S.O.F.I.A. stands for Seeing Our Father in All. It is a weekly, self-paced, at-home catechism program prepared by Fr. Ninos Oshaana and designed for our parishioners, both individuals and families with children. It's free and conveniently accessed on our website. A dedicated page every week will focus on the forthcoming Sunday's epistle and gospel reading, the saints or feasts of the season, as well as practical and inspiring guidance on a variety of spiritual topics that can aid your understanding and practice of the Orthodox Faith and enrich your Sunday worship experience through better preparation and participation in the Divine Liturgy.
How it works
Sign-up for our parish newsletter and you will be notified by email when a new lesson page is available on our website (usually by Wednesday of every week). Simply click the link in the email to access the week's lesson. Check your spam or junk folder in case you don't receive the emails.
You must commit to setting aside at least one hour (before Sunday morning!) to read the lesson which includes time for prayer, reflection, hymns, discussion and activities. This can happen at whatever time you may choose. Perhaps around the dinner table on a weeknight? Perhaps after Saturday morning breakfast or before your evening prayer time? Whatever day and time that you choose, the important thing is to commit to a day and time before Sunday's liturgy.
It is my prayer and hope that you and your family will benefit from this new offering. Feel free to contact me with any questions, requests or comments. Scroll down below to sign-up for our parish newsletter and be notified when a new SOFIA lesson is posted, as well as news and events at our parish.