Thursday, May 23, 2024 UTC

MAY 12: BECOMING BYZANTINE – BYZANTINE CHRISTIAN FORMATION FOR ADULTS – ONLINE PARISH WEBINAR SERIES

       MAY 12: BECOMING BYZANTINE – ONLINE PARISH WEBINAR SERIES FOR ADULT– 6:00 PM.

Join us for a monthly webinar on the Becoming Byzantine Series!

Every 2nd Sunday of the Month at 6:00 PM until June 2024!

Welcome to Becoming Byzantine! This series is intended to be an online introduction to Byzantine Catholic Faith, Worship, and Life based upon the teachings of the Christ Our Pascha (COP) Catechism. Every month for a year we will offer a webinar which will serve as a conversation the topics and themes from that week’s catechism readings (paragraph numbers identified below) and video lessons. This can be used for individual, group, or parish study.

Follow these Steps!

1. Register here for the Becoming Byzantine Series, co-sponsored by the Eparchy of Phoenix Office of Religious Education and the Vineyard of the Lord Catholic Ministries.

2. Watch the videos of the Webinar and Lessons for that month.

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTCgJsPG4N_u-dEJR4_TSHl298iPf_gJN

3. Complete the Readings from the Christ Our Pascha Catechism.

Click here for the Online Catechism: https://becomingbyzantine.updates.church/

WEBINAR 1 – JUNE, 11th, 2023 – 6-7pm PST (Watch before the first live webinar!)

(Pre-Recorded Webinar) Introduction to the Byzantine Catechumenate: Faith, Prayer, and Life of the Church (COP §§ 1-11; 53-54; 63-66; pp. 309-317)

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the Byzantine Catechumenate & Review of Concluding Section (COP §§ 1; 9-11; 53-54; 63-66; pp. 309-317)
  • Lesson 2: Symbol of Faith (COP §§ 2-5)
  • Lesson 3: Anaphora of Saint Basil the Great (COP §§ 6-8)

WEBINAR 2 – JULY 9th, 2023 – 6-7pm PST (Watch before the next live webinar!)

(Pre-Recorded Webinar) FAITH OF THE CHURCH: Revelation of the Most Holy Trinity
(COP §§ 12-70)

  • Lesson 4: God’s Revelation Holy Tradition (COP §§ 12-29)
  • Lesson 5: Holy Tradition (COP §§ 30-37; 55-62;67-70)
  • Lesson 6: The Holy Scriptures (COP §§ 38-52)

WEBINAR 3 – AUGUST, 13th, 2023 – 6-7pm PST (Watch before the next live webinar!)

(Recorded Webinar) FAITH OF THE CHURCH: We Believe in God the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth (COP §§ 71-177)

  • Lesson 7: We Believe in the Trinity (COP §§ 71-98)
  • Lesson 8: The Creator and Creation (COP §§ 99-140)
  • Lesson 9: The Ancestral Fall and Promise of the Messiah (COP §§ 141-177)

WEBINAR 4 – SEPTEMBER, 10th, 2023 – 6-7pm PST (Watch before the next live webinar!)

(Pre-Recorded Webinar) FAITH OF THE CHURCH: We Believe in God our Savior Jesus Christ
(COP §§ 178-254)

  • Lesson 10: The Incarnation of the Son of God (COP §§ 178-202)
  • Lesson 11: Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (COP §§ 203-214)
  • Lesson 12: Pascha and the Second Coming in Glory (COP §§ 215-254)

WEBINAR 5 – OCTOBER 8th, 2023 – 6-7pm PST (Watch before the next live webinar!)

(Pre-Recorded Webinar) FAITH OF THE CHURCH: We Believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord the Giver of Life & We Believe in the Church (COP §§ 255-326)

  • Lesson 13: The Holy Spirit and Pentecost (COP §§ 255-270)
  • Lesson 14: The Church – An Icon of the Holy Trinity (COP §§ 271-308)
  • Lesson 15: The Church – A New Creation (COP §§ 309-326)

WEBINAR 6 – NOVEMBER 12th, 2023 – 6-7pm PST (Watch before the next live webinar!)

