With the blessing of Fr. Joseph, starting at 7pm on May 19 (following Wednesday Vespers), we will begin a weekly study of the new book The Religion of the Apostles: Orthodox Christianity in the First Century, written by Fr. Stephen De Young:
Father Dr. Stephen De Young traces the lineage of Orthodox Christianity back to the faith and witness of the apostles, which was rooted in a first-century Jewish worldview. The Religion of the Apostles presents the Orthodox Christian Church of today as a continuation of the religious life of the apostles, which in turn was a continuation of the life of the people of God since the beginning of creation.
About the Author: Father Stephen De Young is the pastor of Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church (Antiochian) in Lafayette, Louisiana. He holds a PhD in Biblical Studies from Amridge University and is the host of The Whole Counsel of God podcast and co-host of the Lord of Spirits podcast on Ancient Faith Radio. He is also the author of The Whole Counsel Blog on the Ancient Faith Ministries website. For years Fr. Stephen has been teaching the Bible by taking ideas current in biblical scholarship and explaining them to laypeople to make both those ideas and the Scriptures more accessible.
It is essentially a one-volume Orthodox Biblical theology, giving an overall framework for understanding the Scriptures.
We’ll be looking at one chapter per week, tentatively to last 10 weeks.
Please contact Fr. Andrew if you are interested in participating.