Classes

Series Synopses

100 Readings in Scripture
Take a journey with us through Holy Scripture from the Book of Genesis through Revelation. This journey will lead us through the major events of salvation history and explore the rich themes and theological meaning of each passage. We will pay special attention to the Church’s interpretation and understanding of these passages of Holy Scripture and how they relate to our lives as Christians.Adult Church School
Beginning in the Fall 2012, these short sermons are an Adult Catechism series offered before Liturgy each week. Fr. Evan teaches on a wide range of subjects, covering the elements of the Orthodox faith, church, scripture, spiritual life, and more.

The Christian Life
“The Christian Life” is a series that investigates the basics of Christian living and spiritual transformation. The basis for our reflection is the wisdom of the desert fathers and the spiritual tools and methods used by them and adopted by the Church.

Conversations Concerning Our Common Faith
The recordings under “Conversations Concerning Our Common Faith” are explorations through dialogue. Using a format and without prepared notes this series seeks to further our understanding of our Faith bringing us closer to Christ.

12 Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church
In this seminar Fr. Evan explores the context, tradition, theology, scripture, hymns, iconography, practices and readings of one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. The class will provide believers with a deeper understanding of the spiritual and liturgical life of the Church and help individual Christians grow closer in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Holy Week Class
In this sermon series, Father Evan examines some of the theological and liturgical traditions and teachings of the Church found in our Holy Week services.

Introduction to Orthodoxy Classes
This online course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of Orthodox theology and practice. It is a perfect course for those seeking to learn more about the Orthodox Church as well as a much needed review of the basic teachings of the faith for those who are Orthodox.Orthodox Potpourri
This class is a discussion on different topics such as: services, feastdays, fasting, colors, Orthodox homes, etc. with Fr. Evan.

Parishioner to Parishioner
This short five part series offers brief reflections by members of our community of topics related to the spiritual life of the church. Topics include: The Royal Priesthood of Believers, Church Design and Architecture, Iconograpy, Orthodox family life and Music.

A Re-introduction to the Orthodox Faith
In this series Father Evan returns to a discussion on the basic teachings of the Orthodox Faith. This class is a perfect fit for those learning about Orthodoxy for the first time or for those who grew up Orthodox but were unsure about the traditions and theology of the Church.

Sunday Worship
The Sunday Worship Seminar is designed to give people a practical and theological look into the Divine services of the Orthodox Church. In this seminar we focus on the services and prayers that are read during a typical Sunday morning. The series begins with a look at the Entrance Prayers and continues with an exploration of the Prayer of Preparation or Oblation, known also as the Proskomide. After this our seminar examines the service of Matins or Orthoros and then concludes with a detailed review of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Finally, this seminar will enhance not only one’s understanding of this service but will serve to increase the spiritual life of every Christian and their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Sunday Services
The Sunday Services class is designed to give participants a general sense of the services offered during Sunday. We will endeavor to cover the services from a practical, theological and spiritual point of view. We will look not only at the prayers and movements but the physical elements of each service.