We have started a new routine at St Nicholas. I want my flock to be more scripturally literate. I am taking a page from the Protestants, who memorize the bible frequently. They memorize things they often do not completely understand – we have the true faith, and the precise exposition of the bible is present in all our (often neglected by the majority) services, and yet, as a people, many of our bibles are dusty! This should not be.
Here is the first scripture I chose. I have no idea how I am going to choose scripture to memorize. I have a zillion favorites, and there are are zillion important scriptures. I will probably use the church year as a guide, so for our first scripture,. I chose something from the Apostle Peter, since we are in the Apostle's fast. I hope we can get something from St Paul memorized before the end of the fast.
All scripture will be at http://www./orthodox.net/scripture-memory
It will be in PDF and Word fornats, suitable for printing, and dividing into quarters.