •  3350 12th Ave. NE  •  Norman, OK  73071

A parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.