Introduction to Orthodoxy
This course for catechumens is an 8 week course. The course is followed by examination by the Parish Priest (Fr. Florin) and confession. After successful examination and/or confession, a date for Baptism and/or Chrismation into the Holy Orthodox Church is determined.
The course is broken into 8 weekly sessions of approximately 2 hours each. These seminars will take place in the parish home or Sunday school rooms and of a time dependent on the number of catechumens and availability. The seminars are open to catechumens and anyone who wishes to learn more about the Holy Orthodox Church.
Session 1: Introductions-Why are you here? Video - Mt. Athos
Session 2: Topics - The Creed; The Holy Trinity; The Bible; Salvation.
Session 3: Topics - The Church Building; The Sacraments; Daily Prayers
Session 4: Video: The Patriarch. Topics - The Church Year; The Divine Liturgy; Introduction to Church History
Session 5: Topics - Church History (The early church); The Ecumenical Councils; The Great Schism; The Crusades
Session 6: Topics - Developments in East and West; Orthodoxy in America; Persecution in the Modern Church
Session 7: Topics - Spirituality; The Beatitudes; The Great Virtue of Love; Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving
Session 8: Topics - Sexuality; Marriage and Family; Sickness, Suffering & Death; The Kingdom of Heaven; Holy Week
Contact the office for more information.