Every homily that Irina delivers comes with a set of discussion questions. These are posted in our service leaflets, as well as on her blog, where the homilies appear a few days in advance of each Sunday. The blog has a commenting feature, in which you are welcome to share your thoughts and answers to these questions, as well as to those that Irina raises spontaneously as part of her homilies (they rarely get delivered exactly as written!). Irina also invites interactions with the congregation during the homily, as time permits. The order of service each week contains additional material, such as famous poems, quotes, or prayers, to facilitate reflection through the week.
Sundays 8:30-9:30 am is a clergy-led “Adult Sunday School” opportunity. Sessions are offered in blocks of several weeks-long. 2023 themes included learning about the church calendar, exploring and applying the meaning of Lent, studying the significance of Jesus’ death in preparation for Easter, and surveying the works and lives of prominent Anglican and Episcopal women of the 16th-21st centuries. These sessions take a summer break over July and August, and run September-June.
Wednesday Evening Study and Dinner occurs over Lent (6-7:30 pm). Its 2023 theme was “An Exposition of the Creeds using Eastern Orthodox Iconography”.
The Downtown “C” Group and Round Table
These are completely lay-led groups, so check them out under the Friendships Tab.
Once a Year
This event has occurred for 20+ years, around the beginning of February at Fair Havens Bible Conference near Beaverton, attended by 50-80 people. A guest speaker gives three talks to the adults over the weekend while the children have supervised fun. More about Breakaway under the “Friendships” tab.
2024 date: January 27-29. Contact the office if you’d like to attend.