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Orthodox Christianity 1012021-01-25T23:40:09+00:00

Orthodox Christianity 101

Mark your calendars!
On Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7 pm
a new session of Orthodox Christianity (OC) 101, taught by Father Steven Tsichlis, begins.

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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 first 10 weeks of class below.

September 2020

Tour of St. Paul’s Church Who Is Jesus?
What is the Orthodox Church? What is Orthodox Christianity?
5 Misconceptions about the Orthodox Church Have A Little Faith: Greek Orthodox

October 2020


Overview of the Divine Liturgy Orthodox Worship Space


Why do we repeat: Lord have mercy? What do you mean “Pray to the Saints?” Orthodox on Purpose at St. Sophia Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA
The Choir & Chanters The Sign of the Cross, Icons & Tradition Rise Like Incense


November 2020

Lighting Candles with Steve Christoforou Why Do We Sing in Church? What Vestments Reveal About Our Relationship with God
Does the Liturgy Need You? Why Church Matters
What Is A Sacrament? Confession The Sacrament of Confession
Give thanks to God! Come to Liturgy! No class tonight. Revisit this tab to link to our livestreamed Vesperal Liturgy.

December 2020

The Icons of St. Catherine’s Monastery at Mt. Sinai, Egypt Painting of An Icon of St. Nicholas by Anton Danieko
Resurrection: Icon Exhibition in Moscow All Human Beings Are Created in the Image of God
Who was Justin Martyr? The Story of Patrick: Christianity in Ireland


The Liturgical Calendar & the 12 Great Feasts The Wonder of Christmas Christmas Gift-Giving
Spring 2021 Course Materials Now Available!

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