DISCOVERING ORTHODOXY ONLINE CATECHESIS LAUNCHES
The Discovering Orthodoxy online catechesis has now launched and we invite you to visit the course website at http://www.discoveringorthodoxy.org/
You will see that we have made the first two units available to any visitors to the site, but we will be implementing our user account system over the course of this week and only registered students will be able to access future units. This is to allow us to provide proper support to those engaged in catechesis with us. You will receive your account details before the next unit is published.
We have several other units already in production. The next unit to be published will be Beginning with Church History which will be presented by H.E. Metropolitan Seraphim. Father Peter Farrington is producing a unit looking at the evidence for our faith in God.
We now have over 800 registered students from around the world. This is truly a global and pan-Orthodox and ecumenical project. Our long term target throughout 2013 is to produce 50 interesting units of study, and to have registered 2000 students.
Each of the units will contain a short written introduction which will include some important references from the Fathers of the Church relevant to the topic. The main content will be a video/audio presentation by one of the course contributors. Followed by a short Bible study on the topic. There will be a few simple questions just to allow us to make sure that the learning material is working and you have understood the topic.
We have over 200 topics for which we plan to produce material, and this phase of the project will take several years to complete. We hope to produce a serious and useful library of resources that remain helpful to Orthodox Christians and those interested in the Orthodox Faith.
The development of this extensive range of learning materials does require support. First of all we need your regular prayers for all of those involved in producing these materials, and also for those who will be using them.
But we do also need regular sponsorship to give us the resources to develop this project in a professional manner. If you are willing and able to make a small regular monthly donation, or even a one off donation, then your support will be gratefully received and greatly appreciated.
This link will take you to a page where you can make either a one off donation, or subscribe to provide a regular small monthly donation.http://www.lsocs.co.uk/orthodox_catechesis.php
May God bless your participation in this course
Father Peter Farrington
Director of Studies
London School of Orthodox Christian Studies