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Diocese of the South, Orthodox Church in America
Denton, Texas
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Basics of Orthodoxy 301 -- The Creed

Basics of Orthodoxy 301: The Nicene Creed

July 2 – October 29, 2019

Fridays, 7:00 p.m. 14 Sessions

July 2 Creed 1: Introduction: The Need for a Creed

Article One

July 9 Creed 2: “I Believe”

July 16 Creed 3: “One God”

July 23 Creed 4: “The Father”

July 30 Creed 5: “The Almighty”

August 6 Creed 6: “Maker. . . of All Things”

August 13 Creed 7: The Problem of Evil

Fr. Justin on Vacation

Article 2

September 17 Creed 8 Christ’s Divinity

Article 3

September 24 Creed 9: Christ’s Humanity

Articles 4-6

October 1 Creed 10: Christ’s Death, Resurrection, Ascension

Article 8

October 8 Creed 11: “In the Holy Spirit”

Article 9

October 15 Creed 12: “In One, Holy Catholic Church”

Article 10

October 22 Creed 13: “One Baptism” and the Mysteries

Articles 7, 11, 12

October 29 Creed 14: Eschatology

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