In case you want to learn more about orthodoxy, our parish is organizing bi-weekly lessons and homilies which last for a period of 6 months.
It is also possible for adults to be administered the sacrament of baptism. The non-Orthodox Adult who wishes to become an Orthodox Christian should contact Fr. Ioannis Psomas in order to set a day and time to meet in order to go over the procedure needed to do so.
After proper education, the adult will participate in the “Time of Reflection and Commitment.” At this period the adult will reflect on what he/she has learnt during the previous months and will participate in the offices (vespers – Divine Liturgy). At the same time, a personal counselling with the priest will take place. The whole period lasts 1 year, after which, with the blessings of the Metropolitan of Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands, the baptism will take place.
The new course begins on Saturday 10 March.
The program is as follows:
|Sat 1/12||The search for faith|
|Sat 22/12||The Lover of Mankind – The Christian understanding God|
|Sat 12/1||Being human: fully alive|
|Sat 26/1||Why did Jesus come to us|
|Sat 9/2||Why the Church – Isn’t God enough|
|Sat 16/2||The Holy Spirit|
|Sat 2/3||Living the Faith 1: The Liturgy|
|Sat 16/3||Living the Faith 2: The Holy Sacraments|
|Sat 30/3||Living the Faith 3: The Bible, Prayer, and Fasting|
|Sat 12/4||Living the Faith 4: Christian Behavior|
|Sat 11/5||Heaven on Earth: Members of the Church|
|Sat 25/5||Some history|
|Sat 15/6||Visit the Orthodox Monastery in Asten|
Some information on the Program
What is THE WAY?
It is the outreach programme of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies. It is a course of 12 sessions, usually over 6 months, and consists of:
- a coffee together
- a talk on a central aspect of Christian belief
- free discussion.
- a “question and answer” session, where members of each group put questions to a panel
What does THE WAY do?
The course aims to present the basics of Orthodox Christian faith in an atmosphere of friendship, free exchange, and trust, where no position is forbidden and no question treated as foolish or unworthy of attention.
Who is the course for?
The course is taught in English and was initially designed for people between 18 and 45 who had completed secondary school. In practice, it has been enjoyed by those of all ages and attainments, people with considerable Christian knowledge or very little, those from a variety of racial backgrounds, by Orthodox wanting to better understand their faith, by other Christians seeking to know more, and by those of goodwill who have a curiosity as to what Christians believe.
What is its authority?
THE WAY derives its authority to teach from the blessing given to the parish by the Metropolitan of Belgium, Luxemburg and The Netherlands, His Excellence Athenagoras.
The Program is running successfully for the second year in our Church.
The participation in the course is FREE.
If you wish to enrol please send an email to the following address:
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Name, Address, Postcode, Email Address, Telephone, age.