St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America - Diocese of the South
1277 N. Paul Dr., Inverness, FL 34453
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December Bible Reading Group Meeting

Sunday, December 31, 2017


Nativity Reading

Our Bible Reading Group will be taking a six week break from our regularly scheduled  Bible readings to dive into "On the Incarnation" by St. Athanasius. All materials (Reading Schedule, Life of St. Athanasius, Preface by C.S. Lewis, and "On the Incarnation") can be acessed here:

1. Reading Schedule

2. Life of St. Athanasius

3. Preface by C.S. Lewis

4. On the Incarnation

For discussions and/or questions adressed to Fr. Sergious, please ask to join our closed FB group "St. Raphael Read the Bible With Us" by emailing Bible Study Coordinator. 

 

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Reading Plan Packet
Bible Reading Packet
Bible Reading Packet

 

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Bible Reading Packet

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Orthodox Bible Reading Plan
Orthodox Bible Reading Plan
Orthodox Bible Reading Plan

 

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Suggested Books for Bible Reading

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Suggested Companion Books for Bible Study

Welcome to "Read The Bible With Us" Bible Study

Please join us on our incredible journey of reading The Books of Law, History, Wisdom & Prophecy along with The Gospels, Acts, The Letters, General Epistles & Revelation.

We will be reading 5 days a week  with 2 days off for rest or catching up with the group. Most of us will be reading Monday through Friday, but if that isn't the best schedule for you, please do what works for you over a seven day period with 5 days reading & 2 days off.

Each day's reading consists of a passage from:

  1. Old Testament
  2. Psalms
  3. Proverbs
  4. New Testament

A closed Face Book group entitled St. Raphael Orthodox Church "Read The Bible With Us" Bible Study has been established to enable you to keep in touch with fellow readers, ask questions, stay accountable, or simply seek encouragement. Since the group is closed, you will need to send a request to join.

We've tried to make following the reading plan easy. A reading packet will be available at the following locations:

  1. in the narthex at the church,
  2. the church wesite as a download under Our Parish/Ministries/Bible Study; or
  3. the Facebook group page as a download via the link provided.

This reading plan is designed to be used with a Bible where the Old Testament is based on the Septuagint - the Greek translation that was quoted by Jesus and the Apostles and also used by all the early fathers.  It contains roughly 25% more content than modern translations because it includes the so-called Deuterocanonical books.  “The Orthodox Study Bible” and/or “The Septuagint” by Lancelot C.  Brenton & “Christ in the Psalms” by Patrick Henry Reardon, are just a  few of the books some of our parishioners are using to enhance their study.  All are available in hardcover or Kindle.  If this is your first time reading through the Bible and you just want to read the scriptures, that’s great too!

The Bible Reading Group will be meeting the fourth Sunday of each month after Divine Liturgy.  A light snack and coffee will be provided by fellow group members.  Father Sergious will be there to answer any questions you have, so please bring your questions, comments, favorite scripture from that month’s reading, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Danette Casper or Mrs. Barbara Brockman by email, the church website, or Instant Message via Facebook.

We are excited to begin this journey, Genesis to Revelation, with you!

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