WHAT: Adult Education Class: The Apostolic Fathers
WHEN: Wednesday nights, following Vespers (6:30pm)
WHO: Anyone interested!
Beginning January 11, we will launch a new adult education series on the group of writings known as the Apostolic Fathers. These are some of the first Christian writings after the collection of books that eventually became the New Testament. Some were even written by some of the Apostles’ own disciples. It’s a remarkable look into what Church life was like right after the New Testament period.
There are many other editions, however, and any of them will be fine.
The class will be conducted in an informal conversational style, and will take us up to the week before Lent, with the last class on Feb. 22. (We will not have class on Feb. 1 as we will be celebrating festal services for the Meeting of the Lord that evening.)
See you then!
January 11: The Didache (or The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles)
January 18: Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Ephesians and Epistle to the Romans
January 25: Clement of Rome, Letter to Corinth (I Clement)
February 1: No Class, 6pm Matins, 7pm Divine Liturgy for the Meeting of the Lord
February 8: Polycarp, To the Philippians and The Martyrdom of Polycarp
February 15: The Epistle of Barnabas
February 22: The Shepherd of Hermas, chs. 1-25 (Visions I-V)