Genesis and Job in Orthodox Christian Tradition: A Year Study with Bucknell’s Orthodox Fellowship and St. John Russian Orthodox Mission
Please join us for our community Bible Study in the 2022-2023 school year on “Genesis and Job in Orthodox Christian Church Tradition,” on 2:30 each Sunday at the Bucknell Barnes & Noble Cafe, 4th and Market Streets in downtown Lewisburg, PA. All are welcome! Our motto is from St. John Chrysostom in the 4th century: “This is the cause of all evils: the ignorance of the Scriptures. We go into battle without arms, and how ought we to come off safe?” Our prayer is to live in our lives what we learn from Holy Scripture under the guidance of the Church Fathers. May the Lord give us unworthily good strength and wisdom in this effort! Glory to God!
For the latest video summaries, please go to this link: https://ecosemiotics.com/2022/08/30/bible-study-on-genesis-and-job-in-orthodox-tradition/
Bible Study on Genesis 1
Join us for our yearlong community Bible Study on Genesis and Job in light of Orthodox Christian tradition, co-sponsored by the Bucknell Orthodox Christian Fellowship and St. John’s Russian Orthodox Mission Church in Lewisburg PA (which serves the Bucknell and local communities), every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Bucknell Barnes & Noble Cafe, 4th and Market Streets in downtown Lewisburg. For more information on Orthodox services in Lewisburg, see also stjohnthewonderworker.com
May the Lord give us good wisdom and strength in our study of His Holy Scripture, that we may not only read but practice His teachings!
Genesis & Job Bible Study Intro (2022-2023 Bible Study Kickoff!)
Sraznikom! With the Feast!
(For the ongoing series of videos including this introduction, please see https://bucknellorthodoxchristians.com/2022/08/30/genesis-and-job-in-orthodox-tradition-a-yearlong-study-with-the-bucknell-university-orthodox-community-and-st-johns-orthodox-mission/)
Today on “Summer Pascha,” Aug. 15/28 on the Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, we kicked off our new 2022-2023 Bible Study series on “From the Beginning: Genesis and Job and the Apostolic Church Today.”
Below is an intro video for the series, and we also hope to post soon a second video summarizing the actual discussion today on Genesis 1.
We’ll meet each week at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Bucknell Barnes & Noble Cafe, 4th and Market in beautiful downtown Lewisburg. Please join us at any session or for the whole sequence as we cover two books of the Bible from the most ancient times. Glory to God!
No homework is needed and Bibles will be provided, but here is a resource page of some of the Bible texts and commentaries from early Church Fathers in the Orthodox tradition that we will be using, together with some texts mentioned in the introductory video.
Watch also for the second video on our discussion this first week of Genesis 1.
Service texts 8/20-21
Feast of the Transfiguration at Bucknell with St. John’s Mission
Reader Vigil will be Thursday night Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at Rooke Chapel (main sanctuary) on the Bucknell campus. Deacon Liturgy will be at 9 a.m. Friday Aug. 19 at the same location. Texts for the Vigil and moveable texts for the Liturgy are attached below. There will be holy water available after the Deacon Liturgy for those Orthodox Christians who have prepared by fasting. All are welcome at the services. Glory to God!
New Bible Study for Bucknellians and Community
FROM THE BEGINNING:
GENESIS, JOB, AND THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH TODAY
Starting Sunday Aug. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the Bucknell Barnes & Noble Cafe, please join us for a weekly exploration of the origins of the Biblical tradition in the Christian Church, across the 2022-2023 school year. We’ll begin with Genesis 1 and 2 on Aug. 28, discussing the text and its reception in the early Church and continuing today, from Greek and Hebrew manuscripts, and in commentators from the first centuries of the Christian era.
No homework is needed and no Bible, just come with an open and interested mind. We’re following the Orthodox Study Bible, which draws on the Greek Septuagint Old Testament and is available also as an ebook, but if you’d like to bring a Bible or use an e-Bible, any version will be fine.
We’ll explore the Book of Genesis in light of the perspective of Church writers of the first millennium and its continued relevance today.
Then we’ll also read together the Book of Job, about a man from the era chronicled in the Book of Genesis, who suffered much and pondered much on Creation, and received wisdom from God.
Co-sponsored by the Bucknell Orthodox Christian community and Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco Russian Orthodox Mission Church in Lewisburg-Winfield. You also are very welcome to join us for worship Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Lewisburg Club, 131 Market St., alley entrance, and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on campus (check here, and on message center, and the Church website for campus locations). http://www.stjohnthewonderworker.com
The Bible Study will be facilitated by Father Deacon Paul Siewers of St. John’s Church, who is adviser to the Bucknell Orthodox Christian Fellowship, and is Associate Professor of English at Bucknell, where he teaches the Bible as Literature course. In addition to holding a Ph.D. in English, he holds a diploma in Pastoral Theology, specializes in pre-modern literature in his academic work, and is former William E. Simon Fellow of Religion and Public Life at Princeton’s James Madison Program.