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, participants 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 2014/15 Ecclesiastical year. This Ministry begins in the fall and takes place on Wednesday evenings, continuing through the Wednesday preceding Lent, at which time our Lenten Speaker Series begins, preceded by the 6 p.m. Pre-Sanctified Liturgies on Wednesday evenings.
Stay tuned for more information on the future of our LOGOS program.
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..
The life of the Orthodox Church perpetuates and fulfills the ministry of Jesus Christ. The close association between Christ and His Church is reflected in the images from the Scriptures which declare that Christ is the Head and the Church is His Body, and that Christ is the Bridegroom and the Church is His bride. Learn more»