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Orthodox Quote of the Week (97)

If one loses his cross, his life becomes cold and tepid, without cooperation with God.

Metropolitan Saba (Esber)
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4 КУРС (к 06.06.2017 - ГОСЭКЗАМЕН)

Speak on the Ancient Faith Radio podcast you particularly liked (of all we ever discussed, or even of those we have not discussed, available on this site), and be ready to answer questions. (oral task, 5 points)

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  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 12-13: page 16-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 27-28 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 2, section "The Holy Icons" from the words "One of the distinctive features..." until the words "...about the Incarnation and the salvation of man".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 2, section "The Holy Icons" from the words "God took a material body..." until the end of the section (the words "...problems that arise in every generation").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the Jesus Prayer (7) (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче


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  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 1-5: page 30-31: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel only.
  • Temple and Worship: Listening. Listen to this piece (3) from an Orthodox worship in English and tell what part of what service this is. Transcribe it or find words on the Internet.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Orthodoxy and Heresy, "Orthodoxy Quick Reference":
    Be ready to translate (in writing) from Russian into English the section Jesus Christ. Be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards: The Church.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 5, The Church under Islam from the words "The millet system..." until the words "...the palmy days of Ottoman suzerainty".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 5, The Church under Islam from the words "The The Turkish occupation..." until the end of the section (the words "...Reformation and Counter-Reformation").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Anjali (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast (Part II, Qs 10-16).


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    Архив святоотеческих изречений
    Цитаты из Святых Отцов на английском языке. Ссылки на комментарии студентов. Материал по аспекту "Святоотеческое наследие".
    Православные таинства
    Введение в Православную богослужебную практику. Материал по аспекту "Богослужебная лексика"
    Древнеправославный молитвенник
    Параллельный текст на церковнославянском и английском языках. (Оглавление, предисловие и текст литургии св. Иоанна Златоуста). Файл для скачивания, формат .pdf, 10 МБ. Материал для чтения по аспекту "Богослужебная лексика"
    Названия книг Библии
    Параллельный текст на русском и английском языках, произношение, сокращения. Дополнительно: термины, имена собственные. Материал по аспекту "Священное Писание".
    KJV Bible Language
    Серия полемических статей Джеймса Нокса о языке Библии короля Иакова. Материал по аспекту "Священное Писание".
    Metropolitan Kallistos (Timothy Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Классический труд митрополита Каллиста (Ware) о Православной Церкви (на английском языке)
    - История Церкви: Introduction (также скан), Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 (1) (также скан), Chapter 8 (2) (также скан), Chapter 9 (1) (также скан), Chapter 9 (2);
    - Вероучение и богослужение: Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, Chapter 16.

    Православие
    Основные догматические истины Православия. Материал по аспекту "Догматическое богословие".
    Ереси
    Названия и (кратко) суть древних ересей. Материал по аспекту "Сравнительное богословие".
    Православие и римокатоличество
    Хронология событий. Догматические основы единства. Материал по аспекту "Сравнительное богословие".
    Sola Scriptura
    Критика важнейшего постулата протестантизма. Материал по аспекту "Сравнительное богословие".
    Понятие "обожение" в Священном Писании
    Библейские основания Православного учения о спасении. Материал по аспекту "Сравнительное богословие".
    Формы обращения к духовенству
    Также - титулы глав поместных Церквей. Материал по аспекту "Церковный этикет".



    Аудирование

    Frederica


    Frederica Here and Now: Doing Our Best in the Fast (также здесь)
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    Frederica Here and Now: What Is Worship For?: Part One (.mp3) (также здесь)
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    Frederica Here and Now: Escalator (.mp3) (также здесь)
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    Frederica Here and Now: The Cost of Independence (.mp3) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Why We Need Hell (.mp3) (также здесь)
    Текстовая версия
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    Frederica Here and Now: Charity (.mp3)
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    Frederica Here and Now: The Historical Jesus (.mp3)
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    Frederica Here and Now: Anjali (.mp3) (also here)
    Вопросы по этой передаче (Part I, Part II)

    Frederica Here and Now: The Same God (.mp3)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Self and Skepticism (.mp3) (Parts I, II)
    (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity (.mp3) (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: No Regrets (.mp3)
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    Frederica Here and Now: Let's Create a Perfect World (.mp3)
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    Frederica Here and Now: Constructive Arguing (.mp3)
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    Frederica Here and Now: Forgiveness (.mp3)
    (скачать/слушать также здесь)
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    Frederica Here and Now: Old Age (.mp3)
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    Frederica Here and Now: Men and Women (.mp3)
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    Frederica Here and Now: Christian colleges (.mp3)
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    Frederica Here and Now: Native Americans and Orthodoxy (.mp3)
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    Met. Kallistos (Ware)

    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (8) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (7) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (6) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (5) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (4) (также здесь)
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    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (3) (также здесь)
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    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (2) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (1)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the State of the Orthodox Church (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on Music and Hymnology in the Church (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on Gender Issues in the Church (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on What Evangelicals and Orthodox Can Learn From Each Other (Ancient Faith Radio) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on Ethnicity and Nationalism in Orthodoxy (Ancient Faith Radio) (также здесь)
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    Questions on on part 4
    Liturgical Year (YouTube)
    Questions on on part 3
    Liturgical Year (YouTube)
    Questions on on part 2
    Liturgical Year (YouTube)
    Questions on on part 1

    Worship in Life (YouTube)
    Questions on on part 5
    Worship in Life (YouTube)
    Questions on on part 4
    Worship in Life (YouTube)
    Questions on on part 3
    Worship in Life (YouTube)
    Questions on on part 2
    Worship in Life (YouTube)
    Questions on on part 1

    Faith and Pop Culture (YouTube)
    Questions on Part 4
    Faith and Pop Culture (YouTube)
    Questions on Part 3
    Faith and Pop Culture (YouTube)
    Questions on Part 2
    Faith and Pop Culture (YouTube)
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    О КУРСЕ

    Данный курс предназначен для филологов-германистов и ставит целью овладение учащимися религиозной лексикой и дискурсом английского языка. Преимущественная направленность курса – миссионерская. Это означает, что навыки и умения, вырабатываемые в рамках курса, применимы прежде всего для диалогического ознакомления иноязычной инославной аудитории с Православной церковью, ее историей, вероучением, богослужебной и аскетической жизнью. Вместе с тем, курс предполагает ознакомление с религиозной проблематикой и ситуацией в инославных странах и конфессиях в терминах английского религиозно-общественного дискурса.

