SESSION SIX – The Divine Liturgy: Part 1 -‘Blessed is the Kingdom’ thru the New Testament Readings

From the weekly “Inquirer’s Classes” given by Fr. Stephen Rogers on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

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“The Divine Liturgy: Part 1 -‘Blessed is the Kingdom’ thru the New Testament Reading” by The Very Reverend Father Stephen Rogers. Presented by St. Anna Orthodox Christian Church, Columbia, Tennessee. (Wednesday, October 7, 2020)

Please join us in person for the next session being presented on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 7pm.

SESSION FIVE – The Proskomedia: Prelude to the Divine Liturgy

From the weekly “Inquirer’s Classes” given by Fr. Stephen Rogers on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

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“The Proskomedia: Prelude to the Divine Liturgy” by The Very Reverend Father Stephen Rogers. Presented by St. Anna Orthodox Christian Church, Columbia, Tennessee. (Wednesday, September 30, 2020)

Please join us in person for the next session being presented on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7pm.

SESSION FOUR – The Sacramental Life of the Church: The Daily, Weekly and Annual Cycles

From the weekly “Inquirer’s Classes” given by Fr. Stephen Rogers on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

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“The Sacramental Life of the Church: The Daily, Weekly and Annual Cycles” by The Very Reverend Father Stephen Rogers. Presented by St. Anna Orthodox Christian Church, Columbia, Tennessee. (Wednesday, September 23, 2020)

Please join us in person for the next session being presented on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7pm.

SESSION THREE – What is Salvation?

From the weekly “Inquirer’s Classes” given by Fr. Stephen Rogers on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

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“What is Salvation?” by The Very Reverend Father Stephen Rogers. Presented by St. Anna Orthodox Christian Church, Columbia, Tennessee. (Wednesday, September 16, 2020)

Please join us in person for the next session being presented on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7pm.

SESSION TWO – Church History: Covering 2,000 years in a Fast 55 Minutes!

From the weekly “Inquirer’s Classes” given by Fr. Stephen Rogers on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

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“Church History: Covering 2,000 years in a Fast 55 Minutes!” by The Very Reverend Father Stephen Rogers. Presented by St. Anna Orthodox Christian Church, Columbia, Tennessee (Wednesday, September 9, 2020)

Please join us in person for the next session being presented on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7pm.

Blessed Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos – Tomorrow – September 8, 2020

Just a reminder – We will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September, 8, 2020.  Please join us for this Great Feast of the Church when we celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mother of Christ.  All are welcome to join us for this glorious celebration.


“Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe; for from thee did shine forth the Sun of justice, Christ our God, annulling the curse, and bestowing the blessing, abolishing death and granting us life everlasting.”
(- APOLYTIKION OF THE NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS IN TONE FOUR)


To learn more about the significance of beautiful feast in the life of the Church follow this link – https://www.antiochian.org/regulararticle/744

SESSION ONE – An Introduction to the Orthodox Christian Church

The weekly “Inquirer’s Classes” being given by Fr. Stephen Rogers kicked-off on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

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“The Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic”
by The Very Reverend Father Stephen Rogers
Presented by St. Anna Orthodox Christian Church, Columbia, Tennessee
(Wednesday, September 2, 2020)

Please join us in person for the next session being presented on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7pm.

August 1, 2020 – Why a Fast for Dormition?

The icon of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos – August 15

Please read this article as today marks the beginning of one of the 4 great fasts of the church year – the Dormition Fast. “It would be a gross understatement to say that much has been written about the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. Yet very little has been written about the fast that precedes it.  Every Orthodox Christian is aware and generally knows the reason behind the fasts for Pascha and Christmas. But while they may know of the Dormition Fast, few follow it, and more than a few question why it is there, neither knowing its purpose.” The remainder of this insightful article can be found here.

May God help us all realize “the one thing needful” during these next two weeks.

May God bless you, Father Stephen

The Feast of St. Anna – July 25, 2020

A Blessed Feast of St. Anna to you all! We beseech the Righteous Ancestor of God for “help with faith, that we may all be saved from all manner of tribulation” and asking her to intercede for “forgiveness of sins for them that honor [her] with love”.