Category Archives: Catechesis

Beneath Thy Compassion: Exploring the Marian Devotion of the Early Church

by Theo Andreou Over one thousand years stands between these two images of the Mother of God tenderly embracing her Son. They testify to the truth of Mary’s own words in Luke 1:48: ‘For behold, from now on all generations will

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Catacomb of Peter

Counting sheep – a catechism in the catacombs

I want to write about tombs, sheep and sea monsters… And yes, I know it sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. But in actuality, these things are related quite profoundly to each other. I want to draw your

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That this Pascha is a type of the future and eternal Pascha

That this Pascha is a type of the future and eternal Pascha;and about endurance and courage. St Theodore the Studite: Catchesis 66 Brethren and fathers, Lent is already galloping past and the soul rejoices at the imminence of Pascha, because

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That we should conduct ourselves in newness of life

just as we promised through the holy Schema.[1] Theodore the Studite: Catcehesis 40 Brethren and Fathers, just as the hungry long to eat and the thirsty to drink, so we should be enthusiastic to listen to the word of God.

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What Do We Really Believe?

Father Stephen’s weekly Zoom meetings help us to really think about what we believe. They are challenging and stimulating. Often, we literally ‘Zoom in’ on knotty problems in our faith. In this day and age, it is essential that every Orthodox Christian can explain, or in some other way, demonstrate the truth of what we believe. The world today is a market place of beliefs and faiths, whether that faith is in a Muslim or Christian God, or in science. Continue reading

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Religious Education Lectures

The archdiocese has organised a series of religious education lectures via Zoom throughout the summer on Tuesday evenings at 7.00pm.  The subject of the current lecture series is “Signs and Wonders according to the Gospel of John”.   They are led

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Scripture Study via Zoom

As meetings are currently prohibited we have started having scripture study by video conferencing.  Each Wednesday at 7pm we meet for study of scripture.  We are due to start looking at Apostles and the Church which is the subject of

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