Presented by Patricia O’Reilly and Scott Lewis, S.J.
July 8–23, 2020
For centuries, Russia has been the homeland of the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is the home to a variety of religious architecture dating back a millennia. Scattered all over its vast territory are Orthodox churches and monasteries. Nearly every Russian town and city is lit by the glow of its gilded domes. The colorful onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow to the white-and-blue domes of churches, monasteries and hermitages are home to sacred icons, religious relics and historical frescoes and murals which offer a glimpse of the history of the Orthodox church.Minsk, Belarus, is famous for the writing of icons. Orthodox Christians believe that an icon is the spiritual door to the divine world, to the Holy Spirit.
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s a theological college operated by the Jesuits in English-Speaking Canada, chartered by the Province of Ontario and federated with the University of Toronto, Regis College contributes many resources to enrich the continuous personal formation and professional development of teachers working in the Ontario school system, especially the Roman Catholic sector. Members of the Regis faculty are available to conduct master classes that locate and enrich elements of the established religious education curriculum within the horizon of post-baccalaureate level theology, spirituality, and contextual analysis. Members of the broader Regis College community of faculty and students invite course developers, course instructors and candidates to participate in prayer, worship, service projects, informal educational events and social celebration, an invitation that offers an opportunity to join in the formation ethos of the college. Finally, the Regis College Library makes a collection of close to 80,000 items focused on theology and specialized instruction available to participants.
Regis College and the Jesuits have a long association with education in Ontario, a relationship which spans literally 400 years and included the leadership of Brebeuf High School in the former Metropolitan Separate School Board. Building the original Ratio Studiorum, Jesuits have contributed significantly to curriculum and pedagogical method. In recent years this has taken the form of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, which is a learner-centered approach that fosters the direct encounter between a learner and truth. Regis College has drawn on this tradition and adapted its application to its professional development and research oriented programs. Our graduates have been employed as teachers, chaplains, supervisors and leaders in the Catholic system.
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Religious Education Part One
Religious Education Part Two
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