Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Welcome back to the School of the 70!

Dear Students and Friends,

Welcome back to the 2014-2015 term!

We will begin by studying Asceticism. We will be reading out of two main books. Questions and discussion (via comments) will be posted weekly.

Our two books are:

  • Way of the Ascetics, by Tito Colliander. St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1960.
  • The Struggle for Virtue: Asceticism in a Modern Secular Society, by Archbishop Averky (Taushev). Holy Trinity Publications, 2014.

What is asceticism? Is it just for monks and clergy, or is it for "ordinary people," too? The answers may surprise you.

To participate, acquire the two books listed above. Questions and discussion will be posted this Friday, September 5, and each Tuesday and Friday through the end of October.

While you wait for the books to arrive, please check out these definitions of asceticism:


  • What does asceticism mean to you?
  • What does the Church say about asceticism?

Come back on Friday for questions and discussion!

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