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Combined Eastern/Oriental Orthodox Bible Study

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Joint Eastern/Oriental Orthodox Bible Study

On Tuesday, 26th August, at the Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection at Dresden, a joint evening of Prayer and Bible Study will take place including the members of the Antiochian Orthodox community of St Michael and the British Orthodox community of St Chad.

All the people of Stoke and the surrounding area are welcome to attend and participate in this spiritual evening, which will include reflection on a portion of the Holy Scriptures from the perspective of the teaching and interpretation of the Orthodox Christian tradition.

Bible Study - 18:30 pm
Orthodox Vespers - 19:15 pm

Refreshments will be served.

Venue - The Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Red Bank, Dresden, Stoke on Trent, ST3 4PD

For further details contact either Father Samuel Carter (samuel.carter@ntlworld.com) or Father Peter Farrington (fatherpeter@britishorthodox.org)
 

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Thanks for sharing ... (Its not realistic to go to Bible study in a different state or location, ...Whereever it may be)
 

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Hello Father,

Have you considered producing a live stream of the Bible study?  I don't know how much interested it would generate, but looking at some factors I think it may be a lot.  I bet there are a good amount of regular posters on these forms who would be interested.  More importantly, It seems a small amount of Orthodox Christians are in the unfortunate circumstance of living over an hour away from their parish.  It might be nice for them, especially for those in young parents who struggle to get out of the house at night because of dinner, baths homework ect.  Whatever happens I hope it goes well for all who participate.
 

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There are plenty of recorded sermons people can listen to...but live streaming just means all the physically present participants will feel shy about who is watching and not participate, reducing it from a discussion to a lecture... Which is already readily available. One group at my church tried just recording and found that discussion was completely dead until the recorded switched off.
 

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Jonathan said:
There are plenty of recorded sermons people can listen to...but live streaming just means all the physically present participants will feel shy about who is watching and not participate, reducing it from a discussion to a lecture... Which is already readily available. One group at my church tried just recording and found that discussion was completely dead until the recorded switched off.
You bring up good points that I did not think of.  I realize there are lectures and sermons that are already online, but the feel of participating or at least observing something live has a different feel.  Plus so many posters on here are already familiar with Father Peter.  Despite that, I agree it's not worth it if it takes away form the Bible study.  Your point makes me think it would and perhaps a live stream format would be more appropriate for a lecture.  In fact it would be cool to have a lecture format with a chat for online users to participate.  It breaks my heart to hear how far people have to drive for their parish.  I have three young kids, my church is down the street and it's still hard to participate as much as I would like.
 
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