by John Adamovich
As your Assistant Lay Chairperson, I am now officially responsible
for the administration of Adult Education in our parish. Although immediate
responsibility falls on my shoulders, it will only work with your suggestions and
The cornerstone of Adult Education at St. Luke's is Sunday Bible
Study, and the midweek Bible Study which will begin again on Sept.13 The Sunday
class is an opportunity for adults to be exposed to Scripture verses, and then to state
their individual understanding or life experiences in relation to it. Before taking on
the class, Father Andrew and I agreed that the approach for me would be to facilitate
discussion. Controversial or misunderstood subjects have and will require Father
Andrew or Father Deacon Andrew's assistance to get a historical or Orthodox response.
The most interesting classes are the ones where there is not consensus, yet no one's
beliefs are ever criticized. The topic of the midweek Bible study will be a study of
the Bible through the Divine Liturgy.
I hope we will be able to make two visits per year to neighboring
parishes, which Father Andrew is encouraging us to do as a group function. Father
Andrew will give me additional information as to an appropriate date and news will
follow in our Sunday bulletins.
Please feel free to give me suggestions and feedback for Adult
Education. I have only enthusiasm for this ministry, but not much in the way of
knowledge. As a family, we should learn from each other and set a positive example
for catechumens, young adults and children.