Item No. 001965
Boxed set of 1 CD and 4 DVDs
THE WAY is the catechism and adult education program of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies base in the United Kingdom, in Cambridge. It is a course comprising 12 sessions, run usually over 12 weeks, and consists of: a meal together, a talk on a central aspect of Christian belief, free discussion in small groups, and a 'question and answer' session, where members of each group put questions to a panel.
The course aims to present the basics of Orthodox Christian faith in an atmosphere of friendship, free exchange and trust, where no question or opinion is treated as unworthy of attention.
The multimedia package contains a CD entitled ‘How to Run THE WAY’ and four DVDs of the original speakers: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Professor David Frost, Fr. Michael Harper, Miss Gladys Bland, Dr. Christine Mangala Frost, Fr. Raphael Armour, Fr. Demetrios Bathrellos, and Mr. John Bazlinton.
NOTE: This CD and DVD set will run on any computer. Some North American DVD players can be adjusted to play the PAL formatted DVDs.
What is THE WAY?
It is the outreach program of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies. It is a course of 12 sessions, usually over 12 weeks, and consists of:
» a meal together
» a talk on a central aspect of Christian belief
» free discussion in small groups
» a "question and answer" session, where members of each group put questions to a panel
What does THE WAY do?
The course aims to present the basics of Orthodox Christian faith in an atmosphere of friendship, free exchange and trust, where no question or opinion is treated as foolish or unworthy of attention.
Who is the course for?
The course is taught in English and was initially designed for people between 18 and 45 who had completed secondary school. In practice, it has been enjoyed by those of all ages, races and backgrounds including people with considerable Christian knowledge or very little, by Orthodox wanting to better understand their faith, by other Christians seeking to know more, and by those of goodwill who have a curiosity as to what Christians believe.
Is it different from other courses?
THE WAY builds on the understanding of social dynamics and the importance of human relations in transmitting the faith as shown in courses such as Alpha. However, its understanding of key issues is distinctively Eastern Orthodox, its emphasis is sacramental, and it integrates teaching with worship and prayer.
What is its authority?
THE WAY derives its authority to teach from the blessing given to the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies by those Orthodox bishops with responsibilities in Great Britain. All the initial talks were vetted by Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia (Timothy Ware) and ongoing revisions and expansions have been scrutinized by him.
How can we organize a presentation? The instructional CD with accompanying DVDs containing the lectures may serve as a model for local presenters and contains all necessary materials, instructions and advice on a range of topics, from advance publicity and brochures to catering or the handling of the "Q & A" sessions. The text of all talks and student handouts are in pdf files, for convenient printing. Visual aids that accompany the talks are included, both in PowerPoint format for projection and as jpg files for print-outs or for making into slides.
Author: Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
AFP SKU: 001965
Retail Price: $49.95