It is safe to say that there is no living human being in this world who will not suffer. This suffering can come from within our own souls, our bodies, and in the various calamities that one hears about on the news every night. In modern American, culture suffering is often presented as something to be avoided. At the center of the Christian faith we are given the image of the God/Man Jesus Christ, who suffered and died, despite his innocence. Classic Christianity has a unique perspective and approach to suffering and our human response to suffering. How are we to understand human suffering? How can we find grace in the midst of our own personal sufferings?
On Tuesday, October 15th and Tuesday the 22nd at 7 pm Fr. Theophan Buck will be giving an informal talk on the topic of suffering. Fr. Theophan is the priest and pastor of St. Innocent Orthodox Christian Church. He holds an M.Div. from St. Tikhon’s Theological Seminary and is currently enrolled in a master’s program for pastoral care and counseling.
All are welcome.
There will be light sweets and beverages and following the talks, there will be a church tour for those interested.