Get Deep for Christmas

St. Athanasius College has extended me the invitation to do a four class series on the Incarnation. I am using the occasion to look into the depths of the Incarnation and the basic language that the Church uses for expressing it as theology. It undergirds virtually all Orthodox teaching.

I understand that the class will be recorded and made available for viewing later as well to those who register for it. Come join me for some evenings of Orthodox thought – a perfect accompaniment for the Nativity Fast and the Feast of Christ’s Birth.

About Fr. Stephen Freeman

Fr. Stephen is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present and the Glory to God podcast series.





23 responses to “Get Deep for Christmas”

  1. mary benton Avatar
    mary benton

    Hi Fr. Stephen
    Your class sounds exciting and I would love to attend. Are Catholics allowed? Registration requires I identify my “jurisdiction” and, of course, I don’t have one. I’m posting the question here because there may be others like me who don’t quite fit the mold, so to speak.

  2. Fr. Stephen Freeman Avatar

    I’m sure it’s open to non-Orthodox. Just put “Roman Catholic” in the blank.

  3. Michael Bauman Avatar
    Michael Bauman

    Interesting, my wife and I had a brief discussion on the importance of the Incarnation in the life of the Church last night. We covered every area of Church life we could think of. We marveled at how the Incarnation is central to all of them.
    We are looking forward to the class.

  4. Kenneth Avatar

    I would love to get deep for Christmas and am eager to learn more about the Incarnation. Thank you, Fr. Stephen, for offering this class.

  5. Eric Avatar

    Hebrews 2:14-15 has been filling my thoughts of late . . .
    (I’ll figure out what time those dates and times are for us here in New Zealand 🙂 )

  6. Kenneth Avatar

    Eric: Somehow Heb. 2:14-15 sounds new to me even though I have surely read it before. What a great description of “trampling down death by death.”

  7. V. Rev. John D. Finley Avatar

    Dear Fr. Stephen,
    Thank you for offering this class through St. Athanasius College.
    May it be blessed.
    V. Rev. John D. Finley, Dean

  8. Fr. Stephen Freeman Avatar

    Fr. John,
    I am honored to have been invited!

  9. Síochána Arandomhan Avatar

    I like the idea of getting “deep” for Christmas! I am wondering though, does this course have more of a target audience? I find you blog plenty deep enough on a regular basis, so maybe something like this would be too deep for me. lol.

  10. Lisa Avatar

    Will it be recorded? I work every other date, but would still love to listen!

  11. Fr. Stephen Freeman Avatar

    It will be recorded and made available to those who register.

  12. Ferial Baz Avatar
    Ferial Baz

    Looking forward to listen to you… although not live, since that would be at 3 in the morning in Lebanon. Still…I am so excited 😊

  13. Lina Avatar

    The word incarnation came alive for me when I went to live in a Spanish speaking country and went to the butcher shop. Somehow buying a pound of carne de res, or carne de molida or puerco, etc livened up the word carne. I could hold it in my hands.

  14. Caitilin Kane Avatar
    Caitilin Kane

    I have registered, but haven’t received a link to join this—I hope to see it soon, since it’s tonight!

  15. Fr. Stephen Freeman Avatar

    I’m waiting on my link as well – I’ve spoken with them and they have sent them just a minute or so ago. So…hope to see you there!

  16. Christa dolejsi Avatar
    Christa dolejsi

    still no link in my email though i have registered. where to direct my query?

  17. Fr. Stephen Freeman Avatar

    be sure and check your spam filter. I’ll tell the administrator.

  18. Fr. Stephen Freeman Avatar

    did you get a link for last week’s session? It’s the same link

  19. Christa dolejsi Avatar
    Christa dolejsi

    i registered after last weeks session, so do not have it,

  20. Fr. Stephen Freeman Avatar

    He’s emailing it just now

  21. Christa dolejsi Avatar
    Christa dolejsi

    thanks. :}

  22. Dee of St Hermans Avatar
    Dee of St Hermans

    Dear Father Stephen,
    I was not able to attend this course in real time. In what way might we obtain a recording?

  23. Fr. Stephen Freeman Avatar

    I’ll check and see.

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