As Orthodox Christians we proclaim and integrate the Holy Bible into all of our worship services.
Small group Bible studies are scheduled in 6-week increments, and concentrate on particular themes selected together with participants.
Liturgically, the Psalms are read with particular great frequency, as well as the writings of Moses (Pentateuch: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) and the Prophets.
The Books of the Gospel (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) are proclaimed in every Eucharistic celebration; and the Acts of the Apostles and Apostolic Epistles (Letters of Paul, Peter, John, James, Jude) are read prior to proclaiming the Gospel reading of the day.
Although it is studied, the Book of Revelations is the only Biblical Book not read during worship services.
In addition to reading Old and New Testament scripture in our worship services, the services themselves are almost entirely taken from direct or indirect references to scripture, for their format, prayers, petitions and celebratory patterns.
We use the Septuagint version of the Bible for Old Testament readings, and we read the New Testament in the original Greek language.
As an English language translation, the Revised Standard Version (RSV) is most frequently used in Sunday worship; however, the Orthodox Study Bible makes use of the New King James translation.
Search the scriptures online at: www.biblegateway.com
For a list of daily scripture readings recommended by the Orthodox Church: www.goarch.org/resources/monthly_readings
The Orthodox Study Bible is available online: www.amazon.com/Orthodox Study Bible
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GROWTH MINISTRY PROCESS
Our St. Katherine community has created and introduced a five stage process called “Growth Ministries”, which is our methodology to energize our Parish to increase in numbers, in Christian virtue, in outreach, in stewardship, in faith and in love.
Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta invited St. Katherine to share our Growth Ministries Plan with other churches within the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta at the June 2013 Clergy-Laity Assembly in Boca Raton, FL. Nearly 100 people attended our seminars and they were extremely pleased with the information they recieved. You may view the presentation at BocaRatonPreso V7, wo-Supporting Materials .
If you would like to help make this Growth Ministry Process a reality, please email the church.