Deacon William-John Clark
A Graduate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
St. Stephen Course of Studies

 

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Deacon William-John Clark

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St. Stephen Course of Studies

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CHURCH HISTORY i - Mentor: Very Rev. Fr. Michael Najim

(UNIT I)

 

       JUDAISM AND THE NEW TESTMENT

An Essay by sub-deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology) - Study Resources: A History of the Christian Church, Williston Walker

 

       ALEXANDRIA & ANTIOCH SCHOOLS

An Essay by sub-deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology) Study Resources: A History of the Christian Church, Williston Walker

 

       MONASTICISM FROM ANTHONY TO BENEDICT

An Essay by sub-deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology) Study Resources: A History of the Christian Church, Williston Walker

 

CHURCH HISTORY ii - Mentor: Very Rev. Fr. Michael Najim

(UNIT II)

 

       Iconoclasm

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       The Great Schism

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       Byzantium & THE ROMAN CHURCH (by Francis Dvornic)

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       Patriarch Photios

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       Filioque

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

Liturgical Theology I Mentor: Dr. Paul Meyendorff

(Unit I)

 

       The Liturgy Various Interpretations of the Great Entrance

An Essay by sub-deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology) Study Resources: Taft, SJ

 

       THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

An Essay by sub-deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology) - Study Resources: Of Water and the Spirit, by Alexander Schmemann

 

       THE LAST SUPPER (EUCHARIST)

An Essay by sub-deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology) Study Resources: The Eucharist in the New Testament, Jerome Kodell

 

FUNDAMENTALS MENTOR: V.REV.FR. JOSEPH ALLEN, P.Hd.

(Unit I term 1)

 

       THE DOCTRINE OF DEIFICATION (THEOSIS)

An Essay by sub-deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology) - Study Resources: The Orthodox Church, by Timothy Ware (Bishop Kallistos Ware)

 

       CHURCH'S TEACHING ON THE SACRAMENT OF REPENTANCE

An Essay by sub-deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology) - Study Resources: The Orthodox Church, by Timothy Ware (Bishop Kallistos Ware)

 

Liturgical Theology II Mentor: Dr. Paul Meyendorff

(Unit III)

 

       Sacrament of confession from Public penance to private confession.

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

      Sunday and Pascha (connection to the paschal mystery) Resource: Festal Menaion (by Mother Mary and Kallistos Ware)

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       Sickness, death and sin The Orthodox Church perspective

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

Holy Scripture I: The Old Testament - Mentor: Very Rev. Fr. PAUL TARAZI

(Unit II)

 

       First & Second Kings:

o        The Northern Kingdom (History from Jeroboam I to the fall of Samaria)

o        Book of Jeremiah

o        Book of Jonah (The Message)

 

Holy Scripture II: New Testament Mentor: Very Rev. Fr. PAUL TARAZI

(Unit III)

 

       The Image of Church as developed in the Pauline Epistles

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       Jesus attitude towards the earthly reaches, according to the Gospels records

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       Jerusalem Temple according to St. Luke

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

DOCTRINE i Mentor: Very Rev. Fr. JOSEPH ANTYPAS

(Unit IV)

 

       Vladimir Losky Apophatic Theology Union vs. knowledge

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

DOCTRINE iI Mentor: Very Rev. Fr. JOSEPH ANTYPAS

(Unit V)

 

       Orthodox Gnosiology Mystical Explaining of All meanings

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       Apophatic Theology Union vs. knowledge

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

PATRISTICS I - Mentor: Very Rev. Fr. Michael Najim

(Unit I)

 

       Tertillians Christology & Irenaeus Ecclesiology in the Early Church

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

      The Scholars and Fathers of the Exegetical methods (contrast of typology & allegory)

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

      The Salvation through Christ - (3rd Century theories in the Eastern Fathers)

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

Holy Scripture III: Biblical Topics - Mentor: Very Rev. Fr. PAUL TARAZI

(Unit IV)

 

       Jesus Sonship to the Father (according to St. John)

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       Relationship between Jesus and the Holy Spirit (according to the Pauline Epistles)

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       The Holy Trinity on New Testament Grounds

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

PASTORAL THEOLOGY I MENTOR: V.REV.FR. JOSEPH ALLEN, P.Hd.

(Unit V)

 

      The Ministry of the Church Pastoral Care

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

      Orthodox Syntesis

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

      The Diary of a russian priest (Fr. Alexander Elchaninov)

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

DOCTRINE iI Mentor: Very Rev. Fr. JOSEPH ANTYPAS

(Unit V)

 

       Introduction in the ORTHODOX Theology - Vladimir Losky

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       ST. BASILKS BOOK: ON THE HOLY SPIRIT

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

Canon Law - Mentor: DR. LEWIS PATSAVOS

(Unit V)

 

       Seven Ecumenical Councils Post Nikean Fathers (Series 14th)

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       The Manual of Orthodox Canon Law, by prof. DR. LEWIS PATSAVOS

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

      Marriage - An Orthodox Perspective, by John Mayendorff

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

Pastoral Theology II

(Unit VI)

 

       The Life of Fr. John of Kronstadt

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

       The Mystery of Fidelity by Fr. Joseph Allen

An Essay by deacon William-John (Bill) Clark (Ref.: St. Stephen's Course of Study in Orthodox Theology)

 

 

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