    С учетом этих целей курс включает несколько тематических разделов. Это:

    1. «Храм и богослужение» (Temple and Worship). Здесь учащиеся знакомятся на английском языке с устройством православного храма, строем богослужения, смыслом и формой Таинств, православным календарем. В рамках практической литургики целиком прочитывается текст Литургии Свт. Иоанна Златоуста на английском языке и предлагаются аудиозаписи отрывков англоязычного богослужения.

    2. Раздел «Священное Писание» (Bible Studies) знакомит студентов с составом английской Библии, с названиями всех книг Ветхого и Нового Заветов. Читается Евангелие от Марка с комментариями блаженного Феофилакта Болгарского на английском языке (перевод с английского на русский и обратно).

    3. «История Церкви» (Church History). Чтение, комментированный перевод, пересказ книги митрополита Каллиста (Ware) The Orthodox Church (History).

    4. «Догматическое и сравнительное богословие» (Dogmatic and Comparative Theology). Вероучение Православной Церкви, суть древних ересей, вероучение инославных сообществ.

    5. «Церковный этикет» (Church Etiquette): формы обращения к духовенству, титулы глав автокефальных Церквей .

    6. Аудирование: ответы на вопросы и обсуждение радиопередач по религиозной тематике (Ancient Faith Radio и другие источники). Британский и американский варианты английского языка. Данный раздел курса позволяет развить навыки восприятия на слух неадаптированной речи носителей языка и одновременно познакомиться с актуальными проблемами религиозной и общественной жизни англоязычных стран (прежде всего США и Великобритании).

    Автор курса исходит из того, что условием усвоения лексики является ее восприятие в естественном речевом контексте. Поэтому курс строится на принципе экстенсивного чтения и аудирования. Одновременно в начале каждого занятия предлагаются короткие тесты по материалу предыдущего занятия (письменный перевод слов с русского на английский).

    Эффективным приемом овладения лексикой является ее использование в самостоятельно создаваемых контекстах. Поэтому другой формой повторения пройденного и контроля успеваемости является еженедельное задание на составление оригинальных предложений или текстов с использованием изученных слов. Созданные студентами тексты после проверки публикуются на соответствующих страницах этого сайта ("Text Bank").

    Курс построен таким образом, что по мере продвижения от младших курсов к старшим студентам предоставляется все меньше возможности заработать баллы за механическое запоминание слов (еженедельные тесты) и все больше - за творческие задания на составление предложений и написание эссе. На эти виды заданий отсутствуют жесткие сроки выполнения, следовательно, от студентов старших курсов ожидается академическая инициативность, способность управлять своим временем и планировать результаты работы.



    СИСТЕМА АТТЕСТАЦИИ

    Максимальное количество баллов за семестр = 100. Из них максимальное количество за текущую работу в течение семестра = 70, максимальное за зачет (экзамен) = 30.

    Текущие баллы складываются из следующих составляющих:

  • Посещаемость занятий. Количество баллов за посещение одного занятия рассчитывается исходя из фактического количества занятий в данном семестре и максимально возможного количества баллов за период (обычно 0,5-0,7 балла за одно занятие). Максимально возможное количество баллов по этому аспекту текущей аттестации за половину семестра = 5, за семестр = 10.
  • Еженедельные тесты по изученной лексике: письменный перевод слов/словосочетаний/определений с русского на английский. 0,25 балла за каждое правильно переведенное слово/словосочетание или фонетическую транскрипцию, 0,5 балла за догматическое определение. "Правильность" включает употребление, грамматическое управление (артикли, предлоги и т.д.) и правописание.
  • Письменные короткие эссе на тему цитат из святых отцов и их аудиторная презентация (для 3 и 4 курсов). Максимум 5 баллов за одно эссе.
    Эти баллы складываются из двух составляющих: 2,5 балла за содержание и 2,5 балла за грамотность.
    Требования к содержанию:
    1. Объем - не менее одного-двух абзацев.
    2. Эссе должно быть непосредственно связано с содержанием и смыслом цитаты, а не представлять собой рассуждение на смежные темы.
    3. Желательны конкретные примеры.
    4. Обязательно употребление слов религиозной тематики, которые должны использоваться правильно по смыслу и правописанию.
    Требования к грамотности:
    за грамматические, пунктуационные и орфографические ошибки баллы снижаются.
  • Еженедельные задания на составление предложений с использованием изученной лексики. 0,5 баллов за каждое правильно использованное слово/словосочетание.
    Внимание! Каждое использованное слово/словосочетание засчитывается только один раз. Засчитываются только те слова религиозной семантики, которые изучаются в данной части курса и предложены для усвоения, а не вообще любые использованные слова религиозной семантики. Не засчитываются также слова и выражения общего (не религиозного) употребления, встречающиеся в изучаемых текстах. Составленные вами предложения должны содержать исторически, богословски и духовно достоверные (истинные) утверждения. В противном случае они засчитываться не будут.
    ВНИМАНИЕ! Используемые слова и словосочетания в ваших текстах следует набирать ЗАГЛАВНЫМИ БУКВАМИ.
    ВНИМАНИЕ! Прием и обработка эссе и предложений заканчивается в 00 часов первого дня зачетной сессии либо за 72 часа (трое суток) до начала зачета, если зачет попадает на первый - третий день сессии
    .
  • Регулярные тесты по разделам книги The Orthodox Church (0,25 балла за каждое правильно использованное слово/словосочетание).
  • Явное или декларируемое отсутствие подготовки по каждому из остальных разделов курса (Biblical Studies, Church History, Listening) влечет за собой вычет 0,5 балла из их общей суммы.

  • Простая арифметика доказывает, что лучше посетить занятие, не выполнив домашнее задание по одному-двум аспектам, чем пропустить занятие из-за невыполненного домашнего задания.

    СПРАВКА: Действуют следующие правила перевода баллов в традиционную шкалу оценок:
    91–100 баллов = «Отлично» ("5") = A;
    84–90 баллов = «Очень хорошо» ("4") = B;
    74–83 балла = «Хорошо» ("4") = С;
    68–73 балла = «Удовлетворительно» ("3") = D;
    61–67 баллов = «Посредственно» ("3") = E;
    51–60 баллов = «Неудовлетворительно» ("2", НЕЗАЧЕТ) = Fx;
    50 и меньше баллов = «Неудовлетворительно» ("2", НЕЗАЧЕТ)= F.




