First Saturday of every month the men meet in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00 am for breakfast and fellowship (check the monthly parish calendar for possible changes).
Every Thursday morning at 6:00 am there is a Men's Reading/Discussion Group that meets in the Fellowship Hall. Come join us and start your day off right!
These are two books we willl be looking at in the coming months:
The First-Created Man, a collection of homilies by St. Symeon the New Theologian.“A knowledge of the beginning and end of all things is essential for us to understand the purpose of our existence here on this earth, and what lies beyond it. For a true interpretation of the first and last things we must turn to those ancient teachers who beheld the beginning and end in a state of divine vision. Among these great seers was St. Symeon the New Theologian (+1022): he speaks of the mysteries of the beginning and end precisely because he has seen them.“
His profound homilies on the first-created man and the future age are of special value to us because they give the foundation of spiritual life and struggle. The original state of man tells us of our deepest nature, of which our present fallen nature is a corruption that is to be overcome; and the future state of blessedness is the goal to which our spiritual struggle is aimed, and to which we can attain, by God’s grace, even despite our fallen state.”
THEOSIS: The True Purpose of Human Life by Archimandrite George, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Saint Gregorios, Mount Athos. Archimandrite George “...speaks on the incarnation of God, contribution of the Theotokos, the Church, uncreated energies, qualifications for theosis, experiences of theosis, failure of many people to reach theosis and the consequences of guidance that leads to or does not lead to theosis.”