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We meet in person most weeks at 2:30 pm Sunday at the Bucknell University Barnes & Noble Bookstore Cafe in beautiful downtown Lewisburg, where currently we are studying the Gospel of John in light of Orthodox Christian Tradition. Our basic resource is the Orthodox Study Bible (Thomas Nelson), although we supplement that with St. John Chrysostom's Homilies on the Gospel of John and the Holman Ancient Faith CSV Bible, which has selection from commentaries by the Church Fathers of the First Millennium. All are welcome, feel free to bring any Bible, and we have copies available. Occasionally if the bookstore is closed for inventory or a holiday, we gather instead across the street at the Paris Bakery. You can confirm our weekly meeting schedule on our home-page calendar.

Likewise, we usually meet online on Wednesdays at 7:30pm on line. Please contact Fr. Paul if you would like to be sent the weekly Zoom link. Again, we follow the Orthodox Study Bible and other sources for the Orthodox Church Fathers in their commentary on Ezekiel


In addition the archive on the Parish YouTube channel here, archives are posted on Fr. Paul's blog site where this Bible Study Resources page may be helpful.


Father Paul Siewers, priest at St. John's, is also a professor of literature at Bucknell University, where he specializes in early Christian literature and teaches the Bible as Literature course in the English Department. He has a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of Illinois, and an M.A. in Early Welsh Studies from the University of Wales, and has also been a research fellow at University College Cork, Ireland, and at Princeton University. All of these related to his academic specialty in early literature related to the Church Fathers and Scripture. He is a graduate of the St. John of Kronstadt Pastoral School in ROCOR, where he studied Scriptures with Fr. John Whiteford, and did his liturgical training at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. He has co-edited and contributed to books published by Holy Trinity Publications and St. Vladimir Seminary Press among others, and is editor of the Paideia Journal of the Orthodox Christian Paideia Conference. He has lived with his wife Matushka Olga and two sons in Lewisburg for more than 20 years. Glory to God!

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