Catechesis: The Church in our Lives

On Saturdays during the fall of 2019 we will be holding discussions on the practical aspects of the Orthodox Christian Faith: how, when, and why we do what we do. 



Prayer: Saturday 9/28 4pm [AUDIO] [HANDOUT]

  • Corporate prayer

  • Private prayer

    • Jesus prayer: what is it?

  • “canned” prayer?

Fasting: Saturday 10/16 4pm [AUDIO] [HANDOUT]

  • What fasting is and isn't

  • Why we fast

  • How we should and shouldn't fast

  • When we fast

Attending services: Saturday 11/9 4pm [AUDIO] [HANDOUT]

  • Divine Liturgy, Vespers, Matins, etc.

  • Feasts

  • Other services: Paraklesis, Akathists, etc.

  • Weddings, funerals, etc.

Repentance: Saturday 11/23 4pm

  • Humility

  • Confession

Sacred space: Saturday 12/14 4pm [AUDIO] [HANDOUT]

  • At home:

    • House blessing

    • icon corner

  • At church: entering church, behavior in church etc.

    • How a church building is arranged

    • Altar area: compared to Temple & Ark

  • Elsewhere: going on pilgrimage (holy sites, monasteries, etc)

Reading scripture: Saturday 12/21 4pm

  • Scripture familiarity: how the Bible is arranged

  • Intro to lectionary

  • When scripture is read in the services

  • Bible commentary

Saints Peter & Paul
Orthodox Christian


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Detroit, MI 48210

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