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Religious Studies 2017-07-23T16:12:48+00:00

“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.

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

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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