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Having been asked by many who attend the Saturday Liturgy in English for a Bible Study Class in English, Fr. Christopher Klitou began a Discussion/Talk group in January 2007 with meetings held every Thursday evening. The meetings are held in the Church's Sunday Schoolhouse and begin with a prayer and hymn followed by the talk, then questions and answers with a open discussion, giving the opportunity to all to express their own thoughts. The following are the texts on the talks given to date but without the questions and answers that followed.

 

 

1

11/1/07

Talk on Adam and Original sin

2 18/1/07

Talk on fasting

- 25/2/07

Cancelled

3 1/2/07 

Talk on death

4

8/2/07 

Talk on prayer for the departed/Ghosts/Spiritual Mediums

5 15/2/07

Talk on Icons

6  22/2/07

Talk on preparation for Great Lent

-  

Lent and Easter break. Talks resume on 19/4/07

7 2/4/07

Interview for BFBS Radio 2 - On Holy Week and Easter Sunday

8

 19/4/07

Talk on the Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy (Part 1)

9

26/4/07

Talk on the Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy (Part 2)

10

3/5/07

Talk on the Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy (Part 3)

-

10/5/07

Cancelled

-

17/5/07

Cancelled

11 22/5/07

Interview for BFBS Radio 2 - On Pentecost

12

24/5/07

Talk on the Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy (Part 4)

13 31/5/07

Talk on the Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy (Part 5)

14 7/6/07

Talk on the Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy (Part 6)

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NEW SEASON 2007/2008

15 11/10/07

Talk on Marriage in the Orthodox Church

16 18/10/07

Talk on Children in marriage, birth control, abortion,  IVF and surrogate motherhood.

17 25/10/07

Talk on What is prayer and how should we pray?

18 1/11/07

Talk on Modernday Speaking in tongues.

19 8/11/07

Talk on the History of Mankind and the Church (Part 1)

From Adam to Abraham

20 15/11/07

Talk on the History of Mankind and the Church (Part 2)

From Isaac to Moses

21 22/11/07

Talk on the History of Mankind and the Church (Part 3)

From Joshua to Job

- 29/11/07

No talk this week due to St. Andrew's Vesper Service

22 6/12/07

Talk on the History of Mankind and the Church (Part 4)

On the Prophets

23 13/12/07

Talk on the History of Mankind and the Church (Part 5)

The Four Evangelists and the Nativity of Christ

-  

Christmas and New Year break. Talks resume on 10/1/2008

24 10/1/08

Talk on the History of Mankind and the Church (Part 6)

From the Acts of the Apostles to St. Constantine the Great

25 17/1/08

Talk on the History of Mankind and the Church (Part 7)

From the end of the persecutions to the Sixth Ecumenical Council

26 24/1/08

Talk on the History of Mankind and the Church (Part 8)

The Iconoclast Controversy and the Seventh Ecumenical Council

27 31/1/08

Talk on the History of Mankind and the Church (Part 9)

The Great Schism of 1054

- 7/2/08

Cancelled

28 14/2/08

Talk on the History of Mankind and the Church (Part 10)

From the Sacking of Constantinople up to the Present Day

29 21/2/08

Talk on the Parable of the Prodigal Son

30 28/2/08

Talk on the Parable of the Last Judgement

31 6/3/08

Talk on Holy and Great Lent

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Lent and Easter break. Talks resume on 8/5/08

32 8/5/08

Talk on the Resurrected Body of Christ

33 15/5/08

Talk on the life and martyrdom of the Apostle Andrew

34 22/5/08

Talk on the lives of Sts. Philip, Bartholomew &  Mariamne

35 29/5/08

Talk on the lives of the Apostles whose names begin with J

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NEW SEASON 2008/2009

36 2/10/08

Talk on the Canonical and apocryphal writings

37 9/10/08

Talk on the Sacrament of Holy Baptism

38 16/10/08

Talk on the proper conduct in Church

39 23/10/08

Talk on the Sacrament of Confession

40 30/10/08

Talk on Homosexuality and the Orthodox Church

41 6/11/08

Talk on Youth in the Orthodox Church

42 13/11/08

Talk on Apostle and Gospel readings for Sunday 16/11/2008

1 Corinthians 4: 9-16. and Matthew 9: 9-13

- 20/11/08

Cancelled

- 27/11/08

Talk given by Fr. Seraphim (no written details)

