St. Mary's hosts a number of opportunities to grow in the knowledge of the faith, most of which are continuing online through the COVID-19 quarantine.
Check out our current offerings:
On Wednesdays after vespers (September through May only), Father David prepares topic-specific presentations in a small group setting. Topics vary each season, ranging from "Orthodoxy 101" to Patristics. Our Topic for 2021-2022 has been "Discovering the Religion of the Apostles," a deep-dive into the work of Fr. Stephen DeYoung's The Religion of the Apostles.
Classes are held in person and live-streamed at our YouTube channel. For extra materials and participation in the zoom option, look for our Event page in Realm.
On select Saturday afternoons (two sessions: September-November and January-March), catechism classes are held to prepare people to enter the Orthodox Church. Check the calendar for upcoming catechism classes.
Classes may be attended in person or virtually on Zoom! Want to join us? Sign up for the Fall 2022 Adult Catechism class here. The class is entitled The Faith: Basics of Orthodox Life and Belief, and will take place from 3:00pm–4:00pm(ET) on Saturdays from Sept.17 until Nov. 19.
What is adult catechism, and what is its purpose? Find out by watching this inspiring video from our friends in Riverside, CA:
This group takes place online. Reach out to Anna if you'd like to join!
What is The Philokalia? How does it relate to my life? How can I develop a life of prayer and virtue and grow closer to God according to the ancient wisdom of the Holy Fathers? Joining us as we explore these questions. The Philokalists Anonymous book study meets given Fridays at noon on Zoom.
Visit and subscribe to Anna's Blog on what we've been learning: Readings in Philokalia.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, this group takes place online. Reach out to Jonathan if you'd like to join!
Join brothers in Christ for fellowship and study discussion once a month in the home of a parishioner. Topics announced in advance with a short reading to prepare for the discussion, and bring a dish of manly grub to share!