Practical Lessons from the Lives of Saints Peter and Paul (Summer)

Do you desire to love God but find your sins getting in the way? Have you ever thought you were doing the right thing only to find that you were terribly wrong? Then, you can learn some very practical lessons from the Apostles Peter and Paul. This class will look at St. Peter's heartfelt desire to be with Christ, the character traits that got in his way, and his acceptance of the Cross as the only way to eternally being with Christ. We will also look at how the persecutor Saul was transformed by the love of God into the great apostle Paul. In both cases, we will draw lessons on how to be good disciples and good leaders.

  • Prerequisites: None
    Instructor:  Mother Melania, Ph.D.
    Age Level: 13 years and older; 12-year-olds are accepted with parental approval
    Minimum Enrollment: 2
    Maximum Enrollment: 15
    Tuition: $50
    Class Meeting Days and Times:
    Wednesdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 or 12:30 PM Pacific for 5 weeks: June 1 - June 29

No Textbooks Required.

Mother Melania, Ph.D.

Mother-Melania (1)Mother Melania (Salem) is the Abbess of the Holy Assumption Orthodox Monastery (OCA) in Calistoga, Ca. She holds the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England. She has been a monastic since 1999. She is the author of the series of children’s books entitled Fearless the Fire Duck and His Friends, as well as a continuing series of booklets on the meaning of the Great Feasts of the Church and Stories from the Old Testament.

2019-20 Registration for this Course Opens on February 11.


(If you would like to enroll in this class but cannot attend at the posted time, please contact us.  We may be able to open an additional section.)

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Beginning Drawing Materials:

  • Sketch book: Strathmore 9 x 12 inch
  • Charcoal pencils (two of each): soft, medium, hard
  • white chalk pencil (or white chalk pencil)
  • compressed charcoal (a couple pieces)
  • vine charcoal
  • kneaded eraser
  • rubber eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • ruler
  • cloth sham
  • large newsprint paper pad (18 x 24 in)
  • Large thick drawing pad (18 x 24 in Canson or Strathmore)
  • large drawing board (with clips for hold your paper)