- 4/12/08

Cancelled due to St. Andrew's Celebration Dinner

43 11/12/08

Talk on Apostle and Gospel readings for Sunday 14/12/2008

Sunday of the Forefathers Colossians 3:4-11and Luke 14:16-24

44 18/12/08

Talk on Apostle and Gospel readings for Sunday 21/12/2008

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ Hebrews 11:9-10,32-40 and Matthew 1:16

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Christmas and New Year break. Talks resume on 15/1/2009

45 15/1/09

Talk on lives of Sts. Athanasius and Cyril and Gospel reading for Sunday 18/1/2009    Luke 17:12-19.

46 22/1/09

Talk on the Gospel reading for Sunday of Zacchaeus

Luke 19:1-10 

47 29/1/09

Talk on the Sacrament of Marriage

- 5/2/09

Cancelled

48 12/2/09

Talk on the readings for Sunday of the Prodigal Son

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and Luke 15:11-32

- 12/2/09

No talk due to "Scorching Thursday" celebrations

49 26/2/09

Talk on the readings for Cheesefare Sunday

Romans 13:11 - 14: 4 and Matthew 6:14- 21

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Lent and Easter break. Talks resume on 30/4/09

50 30/4/09

Talk on the readings for Sunday of the Myrrhbearers

Acts of the Apostles  6: 1-7 and Mark 15: 43 - 16: 8

51 7/5/09

Talk on the readings for Sunday of the Paralytic

Acts of the Apostles 9: 32-42 and John 5:1-15

52 14/5/09

Talk on the readings for Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Acts of the Apostles 11:19-30 and  John 4:5-42

53 21/5/09

Talk on the readings for Sunday of the Blind Man

Acts of the Apostles 16: 16-34 and John 9:1-38

54 28/5/09

Talk on the readings for Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Acts of the Apostles 20:16-18, 28-36 and John 17:1-13

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NEW SEASON 2009/2010

55 8/10/09

Talk on being received through Chrismation or Baptism

56 15/10/09

Questions and Answers

On Holy Communion, Baptism in the Jordan, Funerals and certain Icons.

57 22/10/09

Talk on the differences between Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism 

58 29/10/09

Talk on the readings for Sunday 1/11/2009 

1 Corinthians 12:27-13:8 (Love never faileth)

Luke 16:19-31 (Beggar Lazarus and the rich man)

- 5/11/09

Cancelled

59 12/11/09

Talk on the readings for Sunday 15/11/2009 

Ephesians 2:4-10 and Luke 10:25-37.

60 19/11/09

Talk on the readings for Sunday 22/11/2009 

Ephesians 2:14-22 and Luke 12:16-21.

61 26/11/09

Talk on the readings for Sunday 29/11/2009 

Ephesians 4:1-6 and Luke 18:18-27.

- 3/12/09

No talk (away on studies)

- 10/12/09

No talk (away on studies)

62 22/12/09

Talk on the Meaning of Christmas

Delivered to the pupils of The Grammar School, Limassol

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Christmas and New Year break. Talks resume on 14/1/2010

63 14/1/10

Talk on the Structure of the Liturgy

64 14/1/10

Talk on the Doctrine of Deification

- 21/1/10

No talk due to our 3rd Annual Dinner

65 28/1/10

Talk on Baptism - a Private or Public affair?

