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, Father David prepares topic-specific presentations in a small group setting. Topics vary each season, ranging from "Orthodoxy 101" to Patristics.
Through the COVID-19 quarantine, this class will start after Wednesday evening vespers on Zoom. Fr. David leads a lively class that includes a lot of interaction and discussion. For the Fall 2020 session (September 16–November 7), Fr. David will be going through Lee Strobel's The Case for Christ to cover basic Christian apologetics.
This class is for our parishioners for now, but if you'd like to join, please contact Fr. David.
On select Saturday afternoons, catechism classes are held to prepare people to enter the Orthodox Church. Check the calendar for upcoming catechism classes.
Classes are continuing through the COVID-19 quarantine virtually on Zoom! Want to join us? Sign up for the Fall 2020 Adult Catechism class here. The class is entitled The Creed: Basics of Orthodox Doctrine, and will take place from 3:00pm–4:00pm(ET) on Saturdays from Sept.12 until Nov. 7.
What is adult catechism, and what is its purpose? Find out by watching this inspiring video from our friends in Riverside, CA:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 Fr. David if you'd like to join!
On the third Tuesday of each month, join us sisters in Christ for a Bible study in the home of one of our parishioners, lead by Fr. David.
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!