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    4 КУРС (к 05.04.2017 - ЭКЗАМЕН)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 4: 2-41 (page 36-37, page 38-39, page 40-41, page 42-43): be ready to translate orally from English into Russian the text of the commentary only (from the words "To the disciples who asked Him when they were alone..." (p. 37, bottom) until the words "...He appeared to them only as a man" (p. 42))
    Gospel of St. Mark, 5: 1-43 (page 44-45, page 46-47, page 48): be ready to translate orally from English into Russian the text of the commentary only (from the words "The more precise of the manuscripts read..." (p. 43) until the words "...was real, and not a phantasy" (p. 48)). 20 баллов
  • Listening
    Speak on the podcast you particularly liked and be ready to discuss it. 10 баллов


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  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 9-11: page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the footnote.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 26-27 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on Chapter 2 (sections "The establishment of an imperial Church" and "The first Six Councils (325-681)") (you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book).
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 2, section "The Holy Icons" from the words "One of the distinctive features..." until the words "...about the Incarnation and the salvation of man".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 2, section "The Holy Icons" from the words "God took a material body..." until the end of the section (the words "...problems that arise in every generation").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the Jesus Prayer (6) (скачать/слушать также здесь)
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  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 23-28: page 28-29, page 30-31: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "There were twelve loaves..." until the end of the chapter).
  • Temple and Worship: Listening. Listen to this piece (2) from an Orthodox worship in English and tell what part of what service this is. Transcribe it or find words on the Internet.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Orthodoxy and Heresy, "Orthodoxy Quick Reference":
    Be ready to translate (in writing) from Russian into English the section The Holy Trinity. Be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards: Jesus Christ.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 5, The Church under Islam from the beginning until the words "...the death of Archbishop Makarios III (1977)".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 5, The Church under Islam from the words "The millet system..." until the words "...the palmy days of Ottoman suzerainty".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Anjali (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast (Part II).


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (96)

    It is difficult for you, but think of how it was for the Savior on the Cross. The end is near; life passes quickly. We are guests on earth, migratory birds.

    Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) of Bogucharsk
    Source

    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    2 КУРС (к 29.03.2017)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 9-11: page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "At the same time He comes..." until the end of the section (without the footnote)).
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 25 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on Chapter 2 (sections "The establishment of an imperial Church" and "The first Six Councils (325-681)") (you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book).
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 2, section "The Holy Icons" from the beginning until the words "...as the protector of Orthodoxy".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 2, section "The Holy Icons" from the words "One of the distinctive features..." until the words "...about the Incarnation and the salvation of man".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the Jesus Prayer (5) (скачать/слушать также здесь)
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    3 КУРС (к 29.03.2017)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 23-28: page 28-29, page 30-31: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "There were twelve loaves..." until the end of the chapter).
  • Temple and Worship: Listening. Listen to this piece (2) from an Orthodox worship in English and tell what part of what service this is. Transcribe it or find words on the Internet.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Orthodoxy and Heresy, "Orthodoxy Quick Reference":
    Be ready to translate (in writing) from Russian into English the section The Holy Trinity. Be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards: Jesus Christ.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 5, The Church under Islam from the beginning until the words "...the death of Archbishop Makarios III (1977)".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 5, The Church under Islam from the words "The millet system..." until the words "...the palmy days of Ottoman suzerainty".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Anjali (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast (Part II).


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (95)

    By talents we mean not only wealth, education, or fame. Talents are good conditions for salvation of the soul. Each of us has his own given talents. Poverty, sickness, various sorrows — these are all talents. From the worldly point of view, talents mean scholarly, musical, or artistic abilities. They are not sinful; it is good when such abilities are combined with a Christian life, and when they are dedicated to God. If an ability prevents us from living in a godly manner and saving our souls, then it should be abandoned. It is better to be a little stupider and simpler, but to be saved. What benefit is it to you if you gain the whole world but destroy your soul?

    St. Nikon of Optina
    Source

    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    2 КУРС (к 22.03.2017)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 9-11: page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary (until the words "...all might witness Who He is").
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 24 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 2, section "The first Six Councils" from the words "Ephesus and Chalcedon were a rock of Orthodoxy..." until the end of the section (the words "...yet in the end it succumbed").
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 2, section "The Holy Icons" from the beginning until the words "...as the protector of Orthodoxy").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the Jesus Prayer (4) (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче


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    3 КУРС (к 22.03.2017)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 94: What do you think is "the devil's disease"? How and why establishing truth in a conversation can be a symptom of it? Why would one indulge in a conversation unless it is in order to express and assert one's opinion? What practical lesson, if any, can you draw from this quote?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 23-28: page 28-29: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary (until the words "...which had been dedicated to the Lord").
  • Temple and Worship: Listening. Listen to this piece (1) from an Orthodox worship in English and tell what part of what service this is. Transcribe it or find words on the Internet.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Orthodoxy and Heresy
    (be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards "Orthodoxy Quick Reference": The Holy Trinity).
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on Chapter 4 (you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book).
    Oral summary: Chapter 5, The Church under Islam from the beginning until the words "...the death of Archbishop Makarios III (1977)".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 5, The Church under Islam from the words "The millet system..." until the words "...the palmy days of Ottoman suzerainty".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Anjali (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast (Part I).


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (94)

    He whose will and desire in conversation is to establish his own opinion, even though what he says is true, should recognize that he is sick with the devil's disease.

    St. John Climacus
    Source

    Orthodox Quote of the Week (93)

    Steep and thorny is the path that leads to the Heavenly Kingdom. What is your path? It is the struggle unto blood against fleshly passions and self-love. Self-love is the soil upon which grow passions, emptiness of life, and sorrow.

    Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) of Bogucharsk
    Source

    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    4 КУРС (к 15.03.2017)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 93: What forms to you think the struggle "unto blood" against self-love can take? Is "unto blood" really necessary? Can you explain or illustrate the paradox that self-love produces emptiness of life and sorrow?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 4: 2-12: page 36-37: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "Mark this:..." until the words "...a fourth part of the seed was preserved").
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on Chapter 8 (sections "The Assault upon Heaven" and "Official Church-State Relations") (you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book).
    Oral summary: Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheists" section Official Church-state relations from the words "For the time being, the submissive policy of Sergius..." until the end of the section (the words "... a far more independent stand?").
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Doing Our Best in the Fast (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast (Qs 10-13);
    Frederica Here and Now: What Is Worship For?: Part One
    (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast (Qs 5-10).