(Pre-Recorded Webinar) PRAYER OF THE CHURCH: The Divine Liturgy & the Holy Mysteries of Christian Initiation (COP §§ 327-446)

  • Lesson 16: Created for Communion & The Divine Liturgy (COP §§ 327-402)
  • Lesson 17: The Holy Mysteries of Baptism and Chrismation (COP §§ 403-430)
  • Lesson 18: The Holy Mystery of the Eucharist (COP §§ 431-446­­­­­)

WEBINAR 7 -DECEMBER 10th, 2023 – 6-7pm PST (Watch before the next live webinar!)

(Pre-Recorded Webinar) PRAYER OF THE CHURCH: The Holy Mysteries of Healing
(COP §§ 447-469; pp. 313-316)

  • Lesson 19: The Holy Mystery of Repentance – Part 1 (COP §§ 447-455; pp. 313-316)
  • Lesson 20: The Holy Mystery of Repentance – Part 2 (COP §§ 456-461)
  • Lesson 21: The Holy Mystery of Anointing (COP §§ 462-469)

WEBINAR 8 – JANUARY 14th, 2024 – 6-7pm PST (Watch before the next live webinar!)

(Pre-Recorded Webinar) PRAYER OF THE CHURCH: The Holy Mysteries of Service & Additional Prayers and Services (COP §§ 470-532)

  • Lesson 22: The Holy Mystery of Marriage (COP §§ 470-484)
  • Lesson 23: The Holy Mystery of Orders (COP §§ 485-499)
  • Lesson 24: Additional Prayers and Services (COP §§ 500-532)

WEBINAR 9 – FEBRUARY 11th, 2024 – 6-7pm PST (Watch before the next live webinar!)

(Pre-Recorded Webinar) PRAYER OF THE CHURCH: The Time and Space of the Church’s Prayer and Personal Christian Prayer (COP §§ 533-703)

  • Lesson 25: Visible and Invisible Life of the Church’s Prayer and the Liturgical Year (COP §§ 533-578)
  • Lesson 26: The Byzantine Christian Temple and Domestic Church (COP §§ 579-667)
  • Lesson 27: Personal Prayer of the Byzantine Christian (COP §§ 668-703)

WEBINAR 10 – MARCH 10th, 2024 – 6-7pm PST (Watch before the next live webinar!)

(Pre-Recorded Webinar) LIFE OF THE CHURCH: The Life in the Spirit
(COP §§ 704-855)

  • Lesson 28: The Spiritual Life of the Byzantine Christian (COP §§ 704-746)
  • Lesson 29: The Heart, Purification, and Spiritual Combat (COP §§ 747-798)
  • Lesson 30: Prayer in the Spiritual Life and Theosis (COP §§ 799-855)

WEBINAR 11 – APRIL 14th, 2024 – 6-7pm PST (Watch before the next live webinar!)

(Pre-Recorded Webinar) LIFE OF THE CHURCH: Christian Family as a New Creation
(COP §§ 856-910)

  • Lesson 31: Christian Marriage (COP §§ 856-873)
  • Lesson 32: Dignity of the Human Being at the Beginning of Life (COP §§ 874-896)
  • Lesson 33: Dignity of the Human Being at the End of Life (COP §§ 898-910)

WEBINAR 12 – MAY 12th, 2024 – 6-7pm PST (Watch before the next live webinar!)

(Pre-Recorded Webinar) LIFE OF THE CHURCH: Society and the Universe Transfigured in the Church
(COP §§ 911-1001)

  • Lesson 34: The Christian View of the World and the Church as the Model of the Human Community (COP §§ 911-926)
  • Lesson 35: The Social Dimensions of the Church (COP §§ 927-953)
  • Lesson 36: The Christian View of the State, the Economy, and the World (COP §§ 954-1001)

 

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