- 4/2/10

No talk due to "Scorching Thursday" celebrations

66 11/2/10

Talk on Great Lent - Our preparation for the Kingdom

67 18/2/10

Talk on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

68 25/2/10

Talk on the Services of Holy and Great Week

Including Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

-  

Lent and Easter break. Talks resume on 15/4/10

69 15/4/10

Talk on the Holy Light & customs of the Resurrection Service

- 22/4/10

No talk due to Vespers for St. George

70 29/4/10

Talk on questions people ask concerning death  

71 6/5/10

Talk on Jehovah's Witnesses

72 13/5/10

Talk on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

73 20/5/10

Talk on the Feast of Pentecost-Descent of the Holy Spirit

74 27/5/10

Talk on the Sunday of All-Saints

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NEW SEASON 2010/2011

75 7/10/10

Talk on the Various Interpretations of the Liturgy Part 1

- 14/10/10

No talk due to Bishop's visit

76 21/10/10

Talk on the Various Interpretations of the Liturgy Part 2

77 28/10/10

Talk on the Various Interpretations of the Liturgy Part 3

78 4/11/10

Talk on the Various Interpretations of the Liturgy Part 4

79 11/11/10

Talk on the Various Interpretations of the Liturgy Part 5

80 18/11/10

Talk on the Various Interpretations of the Liturgy Part 6

81 25/11/10

Talk on Darwin's Theory of Evolution and Contemporary Interpretations of Genesis

82 2/12/10

Talk on "The Sons of God and the Daughters of men"

83 9/12/10

Talk on the Old Testament Prophecies concerning the Nativity of Christ

84 16/12/10

Talk on the True meaning of Christmas

-  

Christmas and New Year break. Talks resume on 13/1/2011

85

13/1/11

Talk on the feast of Theophany

86

20/1/11

Talk during our Fourth Annual Dinner

87

27/1/11

Talk by Fr. Matthew Arnold

88

3/2/11

Talk on what it entails to become a Priest or Monk

89 10/2/11

Talk on the Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee

90 17/2/11

Talk on the Parable of the Prodigal Son

- 24/2/11

No talk due to "Scorching Thursday" celebrations

91 3/3/11

Talk on the Apostle Reading of Meatfare Sunday and on Fasting

-  

Lent and Easter break. Talks resume on 5/5/11

92 5/5/11

Talk on the Resurrection and Thomas Sunday

93 12/5/11

Talk on "Touch me not" and certain Liturgical customs

94 19/5/11

Talk on Women Saints -

The Truths and lies concerning Mary Magdalene

95 26/5/11

Talk on Women Saints -

The Great-Martyr Catherine the All-wise of Alexandria

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NEW SEASON 2011/2012

96 6/10/11

Talk on Sola Scriptura (Part 1)

97 13/10/11

Talk on Sola Scriptura (Part 2)

98 20/10/11

Talk on the Seven Ecumenical Councils (Part 1)

99 27/10/11

Talk on the Seven Ecumenical Councils (Part 2)

Why we venerate Icons?

100 3/11/11

Talk on the Parables (Part 1)

Parables of the Sower, the Tares and the Mustard Seed.

101 10/11/11

Talk on the Parables (Part 2)

Parables of the Talents and the Pounds (Mnas)

102 17/11/11

Talk on the Parables (Part 3)

Parables of the Workers in the Vineyard and of the Wicked Tenants

103 24/11/11

Talk on the Parables (Part 4)

Parables of the Great Supper and the Wedding Feast

104 1/12/11

Talk on the Parables (Part 5)
Parables of the Ten Virgins and the Last Judgement

105 8/12/11

Talk on the Parables (Part 6)
Many Parables from the first group

106 15/12/11

Talk on the Nativity in the flesh of our Saviour Jesus Christ

-  

Christmas and New Year break. Talks resume on 12/1/2012

107

12/1/12

Talk on Miracles

108

19/1/12

Talk on the Parables (Part 7)

Parables of the Good Samaritan and the Rich Foolish Man

-

26/1/12

Cancelled due of Weather

109

2/2/12

Talk on the Parables (Part 8)

