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Offline Ainnir

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The Church year in catechism
« on: September 24, 2017, 06:11:41 PM »
I'd picked up bits and pieces about the church year (and week and day) from here and by simply attending, but the last two catechism classes have laid out a nice overview which was so incredibly helpful.  I didn't know the tones cycled, and I learned about Eothenas today (well, that they exist).  It was also made clear that we do what we can, but understanding the broader context has a mooring effect.  But had I not be trying to show up as much as possible, not as much would have sunk in.  He did also say that this could be a semester-long course at seminary, so it's really just an overview.  I'm happy for it, though.   :)
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Re: The Church year in catechism
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 07:31:06 PM »
I recall a while back a catechism which was based on the Church calendar ("The Living God" I think it was called).
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Re: The Church year in catechism
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 08:27:13 PM »
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Re: The Church year in catechism
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 08:29:31 PM »
Catechism is mostly just showing up as often as possible.
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Re: The Church year in catechism
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 09:24:52 PM »
I do try, but even so, I can't agree that it should be left there.  And maybe that's just me; I really appreciated the extra explanation, though.  :)
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Re: The Church year in catechism
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 08:37:26 AM »
Fr. Hopko's Rainbow Series has a walk through the Church Year https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith/worship/the-church-year
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Re: The Church year in catechism
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 09:05:08 AM »
I recall a while back a catechism which was based on the Church calendar ("The Living God" I think it was called).
Thanks for this Isa, I believe my parish library has these books. I'll have to grab em when I go on Wednesday.

Fr. Hopko's Rainbow Series has a walk through the Church Year https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith/worship/the-church-year
Thanks Volnutt. I have his series in paperback, Ill have to show my priest this to see what he thinks.
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Re: The Church year in catechism
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 09:18:05 AM »
You're welcome.
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Re: The Church year in catechism
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 02:05:25 PM »
Agreed, Rob; thanks guys!
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