First Diocesan On-Line Class Held

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Apostolate For Christian Education is pleased to report that  the first of a seven part  on-line introductory class on Orthodox Christianity, Orthodoxy 101,  took place this evening, November 16, 2009.

At the time of broadcast,  online enrollment numbered 138 people from 20 states in the U.S.  and from the United Kingdom, Columbia, Brazil and Australia. The make up of the class is mixed with 1/3 being inquirers including pastors of other Christian Churches,  1/3 recent converts, and the remainder  more seasoned Orthodox Christians and Orthodox Clergy. 

The class, led by Fr. Peter Paproski, will be  broadcast live each week from St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church  in Stratford Connecticut.   The  class will begin at 7:00 pm EST and will last approximately 90 minutes.

During the next  six weeks the following topics to be discussed will include, Holy Tradition, Church History,  Doctrine and Dogma, Prayer, Ethics and Morality and discovering one's vocation in life.

There is still time to register.   Won't YOU join our class?  If you can't  make the class, you can listen to archived lectures and download class notes upon registering.

For more information and to register, please click here.

 


Epistle Reading: 1 Peter 4:12-5:5

Gospel Reading: Mark 12:38-44

Synaxis of the 70 Holy Apostles; Our Righteous Father Theoctistus, Abbot of Cucomo in Sicily; Forefeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; Zosimos the Monk and Athanasios the Notary; Righteous Apollinaria the Senator; Martyrs Chrysanthos and Euphemia; Righteous Euthymios the Younger; New Martyr Onuphrios; Righteous Euthymios of Vatopedi; Righteous John Scholarios

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