Parables of the Unforgiving Servant and the Unjust Steward

110

9/2/12

Talk on the Parables (Part 9)

Parables of the Publican and Pharisee, the Friend in need and the Persistent Widow 

-

16/2/12

No talk due to "Scorching Thursday" celebrations

111

23/2/12

Talk on the Parables (Part 10)

Parables of Building a Tower, a King making war, the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin

-  

Lent and Easter break. Talks resume on 26/4/12

112

26/4/12

Talk on Chrysostom's Resurrection Sermon & Communion

-

3/5/12

Cancelled

113

10/5/12

Talk on Why the Jews rejected Christ

Also why Christians are not circumcised in the flesh and why we don't observe the Jewish Passover or the Law according to Moses.

114

17/5/12

Talk on Who were the Samaritans

and their connection with Israel and Judah

115

24/5/12

Talk on the Ascension of our Lord

   

NEW SEASON 2012/2013

116

4/10/12

Talk on if bowing to and kissing Icons is a form of idolatry

-

11/10/12

Cancelled

117

18/10/12

Talk on Angels and Demons Part 1

118 27/10/12

Talk on Angels and Demons Part 2

119 1/11/12

Talk on Astrology

120 8/11/12

Talk on the Signs of the Times

121 15/11/12

Talk on the Book of Revelation Part 1

Introduction, what is a prophecy, meaning of Apocalypse + Revelation

122 22/11/12

Talk on the Book of Revelation Part 2

Author of Revelation, Christ the faithful Witness, The seven churches

- 29/11/12

No talk this week due to St. Andrew's Vesper Service

- 6/12/12

Cancelled

123 13/12/12

Talk on the Book of Revelation Part 3

The first vision, letters to Bishops of Ephesus, Smyrna and Pergamos

-  

Christmas and New Year break. Talks resume on 17/1/2013

124 17/1/13

Talk on the Book of Revelation Part 4

Letters to Bishops of Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea

125 24/1/13

Talk on the Book of Revelation Part 5

Opened door in heaven, the throne, the 24 Elders, the four beasts

126 31/1/13

Talk on the Book of Revelation Part 6

The slain Lamb, Book with seven seals, opening of 1-4 seals

127 7/2/13

Talk on the Book of Revelation Part 7

5-6 seals, earthquake, the sun darkened, the moon as blood, 144,000 of Israel

128 14/2/13

Talk on the Book of Revelation Part 8

The Church Triumphant, the 7th seal, blowing of 1-4 trumpets

129 21/2/13

Talk on the Book of Revelation Part 9

The 5th trumpet, the bottomless pit, nuclear and chemical warfare, 6th trumpet

130 28/2/13

Talk on the Book of Revelation Part 10

The 2 prophets, 7th trumpet, the woman and her child, the red dragon

- 7/3/13

No talk due to "Scorching Thursday" celebrations

131 14/3/13

Talk on the Book of Revelation Part 11

Church in wilderness, war in heaven, the beast with seven heads and ten horns

132 21/3/13

Talk on the Book of Revelation Part 12
The Antichrist, the false prophet, the meaning of 666, refusal of the mark.

-  

NEW SEASON 2013/2014

133 3/10/13

Talk on the Holy Bible Part 1

An introduction dealing mainly with the credibility of Genesis

134 10/10/13

Talk on the Holy Bible Part 2

Creation in six days, Adam and Eve, Paradise, the fall and exile.

135 17/10/13

Talk on the Holy Bible Part 3
Cain and Abel, Seth, the Sons of God and the Daughters of men, Noah and the flood, Something on dinosaurs, when did they live, when did they become extinct.

136 24/10/13

Talk on the Holy Bible Part 4

The Tower of Babel, Abraham, Lot, Melchizedek, Sodom and Gomorrah, Ishmael and Isaac.

137 31/10/13

Talk on the Holy Bible Part 5

Esau and Jacob, Sons of Jacob, Joseph sold into Egypt, Judah and Tamar.

