Adult Church School
Beginning in the Fall 2012, these short sermons are an Adult Catechism series offered before Liturgy each week. Fr. Evan teaches on a wide range of subjects, covering the elements of the Orthodox faith, church, scripture, spiritual life, and more.
The Christian Life
“The Christian Life” is a series that investigates the basics of Christian living and spiritual transformation. The basis for our reflection is the wisdom of the desert fathers and the spiritual tools and methods used by them and adopted by the Church.
The Cloister Walk
In this book study Fr. Evan compares the religious life (monastic life) with secular living. The seminar attempts to find a place where the two intersect, where the one supersedes the other. The class looks at our path(s) in and out of both, and investigates areas of growth and change. Finally the seminar presents an opportunity to examine life, one?s own life, as it is lived today, and to see if our experience of Christianity has a prophetic voice and is truly relevant.
Conversations Concerning Our Common Faith
The recordings under ?Conversations Concerning Our Common Faith? are explorations through dialogue. Using a format and without prepared notes this series seeks to further our understanding of our Faith bringing us closer to Christ.
12 Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church
In this seminar Fr. Evan explores the context, tradition, theology, scripture, hymns, iconography, practices and readings of one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. The class will provide believers with a deeper understanding of the spiritual and liturgical life of the Church and help individual Christians grow closer in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Holy Week Class
In this sermon series, Father Evan examines some of the theological and liturgical traditions and teachings of the Church found in our Holy Week services.
Introduction to Orthodoxy Classes
This online course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of Orthodox theology and practice. It is a perfect course for those seeking to learn more about the Orthodox Church as well as a much needed review of the basic teachings of the faith for those who are Orthodox.
This class is a discussion on different topics such as: services, feastdays, fasting, colors, Orthodox homes, etc. with Fr. Evan.
Parishioner to Parishioner
This short five part series offers brief reflections by members of our community of topics related to the spiritual life of the church. Topics include: The Royal Priesthood of Believers, Church Design and Architecture, Iconograpy, Orthodox family life and Music.
A Re-introduction to the Orthodox Faith
In this series Father Evan returns to a discussion on the basic teachings of the Orthodox Faith. This class is a perfect fit for those learning about Orthodoxy for the first time or for those who grew up Orthodox but were unsure about the traditions and theology of the Church.
The Sunday Worship Seminar is designed to give people a practical and theological look into the Divine services of the Orthodox Church. In this seminar we focus on the services and prayers that are read during a typical Sunday morning. The series begins with a look at the Entrance Prayers and continues with an exploration of the Prayer of Preparation or Oblation, known also as the Proskomide. After this our seminar examines the service of Matins or Orthoros and then concludes with a detailed review of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Finally, this seminar will enhance not only one’s understanding of this service but will serve to increase the spiritual life of every Christian and their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.