Instruction in the Orthodox Faith is provided for parishioners (children and adults), catechumens and inquirers.
On Sundays, Church School children are taught the stories of the Faith while adults attend Lauds. Church School begins at 8:45 a.m., and continues during Lauds.
On Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m., a verse by verse explanation on a particular book of the Bible is presented. Currently, the class is studying the Acts of the Apostles using the Ancient Christian Commentary.
All Bible instruction uses the newly published Orthodox Study Bible or the Douay-Rheims. (The Orthodox Study Bible includes a new literal translation of the Septuagint with the New King James translation for the New Testament. The Douay-Rheims is a translation of the Vulgate, the historic Western Orthodox scriptural text.) All explanations and interpreations are based on the interpretation of the church fathers.
Inter-generational instruction in the Orthodox Faith is offered during six consecutive Sundays in the Spring, and eight consecutive Sundays in the Fall. These studies are held immediately after Mass, and include a family style meal. Check back for specific dates and topics.
Church is Mystery presented 12 Jan 2014
Church is Mother (part 1) presented 26 Jan 2014
Church is Mother (part 2) presented 9 Feb 2014
Church is Bride presented 23 Feb 2014
Church is Body (part 1) presented 9 Mar 2014
Church is Body (part 2) presented 23 Mar 2014
Fr. Fenton offers catechesis for all inquirers and catechumens on an individual basis, in families, or as small groups are formed. For more information, please contact Fr John W Fenton.
The Mystery of God presented 18 Jan 2014
The Mystery of the Image presented 25 Jan 2014
The Mystery of Death presented 15 Feb 2014
The Mystery of Invitation presented 1 Mar 2014
The Mystery of Jesus presented 8 Mar 2014
The Mystery of Sacrifice presented 15 Mar 2014
The Mystery of Restoration presented 22 Mar 2014
The Mystery of Community presented 29 Mar 2014
The Mystery of Faith presented 5 Apr 2014
The Mystery of Communion presented 12 Apr 2014