Orthodox Studies

New Testament – Wed. 2:00 PM with Fr. Alex MacKoul (2024-2025)

Required Text/Books: Orthodox Study Bible This course is designed to prepare students for a basic understanding of the New Testament, the good news of Christ’s salvation. We will begin with a swift explanation of how the New Testament list of books came about. After that, we will move through specific stories and key events, and how […]

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Cappadocian Fathers – Wed. 9:00 AM with Dcn. Nicholas Newman (2024-2025)

Three names stand out in the aftermath of the First Ecumenical Council, who took up the mantle of Orthodoxy against a resurgent Arianism: St Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian, and St Gregory of Nyssa. In this course, we will examine the writings of these three Church fathers, called the Cappadocian Fathers, and see

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Biblical Greek IV – Wed & Fri. 11:00 AM with Brian Ashland (2024-2025)

Course Description – Over the academic year, we will go through the greek text of Mark discussing the linguistic forms and semitic syntax in order to exegete the over all meaning of the text. Please note: No English translation will be provided or used by the instructor. Students, of course, are encouraged to translate and

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Music & Worship – Wed. 11:00 AM with Kh. Irene Khouri (2024-2025)

Students must be able to read words but not necessarily music. There will be handouts and worksheets available that will need to be printed and should be kept in a three-ring binder throughout the year. Handouts may require colored markers or pencils to complete. Music scores will be provided for the student’s future use. Summary:

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Our Thoughts Determine our Lives – Wed. 2:00 PM with Fr. Paul Girgis (2024-2025)

Required Text/Books: Supplied by the teacher. Summary: Students will learn of the angelic life of Elder Thaddeus – one of the most renowned spiritual guides of Serbia in the twentieth century. Discovering the Christian calling to “bear everything patiently and forgive all”, students will learn the practical ways in which good thoughts and desires give us peace

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Missionaries, Martyrs, and Modern Saints – Wed. 1:00 PM with Fr. Michael Heningham (2024-2025)

Required Text/Books: Supplied by teacher Summary: This class is a detailed study of Church History as witnessed by the missionaries and martyrs of the Orthodox Church.  For students who have not taken the “Lives of the Saints” course, it will provide them with a review of the meaning of Orthodox sainthood, the purpose and history of relics, and

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Know the Faith – Wed. 3:00 PM with Fr. Patrick Cardine (2024-2025)

Rationale:  This course will help students to absorb and appreciate the fundamental teachings of the Holy Orthodox Christian Church, with a special emphasis on learning how to communicate these Orthodox teachings in comparison and contrast with Roman Catholic and Protestant views.   Course Aims and Outcomes:  The aim of this course is to provide knowledge that will

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Compelling Conversations – Wed. 1:00 PM with Fr. Patrick Cardine (2024-2025)

Required Text/Books: Orthodox Study BibleSummary:  This class is intended for 9th/10th-grade students. Fr. Patrick will guide teenagers on a group discussion about the basic tenets of the Orthodox faith and how to articulate them. The subject matter will focus solely on what Orthodox Christianity is and how to explain the faith at a high school level.

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Classical Greek III – T/Th 3:00 PM with Brian Ashland (2024-2025)

Continuing our study of the language of ancient Athens, the language of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle among others. Modern Greek pronunciation will be used as a basis for reading instead of an historical phonological reconstruction. Throughout the year, we will continue to parse morphological constructions, building upon our understanding of syntax as we begin to read

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Biblical Greek III – Wed & Fri 4:00 PM with Brian Ashland (2024-2025)

In this intermediate year will look at more difficult forms of morphology: declension and conjugation, as well as increasingly complex syntax as we read the exercises in our book and translate and analyze sections from the ???? Modern Greek pronunciation will be used as a basis for reading instead of an historical phonological reconstruction. Required

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