The Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the fall schedule of religious education classes for adults in the Diocese of Boston. "Sing Praises to the Lord: A Theological Examination of the Eight Tones" is the theme of the ISOS (Internet School of Orthodox Studies) fall semester classes. The series of 90 minute educational classes are intended to assist Orthodox Christians to better prepare themselves for Sunday Orthros and Liturgy.
The fall semester classes are set for Tuesday evenings (Sept. 28 - Nov 30, 1999, 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.) on the campus of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. They will be taught primarily by the Rev. Dr. Frank Marangos, Director of the Department of Religious Education for the Holy Archdiocese and adjunct professor of Religious Education for Holy Cross School of Theology. Several clergymen from the Boston Diocese have also been invited to co-teach the classes. Participants will examine the scriptural and theological aspects of the hymnology of Eight Tones in a casual yet systematic fashion.
For those who are unable to attend, the classes can also be accessed via the Internet. The classes will be broadcast in Real-Time through the Archdiocese Web Server. The ISOS web site address is www.goarch.org/webcasts/religioused.html. The presentation will also be archived so that students can listen to the classes when their schedule permits.
The Faculty of the Holy Cross School of Theology has voted to give a certificate of educational recognition to students who participate in the classes.
The classes are offered free of charge to all Orthodox faithful. The first class will convene on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00 P.M. Participants are asked to please bring their bibles.