The Way – An Orthodox Adult Catechism

About five years ago, in the summer of 2009, together with my friends at Casa cartii Publishers, and Fr. Stelian Tofana, my friend and key partner in the Evangelical-Orthodox dialogue, I was involved in the launch of the Romanian translation of the book Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism, published by Zondervan in 2004. Our special guest for the event, hosted by the University in Cluj, was Dr. Bradley Nassif, one of the authors of the book. During this visit to Romania, my friend Brad asked me if I am interested to contribute from my Word Vision budget to finalising a very interesting project called The Way, an adult Orthodox catechism programme using the methodology tested successfully by the Alpha Course. This was a seven years initiative of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (IOCS) in Cambridge, but it came to a halt, because of financial problems.

After a visit in Cambridge, where I met with the drafting committee led by Dr. David Frost, and a courtesy visit with Metr. Kallistos Ware in Oxford, after I have received the approval of the people I report to in World Vision, I have decided to fund the final stage of this project. Continue reading “The Way – An Orthodox Adult Catechism”

Innovative teaching programme helps outreach of Orthodox Church

Written by Rebacca Lyman

A new teaching programme for adults on the Orthodox faith called ‘THE WAY’ is set to invigorate the outreach of the Orthodox Church in majority Orthodox countries such as Romania and amongst Orthodox diaspora in countries like the United Kingdom.

Created by the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (IOCS) in Cambridge, England, this 12 session course will soon be made available through a CD box-set, containing a CD entitled ‘How to Run THE WAY’ with four DVDs of the original speakers, funded by World Vision.

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The Way

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In May 2009, when we launched in Cluj the Romanian translation of Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism (Ortodoxie si evanghelism. Trei perspective – which is already sold out and we hope to be able to publish some time in the near future a second edition), Bradley Nassif, one of the authors of that book spoke to me for the first time about The Way, asking if there is any way I could help with this project, which was for some time in financial difficulties. Continue reading “The Way”