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Listen, I entreat you, all that are careful for this life, and procure books that will be medicines for the soul…get at least the New Testament, the Apostolic Epistles, the Acts, the Gospels, for your constant teachers. If grief befalls you, dive into them as into a chest of medicines; take from there comfort for your trouble, be it loss, or death, or bereavement of relations; or rather do not merely dive into them but take them wholly to yourself, keeping them in your mind." (St. John Chrysostom, Homily 9 On Colossians)
The New Testament You Never Knew
Whether you have studied and read the New Testament from your earliest days of Sunday School or your Bible has lain closed and gathering dust on some obscure bookshelf somewhere in your house, this journey of discovery is for you. Why has the most revolutionary and transformative book ever written become a decoration for our coffee tables or a place to record our family history? This video program and discussion will bring the spark back into the faded pages of our New Testaments; the world of Jesus and the first Christians becomes alive in the talks by world-renowned biblical scholars N.T. Wright and Michael Bird. Each session will also offer a variety of selections from the various books of the New Testament, so that together we can delve deeper into the meaning of the text.
This session is part of our on-going Re-Catechism program to help our adults and emerging adults become more familiar with and dedicated to our Orthodox faith, and, through them, to inspire our children with the power and beauty of our faith.
Our first meeting is Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 pm. We will meet every other week. The schedule of meetings and topics will be (of course, subject to weather and other events):
Tuesday, October 8--The Books of the New Testament
Tuesday, October 22--The World of Jesus and the Apostles
Tuesday, November 5--The Life and Death of Jesus
Tuesday, November 19--The Resurrection of Jesus
Tuesday, December 3--The Ministry of the Apostle Paul
Tuesday, December 17--The Early Christians and the Church
Tuesday, January 7--The Mission of the Church
Tuesday, January 21--The Creation of the New Testament
Blessing of Animals
Our Parish has a special service to bless our animal friends near the feast of St. Mammas, one of our patron saint of animals. This year we will have the blessing on Saturday, September 7 at 5:30 pm. We will gather outside the parish house (weather permitting). If you cannot bring your pet, please feel free to bring a picture to participate in the prayers.
We will be going on pilgrimage to the St. Nektarios Monastery, Roscoe NY, on Tuesday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 6. The costs involved will be for the renting of the van, meals en route, and a donation to the monastery. If you are interested in going, please call the Church Office at 603-225-2961 and leave a message. The cut-off date for reserveations is Saturday, October 19. No reservations will be accepted after that date.