In our Bible Study at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, we learn about the Orthodox Tradition on the Bible. The classes are designed to introduce the basic teachings of Orthodox Christianity through the Church Fathers using the Church Lectionary, which has its roots in Apostolic times, and which has a topic prescribed for each given day.
The Bible Study classes have a multi-faceted approach of learning, exploration, and discussion on Holy Scripture. During the studies of the scriptures, we will also focus on Christ in the Old Testament and the connection that this has in Orthodox Worship. As the Bible is the text of the Christian Church, it is through worship, the Holy Eucharist, and the Body of Christ that it can be interpreted. We read Scripture in the context of the full life in the Church using the Church Fathers and the Communion of the Saints to guide us on how it should be applied to our daily lives.