Roads From Emmaus Exploring the Intersection Between Place, Communion, and Revelation
Start date: February 2010 123 episodes
Produced in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, this podcast is dedicated to exploring the intersection between place, communion, and revelation, just as Christ’s communion with His disciples at the Biblical Emmaus revealed Him to them in the breaking of the bread. Episodes include meditations, sermons, classes, and lectures examining these and related themes.
|Date||Title & Description||Duration|
|Mar 04, 2014||
On this Sunday of Forgiveness, Fr. Andrew reflects on Adam's expulsion from Paradise and how we can return to a Paradise that we've never seen.
|Feb 24, 2014||
On this Sunday of of the Last Judgment, Fr. Andrew focuses on what the righteous and the wicked experience at the Last Judgment through the Incarnation.
|Feb 18, 2014||
On this Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Fr. Andrew relates a patristic 'spiritual' reading of the 'property' that the Prodigal receives from his father and then scatters on loose living.
|Feb 11, 2014||
On this Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee, Fr. Andrew explores the role of humility in learning to pray to God.
|Feb 04, 2014||
On this feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, Fr. Andrew explains not only why we bring 40-day old children to be dedicated in church but also opens up the inner meaning of meeting the Lord.
|Jan 28, 2014||
On this Sunday of Zacchaeus, Fr. Andrew speaks on the
|Jan 20, 2014||
Fr. Andrew reflects on the Gospel account of the Ten Lepers
|Jan 14, 2014||
On this Sunday after Theophany, Fr. Andrew reflects on the meaning of Christ's inauguration of baptism and how it affects not only the Christian, but other people and the whole world around him.
|Dec 23, 2013||
On this Sunday before the Nativity, Fr. Andrew reflects on the place of the prostitute Rahab in salvation history and what it means for us.
|Dec 16, 2013||
Chatter about the Orthodox Faith abounds in social media but not all of it is true. How should Orthodox Christians approach Facebook, Twitter, etc., both in terms of their own posts but also in reading posts by others? Fr. Andrew Damick shares some reflections as well as his own guidelines for using social media.
|Dec 06, 2013||
What is a person? Is our culture confused about what a person is? What is morality? What does it mean to be moral? How does sex fit in? What about homosexuality, abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research and assisted suicide? How should we as Orthodox Christians live regarding these matters? How should we talk to our family and friends about them? How should we talk to the wider society about them? Should we engage in political action over them?
|Dec 06, 2013||
How do the media determine public discourse? Are bullying, racism, etc., the biggest problems of our day? Are these things common or becoming bigger problems? What is at the root of these behaviors? Why do people bully? Why do they have racist attitudes? What makes people intolerant? What should we as Orthodox Christians do when we encounter these behaviors in others? What should we do when we are tempted to engage in them ourselves? What are some spiritual strategies for preparing to encounter these behaviors in others, in ourselves, or in discussion?
|Nov 26, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew asks, what is the place of the rules and regulations of the Orthodox Church in the spiritual life?
|Nov 18, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew tells us that giving generously of everything we are is the key to having ears to ear.
|Nov 11, 2013||
Bringing together the life of St. Theodora (the wife of the Emperor St. Justinian) with the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Fr. Andrew looks at how God likes to use those who are least likely.
|Nov 06, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew discusses what Saint Paul defines as the Ecstasy within the Church.
|Nov 02, 2013||
What impact did the written New Testament have on the early Church? How did the early Church develop along with the Bible? Finally, how does the New Testament faith community compare with the Church today?
|Nov 02, 2013||
What does the Bible say about the church? How did the first Christians understand the Church? How did (and does) the Church fit into God’s plan for man’s salvation?
|Oct 28, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew explains how Jesus can be both the public Prophet who speaks for God, and the gentle, private Healer.
|Oct 21, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew tells us that all religions are not the same, that the one true God is our God, and we are His people.
|Oct 08, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew tells us how God presents us with a series of contradictions that ultimately lead us to Christ.
|Sep 30, 2013||
In this presentation, Fr. Andrew compares the Data centered efforts of Evangelical Protestant Evangelism, with the Church centered efforts of Orthodox Evangelism.
|Sep 30, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew speaks of the greatest gift he ever received from his parents, the gift of a Christian identity.
|Sep 25, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew asks if we can use our feelings as a test of the authenticity of our Faith?
