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Department of Religious Education Announces 2004 Fall Internet Classes

Brookline, MA - The Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the Fall 2004 schedule of religious education classes for adults, families and parish educators over the Internet. The theme of the ISOS Fall Semester Classes is: The Ten Commandments for the Contemporary Orthodox Christian. The series of eleven 90-minute educational classes are intended to provide Christians the opportunity to examine the spiritual directives of the Decalogue (Ten Commandments) in light of contemporary life.

The Fall Semester classes will take place each Tuesday evening (September 28 - December 7, 2004, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST) at the Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Weston, Massachusetts and will be taught by Rev. Dr. Frank Marangos, Director of the Archdiocese Department of Religious Education and adjunct assistant professor of Religious Education and Homiletics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Apart from those who can physically attend, the classes can also be heard and viewed in real- time by anyone with a computer and Internet access. The broadcast is being made available by the Archdiocese Department of Internet Ministries through the Archdiocese web server. This year’s presentations will again be provided in streaming video so that web participants will be able to view the actual class presentations as they are being delivered.

The ISOS web site address is: http://www.isos.goarch.org. The presentation will also be archived so that individuals can listen to the classes when their schedule permits. A schedule and class syllabus is available on the ISOS Internet Web Site.

Certificates of educational recognition will be provided to students who participate in the classes and teachers who are engaged in the Teacher Certification Program of the Department of Religious Education.

The series of eleven classes are offered free of charge to all Orthodox faithful. The first class will convene on Tuesday, September 28 from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M. Participants are asked to bring a notebook and their Bibles.

For more information, please contact the Department of Religious Education at (617) 850-1218.

SCHEDULE AND CLASS TOPICS
September

28 - Introduction to the Ten Commandments (Decalogue)

October

5 - The First Commandment

12 - The Second Commandment

19 - The Third Commandment

26 - The Fourth Commandment

November

2 - The Fifth Commandment

9 - The Sixth Commandment

16 - The Seventh Commandment

23 - The Eighth Commandment

30 - The Ninth Commandment

December

7 - The Tenth Commandment