On-Line Study Of The Gospel Of St. John To Resume For The Lenten Season

JOHNSTOWN, PA --  The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that the on-line Orthodox Bible Study Class, hosted by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Warren, Ohio , will resume this coming Saturday, February 21, 2014 after a several week hiatus. The harsh winter weather caused water lines to burst which resulted in extensive water damage to the St. Nicholas Church complex and the internet broadcast system.    

This study, which is currently in its eighth week, is focusing on the Gospel of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John.  The class is led by Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, D. Min, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. The class takes place on Saturday evenings at 5:00 pm and  is approximately 60 minutes in duration.

The Gospel of St. John is being read and discussed within the context of the patristic mindset of the Church. Emphasis is placed on both the Gospel's historical context and application to contemporary life.

This year's course is the second in an ongoing series of Orthodox Scripture Studies. In the Spring of 2013, a large cadre of students, both on location at St. Nicholas Church and on-line completed an in-depth study of the Gospel of St. Matthew.

With the resumption of the class coming during the final week of preparation for Great Lent, all are cordially invited and encouraged to take part in the Bible study as part of their spiritual preparation for Pascha.  There is no charge to take part.

Do you attend Vespers on Saturday night and are unable to join the class live? Audio and video recordings of the lecture will be available on-line by the following Monday.

Learn more about the Scripture Study.

Watch the class live here (Saturday Evenings at 5:00 pm)

Catch up to the class and view archived videos of previous lectures.