A Very Short Basic Course in Orthodox Theology
Wednesday, May 3 – May 31, 2023

Please join us for a free weekly course in Basic Orthodox Theology offered by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Christian Education Ministry. Dr. Paraskevè (Eve) Tibbs will lead participants through a fast-moving and engaging instructional format, combining lectures, visual presentations, discussion and videos. Each class session topic is independent. Attend when you are able – a series commitment is not required. No homework. Supplemental reading will be provided by PDF at no cost.

Every Wednesday for five weeks from May 3 – May 31 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., online via Zoom

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Topics include:

Week 1: The Orthodox Christian Worldview

  • East and West
  • What is the Church? Where is the Church?
  • What holds the Church together?
  • Holy Tradition and Holy Scripture

Week 2: Early Challenges and the Rule of Faith

  • Who is Jesus?
  • The Ecumenical Councils
  • The Problem of the Lapsed

Week 3: Created for a purpose

  • Who are we?
  • What are we to do?
  • The Royal Vocation of all people
  • Bad news and Good news.
  • Salvation as Theosis

Week 4: The Holy Trinity

  • The Revealed Trinity
  • The Church as an Icon of the Trinity

Week 5: Orthodox Worship

  • An Earthly Heaven
  • The Holy Mysteries

About the Instructor

Profile Eve Tibbs

Dr. Paraskevè (Eve) Tibbs

Affiliate Asst. Professor of Systematic Theology Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. Paraskevè (Eve) Tibbs holds a PhD in Systematic Theology with a minor in Church History from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, where she has also served as Affiliate Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology since 2005.

Her recent book, A Basic Guide to Eastern Orthodox Theology: Introducing Beliefs and Practices, with Foreword by His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew, was released by Baker Academic Publishing in July 2021. Eve served six years as Chair of the Eastern Orthodox Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion and currently serves as the Ministry Lead for Christian Education and on the Metropolis Council of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco. Eve serves as the Choir Director, Chanter, Bible Study leader, and Chair of the Church School Board at Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, CA.