Understanding and Communicating our Faith
Very often we have questions regarding the Orthodox Christian Faith. Not the least of these is, “How may I effectively communicate my Faith to others?” Our Adult/Teen Book Study each Saturday led by Zach Lueth attempts to address many basic questions related to Orthodoxy. Discussions within the study refer to Scripture and the Church Fathers. They also offer Faith comparisons, all of which helps facilitate personal communication of the Faith to friends and family. We invite you to join us each Saturday afternoon at 4:30 pm for an overview of, “The Truth of our Faith” by the Venerable Elder and Staretz Cleopa of Romania. Zach is engaging in his presentation of the Elder’s work, which is written in an easy to read question and answer format. The next scheduled class will be Saturday, August 12, at 4:30 pm. We also invite you to join us on Wednesday nights after Vespers for our continuing study of Fr. Thomas Hopko’s 4 Volume Series on the Orthodox Christian Faith. Please contact Zach or Fr. Basil with any questions.
Church School & Parents Meeting, Aug. 20
In anticipation of the upcoming 2017-2018 School Year we would like to meet with Church School teachers as well as parents on Sunday, August 20, toward the middle of Coffee Hour. At this meeting the basic principles of our Church School Program will be reviewed, as well as the curriculum to be used during the upcoming months. We encourage all teachers and parents with Church School aged children to take part in this gathering. In addition, we will have Church School registration on two consecutive Sundays, August 20 and August 27 after Divine Liturgy. For more information or clarification please see Matushka Christine Zebrun our Church School Coordinator.
Azle Mission News
Since the beginning of September members of St. Barbara’s, living west of Ft. Worth, have been meeting for Vespers once a week. A storefront along Jacksboro Highway was recently renovated, making it very suitable for worship and fellowship. As a result, a new mission in Azle has been initiated with Archbishop Alexander blessing the name of Archangel Gabriel (Patronal Feast, July 13). The naming of the community adds permanency to the effort, a sense of identity to the group, and will allow for more effective outreach. We will continue weekly gatherings and look forward to the mission’s first Liturgy (time and day to be announced). More information will be forthcoming. We invite St. Barbara members to come visit the mission during regular times for meeting as schedules allows. The mission’s address is 1157 S.E. Parkway (Jacksboro Highway) in Azle. We meet most often at 7 pm on Tuesday nights.
General Confession and Council Meeting
This month our monthly General Confession will be conducted on Wednesday, August 23 at 6 pm, just prior to Vespers. Our Council Meeting will be conducted on Sunday during Coffee Hour on August 27.