We offer a Bible Study every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in our Conference Room unless otherwise noted.
"Face to Face and Heart to Heart: Connecting Through Christ for Healthier Family Relationships", by Fr. Timothy Pavlatos. Given at Holy Trinity Cathedral on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
2016 Fall Adult Christian Education
Living in the Kingdom: The Historic Road of Orthodox Christianity
Purpose: This annual fall course is designed for Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike: inquirer, catechumen, Sunday school teacher, adult leader, or interested parishioner. Its purpose is to introduce the historic development of the Orthodox Christian Church from the First to the Twenty-First Century. The faith, worship, and belief of Eastern Christianity will be covered in greater detail during the Lent 2017.
Time: Mondays, 7:00—9:00 pm
Location: The museum at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 NE Glisan St., Portland, Oregon
Instructor: Fr. Dn. David B. Cole (Contact)
Text: Bishop Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Church (1997)
- Dimitri Brady, et al., eds.: The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity (2004);
- John A. McGuckin: The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to its History, Doctrine, and Spiritual Culture (2011);
- Andrew Louth: Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology (2013)
Course of Study:
|Date||Topic||Reading in Ware|
|7, 14 Nov., 5 Dec.||Apostolic Christianity, Monasticism, and Great Councils, 7 BC-AD 800||Chs. 1, 2|
|12, 19 Dec.||Schisms Great and Small, 325-1204||Chs. 2, 3|
|2 Jan.||Byzantine Missions to the Slavs, 800-1400||Ch. 4|
|9 Jan.||The Greek Church under Islam, 1400-1900||Ch. 5|
|16 Jan.||Moscow and St. Petersburg: Russian Orthodoxy, 1400-1917||Ch. 6|
|23 Jan.||The War on God: Orthodoxy and Militant Atheism, 1917-1991||Ch. 8|
|30 Jan.||Diaspora and Christian Mission: Orthodoxy in the 20th and 21st Centuries||Chs. 7, 9|