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    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    2 КУРС (к 15.03.2017)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 7-8: page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 23 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 2, section "The first Six Councils" from the words "But Chalcedon was more..." until the words "...but he is the first among equals".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 2, section "The first Six Councils" from the words "Ephesus and Chalcedon were a rock of Orthodoxy..." until the end of the section (the words "...yet in the end it succumbed").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the Jesus Prayer (3) (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче


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    3 КУРС (к 15.03.2017)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 93: What forms to you think the struggle "unto blood" against self-love can take? Is "unto blood" really necessary? Can you explain or illustrate the paradox that self-love produces emptiness of life and sorrow?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 21-22: page 28-29: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 136-139 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 4, The Conversion of the Slavs, section "The Russian Church under the Mongols (1237-1448)" from the words "Sergius of Radonezh..." until the end of the chapter.
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 5, The Church under Islam from the beginning until the words "...the death of Archbishop Makarios III (1977)".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Doing Our Best in the Fast (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast.


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (92)

    The Christian who is struggling in the world is helped when he has relationships with spiritual people.

    Elder Paisios of Mount Athos
    Source

    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    4 КУРС (к 08.03.2017)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 92: Have you ever met a spiritual person? What was it in the person that made you think (s)he was spiritual? Have you received any help from the person? Do you have relationships with any spiritual people? In what ways are they helpful?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 4: 2-12: page 36-37: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "He went forth..." until the words "...he is trodden upon by many").
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheists" section Official Church-state relations from the words "Yet Tikhon's attitude..." until the words "...members of the traditional Church'".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheists", section Official Church-state relations from the words "For the time being, the submissive policy of Sergius..." until the end of the section (the words "... a far more independent stand?").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Doing Our Best in the Fast (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast.


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    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    2 КУРС (к 08.03.2017)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 6: page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "The food that John ate..." until the end of the section).
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from pages 21-22 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 2, section "The first Six Councils" from the words "Alexandria's second major success..." until the words "...indivisibly, inseparably".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 2, section "The first Six Councils" from the words "But Chalcedon was more..." until the words "...but he is the first among equals".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the Jesus Prayer (2) (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче


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    3 КУРС (к 15.03.2017)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular question for Quote 92: Have you ever met a spiritual person? What was it in the person that made you think (s)he was spiritual? Have you received any help from the person? Do you have relationships with any spiritual people? In what ways are they helpful?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 21-22: page 28-29: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 136-139 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 4, The Conversion of the Slavs, section "The Russian Church under the Mongols (1237-1448)" from the words "Sergius of Radonezh..." until the end of the chapter.
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 5, The Church under Islam from the beginning until the words "...the death of Archbishop Makarios III (1977)".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Doing Our Best in the Fast (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast.


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (91)

    Those who inconsiderately toss out comments, even if they are true, can cause harm.

    Elder Paisios
    Source

    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    4 КУРС (к 22.02.2017)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 91: How and why can true comments cause harm? Can therefore a false statement (a lie) do good? Can you give an example of harm done by true but inconsiderate comments, or of harm done by truth, or of good done by falsehood?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 4: 2-12: page 36-37: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel (from the words "And when He was alone...") and the commentary (until the words "...without thereby leaving it").
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits" section Official Church-state relations from the words "Yet Tikhon's attitude..." until the words "...members of the traditional Church'".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits", section Official Church-state relations from the words "But in 1927 - a critical year..." until the words "...шт the mouth of Russians".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: What Is Worship For?: Part One
    (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast.


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    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    2 КУРС (к 22.02.2017)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 6: page 13-14, page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary (until the words "...he hath a demon").
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from pages 19-20 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 2, section "The first Six Councils" from the words "The main work of the council of Nicea..." until the words "...the one whose works are most widely read".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 2, section "The first Six Councils" from the words "Alexandria's second major success..." until the words "...indivisibly, inseparably".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the Jesus Prayer (1)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Questions 5-10)


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    3 КУРС (к 22.02.2017)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular question for Quote 91: How and why can true comments cause harm? Can therefore a false statement (a lie) do good? Can you give an example of harm done by true but inconsiderate comments, or of harm done by truth, or of good done by falsehood?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 18-20: page 28-29: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "He calls Himself the Bridegroom..." until the end of the section).
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 136-137 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 4, The Conversion of the Slavs, section "The Russian Church under the Mongols (1237-1448)" from the beginning until the words "...but was ahead of it".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 4, The Conversion of the Slavs, section "The Russian Church under the Mongols (1237-1448)" from the words "Sergius of Radonezh..." until the end of the chapter.
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: The Same God
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (90)

    As it is impossible to verbally describe the sweetness of honey to one who has never tasted honey, so the goodness of God cannot be clearly communicated by way of teaching if we ourselves are not able to penetrate into the goodness of the Lord by our own experience.

    St. Basil the Great
    Source

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  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular question for Quote 90: Can you give, from your own experience, any examples of the goodness of the Lord?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 4: 2-12: page 36-37: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel (until the words "...He that hath ears to hear, let him hear").
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits" section "Official Church-state relations" from the beginning until the words "...to resist not with military but with spiritual weapons").
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits", section Official Church-state relations from the words "Yet Tikhon's attitude..." until the words "...members of the traditional Church'".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Escalator
    (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast.


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    2 КУРС (к 08.02.2017)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 4-5: page 13-14: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 18 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church: Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on the Chapter 1: you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book.
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 2, section "The first Six Councils" from the beginning until the words "...and with man's salvation".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 2, section "The first Six Councils" from the words "The main work of the council of Nicea..." until the words "...the one whose works are most widely read".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the Jesus Prayer (1)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Questions 3-10)


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  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular question for Quote 90: Can you give, from your own experience, any examples of the goodness of the Lord?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 18-20: page 26-27, page 28-29: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary (until the words "...and they will fast and struggle").
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 132-136 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 4, The Conversion of the Slavs, from the words "In Kievan Russia, as in Byzantium..." until the end of the section (the words "...a royal way").
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 4, The Conversion of the Slavs, section "The Russian Church under the Mongols (1237-1448)" from the beginning until the words "...but was ahead of it".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Self and Skepticism (Parts I, II)
    (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Answer Questions on this episide (Part I)


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (89)

    Learn patience, patience, and patience, and humility will sprout with it - "grow out of it". Out of this comes true spiritual life, and not an imitation of it.

