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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Religious Education Announces Fall 2003 Internet School of Orthodox Studies Schedule

Brookline, MA - The Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the Fall 2003 schedule of religious education classes for adults, families and parish educators over the Internet. The theme of the ISOS Winter Semester Classes is: An Introduction to Orthodox Theology. The series of 60 minute classes is intended to provide participants the opportunity to examine the basic theological elements of the Orthodox Church.

The Fall Semester classes, which are scheduled to take place on each Tuesday evening (September - December, 2003, 7:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.) on the campus of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will be taught by the Rev. Dr. Frank Marangos, Director of the Department of Religious Education for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and adjunct assistant professor of Religious Education and Homiletics for Holy Cross School of Theology and Dr. George Bithos, the Registrar of Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

In addition to those who can physically attend, the classes can be heard by anyone with a computer and Internet access. The classes are being made available by the Archdiocese Department of Internet Ministries with broadcasts in real-time through the Archdiocese web server. This year's presentations will also be provided in Streaming Video so that Web participants will be able to see the actual class presentations as they are being delivered. The ISOS web site address is: http://www.isos.goarch.org. The presentations will also be archived so that students can listen to the classes when their schedule permits. A schedule and class syllabus is listed below and will be posted on the ISOS Internet Web Site.

The classes are offered free of charge to all Orthodox faithful in the Metropolis of Boston. The first class will convene on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 P.M. Participants are asked to please bring a notebook and to purchase the primary text for the course. 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.

Contact: Rev. Dr. Frank Marangos
Department of Religious Education
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 022445-7415

Internet School of Orthodox Studies (ISOS)
Fall Semester program
Tuesday Evenings ? 7:30pm ? 8:30pm
Theme: An Introduction to Orthodox Theology

Rev. Frank Marangos D.Min., Ed.D.
Director, Religious Education - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Dr. George Bithos Ph.D.
Registrar, Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek orthodox School of Theology

Primary Text:

Elements of Faith (1991) by Christos Yannaras
May be purchased from the Department of Religious Education ($29.95 + s/h)

Schedule of Classes

30 -Introducing the Orthodox Church - Marangos

7 - History of Orthodoxy -Bithos
14 - Faith of Orthodoxy - Marangos
21 - God as Trinity - Bithos
28 - The World - Marangos

4 - Man (Part One)- Bithos
11 - Man (Part Two)- Marangos
18 - Jesus Christ (Part One)- Bithos
25 - Jesus Christ (Part Two)- Marangos

2 - The Church - Bithos
8 - The Sacraments - Bithos
16 - Orthodoxy Today - Marangos