August 15th, 2018

2018-2019 Catechesis Schedule

Classes for every age are available in English and Ukrainian!
St. Stylianos: Nursery

St. Lubov’/Love: Early Childhood
St. Nadia/Hope: Children
St. Vera/Faith: Teens
St. Sophia: Adults
St. Volodymyr: Ukrainian-speaking

Adults are taught by our clergy. All are welcome!
Below is the 2018-2019 outline for the St. Sophia class which includes Bible study, Eastern Christian classics, answers to your questions, Christian fraternity, and spiritual formation.

August 19 (St. Andrew the Centurian and companions, martyrs)
Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-19)
Abraham’s Hospitality (Genesis 18:1-15)
The Final Goal of Man: A Living Unity with God by Theophan the Recluse

September 9 (Ss. Joachim and Anne, venerables)
In the Beginning: Jesus at the Center (John 1:1-18)
Why the Grace of God Does Not Abide All At Once Entirely with the Soul by Theophan the Recluse

September 23 (Conception of St. John the Baptist)
Sobornost by Catherine Doherty

October 14 (St. Paraskevia of Ternovo; St.Nazarius, martyr)
Come and See: Becoming Disciples (John 1:19-2:25)
A Guiding Rule for a God-Pleasing Life by Theophan the Recluse

October 28 (Ss. Terence and Neonila, martyrs; St. Parascevia of Iconium, martyr.)
On Friendship by Pavel Florensky

November 11 (Ss. Menas, Victor, Vincent, martyrs; St. Theodore the Studite, venerable)
At the Well: Our Deepest Thirst (John 3:1-4:42)
Preserving the Spirit of Zeal for God by Theophan the Recluse

December 2 (St. Habakkuk, prophet)
Believe in Me: Trust and Surrender (John 4:43-6:71)
Prescribed Exercises that Help to Confirm a Person’s Powers of Soul and Body by Theophan the Recluse

December 16 (St. Haggai, prophet)
Children’s catechesis during Nativity work day for adults

December 30 (St. Anysia, martyr; St. Zoticus, venerable-priest)
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

January 13 (Ss. Hermylus and Stratonicus)
Encountering Mercy (John 7-9)
Approaching Constant Govenie by Theophan the Recluse

January 27 (Translation of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom)
Great Lent: Journey to Pascha by Alexander Schmemann (brief excerpts)

February 10 (St. Charlampius, martyr)
The Law of Self-Giving (John 10-12)
Rule for Struggling with the Passions, or the Beginning of Self-Opposition by Theophan the Recluse

February 24 – Open House (1stand 2ndFinding of the Head of the prophet, John the Baptist)
Thirty Steps to Heaven – The Ladder of Divine Ascent for All Walks of Life by Vassilios Papavassiliou

March 10 (St. Codratus and companions, martyrs)
The New Commandment and Life in the Spirit (John 13-17)
The Beginning of Ascent Toward Living Communion with God by Theophan the Recluse
The Orthodox Way, ch. 6: “God as Prayer” by Met. Kallistos Ware

April 7 (St. George, bishop of Methylene)
It Is Finished: A Dying and Rising Love (John 18-21)
On Repentance and the Sinner’s Turning Toward God by Theophan the Recluse

May 5 (St. Irene, venerable-martyr; St. Nicephorus, venerable)
The First, Second, and Third Epistles of John
That Your Joy May Be Full
Contemplation: St. Maximos the Confessor On Love

May 19 (St. Patrick, bishop of Prusa, hieromartyr)
The First, Second, and Third Epistles of John
That Your Joy May Be Full
Contemplation: St. Maximos the Confessor On Love

June 2 (Open House): St. Nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinople
Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky and the establishment of the UCC in the USA by Very Rev. Dr. Ivan Kaszczak