- Church School begins September 19 — parishioners, sign up your children in Realm
- Wednesday night lectures begin October 6 — Wednesdays, after vespers (about 7:30-8:30pm)
- Adult catechism classes begin October 9 — Saturdays, 3-4pm
This September, the parish reignites her ministry of soul-healing education in Jesus Christ. We’ll begin with our children this month in Church School, and adult classes and catechism will begin in October. We are excited to introduce the Catechism of the Good Shepherd for our youngest cohort (Pre-K & K), and the 1st and 2nd graders will join the elementary group (3rd-5th) this year. Both these classes will take place before the Divine Liturgy on Sundays, starting at 9am. Middle school and high school classes will follow liturgy. We’re also excited to introduce The Relationship Project from Faithtree Resources for our high school class, which will be available online concurrent with in-person instruction (and may open up to alumni as well).
Adult Catechism begins Saturday, October 9th with our 8-week course on The Creed and basic doctrines of the Orthodox Church. It is a good course for those who are seeking to learn about the faith either as newcomers or those desiring a theological tune-up. Our Wednesday night classes will start October 6th, with Discovering The Religion of the Apostles, a study of 1st-century Christianity, drawing on Fr. Stephen De Young’s bestseller Religion of the Apostles as well as other studies of 2nd Temple Judaism, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other fun rabbit holes, providing much of the connective tissue between Old and New Testaments you didn’t realize existed (or mattered!). And remember, Journey to Fullness with Fr. Barnabas Powell is available to watch free on Realm for members.
Remember, we don’t really stop being catechumens once we are baptized, since we are continually learning and growing in Christ for the rest of our lives. May the same Lord who clothes us in Himself and brings us to know the Father through the Holy Spirit bless, heal, and sanctify all our students and instructors this year!