Anglican Church of Our Saviour
Florence, South Carolina

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Services conform to the 1928 Book of Common Prayer
Beliefs conform to those of the One Church as established 33 A.D.


Bible Study Notes

Bible Study resumed for Fall on 8 September 2014, meeting every Monday evening at 6:00 pm in the Parkwood Educational Building.  We studied The Acts of the Apostles and followed Paul around the known world.

January 2007 Bible Study concluded our investigation of the Great Creeds:
  • The Apostles Creed (Apostolic Era)
  • Nicene Creed (325 AD Council of Nicea)
  • Chalcedonian Creed (451 AD)
  • Athanasian Creed  (Fifth Century AD)
Study of Revelation began January 18 and concluded June 28, 2007.

Our focus shifted to the Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Undivided Church on July 12, 2007.

    The period of Christianity from the First Council of Nicaea (325) to the Second Council of Nicaea (787) is called the period of the Seven Ecumenical Councils.

  • 1. First Council of Nicaea, (325); repudiated Arianism and Quartodecimanism, adopted the Nicene Creed. This and all subsequent councils are not recognized by nontrinitarian churches— e.g. Arians, Unitarians, Mormons, and Jehovah's Witnesses.
  • 2. First Council of Constantinople, (381); revised the Nicene Creed into present form used in the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches and prohibited any further alteration of the Creed without the assent of an Ecumenical Council.
  • 3. Council of Ephesus, (431); repudiated Nestorianism, proclaimed the Virgin Mary as the Theotokos (Greek Η Θεοτόκος, "God-bearer" or more commonly "Mother of God"). This and all following councils are not recognized by the Assyrian Church of the East.
  • 4. Council of Chalcedon, (451); repudiated the Eutychian doctrine of monophysitism, described and delineated the two natures of Christ, human and divine; adopted the Chalcedonian Creed. This and all following councils are not recognized by the Oriental Orthodox Communion.
  • 5. Second Council of Constantinople, (553); reaffirmed decisions and doctrines explicated by previous Councils, condemned new Arian, Nestorian, and Monophysite writings.
  • 6. Third Council of Constantinople, (680–681); repudiated Monothelitism, affirmed that Christ had both human and divine wills.
    • Quinisext Council (= Fifth and Sixth) or Council in Trullo, (692); mostly an administrative council that raised some local canons to ecumenical status and established principles of clerical discipline. It is not considered to be a full-fledged council in its own right because it did not determine matters of doctrine. This council is accepted by the Eastern Orthodox Church as a part of the Third Council of Constantinople, but is rejected by Roman Catholics.
  • 7. Second Council of Nicaea, (787); restoration of the veneration of icons and end of the first iconoclasm. It is rejected by many Protestant denominations, who instead prefer the Council of Constantinople of 754, which condemned the veneration of icons.
On October 25, 2007 we began a quick tour of Hebrews.

On January 16, 2008 Allen Lewis led a guided tour through Acts. We followed Paul about the known world for several months.  If you missed a session contact me at goferjoe@aol.com and I may be able to provide the audio file by return email.

During June and July we began sampling the Apocrypha with the book of Tobit, followed by the additions to Daniel, and finishing up with Baruch.

When classes started back up in September we hearkened back to the eighth century BC and tackled the greatest of the prophets, Isaiah.

May 2009 marked our beginning of the Gospel of St. John.

October 2009 we began our study of the Gospel of St. Luke.
 
Sample audio files from some of our past studies.
(Only more recent audio files may load.  Contact webmaster goferjoe@aol.com for archived files.)


ChurchMouse Upgrades Our Saviour Vestment
Kay Lewis presents Fr. Jamie with vestment following her
"ChurchMouse" upgrade at 27 September 2007 Bible study!

Camo Vestment
Kay acquired desert camouflage fabric and created an entire vestment
set for Fr. Jamie to cheer him on his way when he deployed to Iraq.




Happiness is a hug
                from Fr. Martin
Happiness is a hug
from Fr. Martin

About Anglican Church of Our Saviour

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Parish Bookshelf
The Holy Slice by Robert C. Harvey
A House Divided by Robert C. Harvey
Admission of Lay Ministers and Officers
Approved Lay Service Sermon Archive
 
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