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 Friday 10 March.
The program is as follows:
|Friday 20/9||The search for faith|
|Friday 27/9||The Lover of Mankind – The Christian understanding God|
|Friday 4/10||Being human: fully alive|
|Friday 18/10||Why did Jesus come to us|
|Friday 25/10||Why the Church – Isn’t God enough|
|Friday 22/11||The Holy Spirit|
|Friday 29/11||Living the Faith 1: The Liturgy|
|Friday 13/12||Living the Faith 2: The Holy Sacraments|
|Friday 20/12||Living the Faith 3: The Bible, Prayer, and Fasting|
|Friday 10/1/2020||Living the Faith 4: Christian Behavior|
|Friday 17/1/2020||Heaven on Earth: Members of the Church|
|Friday 24/1/2020||Some history|
|To be announced||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.