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For the Edifying of the Body of Christ

  • Holy Cross 105 North Camp Meade Road Linthicum Heights, MD, 21090 United States (map)

A Half Day Seminar celebrating our 25th Anniversary, themed “Called, Empowered, Sent.” 

Pentecost. Fifty days after Jesus rose from the dead, the Holy Spirit was poured out upon all people. Each one of us received the gift of the Spirit in our chrismation. 

Gifts. Just as Jesus promised, the Holy Spirit gave gifts of men (Apostles, Bishops, Priests, Deacons) and He gave gifts to all the members of His Church. 

Empowered. The early Church believers experienced the power of the Holy Spirit to be witness of Jesus “in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 

You: Called, Empowered, Sent. We all have special gifts given to us by the Holy Spirit. Have you wondered what your gifts are? What are they and what are they for? What does the Church teach concerning how we serve His Church and the world? Is God using you how He wants? Do you know how to use your gifts to edify the Body of Christ?  

Our best resource for learning and living out how to use our gifts is our Church herself. It starts in the lives of the apostles and the disciples as described in the Book of Acts and throughout our Church’s history in the lives of the Saints. Come learn about how He has gifted you through their examples.

Our speaker’s for the day will be Trevor Peterson discussing the Book of Acts and Bruce Lawerence coordinating several presenters on the Lives of Saints. 

Childcare will be provided next door at the St. Raphael House for a small donation.

Light fare foods will be served in the afternoon.

All registrations must be made by Wednesday June 7.


Seminar Speakers

Thanks be to God, we have a reservoir of talented theology scholars at Holy Cross, two of which will be presenting: Bruce Lawrence and Trevor Peterson. The best part of their credentials is their keen sense of the Orthodox mindset. They both bring a depth of understanding and appreciation for the Orthodox Church’s perspective on biblical interpretation and application to our own lives.

Trevor Peterson

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. Trevor has been leading the Brotherhood of St Joseph through the OT book of Amos over the past year. He has also severe on the adjunct faculty of Washington Bible College teaching Bible and Theology at Washington Bible College.

Bruce Lawrence

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. Bruce is also responsible for writing over a third of our in-depth High School SundaySchool curriculum. 

Earlier Event: December 2
Nativity Retreat with Bp. ANTHONY