The Old Testament can appear to be a mix of seemingly unrelated puzzle pieces until you put the stories together and see them as a whole — one over-arching picture of Christ. Not only is He in the Old Testament, He is the focus and fulfillment of the Old Testament.
"And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself." (Luke 24:27)
During this interactive workshop, you will:
- Memorize an overview of Old Testament history (using hand gestures!)
- Become familiar with the peoples, places and themes of the Old Testament
- Understand God's story of redemption and how we fit into His plan
- See Christ and the Theotokos as revealed in the Old Testament
We encourage you to follow the "Reading for the Big Picture" reading plan as far as you can prior to the event.
Come and see how the pieces of the Old Testament make a beautiful mosaic of Christ the King!
- $15.00 per person
- $25.00 per couple
- $5.00 for each additional family member
Registration includes light breakfast and lunch — the long-awaited authentic Cajun gumbo prepared by Fr. Gregory and Peter Mak. Adults and middle/ senior high students are encouraged to attend.
For a donation, babysitting is available in St. Raphael House next door to the church. Email Fr. Gregory for information about scholarships.
Dn. Peter Maris
Dn. Peter received his M. Div. and Th.M degrees from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia and served in pastoral ministry for 13 years before “coming home” to Orthodoxy in 2007. Dn. Peter completed the three year St. Stephen's Program in 2010. He enjoys Biblical studies and Biblical theology.
In his 8th grade year, Bruce read the entire Bible from beginning to end. Four decades later, he completed his M.A. in theology at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, where he excelled in New Testament and Liturgical Theology.
Trevor obtained a Th.M in Old Testament from Capital Bible Seminary and an M.A. in Ancient Near Eastern Languages from The Catholic University of America. He is interested in methods of Biblical interpretation, historiography, Scripture in tradition and Biblical ethics.