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We have many different Bible Study opportunities at St. Michael. We offer a General Bible Study, a Teen Basketball and Bible Study, our Women’s Bible Study and our Men’s Bible Study.
- Men’s Bible Study meets on the 1st Saturday of the month in the Parish Library at 8am
- Women’s Bible Study meets every Monday at noon in the Parish Library
- Our General Bible Study meets weekly for 10-12 week periods usually on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. Please refer to the Church Calendar for details.
- Our Teen Basketball and Bible Studies are held on Wednesdays from 6:30-9pm. We begin in the Parish Hall for Study and Pizza and end up at the St. Barnabas Gym for basketball and other activities.
Orthodox Studies and Inquirers Program
This is a class provided by the clergy of St. Michael which meets weekly. The topic of the class changes every 12 weeks. General themes focus on Orthodoxy 101, introduction to the Divine Liturgy, Prayer, and Study of the Saints of the Church. It is open to inquirers, catechumens, and all parishioners.
Click here to see a catalog of books available to borrow from our Church Library.
The Book Club meets at different parishioner’s homes every six weeks to discuss Orthodox Christian literature.
Church School—Children and Adult
Church School is held on Sunday mornings at 9:30 for children grades pre-school through 12th grade.
The adult class is held in the large hall at the same time.
Choir Workshop and Lecture by Dr David Drillock
Professor Emeritus of St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary David Drillock comes to share his knowledge of Orthodox Liturgical Music with our community. He also leads a one day workshop with the choir of St. Michael.
A retreat for all parishioners which concentrates on living and strengthening Christian Marriage in the Orthodox Church. Engaged and married couples welcome. In 2012 it was led by Dr Stephen Muse, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC
February 12-14, 2015 – The Climacus Conference 2015 will seek to defend beauty. Thus, we will first attempt to define beauty, particularly on philosophical grounds. After all, we discern beauty in physical objects and abstract ideas, in nature and art, in animals and things, and in people, qualities, and actions. What is this property of beauty present in all of these things? What is the status of beauty as an ultimate value? Next we will consider the aesthetics of some particular beautiful things—such as church buildings, poems, icons, paintings, and music. Thirdly, we will consider some of the intellectual disciplines—philosophy, theology, literature, et al.—and their interaction with aesthetics. Finally, we will consider the practice of aesthetics—the redemptive and salvific role of beauty in our lives. For more information, click here to go to the Conference page.
Ladies Sponsored Retreat
March/April – A retreat for the parish sponsored by the Ladies Society during the Great Fast.
Vacation Church School
July 9-13, 2012 – Held in the evenings for one week in the summer for the Children of St. Michael.
St Michael Institute
August 10 and 11, 2012 – Usually held on the second weekend of August on topics of living a spiritual life in the world. Archmandrite Meletios Webber, abbot of the St. John of San Francisco Monastery, will be with us again this August. On Friday August 10, 2012 he will be addressing the Teens with the topic: Earthly Confusion – Drugs, addiction and the voice inside your head. On August 11 he will address the parish with the topic: Finding Silence in a Noisy World.
Taste of St Michael
September 22, 2012 – An event for the Louisville community which includes lectures and presentations on iconography, monasticism, liturgical music and other topics pertinent to the Orthodox Faith.
Teen SOYO Retreats
Our upcoming teen retreats are:
Mother Gabriella—October 21, 2011 7pm
Bishop THOMAS—November, 2011 1pm
Dr Stephen Muse—January 13, 2012 7pm
Diocesan Basketball Retreat in Canton, OH– January 20-21, 2012
An Annual Retreat is held off campus and over night especially for the Teens of St. Michael usually in late spring or early summer.
Our Teens also participate in our Parish Life Conference (June 26-July 1) which offers the Bible Bowl, Oratorical Contest, and Teen Service Projects. Many also attend the Archdiocese Summer Camp, Antiochian Village in July.