This Week in ARK

October 31, 2008

Dear Holy Trinity Parishioners,

Included this week is our own Father Harry Pappas.  Father Harry's Bible Class was recorded and is on the Orthodox Christian Network as part of the Special Moments in Orthodoxy series.


Message from the Orthodox Christian Network:


Dear Friend of OCN,

There are quite a few great programs out today, including the VERY FIRST episode of our newest series with Dr. Demetrios Katos, so please spread the word. Direct links and descriptions are available below.

Of special note: The newest episode of "OCN Now," on which I briefly discuss our current End-of-the-Year Matching Campaign. Please listen in, share with friends and consider giving to OCN during this great opportunity. When you do, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar. Find out more below...and thanks for your support!

In Christ,

Seraphim Danckaert

OCN Now: Would you like to help OCN share Orthodoxy with the world?

Tune in to find out how your end-of-the-year donation can be matched dollar for dollar.

And, if you'd like to give and see your donation doubled, please visit our Web site to use the "Donate Now" button, which will safely process your donation through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account, and you can use your major credit card to make either a one-time or recurring donation.

Come Receive the Light: Was Jesus God? A Rational, Philosophical Defense of Christian Faith

Richard Swinburne, an internationally recognized professor of philosophy from Oxford University, explains why he believes that the main Christian doctrines about the nature of God and his actions in the world are true — and rationally justifiable, even in today's world of science, sophistication and doubt. Also, Demetri Katos explains the purpose of "Worship in Spirit and Truth," a new OCN podcast about the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.

Worship in Spirit & Truth

Our newest podcast is here! Join Dr. Demetrios Katos, as he explores the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and helps you more fully appreciate what's going on in Church on Sunday morning.

Just Thinking: Orthodoxy & America

What caused major newspapers like USA Today to write about conversions in the Orthodox Church? Fr. Chris and Rod Dreher of the Dallas Morning News discuss.

Special Moments in Orthodoxy: Book of Acts, Part III

Learn about the Earliest Church by studying the Book of Acts with  Fr. Harry Pappas, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

Theologically Thinking: Truly Universal Health Care!?

Ever wonder what it would be like if doctors healed people for free? Find out about the lives of two such doctors, Sts. Cosmas & Damianos.

Get Wisdom: A weekly Bible study program for teens and young adults

Jason Barker looks at Romans 8, talking about the involvement of the Holy Spirit in our salvation.


Turning to the Fathers

Fr. John McGuckin on St. Gregory the Theologian.

Remember: You can DOUBLE your donation!

During our current End-of-the-Year Appeal, your gift to OCN will MAKE DOUBLE THE DIFFERENCE because it will be matched DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

By giving today, your tax-deductible gift of $25, $50, $100 or more will be immediately doubled — and it will help OCN continue to touch lives throughout the world. Thanks for your support!

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