Classes meet on Wednesdays (as listed below), 7-8:30pm,
and are taught by Fr Jeremy unless otherwise noted.
Everyone is welcome to attend! Nursery provided.
From Evangelical Conviction to Orthodox Faith | July 11-25, 2018
Taught by David Bukenhofer
Evangelical Christians are deeply committed to the Holy Scriptures, and to sharing their faith in Christ with others. This course will consider these convictions and bring them into dialogue with a more ancient perspective—one that considers what Christians who lived shortly after St. Paul believed about these topics. Our goal will be to reflect on what serious, committed followers of Christ from many centuries ago believed, and why their perspective might be important for us today.
July 11 A Fulfillment, Not a Renunciation
July 18 What Does It Mean to be “Saved”?
July 25 Scripture through the Lens of the Ancient Faith
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 them.
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