Online Book Study Club
The Orthodox Book Study Club was started as a way to provide supplemental adult education programs to parishes. Participants throughout the Metropolis read the same book during Great Lent and interact with one another online. The book club is centered around private forum discussions led and moderated by Konstantine Salmas (MDiv.), who is the Director of Education and Youth at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Belmont, California.
The 2012 Lenten Orthodox Book Study Club of the Metropolis of San Francisco concluded with a record number of participants (78!) and a record number of weekly views (an average of 98 per week for 6 weeks!).
Wounded by Love: The Life and Wisdom of Elder Porphyrios
This year’s Lenten Book Club will begin on March 10, 2013 and continue for 3 months through June 10, 2013.
Those who participate in the 2013 Lenten Book Club are asked to read approximately two chapters of Wounded by Love: The Life and Wisdom of Elder Porphyrios, and log in to the forum once per week to contribute to the discussion.
In his introduction to the Greek edition, Bishop Irenaeus of Chania writes:
The words of blessed Elder Porphyrios are the words of a holy Father, of a man with the gift of clear sight, who was ever retiring, humble, simple and ardent and whose life was a true and authentic witness to Christ, to His truth and to His joy.”
View the Forum
We require that you register with our site to participate in the forum. Use the registration link below or, if you are already registered, view the forum now. Please note, if you registered last year, you don’t have to register again.
If you have any problems registering for the forum, please contact technical support and use “Book Club Registration” as your subject.