    Fr. John Krestiankin
    Source

    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    2 КУРС (к 01.02.2017)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 1-3: page 13-14: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 16-17 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church: Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on the Chapter 1: you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book.
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 2 from the beginning until the words "...mark the Church's coming of age".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 2, section "The first Six Councils" from the beginning until the words "...and with man's salvation".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the Jesus Prayer (1)
    Answer Questions on this episode


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    3 КУРС (к 01.02.2017)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 89: What occasions do you have in your daily life to prectice patience? What do you think Fr. John means by "imitation" of spiritual life? ).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 13-17: page 26-27: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "Therefore neither should we be ashamed..." until the end of the section).
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 121-132 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 4, "The Conversion of the Slavs" from the words "Byzantium conferred..." until the words "...the place of suffering in the Christian life".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 4, The Conversion of the Slavs, from the words "In Kievan Russia, as in Byzantium..." until the end of the section (the words "...a royal way").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (88)

    The aim is for one to struggle with discretion and philotimo (responsive gratitude), according to one's powers... God knows the struggle of each person and what strength he gave to each person and he will reward each accordingly. I love all equally and am moved by those who struggle with responsive gratitude.

    Elder Paisios of Mount Athos
    Source

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    4 КУРС (к .02.2017)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 85: What are the signs when "flesh is in charge" in a person? What is "fear of God"? What do you think it means to "make a free deliberate choice for the spirit"? Why do you think he says "the conversion of the soul and body"? ).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 4: 2-12: page 36-37: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel only.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits" section "Official Church-state relations" from the beginning until the words "...to resist not with military but with spiritual weapons").
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits", section Official Church-state relations from the words "Yet Tikhon's attitude..." until the words "...members of the traditional Church'".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: The Cost of Independence (.mp3)
    (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast.


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    2 КУРС (к 25.01.2017)

  • The Bible Studies: Read the third article Capitalization of Pronouns... from a series on Bible language, and be ready summarize its main point.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 14-15 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 1 from the words "It was only natural that the bishops..." until the end of the chapter.
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 2 from the beginning until the words "...mark the Church's coming of age".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the State of the Orthodox Church (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episode


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    3 КУРС (к 25.01.2017)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 88: What does "struggle" mean? Is struggle present in your life? Why do you think St. Paisios talks about himself at the end of the quote?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 13-17: page 26-27: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (until the words "...Jesus saw Matthew the publican").
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 121-128 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 4, "The Conversion of the Slavs" from from the words "Cyril died..." until the words "...is predominantly Latin".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 4, The Conversion of the Slavs, from the words "Byzantium conferred..." until the words "...the place of suffering in the Christian life".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: No Regrets
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    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    4 КУРС (к 07.12.2016 - ЗАЧЕТ)

    В зачет будут включены следующие задания:

  • Bible Studies:
    Translate from English into Russian the text of the commentary to the Gospel of St. Mark, 2:6 - 4:2 (oral task, 5 points).
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    1. Определение и комментарий (устно) к следующим еретическим учениям: Arianism, Chiliasm / millenarianism, Pelagianism, Apocatastasis, Monophysitism, Iconoclasm, Filioquism, Ethnophyletism. Комментарий должен касаться существа еретического учения, современных его вариаций и носителей и сути православного ответа на это еретическое учение. (oral task, 5 points)
    2. Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism:
    а) Timeline of Major Dates: Анализ подборки дат из истории взаимоотношений церквей Востока и Запада. Какую проблему в истории Римско-католической церкви они иллюстрируют? Каков православный ответ на эту проблему? (oral task, 4 points)
    б) The Grounds of Union: Комментарий к препятствиям к евхаристическому общению между Православной и Римско-католической церквами (суть католического заблуждения, православный ответ) (oral task, 3 points).
    3. Give Biblical arguments why Sola Scriptura is wrong.
    Give historical arguments why Sola Scriptura is wrong.
    Give arguments from logic and common sense why Sola Scriptura is wrong. (oral task, 5 points)
    4. Explain what Theosis means and be ready to comment on biblical quotes in support of it. (oral task, 3 points)
  • Listening
    Speak on the podcast you particularly liked (including those we discussed in the spring semester). (oral task, 3 points)
  • TOTAL 30 POINTS


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    2 КУРС (к 21.12.2016 - ЗАЧЕТ)

    Church Etiquette: Формы обращения к духовенству (Патриарх, епископы, священники, диаконы), названия духовных чинов и званий; названия церквей (Titles of the Clergy) (in writing, 3 points)
  • Biblical Studies: Перевод названий книг Библии и личных имен с русского на английский (письменно), чтение этих названий (oral task, 10 points)
  • Temple and Worship: Перевод с русского языка на английский слов из книги Orthodox Mysteries согласно этому списку (in writing, 10 points)
  • Listening: Choose an idea or an issue from one of the podcasts we have listened to and speak on it. (oral task, 7 points) Guideline questions: Why have you chosen this podcast to speak on? What point/idea has struck you as most interesting/surprising/amusing? Is it something new to you? Does anything in your experience relate to it? Can you add anything to what has been said in the podcast on this issue (some additional information, different approaches to the issue)? Is there anything you do not agree with? Can information from the podcast have any practical application in your life?


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  • Biblical Studies: Translate from English into Russian the text of the commentary to the Gospel of St. Mark, 1:32-2:12. (oral task, 8 points).
  • Temple and Worship: Translate from Russian into English words and phrases from the Old Orthodox Prayer Book according to this list (in writing, 14 points)
  • Listening: Choose an idea or an issue from one of the podcasts we have listened to and speak on it. (oral task, 7 points) Guideline questions: Why have you chosen this podcast to speak on? What point/idea has struck you as most interesting/surprising/amusing? Is it something new to you? Does anything in your experience relate to it? Can you add anything to what has been said in the podcast on this issue (some additional information, different approaches to the issue)? Is there anything you do not agree with? Can information from the podcast have any practical application in your life?


