This course is a step-by-step development and presentation of the Orthodox Christian answer to our dilemma as human beings descended from Adam, of God’s plan for salvation, and our response. It includes an examination of the nature of spiritual combat, the unseen warfare: who our real enemy is, Who God is and Who Christ is, what it means that God forgives our sins, how we are joined to Christ, and where we go from there. It offers suggestions concerning prayer and other vital aspects of the life of a Christian relating the personal to the corporate and especially to the Eucharistic liturgy. It deals especially with the development of holiness and godliness.
Students are required to have an electronic journal that contains all of their notes for every content assignment in the course. There is a required minimum of one paragraph of notes per hour spent on a content assignment. The journal will be submitted in the Lesson Five Quiz when the course is completed.
Each week, students will perform a casual interview that relates to the content they are studying. A student can interview the same person as often as they want, and ideally, your interviewee is a person that is familiar with the current content you are studying. Students will submit a summary of their interviews at the end of the course.