Bible Studies

“Everything written in the Scriptures was written to teach us in order that we might have hope through the patience and encouragement that the Scriptures give us.”

– Romans 15:4

“The holy Scriptures are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults and giving instruction for living rightly.”

– 2 Timothy 3:15-16

Women’s Bible Study

Gospel of Luke

The Women’s Bible Study is currently studying the Gospel of Luke on Thursdays via Zoom at 10 am. St. Luke the Apostle and Evangelist was the travel companion of the apostle Paul on his secnod and third great missionary journeys throughout the Mediterranean world. He was, by background, a Gentile born in the city of Antioch, and a medical doctor by profession. He is the author of two books in the New Testament: the Gospel that bears his name, and the Acts of the Apostles. Luke’s Gospel places the story of the Lord Jesus in the context of Roman history and is an attempt to “provide an orderly account” of His life and ministry. His Gospel is marked by his special concern for the poor, that the Good News about Jesus Christ is for all peoples, both Jews and Gentiles alike. Luke also emphasizes the activity of the Holy Spirit, who is active both in the life of Christ and in the earliest Christian communities beginning with the day of Pentecost. Luke was martyred at the age of 84 near Thebes, Greece.

This class is taught by Dr. Eve Tibbs and all are welcome! You can email her at etibbs@stpaulsirvine.org

“I ask that your minds may be opened to see his light, so that you will know what is the hope to which he has called you, how rich are the wonderful blessings he promises his people, and how very great is his power at work in us who believe.”

– Ephesians 1:18-19

Orthodox Koinonia Bible Study

On Psalms and Proverbs

Please join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm for our new Bible Study on the beautiful Old Testa-ment Books of Psalms and Proverbs. We will be exploring how the Psalms and Proverbs are used liturgically by our Holy Church and how both the Psalms and Proverbs apply to our day-to-day life as Christians. If you cannot come in person, you may phone in to the Bible Study! According to Fr. Thomas Hopko of blessed memory, “Virtually all states of man’s soul before God are found ex-pressed in the psalms: praising, thanking, blessing, rejoicing, petitioning, repenting, lamenting, questioning and even complaining. . . In the Orthodox Church all of the psalms are understood as having their deepest and most genuine spiritual meaning in terms of Christ and His mission of eter-nal salvation. . . . The proverbs are short sayings concerning the proper conduct of wise and right-eous persons. They are read in their entirety at the weekday Vesper services of the Church during Great Lent. Selections from the Proverbs are also read at the vigils of a number of feasts of the Church since for Christians the Wisdom of God is personified and embodied in Christ.” To call in for the Bible Study, dial 515-604-9934 and then the access code 835497# Please bring a friend—drop-ins are welcome!

This class is taught by by Dean Langis. You can email him at dlangis@stpaulsirvine.org