In this book club, we read various works of spiritual literature and discuss how we can practically apply the words of the enlightened evangelists, apostles, and other fathers to our daily lives. Past works have included works by St. Ephraim the Syrian, St. Athanasius the Great, St. Cyril of Alexandria, St. Nektarios of Pentapolis, Archbishop Averky Taushev, and St. Ignatius Brianchaninov. Currently, the book club is making its way through the epistles of St. Paul. Join us, engage in some Orthodox fellowship, and God-willing, help your faith come alive!
Description: Have you ever noticed that the Nativity Fast is particularly difficult? The world has party after party, while we Orthodox Christians are called to fasting. It is incredibly difficult to keep our focus on fasting and prayer!
To top it all off, many of us have to work on the 24th of December (Old Style) and miss the services for Nativity’s Eve. This is sad, as there are such beautiful readings from the Sacred Scriptures appointed during the services of the Royal Hours and the Vesperal Liturgy.
We have something to help! During this Nativity Fast, restore your focus with our Orthodox Bible Study. We will be going through the readings appointed for the Royal Hours and the Vesperal Liturgy. We will consistently look at commentaries on the texts from the Fathers of the Church and relate our reading to the everyday life of an Orthodox Christian.
Moderator: Father John Somers
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- Introduction to apologetics and the Orthodox understanding of knowledge
- A defense of the existence of God
- A defense of the existence of the soul and free will
- Orthodox responses to Marx, Freud, and Darwin
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