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (87)

    ...God comes into our lives when we invite Him with all our being, opening the gates of our heart from the inside. He will not come uninvited... The moment you are willing to give over your whole self to God - surrendering your life, your loved ones, your health, your victories and defeats - He will come to you and help you in ways you never dreamed possible.

    Fr. Vojislav Dosenovich
    Source

    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    2 КУРС (к 07.12.2016)

    The Bible Studies: Read first two articles (Those Nasty Thees and Thous and Those Dreadful Words in Italics) from a series on Bible language, and be ready to discuss them.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 11-13 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 1 from the words "There were many others in the first three centuries..." until the words "...to undergo martyrdom of blood".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 1 from the words "It was only natural that the bishops..." until the end of the end of the chapter.
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the State of the Orthodox Church (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episode


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    3 КУРС (к 07.12.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 86: Why do you think the author lists self-control and prayer among things of humility? ).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 13-17: page 26-27: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel only.
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 121-125 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on the section The Hesychast controversy (you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book).Oral summary: Chapter 4, "The Conversion of the Slavs" from the beginning until the words "...the altars of the principal churches of the city".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 4, The Conversion of the Slavs, from the words "Cyril died..." until the words "...is predominantly Latin".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Let's Create a Perfect World (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episide (Qs 6-12)


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (86)

    The way of humility is this: self-control, prayer, and thinking yourself inferior to all creatures.

    Abba Thithoes
    Source

    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    4 КУРС (к 30.11.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 85: What are the signs when "flesh is in charge" in a person? What is "fear of God"? What do you think it means to "make a free deliberate choice for the spirit"? Why do you think he says "the conversion of the soul and body"? ).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 4: 1-2: page 36-37: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits" section "Official Church-state relations" from the beginning until the words "...to resist not with military but with spiritual weapons").
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits", section Official Church-state relations from the words "Yet Tikhon's attitude..." until the words "...members of the traditional Church'".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: The Cost of Independence (.mp3)
    (also here)
    Answer Questions for this podcast.


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    2 КУРС (к 30.11.2016)

    The Bible Studies: Read first two articles (Those Nasty Thees and Thous and Those Dreadful Words in Italics) from a series on Bible language, and be ready to discuss them.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 10 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 1 from the words "People today..." until the words "...many episcopi but only one episcopate".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 1 from the words "There were many others in the first three centuries..." until the words "...to undergo martyrdom of blood".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on Music and Hymnology in the Church (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episode


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    3 КУРС (к 30.11.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 85: What are the signs when "flesh is in charge" in a person? What is "fear of God"? What do you think it means to "make a free deliberate choice for the spirit"? Why do you think he says "the conversion of the soul and body"? ).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 6-12: page 26-27: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "But how can I be rrought to Jesus?..." until the end of the section.
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 120-121 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the words "Among the contemporaries of Gregory Palamas was the lay theologian..." until the end of the chapter.
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 4, "The Conversion of the Slavs" from the beginning until the words "...the altars of the principal churches of the city".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Let's Create a Perfect World (also here)
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (85)

    God does not come near to where flesh is in charge: God's contact with man is through his spirit, and the spirit in such a person is out of its proper order. He will feel God's calling for the first time when his spirit begins to claim its rights in the voice of conscience and the fear of God. And when a man finally makes his free deliberate choice for the spirit, then God will join that man and dwell in him. From that moment on begins the conversion of his soul and body, the whole inner and outer man, until "God may be all in all" (1 Cor. 15:28), and the man which once was carnal, transforms into a spiritual being and becomes sanctified. What a marvelous privilege of mankind, and how few of us know about it, appreciate it and seek it!

    St. Theophan the Recluse
    Source

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  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 85: What are the signs when "flesh is in charge" in a person? What is "fear of God"? What do you think it means to "make a free deliberate choice for the spirit"? Why do you think he says "the conversion of the soul and body"? ).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 31-35: page 34-35: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read the text Theosis in the Bible and be ready to read and comment upon quotes 10-18.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on Chapter 6 (section "The Synodical Period") (you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book).
    Oral summary: Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits" from the words "Nor is the teaching of atheism in schools..." until the end of the section (the words "...so many remained faithful").
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits", section "Official Church-state relations" from the beginning until the words "...to resist not with military but with spiritual weapons").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Why We Need Hell (.mp3)
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    Answer Questions for this episode (Qs 4-7).


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    2 КУРС (к 23.11.2016)

  • Bible Studies: Learn items 1-27 from Titles of the Books of the Bible (the New Testament) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 6-8 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 1 from the words "'Suddenly there came from heaven...'" until the words "...the medicine of immortality".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 1 from the words "People today..." until the words "...many episcopi but only one episcopate".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on Gender Issues in the Church (Ancient Faith Radio) (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Part II)


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    3 КУРС (к 23.11.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Particular questions for Quote 85: What are the signs when "flesh is in charge" in a person? What is "fear of God"? What do you think it means to "make a free deliberate choice for the spirit"? Why do you think he says "the conversion of the soul and body"? ).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 6-12: page 24-25, page 26-27: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "By healing the body, the Lord..." until the words "...but had filled him with strength").
  • Temple and Worship: Secure access to pages 120-123 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the words "Among the contemporaries of Gregory Palamas was the lay theologian..." until the end of the chapter.
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 4, "The Conversion of the Slavs" from the beginning until the words "...the altars of the principal churches of the city".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Constructive Arguing (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episide (Qs 4-7).


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (84)

    Orthodoxy is life. If we don't live Orthodoxy, we simply are not Orthodox, no matter what formal beliefs we might hold.

    Fr. Seraphim Rose
    Source

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    4 КУРС (к 16.11.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? What do you think it means "to live Orthodoxy"?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 28-30: page 34-35: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read the text Theosis in the Bible and be ready to read and comment upon quotes 10-18.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on Chapter 6 (section "The Synodical Period") (you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book).Oral summary: Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits" from the beginning until the words "...in any normal sense of the word".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits" from the words "Nor is the teaching of atheism in schools..." until the end of the section (the words "...so many remained faithful").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Why We Need Hell (.mp3)
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    Answer Questions for this episode.


