Orthodox Christianity 1012022-08-24T22:05:10+00:00

Orthodox Christianity 101

The purpose of this class is to provide a broad overview of the Church’s faith and life, beginning with our worship. It’s intended for those who wish to explore Orthodoxy; for those who wish to become members of the Church here at St. Paul’s; and for those members of our parish family already Orthodox but interested in broadening and deepening their faith.

We will look at the Liturgy and the sacramental life: why do we worship the way we do? We’ll explore the Bible and look closely at the New Testament and who the Lord Jesus is. We’ll study the history of the Church, looking specifically at the question: where did all the many thousands of different denominations come from? We’ll discuss repentance, personal spiritual disciplines like prayer, almsgiving and fasting, stewardship, Christian moral values, dealing with our sins, the development of the virtues and living faithfully. And the most important question of all: what does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ in Orange County in 21st century America?

Please join us! Content available for Fall 2022 below. (Spring 2023 to follow).

September 2022

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October 2022

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Finish Reading: Divine Liturgy with Commentary

by Father Steven Tsichlis

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November 2022

READ: Pages 163-196

Pages 163-196: “What We Believe About the Sacraments”

from Introducing the Orthodox Church by Anthony Coniaris

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Give thanks to God! Come to Liturgy! No class tonight. Revisit this tab to link to our livestreamed Vesperal Liturgy.

READ: Pages 119-138

“What We Believe about the Saints and the Theotokos”

from Introducing the Orthodox Church by Anthony Coniaris

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December 2022

READ: Pages Pages 93-110

“What We Believe about the Church Year”

from Introducing the Orthodox Church by Anthony Coniaris

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READ: Epiphany & the Blessing of Water

from The Orthodox Christianity Handbook

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