“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”

Proverbs 2:1-6

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.

Adult Bible Classes

The mission and goal of the class is to learn and implement the Word of God in our lives. The ever powerful, contemporary and life changing messages of each book of the Bible are the foundation for a life of piety for generations of Christians. Love for Christ and obedience to His Word are critical in order to spiritually attain and fulfill the objective of forming and shaping our lives in Christ the Savior.The mission and goal of the class is to learn and implement the Word of God in our lives. The ever powerful, contemporary and life changing messages of each book of the Bible are the foundation for a life of piety for generations of Christians. Love for Christ and obedience to His Word are critical in order to spiritually attain and fulfill the objective of forming and shaping our lives in Christ the Savior.

Date & Time: Every Sunday 9:45AM – 10:15AM
Place: Cathedral Library, located at Hellenic Center next to the Cathedral.

For the next Adult Bible Class, please visit the events calendar.

Book Club Ministry

Book Club

We welcome all of you to join us Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm until 8:00pm in the Library and be part of our BOOK CLUB Ministry. Ages 16 and over are welcome and you may come as you are. The library will provide a very relaxing and comfortable environment.

If you wish to join our BOOK CLUB please email Fr. Jonathan at frjonathan@htgo.org

Book Club will be meeting on Tuesdays:
October 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th
November 5th, 12th
December 3rd, 10th

The Names of Jesus: Discovering the Person of Jesus Christ through Scripture
by Fr. Thomas Hopko

In this book based on his popular podcast series of the same name, the late Fr. Thomas Hopko shares meditations on over 50 different names and titles used for Jesus in the Bible. Learn what each name uniquely has to tell us about the character of the Son of God, His role in our salvation, and the relationship we can choose to cultivate with Him.

About the Author: Fr. Thomas Hopko, who reposed in 2015, was Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and one of the most popular and beloved Orthodox thinkers, writers, and speakers in North America.

The book will be available for purchase at the Hosanna Bookstore

You can find the podcast upon which this book was based here: https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/namesofjesus

Saturday Evening Great Vespers and Orthodoxy Class

Join us weekly from 6:00 to 7:30 PM for an opportunity to experience the worship of the Orthodox Church, while learning more about the Orthodox Christian Faith. Each week Fr. Jonathan will offer Great Vespers—the traditional evening service of the Orthodox Church—followed by a reflection and open discussion about the theology, spirituality, history, and practices of Orthodox Christianity. The service will be celebrated in English and the text will be available so the people present can follow along.

This is open to all people—Orthodox Christian who want to better understand their faith and inquirers who would like to learn more about this ancient Christian tradition.

Please email Fr. Jonathan at frjonathan@htgo.org with any questions you have. If you would like to learn more about a specific topic, do not hesitate to reach out.

Evening Bible Study

How do we read the Bible? What does the Orthodox Faith have to say about the meaning of Scripture? Join us Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the Library. Each week Fr. Vasileios will lead a discussion around an important theme from the Scriptures. This semester, our topic is “The Mystery of Death and Life after Death: What does the Bible Say?” All are welcome to explore this and many other topics as they form a deeper relationship with God and each other.

For more information, questions, or if you would like to suggest a topic for next semester, please contact Fr. Vasileios at frvasileios@htgo.org.

Date & Time: Every Thursday from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: Cathedral Library, located at Hellenic Center next to the Cathedral

Hosanna Spirit of Orthodoxy Christian Bookstore

Store Hours: Sundays after Liturgy(s) until 1:00pm.
Phone: 704-333-4961
Located: On the same level of the office, Classroom wing

Hosanna bookstore is a ministry of our Church that aims to educate our Greek Orthodox community and make Orthodoxy available to the greater Charlotte community. The Bookstore specializes in Orthodox religious items such as books, icons, and incense. Orthodox Christian books about the following topics are available:

  • Biblical studies
  • Fathers of the church
  • History
  • Iconography
  • Lives of the saints
  • Theology

The Hosanna Bookstore also carries children’s books about our faith in both Greek and English, as well as liturgical books in Arabic, Russian, Serbian, and more. Any Orthodox Christian book or icon can be special ordered! Other items available at the Bookstore:

  • Crosses
  • Censors
  • Charcoal
  • Children’s books and games
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Religious greeting cards
  • Icons of Christ, Theotokos, feasts and saints
  • Incense from Greece
  • Oil lamps
  • Pictures, posters and postcards
  • Prayer ropes
  • Special request icons

TO JOIN A MINISTRY SIMPLY FILL OUT A PLEDGE CARD SELECTING THE MINISTRIES THAT YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN AND SUBMIT THE PLEDGE CARD TO THE HOLY TRINITY OFFICE.

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