May 16, 2019 * Event repeats weekly on thursday for 3 times


6:30 - 8:00pm






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We Read Together is an online book group, nurturing conversation and community surrounding great Orthodox Christian books. The goal is to encourage one another to explore important Orthodox Christian spiritual literature, thereby fostering conversation and mutual support for one another in our efforts to draw closer to Christ.

This Year's Book

This year’s selection, Know the Faith, by Fr. Michael Shanbour, is a best-selling topical overview of the teachings of Orthodox Christianity with comparison and contrast to other traditions.

Know the Faith presents the Orthodox faith in a clear and easy-to-understand way, and goes a step further by dealing with the objections other Christians might lodge; yet perhaps it’s greatest value comes from the extensive collections of quotations from the Scriptures and the Fathers supporting Orthodox faith and practice. This is the toolkit any Orthodox could use to respond to the questions and critiques of other Christians.
–Frederica Mathewes Green

The author, Fr. Michael Shanbour, is a life-long Orthodox Christian of Lebanese descent. He received his M.Div. from St. Vladimir Theological Seminary in 1989 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2001. Fr. Michael lives in Wenatchee, Washington with his wife and son and serves Three Hierarchs Orthodox Mission.

Because Know the Faith is a longer book, we plan to focus our time together on the introduction and first three chapters: The Church, Grace, and Salvation. Our hope is that after digging into the book as a group, you’ll be inspired to finish on your own.

How to Participate

We Read Together is about connecting and growing in our faith. Readers from all over the country will meet weekly for live discussions via Zoom video conferencing.

The weekly discussions will be moderated by Missions & Evangelism Director Thomaida Hudanish on Thursday evenings (May 16, 23, and 30) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Register here to join in the discussion.