|Sep 16, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew asks if we ever feel that we need a reset, a do-over in our lives. If we do, then the Cross is where we start over.
|Sep 11, 2013||
Fr. Andrew exhorts us to hear Mary's call to draw near to her holy son.
|Sep 02, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew reminds us that in Orthodoxy there is a purpose for history, and with this New Year in the Orthodox Church, we can participate in the Acceptable Year of the Lord.
|Aug 26, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew offers us a clear vision of what it means to be a Christian.
|Aug 19, 2013||
On this Sunday Fr. Andrew reminds us that we cannot pick and choose pieces of the Orthodox Tradition, we have to accept the whole Orthodox tradition.
|Aug 12, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew asks why we are experts in everything except our faith?
|Aug 05, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew tells the story of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and how they affirmed the glory of the truth of the resurrection.
|Jul 29, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew tells us that there is no opposition between Faith and Good Works in the writings of St. Paul.
|Jul 29, 2013||
In this sermon, Fr. Andrew reminds us to obey all of the commandments of Christ.
|Jul 15, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew discusses what it truly means when Jesus says to us, You are the Light of the World.
|Jul 01, 2013||
On this Sunday of the Twelve Apostles, Fr. Andrew shares some of the incredible stories and travels of the Twelve.
|Jun 25, 2013||
On this Sunday of Pentecost we are reminded that with the coming of the Holy Spirit, we are assured that Christ has not left us.
|Jun 17, 2013||
On this Sunday the church remembers and celebrates the work of the 318 Bishops at the First Ecumenical Council.
|Jun 10, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew tells us that we may be Spiritually Blind to the Light of the World.
|Jun 03, 2013||
On this Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Fr. Andrew tells us that worshiping in Spirit and Truth is the essence of Orthodox Liturgical life.
|May 20, 2013||
On this Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers, Fr. Andrew discusses the similarities between being a Deacon and being a Waiter or Waitress.
|May 14, 2013||
On this Thomas Sunday, Fr. Andrew reminds us that we too have received a Vision of the Risen Christ.
|Apr 30, 2013||
On this Palm Sunday, Fr. Andrew tells us that we must truly put our hearts into honoring Christ.
|Apr 22, 2013||
On this Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, Fr. Andrew discusses what it really means to Repent.
|Apr 15, 2013||
On this Sunday of St. John of the Ladder, Fr. Andrew tells us that being an Orthodox Christian gives us 'something to do'.
|Apr 08, 2013||
On this Sunday of the Cross, Fr. Andrew discusses what it really means to 'Take Up the Cross'.
|Apr 01, 2013||
On this Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, Fr. Andrew discusses the on-going debate about how a Christian comes to Know God.
|Mar 26, 2013||
On this Sunday of Orthodoxy, Fr. Andrew asks if we want to reconnect with God, do we want to see God.
|Mar 18, 2013||
On this Sunday of Forgiveness, Fr. Andrew discusses the Forgiving Spirit of St. Patrick.
|Mar 11, 2013||
On this Sunday of the Last Judgment, Fr. Andrew asks if we are engaged in the true Christian Life.
|Mar 05, 2013||
On this Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Fr. Andrew asks the question, What is Forgiveness?
|Feb 25, 2013||
On this Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee, Fr. Andrew asks the simple, but complicated question, why are we here, why do we come to church?
|Feb 19, 2013||
On this Sunday of the Canaanite Woman, Fr. Andrew speaks about the virtue of humility.
|Feb 04, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew speaks about Expectation, Action, and Fulfillment, which lead to Salvation.
|Jan 28, 2013||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew speaks about the idea of 'veiling' in the church.
|Jan 21, 2013||
On this Sunday of the Ten Lepers, Fr. Andrew asks, what is our response to the Blessings of God.
|Jan 14, 2013||
On this Sunday after Theophany, Fr. Andrew discusses the gifts we have received from Jesus.
|Jan 07, 2013||
On this Sunday of Theophany, Fr. Andrew reminds us that Theophany is the beginning of a great battle.
|Jan 04, 2013||
On this Sunday after the Nativity, Fr. Andrew tells us that there is always hope, none of us is a lost cause.
|Dec 23, 2012||
On this Sunday before the Nativity, Fr. Andrew reminds us that we must put our Christmas into Christ.
|Dec 18, 2012||
In the wake of the Newtown Massacre, Fr. Andrew reminds us that all death is evil.
