Bible Study & Prayer Meetings
“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” [Hebrews 10:24-25]
When Christ began his ministry he gathered a community of followers around Him.
Private devotion has an important place in a Christian’s life however the Bible demonstrates that Christian faith is based on a community of people.
The major theme of the Armenian Divine Liturgy is the communion of the faithful of the Church with each other and with Jesus Christ in Holy Communion. Outside the main worship service, faithful are encouraged to continue their faith journey through weekly learning opportunities.
The Church of Holy Resurrection welcomes parishioners to join the faithful in the following Bible Study and Prayer Groups.
Evening Bible Study
The weekly study sessions are led by the Primate and the areas of Bible learning vary from studying selected Books, theme-based teaching or scripture-based principles on which the dogmas and traditions of the Armenian Church are founded.
Ladies Bible Study
The weekly sessions are facilitated by a church elder who provides sound Christian teaching applied to daily life as a Book of the Bible is studied over a term. The study sessions are participatory and invite group members to share faith concepts and experiences.
Ladies’ Prayer Meeting
The group gathers together to worship in song and prayer. Prayer requests that are presented are sacredly honoured. A scriptural message is also provided during the meeting by either clergy or church elder.
|Evening Bible Study
||Wednesday||7.30pm – 8.30pm|
|Ladies’ Bible Study||Thursday||10.30am – 12.00pm|
|Ladies’ Prayer Meeting||Tuesday||10.30am – 12.00pm|
“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.” [Matthew 18:6]
Christian education is an important element in raising children and what better way to learn the stories of the Bible, principles for Christian living and church traditions than Sunday School among friends, fun activities and games in the blessed environment of the Church of Holy Resurrection.
Lessons are held every Sunday morning for children aged 4.5-12 years.
The Sunday School schedule is:- Arrival: 10.45am ~ Lesson Time: 11.00am to 12.00pm ~ Pick up by 12.15pm
In-school Scripture Classes (Special Religious Education)
A specially developed scripture program is facilitated by volunteers of the Church of Holy Resurrection providing religious education to primary-aged Armenian students in our community schools as well as government schools.
The program focuses on a course of Biblical teaching from both the Old and New Testaments with outcomes-based teaching. It aims to build strong foundations highlighting Christian principles and morals in keeping with the faith of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
The volunteer facilitators are faithful members from the Church Bible Study groups and parishioners who devote their time and service each week to visit schools and enlighten children.
Click here for an overview of the three year curriculum.
Click here for information on Special Religious Education (SRE) in NSW Schools