of the
Order of Centurions

Teach the way of God in truth

The purpose of this page is to identify educational opportunities for Centurions to enable them to increase their knowledge for service in the Church.

Apsidial Mosaic of S. Pudenziana, Rome 4th Century
Apsidial Mosaic of S. Pudenziana, Rome, Fourth Century

There are several on-line resources that provide excellent works for an unstructured self-study program. The Bible.org is a good place to start. In addition, one may view selected video presentations through our Centurion Audio-Video Reference Library.

We commend the following areas:

* BIBLE - Read it, all of it. Understand it. Believe it. The New English Translation (NET) Bible has extensive notes for study, Biblical Resources has links to many useful sites and translations, and the World Wide Study Bible has many links to commentaries and translations.

* CHURCH HISTORY - Review these ancient documents that provide a view of the early Church: Didache or Teaching of the Apostles, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, and the Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus. For a more in-depth study, you may look to Schaff: History of the Church. A site with many resources is Christian Origins. The Ecumenical Councils (with particular attention to the first four councils that established the creeds and the doctrine of the trinity and the nature of Christ, and are broadly accepted by Christians)

* THEOLOGY - Computer Assisted Theology .

* EARLY CHURCH FATHERS - Become familiar with their concepts and theology Writings of the Early Church Fathers, Early Christian Writings, Tertullian Project, and CCEL Early Church Fathers. The Order of Centurions is established specifically with the objective to encourage the practice of a simple, ancient form of worship; and encourage members to live by the plain Word of Scripture. The theology of the Early Church Fathers is very important to the Centurion's study, particularly through the first five centuries. Our worship center features the weekly liturgical proper collect and readings with homilies from the Fathers of the 2nd-6th Century.

* APOLOGETICS - The defense of the historic and early orthodox faith. Recommend CS Lewis as a primary resource. Mere Christianity is a basic orthodox theological introduction. The CS Lewis book online here, The Abolition of Man, is an excellent place to begin with its argument for objective Right and the existence of God. Check your local library or here for other apologetic works by Lewis. You may like to read this Mere Apologetics for a description and summary of Lewis. For those seeking scholarly resources, we recommend you look to this site for a listing of resources.

* WORSHIP - The Sacraments, Ordinances, Mysteries

* HOMILETICS Sermon Index

* RESOURCES Catholic Encyclopedia

CALLING OF SERVANTS - Centurions may be called to serve the people, according to their gifts, in the work of the Church. They should consider the Scriptures in responding to a calling.

Casting out devils
If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ

If the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?


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