Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Paraklesis Service followed by LOGOS
LOGOS (Living Our Greek Orthodox Studies) is an educational series offered at Ascension with the purpose of exploring the scripture and traditions of the Orthodox faith. Through active discussion, Bible readings, personal experiences and liturgical programs, we will learn about the mystery and depth of Orthodox teachings. Each session is preceded by a Paraklesis to the Theotokos service beginning at 6:30 p.m.
LOGOS began in the 2016/17 Ecclesiastical year on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 and continued through the Wednesday preceding Lent, February 22, 2017, at which time our Lenten 2017 Speaker Series will commence preceded by the 6 p.m. Pre-Sanctified Liturgies on Wednesday evenings. Click HERE for more information on the 2017 Lenten Lecture Series.
Our LOGOS theme ths year is "Passions and Virtues." Our discussions will be inspired by the book written by St. Paisios: "Spiritual Counsels v. Passions and Virtues." Together we will explore the collective wisdom this Orthodox Elder imparts to us about passions (self-love, pride, judging, envy, anger, etc.) and virtues (exalted [humility], and how they apply to every day living.
Please join us on the following dates for these beautiful services and inspiring discussions.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Wednesday, October 12
Wednesday, October 19. Click HERE to listen to this evening's session!
Wednesday, October 26
Wednesday, November 2
Wednesday, November 16
Wednesday, November 30
Wednesday, December 7
Wednesday, December 21: The Sacrament of Holy Unction in preparation for the Nativity
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
In 2015/16, LOGOS centered on the Divine Liturgy. Father Sotiri explored the central act of worship in the Orthodox Church in a way that "demystified its mystery" and enabled us to understand its impact in our daily lives.
Our Fall 2014 study sessions focused on: The BEATITUDES: THE BLESSED WAY OF LIFE. See below for the sessions that Fr. Sotiri discussed; and, for two of them, you can also access the audio.
October 1 -Introduction to the Beatitudes -“Let us go to the mountain of the Lord” & “Blessed are the poor in spirit...
October 8 – “Blessed are those who mourn. . .”
October 15 – “Blessed are the meek. .
October 22 – “Blessed are those who hunger andthirst for righteousness. . .”
October 29 – “Blessed are the merciful. . .Click to hear audio!
November 5 – “Blessed are the Pure in Heart" Click to hear audio!
November 19 – “Blessedare the peacemakers. . ."
December 10 – “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake..
Finding of the Relics of Cyrus and John the Unmercenaries; Pappias the Martyr; Righteous Fathers Sergius and Herman, Founders of Valaam Monastery; Synaxis of the Icon of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos ; Paul the Physician of Corinth; Sergios the Magister