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.


  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 🙂 )

  5. 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.”

  6. 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.

  7. 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 😊

  8. 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.

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

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

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