Knowing God -- or not!
What the Early Church Fathers say and why this is important for our life.
We Orthodox often invoke the “church fathers” to bolster what we believe...
Who are these persons?
What did they really say?
Why ought we to listen to folks who lived 1500 years ago, more or less, as voices of authority?
If I have a Bible, why may I just not read it and have everything I need?
Those who participate will be introduced to the early Church Fathers (the so-called “ante-Nicene” Fathers) up through the Holy Synod held at Nicaea, from the age of the Apostles up through the year A.D. 325. This is not a mere academic study, but rather an encounter with the Gospel made very concrete through these holy patristic teachings and confessions.
Fr. Patrick guides us over this theme on
Tuesday evenings from September 27 through December 13
through three units of three or four weeks in length,
with a one-week break in between each of these three units.
Sept 27 through Oct 11
Oct 25 through Nov 15
Nov 29 through Dec 13
5:30pm Weekday Vespers, followed by a common dinner (potluck style)
7:15-8:45pm Teaching in the Nave, with time for discussion
Recordings will be made available on the website.
A love offering will be collected to help offset the cost of childcare.