Adult Education – Subtle Idols

Adult Education – Subtle Idols

“Subtle Idols – The Not So Obvious Things that Keep Our Hearts from God.” The Scriptures and the Holy Fathers warn us repeatedly about the dangers idols and idolatry. Money, power, and hedonism are the more obvious things they warn us about. But they also warn us about much more...

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LIVE Adult Education – “Controlling God and Other Mistakes We Make in Our Spiritual Life”

LIVE Adult Education – “Controlling God and Other Mistakes We Make in Our Spiritual Life”

Most of us want to be in control of our lives. We don’t like it when things “feel out of control.” The message of society and culture is take control of your life and don’t be passive. There are books, videos, seminars, and speakers a plenty that advocate this message....

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Understanding and Living Our Faith:  The Holiness of Condescending to One Another

Understanding and Living Our Faith: The Holiness of Condescending to One Another

“God condescends whenever He is not seen as He is, but in the way one incapable of beholding Him is able to look upon Him. In this way God reveals Himself by accommodating what He reveals to the weakness of vision of those who behold Him.” (St. John Chrysostom) We...

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Gifts and Talents as Assets – Adult Education

Gifts and Talents as Assets – Adult Education

Adult Religious Education The Scriptures state that “my people will suffer for a lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6). It’s not enough to simply provide religious education for our children. An educated laity is a strong laity and the key is educating our adult faithful. The type of education provided is...

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Walking the Spiritual Tightrope: Achieving ‘Balance’ in Our Lives – Live Adult Education Class

Walking the Spiritual Tightrope: Achieving ‘Balance’ in Our Lives – Live Adult Education Class

LIVE Adult Education on “Walking the Spiritual Tightrope: Achieving ‘Balance’ in Our Lives” from St George Greek Orthodox Church. We put a lot of time and effort into achieving balance in our lives. What do we mean by balance? What should a life lived in balance look like for an...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: How We Experience Lent and Fasting

Understanding and Living Our Faith: How We Experience Lent and Fasting

“Many Christians, unaware of the great value of fasting, either keep the fast with difficulty or reject it altogether. We should not be afraid to fast but embrace it with joy.” (St. John Chrysostom) Fasting is so much more then abstaining from certain foods. Christ reminds us in the Gospels...

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LIVE Adult Education class on “Is God Our Doctor or Our Lawyer?

LIVE Adult Education class on “Is God Our Doctor or Our Lawyer?

Using the professions of law and medicine, today we will explore two different yet prevalent and competing views about God that shape our own thoughts and behavior. Adult Religious Education The Scriptures state that “my people will suffer for a lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6). It’s not enough to simply...

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“You Cannot Know God – But You Have To Know Him To Know That” Father Thomas Hopko – Adult Education

“You Cannot Know God – But You Have To Know Him To Know That” Father Thomas Hopko – Adult Education

Adult Religious Education The Scriptures state that “my people will suffer for a lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6). It’s not enough to simply provide religious education for our children. An educated laity is a strong laity and the key is educating our adult faithful. The type of education provided is...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Dealing with the Noise and Pace of Life

Understanding and Living Our Faith: Dealing with the Noise and Pace of Life

“When God the Logos created human nature, He did not make the senses susceptible either to pleasure or pain; instead, He implanted in it a certain noetic capacity through which men could enjoy Him in an inexpressible way.” (St. Maximos the Confessor) It is impossible to experience God’s presence in...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Overcomplicating Simplicity

Understanding and Living Our Faith: Overcomplicating Simplicity

“Walk before God in simplicity, and not in subtleties of the mind. Simplicity brings faith; but subtle and intricate speculations bring conceit; and conceit brings withdrawal from God.” (St. Isaac the Syrian) I remember when I was in middle school, my teacher gave us a short paper to read. It...

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You Cannot Know God LIVE Discussion

You Cannot Know God LIVE Discussion

Orthodox Christian Network was LIVE and will be bringing you weekly interactive Adult Study Classes on Sundays at 11:30am EST.  Watch last week, “You cannot know God – but you have to know Him to know that.” Father Thomas Hopko said these words and they really capture the paradox of...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Dealing with Feelings of Abandonment

Understanding and Living Our Faith: Dealing with Feelings of Abandonment

“Do not think that the Lord has abandoned you. No! He is always with you and invisibly sustains you, even when you forget Him. He will not burden you with trials beyond your capacity. Fear nothing, but with total humbleness and devotion bear your cross and pray.” (St. Innocent of...

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