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    2 КУРС (к 16.11.2016)

  • Bible Studies: Secure access in class to Titles of the Books of the Bible (the New Testament).
  • Temple and Worship: Secure access in class to page 8 of the book Orthodox Mysteries.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church: Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on the Introduction (together with "About the Author" section): you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book.
    Be ready to answer questions on Chapter 1 from the beginning until the words "...for contemporary Orthodoxy".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 1 from the words "'Suddenly there came from heaven...'" until the words "...the medicine of immortality".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on Gender Issues in the Church (Ancient Faith Radio) (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Part II)


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  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? What do you think it means "to live Orthodoxy"?)
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 6-12: page 24-25: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary (until the words "...could heal their sins as well").
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 117-120 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the words "Gregory began..." until the words "...and the Seventh Ecumenical Council".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the words "Among the contemporaries of Gregory Palamas was the lay theologian..." until the end of the chapter.
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Constructive Arguing (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episide.


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (83)

    Cheerfulness is not a sin. It drives away weariness; and it is from weariness that despondency comes, and there is nothing worse than that. It brings with it everything negative.

    St. Seraphim of Sarov
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    4 КУРС (к 09.11.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 23-27: page 34-35: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read the text Theosis in the Bible and be ready to read and comment upon quotes 3-9.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the words "In the field of theology..." until the end of the chapter (the words "Persecution had already begun").
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VIII, "Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheits" from the beginning until the words "...in any normal sense of the word".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    2 КУРС (к 09.11.2016)

  • Bible Studies: Learn items 1-14 from Titles of the Books of the Bible (Terms and names) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 6 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on the Introduction from the words "What is meant..." until the end of the Introduction.
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 1 from the beginning until the words "...the medicine of immortality".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
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    Answer Questions on this episode (Part II)


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  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? )
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 1-5: page 24-25: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "Many times the Lord healed..." until the end of the section.)
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 115-116 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the words "When Orthodox writers..." until the words "...accept the theology of Palamas".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the words "Gregory began..." until the words "...and the Seventh Ecumenical Council".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Forgiveness (also here)
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (82)

    We should never say that nothing is important. On the contrary, everything is important. Even the smallest of our actions impacts our eternal salvation.

    Elder Sergei of Vanves
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    4 КУРС (к 02.11.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 19-22: page 32-33, page 34-35: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read the text Theosis in the Bible and be ready to read and comment upon quotes 1-9.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on Chapter 6 (sections "Moscow the Third Rome" and "The Schism of the Old Believers") (you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book).
    Oral summary: Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the words "Seraphim had no teacher..." until the words "...as one of their chief 'Apostles'".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the words "In the field of theology..." until the end of the chapter (the words "Persecution had already begun").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Answer Questions for this episode (Qs 3-9).


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    2 КУРС (к 02.11.2016)

  • Bible Studies: Learn items 1-10 from Titles of the Books of the Bible (Aporcypha) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 4-5 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on the Introduction from the words "What is meant..." until the end of the Introduction.
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 1 from the beginning until the words "...the medicine of immortality".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on Gender Issues in the Church (Ancient Faith Radio) (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Part I)


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    3 КУРС (к 02.11.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? )
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 1-5: page 24-25: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary (until the words "...that he would be healed".)
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 113-115 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on sections "From estrangement to schism: 858-1204" (you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book).
    Oral summary: Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the words "When Orthodox writers..." until the words "...accept the theology of Palamas".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the words "Gregory began..." until the words "...and the Seventh Ecumenical Council".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Old Age (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episide (6-12).


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (81)

    A believer is not one who thinks that God can do everything, but one who believes that he will obtain all things. Faith paves the way for what seems impossible...

    St. John Climacus
    Source

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    4 КУРС (к 26.10.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 13-19: page 32-33: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "Or, by another interpretation..." until the end of the section).
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read the text Sola Scriptura and group its arguments into three categories: 1. Biblical; 2. Historical; 3. Logic and common sense. Be ready to comment on the logical arguments against the principle "Sola Scriptura".
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the words "Paissy himself..." until the words "...by the light of the age to come".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the words "Seraphim had no teacher..." until the words "...as one of their chief 'Apostles'".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: The Historical Jesus (.mp3)
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    2 КУРС (к 26.10.2016)

  • Bible Studies: Learn items 30-39 from Titles of the Books of the Bible (the Old Teastament) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 3 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on the Introduction from the words "A new and unknown world..." until the words "...at least a beginning has been made".
    Read and be ready to translate the Introduction from the words "What is meant..." until the end of the Introduction.
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on Gender Issues in the Church (Ancient Faith Radio) (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Part I)


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    3 КУРС (к 26.10.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? )
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 43-45: page 22-23: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 113-115 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the words "Negative theology reaches... until the words "...conferred by the grace of God".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the words "When Orthodox writers..." until the words "...accept the theology of Palamas".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Old Age (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episide.


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (80)

    God give us the strength to pursue the path of crucifixion; there is no other way to be Christian.

    Fr. Seraphim Rose
    Source

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    4 КУРС (к 19.10.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 13-19: page 32-33: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary (until the words "...attribute that good to God's power").
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read the text Sola Scriptura and group its arguments into three categories: 1. Biblical; 2. Historical; 3. Logic and common sense. Be ready to comment on the historical arguments against the principle "Sola Scriptura".
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the words "The system of Church government..." until the words "...social aspect of the monastic life".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the words "Paissy himself..." until the words "...by the light of the age to come".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Anjali (.mp3) (also here)
    Answer Questions for this episode (Part II).


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    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    2 КУРС (к 19.10.2016)

  • Church Etiquette: Learn Titles of the Clergy (page 3) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Bible Studies: Learn items 20-29 from Titles of the Books of the Bible (the Old Teastament) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 2 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on the Introduction from the beginning until the words "...the egg which Rome had laid".
    Read and be ready to translate the Introduction from the words "A new and unknown world..." until the words "...at least a beginning has been made".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write 2-5 original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on What Evangelicals and Orthodox Can Learn From Each Other (Ancient Faith Radio) (также здесь)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Part II)


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    3 КУРС (к 19.10.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? )
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 40-42: page 22-23: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 111-112 of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the beginning until the words "...the darkness of incomprehensibility".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the words "Negative theology reaches... until the words "...conferred by the grace of God".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Christian colleges (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episide.


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    4 КУРС (к 17.10.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 6-12: page 32-33: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "So the foreigners came to Jesus from afar..." until the end of the section).
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read the text Sola Scriptura and group its arguments into three categories: 1. Biblical; 2. Historical; 3. Logic and common sense. Be ready to comment on the first group.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the beginning until the words "...the constitution of the Holy Synod".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the words "The system of Church government..." until the words "...social aspect of the monastic life".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Anjali (.mp3) (also here)
    Answer Questions for this episode (Part I).


