Perhaps you are a Christian, or perhaps you were a Christian, or perhaps you are a person who simply wasn’t exposed to much religion or spirituality as a young person. Regardless, the community at St. Athanasius Orthodox Church welcomes you to explore the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition with us, using these well-produced and thoughtful classes. In our revamped 11-Part Intro to Orthodoxy Series, recorded in Fall 2021, Archpriest Justin Patterson introduces us to Orthodox Christianity and takes us on a tour of the essentials of the Faith, unpacking the basic meaning of Jesus Christ’s radical teaching, and connecting all of this teaching to the lived experience of the Orthodox Church. As part of these 11 classes, you will learn about:
- different worldviews
- the Eastern Orthodox approach to knowing and understanding
- the key elements of Christian history and teaching from an Orthodox perspective
- and how all of this affects our real life and spirituality.
The full playlist for these 11 videos can be found here. Note that our priest,. Fr. Justin, invites you to dialogue with him as you watch these videos, sharing questions and comments as you go, fully immersing yourself in the real life of the parish (if possible.) Additional video resources are available regularly on our parish YouTube channel. The teaser video for our Intro to Orthodoxy is below: