The Didache, a brief text dating to the first century of the Church, was one of the very first written catechisms. In this lecture, Rev. Christiaan Kappes will shed light on the origins and original audience of this important document in the Early Church, and introduce us to its contents, which range from Christian ethics, […]
Christians are unequivocally called to be champions of life. We often become mired in political discussions about what it means to be “pro-life” but this distracts from the profound Christian understanding of the value of life, which transcends any lines made by society. In this study, the Church Fathers will guide us into a deeper
The Divine Liturgy makes present the events of salvation history and allows us to participate in the worship of God along with the whole cosmos. In this series, guided by Scripture and saints such as Maximos the Confessor and Symeon of Thessaloniki, we will explore the Church’s mystical interpretation of the Divine Liturgy and how
Why does matter matter? And why is the incarnation so important? St. Athanasios tells us that “If the Savior is not God incarnate, there can be no salvation.” In this lecture, the key points of the Church’s understanding of the incarnation will be explained through Athanasios’ important text, On The Incarnation.
Join us as we study our Holy Father John of Damascus’ fierce and powerful defense of the importance of Holy Images, that we may approach the anniversary of the restoration of icons to the churches after the iconoclast heresy with renewed faith in their power to ingrain the truth in our souls.
“Pray always,” St. Paul exhorts us (1 Th. 5.17). And yet, how do we achieve this? The ascetics of the Church have long extolled the Jesus Prayer as the most powerful means to achieve unceasing prayer. Join us as we explore this rich, but simple prayer of our Eastern Christian tradition, seeking to “remember God
Join us as we immerse ourselves in the study of Genesis, which St. Ephrem the Syrian called “the treasure house of the Ark, the crown of the Law.” With Saints Ephrem, John Chrysostom, Basil the Great & Gregory of Nyssa as our guides, we will dive deeply into the Sacred Word which created the world
God has called his people to become partakers of His Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4). Join us for this three-part series as we explore this process of participating in the Sacramental and moral life of Christ by which each individual and the whole Church are transformed into the mystical body of Christ.