138 7/11/13

Talk on the Holy Bible Part 6

Exodus - Birth of Moses, The Burning Bush, The ten plagues of Egypt.

139 14/11/13

Talk on the Holy Bible Part 7

The tenth plague, the Passover and the Exodus, the crossing of the Red Sea, the quail and manna, encamped at Raphadin.

140 21/11/13

Talk on the Holy Bible Part 8

Mount Sinai, the Ten Commandments and the Law.

141 28/11/13

Talk on the Holy Bible Part 9
The acceptance of the Covenant, instructions for the erection of the tabernacle, the making of the Ark and all the vessels of the tabernacle, the vestments of the highpriest, the golden calf.

- 5/12/13

Cancelled

- 12/12/13

Cancelled

   

Christmas and New Year break. Talks resume on 23/1/2014

142 23/1/14

Talk on the Holy Bible Part 10

Leviticus - death of Aaron's sons, clean and unclean animals, illegal marriages. Numbers - census of Israelite army, census of Levites, from Sinai towards Wilderness of Paran, murmuring of the people, God's punishments, Aaron and Miriam against Moses.

- 30/1/14 Cancelled
143 6/2/14

Talk on the Holy Bible Part 11

Spies sent to Canaan, Israel rebels against going to war, God's punishment on the over 20s, Korah's, Dathan's and Abiram's rebellion, the death of 14,700, Moses' and Aaron's punishment at the waters of Strife, the Brass Serpent, the prophet Balaam, the death of 24,000 Israelites, end of Numbers.

144 13/2/14

Talk on the Pre-Lenten Preparation

The purpose of Lent, the Triodion, the Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee, the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

- 20/2/14

No talk due to "Scorching Thursday" celebrations

145 27/2/14

Talk on the Pre-Lenten Preparation 2

The Gospel readings for Meatfare Sunday and Cheesefare Sunday, The purpose of fasting; where did it originate from, what benefits are there from fasting, is it a commandment and are we obliged to fast?

   

Lent and Easter break. Talks resume on 1/5/14

146 1/5/14

Talk on the Four Gospel accounts of the Resurrection

Do the four Gospels contradict each other?

147 8/5/14

Talk on the Touching of Thomas & Magdalene's Touch me not

Is this another Bible contradiction? One Gospel tells us that women held him by the feet, in another that he invited Thomas to touch him at the wounds and then in another place he told Mary Magdalene "Touch me not".

148 15/5/14

Talk on Speaking in Tongues
Is modern day speaking in tongues the language of heaven or is it just gibberish?

149 22/5/14

Talk on the Six Sundays of Pascha

150 29/5/14

Talk on the Feasts of the Ascension and Pentecost

   

NEW SEASON 2014/2015

151 2/10/14

Talk on the Acts of the Apostles Part 1

152 9/10/14

Talk on the Acts of the Apostles Part 2

153 16/10/14

Questions and Answers (No text available)

154 23/10/14

Talk on the Acts of the Apostles Part 3

155 30/10/14

Questions and Answers (No text available)

- 6/11/14

Cancelled

156 13/11/14

Talk on the Acts of the Apostles Part 4

157 20/11/14

Talk on the Acts of the Apostles Part 5

158 27/11/14

Talk on the Acts of the Apostles Part 6

- 4/12/14

Cancelled

- 11/12/14

Cancelled

-  

Christmas and New Year break. Talks resume on 15/1/2015

159 15/1/15

Talk on the Acts of the Apostles Part 7

160 22/1/15

Talk on the Acts of the Apostles Part 8

161 29/1/15

Talk on the Acts of the Apostles Part 9

162 5/2/15

Talk on the Acts of the Apostles Part 10

- 12/2/15

No talk due to "Scorching Thursday" celebrations

163 19/2/15

Talk on the Acts of the Apostles Part 11

   

Talks have stopped indefinitely