From the Office of Fr. David Barr


Our adult catechism classes begin each September at 4:00 PM in the Church Library on every other Saturday afternoon (see schedule) and via the web for those who cannot make it in.  To download a 2018 Catechism Schedule, click here.  You may join the Catechism Classes at any time during the year.  You are always welcome.


You can download the handouts for the sessions here:

Week 1 / September 8:  Click here

Week 2 / September 29:  Nicene Creed, Part 1: "I believe in One God...." & PowerPoint Presentation

Week 3 / October 6:  Nicene Creed, Part 2:  Who is Jesus Christ  

Week 4/ October 21:  Nicene Creed, Part 3a & Part 3b

Week 6/ November 17: Hagiology and Mariology

Week 7 / December 2:  Sacraments and Worship

You may participate in our catechism classes online.  Here is the information on how to login to the class:

St. Elias Adult Catechism

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code:701-080-413

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system?
Cisco devices: 701080413@

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You can download a guide to fasting in the Orthodox Church by clicking here

Guide to Confession

You can download a preparation for Confession in the Orthodox Church by clicking here

Fr. Thomas Hopko's 55 Maxims for Spiritual Living

You can download Father Thomas Hopko's 55 Maxims for Spiritual living by clicking here

Fr. Thomas Hopko's 10 Essential Conditions for Coming to Know God's Truth and Finding Life

You can download a worthwhile list of conditions an Orthodox Christian should have if he or she wants to come to know God by clicking here



You can download copies of the Arthur and Theodore Jabour and George and  Rabab Sayegh Scholarships for college students by clicking on the names of the scholarship.


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