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    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    2 КУРС (к 12.10.2016)

  • Church Etiquette: Learn Titles of the Clergy (page 2) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Bible Studies: Learn items 9-19 from Titles of the Books of the Bible (the Old Teastament) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 1 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on the Introduction from the beginning until the words "...the egg which Rome had laid".
    Read and be ready to translate the Introduction from the words "A new and unknown world..." until the words "...at least a beginning has been made".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • To make the bulk of everyone's individual contribution more easily seen "at a glance" on the page I intend to mark your texts by different font colours, assigned individually to each one of you. Please visit this html colour generator or this page (alternatively here, note linked pages with other colours) with a collection of web colours and select the colour you would like your texts to be posted in. Please e-mail me the HEX index of the colour (for example, "F0F8FF", "8A2BE2", "5F9EA0", etc). Only make sure it is dark enough to be discernible on the white page.
    Even though there are obviously more colours available than people in your group, hurry lest the colour you particularly like is occupied by someone else before you! :-) Colours will be distributed according to the order of your incoming e-mails with colour indices.

  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on What Evangelicals and Orthodox Can Learn From Each Other (Ancient Faith Radio) (также здесь)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Part I)


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (79)

    Only really great faith does not fear ridicule, or shrink from failure; it does not even think of ridicule and failure, as it does not doubt success.

    Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
    Source

    Orthodox Quote of the Week (78)

    A human being who does not endure courageously the unpleasant burdens of temptations, will never produce fruit worthy of the divine wine-press and eternal harvest, not even if one possesses all other virtues. For one is only perfected through zealously enduring both all the voluntary and involuntary afflictions.

    St. Gregory Palamas
    Source

    Orthodox Quote of the Week (77)

    If a person wants to get an idea about the pyramids of Egypt, he must either trust those who have been in immediate proximity to the pyramids, or he must get next to them himself. There is no third option. In the same way a person can get an impression of God: He must either trust those who have stood and stand in immediate proximity to God, or he must take pains to come into such proximity himself.

    St. Nicholas of Serbia
    Source

    Orthodox Quote of the Week (76)

    The man who endures accusations against himself with humility has arrived at perfection. He is marveled at by the holy angels, for there is no other virtue so great and so hard to achieve.

    St Isaac of Syria
    Source

    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    4 КУРС (к 14.09.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 6-12: page 32-33: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (until the words "...of no benefit without kinship of heart").
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Read through The Grounds of Union (page 3). Be ready to comment on what Roman Catholics "would have to accept and fully confess".
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The schism of the Old Believers" from the words "There is much to admire..." until the end of the section (the words "...ambitiously striven to aggrandize".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the beginning until the words "...the constitution of the Holy Synod".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: The Same God (.mp3)
    Answer Questions for this episode.


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    2 КУРС (к 14.09.2016)

  • Church Etiquette: Learn Titles of the Clergy (page 1) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Bible Studies: Learn items 1-8 from Titles of the Books of the Bible (the Old Teastament) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from the table of contents of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to answer questions on the Introduction ("About the Author" section).
    Read and be ready to translate Introduction from the beginning until the words "...the egg which Rome had laid".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • To make the bulk of everyone's individual contribution more easily seen "at a glance" on the page I intend to mark your texts by different font colours, assigned individually to each one of you. Please visit this html colour generator or this page (alternatively here, note linked pages with other colours) with a collection of web colours and select the colour you would like your texts to be posted in. Please e-mail me the HEX index of the colour (for example, "F0F8FF", "8A2BE2", "5F9EA0", etc). Only make sure it is dark enough to be discernible on the white page.
    Even though there are obviously more colours available than people in your group, hurry lest the colour you particularly like is occupied by someone else before you! :-) Colours will be distributed according to the order of your incoming e-mails with colour indices.

  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on What Evangelicals and Orthodox Can Learn From Each Other (Ancient Faith Radio) (также здесь)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Part I)


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    3 КУРС (к 14.09.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? )
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 35-39: page 20-21: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page 109-111 of the Preface to the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 3, section "From estrangement to schism: 858-1204" from the words "But even after 1054..." until the end of the section ("...has proved a great tragedy").
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 3, section "Two attempts at reunion; the hesychast controversy" from the beginning until the words "...the darkness of incomprehensibility".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Native Americans and Orthodoxy
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (75)

    Struggle to the very end. The whole point of the struggle is not to be delivered from the struggle, as it will go on forever. The reason to struggle is that the more you do, the better chances you have of being successful in your struggle.

    Elder Sergei of Vanves
    Source

    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    4 КУРС (к 07.09.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?).
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 6-12: page 32-33: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel only.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Read through The Grounds of Union (page 3). Be ready to comment on the obstacles to the union (1-11). If you have problems, search the Internet or listen to two lectures on the subject: Lecture 1 and Lecture 2.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The schism of the Old Believers" from the words "There is much to admire..." until the end of the section (the words "...ambitiously striven to aggrandize".
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter VI, "Moscow and Petersburg", section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the beginning until the words "...the constitution of the Holy Synod".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your reading material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: The Same God (.mp3)
    Answer Questions for this episode.


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    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    2 КУРС (к 07.09.2016)

  • Church Etiquette: Download Titles of the Clergy and bring it to class.
  • Bible Studies: Bring to class a digital or a hard copy of the Titles of the Books of the Bible.
  • Temple and Worship: Download the book Orthodox Mysteries. Bring to class pages with the table of Contents and page 1 (The Church)
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Bring to class digital or hard copy of the Introduction (with "About the Author" section).
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on Ethnicity and Nationalism in Orthodoxy (Ancient Faith Radio)
    (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episode


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    3 КУРС (к 07.09.2016)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (on the left), write a short essay on it and be ready to present it in class (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? )
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 32-34: page 20-21: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Revise words from page vii-viii of the Preface to the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Oral summary: Chapter 3, section "From estrangement to schism: 858-1204" from the words "At the beginning of the eleventh century..." until the words "...left matters worse than before").
    Read and be ready to translate Chapter 3, section "From estrangement to schism: 858-1204" from the words "But even after 1054..." until the end of the section ("...has proved a great tragedy").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Fr. Evan Armatas Q/A Session (Episode 10)
    Answer Questions on this episide.


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