The Orthodox Catechism programs have been running for decades in the Archdiocesan District of Northcote.
These programs are suited for those who are searching for their faith or have decided to be baptized Orthodox. This year and for the first time, an official Doxology was organized at the end of the program for those who participated in it.
The Catechism program takes place every Tuesday night at the lecture rooms of the Archdiocese offices in Northcote The program runs four times a year and lasts for 11 weeks each time.
With the blessings of Archbishop Makarios of Australia, Bishop Evmenios of Kerasounta, assisted by the Holy Clergy of Northcote District, officiated the Doxology.
Bishop Evmenios congratulated those who attended the program and encouraged them to continue their journey in the Orthodox Church as well as decided to go the next step and be baptized. “Being a member of the Orthodox Church is not only a blessing, but it is also a gift that gives each person the freedom and the opportunity to become “God by grace”, the Bishop mentioned in his speech.
“The program you attended did not give you all knowledge to get to know God, but only the surface in order to help you get but a small glimpse of the mystery of God, because God is not a theory but an experience.”
In the end, Bishop Evmenios conveyed the blessing and the paternal love of Archbishop Makarios of Australia and on his behalf offered as a gift a book and an icon. Each participant received a certificate of attendance.
Please note that if anyone, Orthodox or non-Orthodox, is interested in learning more about the Orthodox faith and attending the Catechism programs, they can get more information by calling on 9998 1898.