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Basics of Orthdoxoy Sunday Series 101 The Truth of Our Faith

The St. Maximus Basics of Orthodoxy (Catechesis) 2018-19 Classes

Sundays at noon

Basics One (ten sessions) 101
Primary Text: Elder Cleopa, The Truth of Our Faith. (v. I)
Supplemental Text: Timothy Ware, The Orthodox Church. (OC)
Reference: St. Philaret of Moscow, Longer Catechism of the Eastern Church
Handouts as Needed

Session One: The Church September 9
Cleopa, v. I. Chapter 1 The Church, pp. 37-43
Ware, OC. Chapter 12 The Church (25 pp)

Session Two: The Scriptures September 16
Cleopa, v. I. Chapter 2 The Scriptures, pp. 45-51

Session Three: Holy Tradition September 23
Cleopa, v. I. Chapter 3 Holy Tradition, pp. 53-65
Ware, OC. Chapter 10 Holy Tradition (Source of our Orthodox Faith) 12 pp
Ware, OC. Chapter 2 Church of the Seven Councils, 24 pp

September 30 Annual Meeting--No Class

Session Four: Salvation October 7
Cleopa, v. I. Chapter 13 What is Salvation, pp. 153-166
Ware, OC. Chapter 11 God and Man 26 pp

Session Five: Worship October 14
Cleopa, v. I. Chapter 11 Divine Services and Symbols, pp. 135-140.
Ware, OC. Chapter 13 Orthodox Worship I: The Earthly Heaven
Ware, OC. Chapter 14 Orthodox Worship II: The Sacraments (22 pp)
Ware, OC. Chapter 15 Orthodox Worship III: Feasts, Fast, Private Prayer (10 pp)

Session Six: Icons October 21
Cleopa, v. I. Chapter 7 Veneration of Icons, pp. 105-112
Ware, OC, Chapter 2 (4 pages)

Session Seven: The Cross October 28
Cleopa, v. I. Chapter 8 Veneration of the Cross, pp. 113-117; Chapter 9 Sign of the Cross, pp. 118-122

Session Eight: The Saints November 4
Cleopa, v. I. Chapter 4 Veneration of the Saints, pp. 67-77, Cleopa, Relics (v. I Chapter 6), pp. 95-103

Session Nine: The Theotokos November 11
Cleopa, v. I. Chapter 5 Veneration of Mary, the Theotokos, pp. 79-92

Session Ten: Fasting November 18
Cleopa, Fasting (v. I Chapter 12), pp. 141-151.

 

Basics Two (seven sessions) 102
Primary Text: Timothy Ware, Orthodox Way (OW).

Session One: December 2
Ware, OW. Chapter 1 God as Mystery, pp. 11-25

Session Two: December 9
Ware, OW. Chapter 2 God as Trinity, pp. 27-41

Session Three: December 16
Ware, OW. Chapter 3 God as Creator, pp. 43-66

Session Four: December 23
Ware, OW. Chapter 4 God as Man, pp. 67-87 (Centrality of Christ)

Session Five: December 30
Ware, OW. Chapter 5 God as Spirit, pp. 89-104

Session Six: January 6
Ware, OW. Chapter 6 God as Prayer, pp. 105-132

Session Seven: January 13
Ware, OW. Epilogue God as Eternity

Basics Three 103
Catechism of St. Philaret 12 weeks; read it here.
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 3
March 10 Forgiveness Sunday
March 17
March 24
March 31
April 7
April 14 Finis
(April 21 Palm Sunday, 28 Pascha)

Basics of Orthodoxy Sunday Series 102 Orthodox Way

The St. Maximus Basics of Orthodoxy (Catechesis) 2018-19 Classes

Sundays at Noon

Basics Two (seven sessions) 102
Primary Text: Timothy Ware, Orthodox Way (OW).

Session One: December 2
Ware, OW. Chapter 1 God as Mystery, pp. 11-25

Session Two: December 9
Ware, OW. Chapter 2 God as Trinity, pp. 27-41

Session Three: December 16
Ware, OW. Chapter 3 God as Creator, pp. 43-66

Session Four: December 23
Ware, OW. Chapter 4 God as Man, pp. 67-87 (Centrality of Christ)

Session Five: December 30
Ware, OW. Chapter 5 God as Spirit, pp. 89-104

Session Six: January 6
Ware, OW. Chapter 6 God as Prayer, pp. 105-132

Session Seven: January 13
Ware, OW. Epilogue God as Eternity

Basics of Orthodoxy Sunday Series 103 The Catechism

The St. Maximus Basics of Orthodoxy (Catechesis) 2018-19 Classes

Sundays at noon

Basics Three 103
Catechism of St. Philaret 12 weeks; read it here.
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 3
March 10 Forgiveness Sunday
March 17
March 24
March 31
April 7
April 14 Finis
(April 21 Palm Sunday, 28 Pascha)

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