Orthodox Study Circle
St. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church
708 Hertford. Road,
Powerpoint presentation … full talk to follow
Thank you to everyone who came last night, it was a pleasant evening despite the autumnal chill in the air.
The theme was “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit”. The session was a very interactive one, so there is no written talk online. I’m afraid you won’t get the full flavour of the session, this time. which was built around communication and discussion.
There is an adapted video of the edited Powerpoint, and the whole Powerpoint as .pdf (portable document file) document, which might hint at what was said.
Leave a comment if there are any difficulties – or if you like it!
There was some homework this week too!
- What can you do this week to have Poverty of Spirit? To put others first?
- How can you start to see yourself as you truly are?
The Elder Paisios video we watched (along with the other parts that we didn’t watch) is here
During the pre-talk coffee we got into a discussion about Creation and Orthodox viewpoints, which we may well leave to another session with a guest speaker.
I refer you to this post by Fr. Gregory Hallam
Part of the problem is an attack by atheists on the Watchmaker view of God and Creation. Although based on an old philosophical viewpoint, this has not been the way Orthodox Christians traditionally view God’s relationship with the Universe (although the attached flash file is quite sweet).
There was also a discussion afterwards about relics due to the fact that the relics of Therese of Lisieux have been brought to the UK.
I wrote about this on my test blog last week: