CORE: Continuing Orthodox Religious Education
The CORE class is designed for those who desire to learn more about the Orthodox Christian Faith and for those who already embrace the Faith wishing to enhance and enrich their religious understanding of the Orthodox Church. The CORE class meets on Sunday after Divine Liturgy from September through May. During the 2017 spring semester, we will be covering the book, Thirty Steps to Heaven, by Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou which serves as a layperson’s guide to the Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus. Past CORE topics have included introduction to the Divine Liturgy, chanting, liturgical music, iconography, church architecture, the lives of the saints, and the writings of the early Church Fathers.