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Orthodox Christianity 101

2022 Spring Semester Begins
Wednesday, January 5th at 7 pm

January 2022

READ: Pages 4-18 and 74-93

Pages 4-18: “The one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church” 
Pages 74-93: “We are the Church of the early Fathers”

from Introducing the Orthodox Church by Anthony Coniaris

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READ: Which Came First: the Church or the New Testament

by Father James Bernstein

from The Orthodox Christianity 101 Handbook

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READ: What is the Orthodox Church? A Brief Overview of Church History

by Father Marc Dunaway

from The Orthodox Christianity 101 Handbook

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READ: Pages 19-43 and 62-73

Pages 19-24: “What we believe about the Nicene Creed” 
Pages 25-30: “What we believe about Jesus”
Pages 31-43: “What we believe about the Holy Trinity”
Pages 62-73: “What we believe about salvation”

from Introducing the Orthodox Church by Anthony Coniaris

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February 2022

READ: Pages 197-224

Pages 197-224: “What we believe about the Bible” 

from Introducing the Orthodox Church by Anthony Coniaris

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READ: The Bible in the Orthodox Church

by Father Steven Tsichlis

from The Orthodox Christianity 101 Handbook

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READ: Bread for Life: Reading the Bible

by Father Theodore Stylianopoulos

from The Orthodox Christianity 101 Handbook

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READ: Practicing Christianity, Living the Faith: Excerpts from the Letters of St. Paul

by Father Steven Tsichlis

from The Orthodox Christianity 101 Handbook

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READ: Faith Alone and Faith and Works: An Orthodox Approach

by Father Steven Tsichlis

from The Orthodox Christianity 101 Handbook

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READ: The Book of Psalms and the Wisdom of Sirach

from Orthodox Study Bible or use online links below:

Read the Psalms online here >
Read Wisdom of Sirach online here >

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March 2022

All those who wish to be made catechumens on Sunday, February 27th and begin the process of entering the Church through baptism and/or chrismation must have made their decision and informed Father Steve by TONIGHT!

READ: The Gospel of Luke and the First Letter of John in the Bible

from Orthodox Study Bible or use online links below:

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Read the First Letter of John online here >

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GREAT LENT & THE JOURNEY TO PASCHA BEGINS ON PURE MONDAY, MARCH 7th.

READ: Lent – Preparing for Joy

by Norman Wirzba

from The Orthodox Christianity 101 Handbook

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READ: 5 Reasons Christians Practice the Discipline of Fasting

by Father Steven Tsichlis

from The Orthodox Christianity 101 Handbook

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READ: The Jesus Prayer

by Father Steven Tsichlis

from The Orthodox Christianity 101 Handbook

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READ: The Letter to the Colossians & the First Letter to Timothy

from Orthodox Study Bible or use online links below

Read the Letter to the Colossians online here >
Read the First Letter to Timothy online here >

View: Page on St. Paul

Check out our webpage on St. Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles for resources, podcasts and more on St. Paul and his life.

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READ: Pages 1-133

from God and You: Person to Person: Developing a Daily Personal Relationship with Jesus
by Anthony Coniaris

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READ: Monasticism: The Biblical Call

by a Nun of the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration

from The Orthodox Christianity Handbook

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April 2022

READ: Pages 139-162 & 241-247

Pages 139-162: “What we believe about eschatology or life after death” 
Pages 241-247: “What we believe about prayers for the dead” 

from Introducing the Orthodox Church by Anthony Coniaris

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READ: Prayer & the Departed Saints

by Professor David Ford

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READ: Orthodox Christian Funeral Service: A Liturgical Text

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READ: Psalms: Symbols of Victory, Surrender & Alliegiance

from Sacred Symbols that Speak by Anthony Coniaris

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READ: Good Friday: The Epitaphion & the Tomb of Jesus

from Sacred Symbols that Speak by Anthony Coniaris

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GREAT & HOLY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20TH | The mystery of Holy Unction is celebrated today, the sacrament of anointing with oil for healing and the forgiveness of our sins (James 5:13-15).

READ: Pages 275-282

“In view of all this: what, therefore, is expected of us?”

from Introducing the Orthodox Church by Anthony Coniaris

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May 2022

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