Adult Education

Bible Study

We offer a Bible Study every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in our Conference Room unless otherwise noted.


Audio Lectures

"Face to Face and Heart to Heart: Connecting Through Christ for Healthier Family Relationships", by Fr. Timothy Pavlatos. Given at Holy Trinity Cathedral on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

2016 Fall Adult Christian Education

Living in the Kingdom: The Historic Road of Orthodox Christianity

Purpose: This annual fall course is designed for Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike: inquirer, catechumen, Sunday school teacher, adult leader, or interested parishioner. Its purpose is to introduce the historic development of the Orthodox Christian Church from the First to the Twenty-First Century. The faith, worship, and belief of Eastern Christianity will be covered in greater detail during the Lent 2017. 

Time: Mondays, 7:00—9:00 pm

Location: The museum at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 NE Glisan St., Portland, Oregon

Instructor: Fr. Dn. David B. Cole (Contact)

Text: Bishop Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Church (1997)

Supplemental Texts:

  • Dimitri Brady, et al., eds.: The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity (2004);
  • John A. McGuckin: The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to its History, Doctrine, and Spiritual Culture (2011); 
  • Andrew Louth: Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology (2013)

Course of Study:

DateTopicReading in Ware
7, 14 Nov., 5 Dec. Apostolic Christianity, Monasticism, and Great Councils, 7 BC-AD 800 Chs. 1, 2
12, 19 Dec. Schisms Great and Small, 325-1204 Chs. 2, 3
2 Jan. Byzantine Missions to the Slavs, 800-1400 Ch. 4
9 Jan. The Greek Church under Islam, 1400-1900 Ch. 5
16 Jan. Moscow and St. Petersburg: Russian Orthodoxy, 1400-1917 Ch. 6
23 Jan. The War on God: Orthodoxy and Militant Atheism, 1917-1991 Ch. 8
30 Jan. Diaspora and Christian Mission: Orthodoxy in the 20th and 21st Centuries Chs. 7, 9