Blessed Darkness Audio Archives

 bd2Blessed Darkness meets

Thursdays: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  (Fall)

Tuesdays: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  (Spring)

 following the Paraklisis Service

Please bring a meal for potluck!

2017-2018 Orthodox Spirituality

bd3Blessed Darkness is a 6-week class that explores our Faith. The class uses a textbook and asks that the student complete reading assignments at home. Notes will be provided at the beginning of each class. Even if the student does not complete the reading, it is our hope that the class discussion will still prove edifying and beneficial.

 

 

The term “Blessed Darkness” comes from St. Dionysios the Aereopagite’s work Mystical Theology in which he described the darkness Moses experienced in the cleft of the rock as God’s glory passed by in Exodus 33:22. Man cannot experience all of God’s glory, so God shields us and through the darkness we can glimpse God and experience Him. Essentially this means we can never truly know God in His entirety, but we can still learn as much as we can out of love for Him.bd 1