2023-24 STUDY TOPIC: 

Created in 2018, this ministry hones in on the study of Scriptures and takes a deep dive into learning and discussing Bible passages.  This year, the ministry will begin by reading and discussing the experiences, journeys and Epistles of St. Paul, beginning with St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians.

Sessions meet in-person on select Thursday mornings from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the conference room and will also be offered simultaneously via Zoom.  No  preparation for the gatherings is required and everyone is welcome!  The Orthodox Study Bible, or Orthodox Study Bible app, is a good companion resource for this ministry. 

The group discussion will be led by Helen Theodoropoulos, PhD, MA (Doctor of Theology from University of Chicago and Masters from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology). Helen is an Adjunct Professor at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox School of Theology.

A pen and notepad is recommended for note-taking.  For more information about this ministry and to be added to the email list in order to receive updates prior to each session, please contact Kathie Rutkowski at

2023/24 CALENDAR
Ascending in Orthodoxy Bible Study
THURSDAYS, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ascension of Our Lord, 1207 Riverwoods Rd., Lincolnshire


Meetings are both in person and via zoom.  Those marked with an asterisk (*) denote that Divine Liturgy is offered that day at 9 a.m.  Please join us.

September 7, 2023:  1st day
September 21
September 28th (Zoom only)
October 19
November 2
* November 16
* November 30
* December 14
* December 21

January 11, 2024
January 25
February 8
February 22
March 14
March 21
April 11
April 25
May 9
May 23 - last session