5 Hosea 4 v 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast
rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Fr Paul has blessed us to have a study group for those interested in deepening our faith also by this means. All sinners (and saints) welcome – from tentative enquirer to seasoned Orthodox faithful. The day and time is not fixed at present and depending on the availability of participants, and it is best to contact us if you are thinking of joining so we can let you know when the next one is, The venue is the sitting room of the house beside which the church is located.
Lord have mercy on us. – In all our fallenness and need, it is of great importance in the humility of a teachable student, to familiarise ourselves with -and to acquire a knowledge of- our sacred and salvific Orthodox faith in order to become firmly rooted and established in it.
“A catechism is a summary or exposition of doctrine and serves as a learning introduction to the Sacraments traditionally used in catechesis, or Christian religious teaching of children and adult converts”. (Wikipedia definition). It aims to provide a solid and sound foundation for growth in faith and holiness within the ancient body of the Holy Church.
One trusted source of Catechism to turn to has been provided for us by St Philaret of Moscow (icon on the left) and can be found online when clicking on: The Catechism of St Philaret (Drozdov) of Moscow
Another, more recent Catechism, also online, is a pdf document of 55 pages inspired by THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: An Introduction to Orthodox Dogma and Spirituality, by Hieromonk Hilarion Alfeyev and can be opened by clicking on this link: http://www.stseraphimmichigan.org/big/catechism.pdf