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Monday, October 05, 2009

For the Life of the World

In this third episode of his series on Fr. Alexander Schmemann's book For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy, Dcn. Michael Hyatt echoes Fr. Schmemann's assertion that paradise and all other utopian dreams died with the death of Christ.


Brand New Episode of A Word from the Holy Fathers!

As A Word From the Holy Fathers resumes after a summer hiatus, we look again at the theme of forgiveness in the writings of the Fathers—with an eye particularly toward practical injunctions on forgiveness and the relationship of repentance, forgiveness, and redemption in quotations from a variety of patristic sources. Fr. Dcn. Matthew Steenberg also introduces the Patristic Quotations Topical Index.


Sunday, October 04, 2009

Jesus - The Light Of The World

One of the great "I Am" statements in Scripture is in John's Gospel where Jesus said "I Am the Light of the world" (John 8:12). Today Fr. Tom explores the word "light" and the significance of Christ's claim.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The First Two American Orthodox Convert Priests

Matthew Namee, host of American Orthodox History, discusses the careers of Nicholas Bjerring (1870) and James Chrystal (1868), the first two convert priests in American Orthodox history.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Imitation and Participation

On a new Hearts and Minds, Fr. John Oliver demonstrates how participation in God's sacraments is a necessary part of our salvation.


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