Bible Study Ministry
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God”
2 Timothy 3:16
When we open our Holy Bible and begin to read from it we enter into a personal conversation face-to-face with our living God. Whenever we read the Gospel, Christ Himself is speaking to us. And while we read, we are praying and talking to Him. This is our orthodox attitude to the reading of Scripture. We are to see the Bible as God’s personal letter sent specifically to each of us. The words are not intended merely for others, far away and long ago, but they are written particularly and directly to me, here and now. Whenever we open our Bible, we are engaging in a creative dialogue with the Savior.
At the Moscow Conference held in 1976, the true attitude towards Scripture was expressed in valid terms. Here is a summary of the Orthodox view: “The Scriptures constitute a coherent whole. They are at once divinely inspired and humanly expressed. They bear authoritative witness to God’s revelation of Himself in creation, in the Incarnation of the Word, and in the whole history of salvation, and as such express the word of God in human language. We know, receive, and interpret Scripture through the Church and in the Church. Our approach to the Bible is one of obedience.”
This ministry of our Parish is designed to provide interested members with the opportunity to pursue ongoing education by studying the Holy Scriptures. If you would like to attend one or both of these classes, please speak with Fr. Chris in order to receive more information.