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Listen, I entreat you, all that are careful for this life, and procure books that will be medicines for the soul…get at least the New Testament, the Apostolic Epistles, the Acts, the Gospels, for your constant teachers. If grief befalls you, dive into them as into a chest of medicines; take from there comfort for your trouble, be it loss, or death, or bereavement of relations; or rather do not merely dive into them but take them wholly to yourself, keeping them in your mind." (St. John Chrysostom, Homily 9 On Colossians)
We are having a Bible Study break until the middle of January. At that time we will begin a study of the Book of Revelation. Keep an eye out for the beginning.
A Journey to Fullness
A Journey to Fullness is a 16 part video series introducing how the Orthodox Church sees herself. It is not meant as polemics, nor is it meant as a catechism. It is simply explaining in clear and simple way the fullness of the Orthodox Faith and how it can lead to the healing of our personal brokenness. No commitment beyond an interest in learning something about Orthodoxy is required, but anyone wishing to go farther is welcome to do so.
Beginning with November28 A Journey to Fullness series will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. The videos last about 15 minutes, and is followed by a discussion of the lesson and can range wherever the Spirit takes us. This series is great for those born into the Orthodox Faith, for those interested in the Orthodox Faith, for those who have an Orthodox spouse, friend, or family member and would like to become more familiar with something of importance in their life, and for those who are searching but not really sure about religion. All are welcome. Bring a friend!
November and December ScheduleDecember 5--Tradition and Tradition
December 12--How Do I Understand the Bible?
December 19--When We Say God, Pt. 1
(no meeting December 26)
Lord, Teach Us to Pray
A quiet time to learn about the Jesus Prayer and to pray it together. A great preparation for the Feast of Christmas!
Tuesday, December 11, 7:00-8:15 pm
Holy Trinity Church, Concord
An Orthodox Service of Lessons and Carols
Adapted and shortened from the Service of the Royal Hours of Christmas Eve, this service combines psalms, hymns and Scripture Readings looking forward to the coming of our Lord at Christmas. Added to that are traditional carol singing. A Fellowship Hour follows. All are invited!
Sunday, December 16, 4:00 pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Concord