FOS (Following Our Savior) Classes
As Christians, we want to cultivate our lives by following our Savior as the Church Fathers and the Saints did. In FOS, we learn of the specific ways Christ transforms our lives through the teachings of His Orthodox Church. At FOS, we discuss many topics that form our everyday spiritual life, such as the twelve feast days of the Lord, the Beatitudes, current social issues (i.e., euthanasia, abortion, married life, parenting), in weekly gatherings, on Wednesday evenings.
During FOS, we have also touched on Liturgical and Sacramental topics. Moreover, we explore topics of how to manage our thoughts to be Christ-like, how to deal with passions (i.e., ego, pride, greed, jealousy, criticism, gossip, flesh, hypocrisy, apathy) and how to expend on virtues (i.e., love, joy, respect, encouragement, forgiveness, charity, caring for the needy, the homebound, the sick and the suffering). We explore the ways we can have a Christ-centered life and progress toward attaining the goal of “likeness to Christ” or Theosis.
Sometimes FOS joins with the youth groups to invite Guest Speakers who offer their professional knowledge on specific topics.