Orthodox Faith & Life Class

When:
August 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2021-08-04T19:00:00-07:00
2021-08-04T20:00:00-07:00

Fr. Ninos leads the weekly Catechism classes on Wednesday nights started on August 4th. The program begins with the Paraklesis service and then continues with the lecture and discussion at 6:30 pm in the parish hall. The classes are also available on Zoom for those who cannot attend in-person. This seminar is an introduction to the teachings and life of the Orthodox Church. The weekly lessons will integrate scripture, theology, iconography, hymnology, feasts and the divine worship of the Church, so that students will not only learn the Orthodox Faith but also be equipped to experience it in a more meaningful and deeper way. The class is required for catechumens who are preparing to be received into the Orthodox Church and is also open to all parishioners and inquirers.

Dates: August 4, 2021 – April 22, 2022
Weekly classes will be held in person on Wednesday evenings at Sts. Constantine and Helen Church.

Schedule: 
5:00pm – Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos
followed by refreshments
6:30pm – Class Instruction

Required Book:
The Living God. Vol 1, 2.
https://svspress.com/living-god-the-set/
This two-set volume is available for purchase on the website of Saint Vladimir Press.

All are welcome to attend. Orthodoxy is such a rich tradition, and there is so much to learn, that both converts and cradle Orthodox alike would benefit from the class. In fact, Fr. Ninos promises to buy dinner for any baptized and chrismated member of the church who attends all of the classes and does not learn anything new! The chances of not learning anything new however are infinitesimally small. Recordings of the first three sessions can be accessed via the links below:

Introduction – 8/4/21
https://anchor.fm/the-vine/episodes/Catechism-Introduction—The-goal-of-Orthodox-Catechism-e1676mr

The Unknowable Essence of God – 8/11/21
https://anchor.fm/the-vine/episodes/Catechism-The-Unknowable-Essence-of-God-e15rau9

The Image of God: Creation, the Fall, Restoration –  8/18/21
https://anchor.fm/the-vine/episodes/Catechism-The-Image-of-God—Creation–Fall–Restoration-e164he6