|Dec 10, 2012||
On this Sunday the Conception of the Theotokos by Saint Anna is commemorated by the Orthodox Church. Fr. Andrew discusses the difference between the way Roman Catholics commemorate the conception, and the way Orthodox commemorate the conception of the Theotokos.
|Dec 03, 2012||
On this Sunday remembering the Prophet Habakkuk, Fr. Andrew reminds us that only God is God.
|Nov 26, 2012||
On this feast day of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Fr. Andrew tells the true story of a love that is beyond our imagination.
|Nov 19, 2012||
On this Sunday, Fr. Andrew discusses the question, "Why do we talk about Money in Church?"
|Nov 12, 2012||
On this Sunday of the Good Samaritan, Fr. Andrew discusses the question the lawyer asks Jesus, 'And Who is My Neighbor?'
|Nov 05, 2012||
On this Sunday when we read about the rich man and Lazarus, Fr. Andrew tells us that the difference between Heaven and Hell may be the "good left undone".
|Oct 15, 2012||
On this Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council, Fr. Andrew examines the parable of the sower and the seed.
|Oct 01, 2012||
On this 17th Sunday after Pentecost, Fr. Andrew speaks to us about what it means to be a Temple of the Holy God.
|Sep 25, 2012||
On this Sunday of the Conception of the Forerunner, Fr. Andrew advises us that before we do anything, we should turn ourselves to God.
|Sep 17, 2012||
On this Sunday after the Elevation of the Cross, Fr. Andrew reminds us that we must all take up our own Cross.
|Sep 04, 2012||
On this Sunday Fr. Andrew tells the story of a father, mother, baby, foster mother, and 15 year old, all Saints.
|Aug 27, 2012||
On this the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, Fr. Andrew tells the stories of two rich young men, stories with two very different outcomes.
|Aug 20, 2012||
On this the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, Fr. Andrew asks, how can we ask God for forgiveness and not receive it?
|Aug 13, 2012||
On this the 10th Sunday after Pentecost, Father Andrew tells us that St. Paul calls the Leaders of the Church, "Fools for Christ Sake".
|Aug 07, 2012||
On this Sunday of the Forefeast of the Transfiguration, Fr. Andrew asks if we have the will to become "All Flame".
|Jul 30, 2012||
On this 8th Sunday after Pentecost, Fr. Andrew reminds us of the deep worth of the human person.
|Jul 23, 2012||
On this Sunday of St. Mary Magdalene, Fr. Andrew tells us that when we do our homework about the Orthodox faith, we find Grace.
|Jul 02, 2012||
On the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Fr. Andrew explains what it means when Orthodox Christians say, "We are Being Saved".
|Jun 25, 2012||
On the Nativity of the Forerunner, Father Andrew reminds us that we are all called to the vocation of the Royal Priesthood, and that vocation is fulfilled through worship.
|Jun 18, 2012||
On this Second Sunday After Pentecost, Fr. Andrew reminds us that is is not how good you are that matters, but how repentant you are.
|Jun 11, 2012||
On the Sunday of All Saints, Fr. Andrew reminds us that, as Christians, we must all strive to become Saints.
|Jun 04, 2012||
On this Sunday of Pentecost, Fr. Andrew tells us that when we have a crisis of creativity, we should seek out the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
|May 31, 2012||
On this Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, Fr. Andrew speaks of the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
|May 21, 2012||
In this Sunday of the Blind Man, Fr. Andrew tells us that in Paul's journeys he demonstrates True Spiritual Vision.
|May 18, 2012||
How can we know God? A question that has been pondered through the centuries. In this special episode, Fr. Andrew delivers a talk at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA.
|May 15, 2012||
On this Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Fr. Andrew tells us that it is not often we are privy to a conversion in progress.
|May 07, 2012||
On this Sunday of the Paralytic, Fr. Andrew speaks about those who have no one to pray for them.
|May 03, 2012||
In part 2, Fr. Andrew talks about the spiritual answer to both the environment and the economy.
|Apr 30, 2012||
On Myrrh-bearers Sunday, Fr. Andrew speaks about our motivation for Acts of Piety and whether they are done because of our love for our Lord Jesus Christ.
|Apr 30, 2012||
In his homily on "Thomas Sunday," Fr. Andrew speaks about the difference between the story of Christ and our own story in the world.
|Apr 19, 2012||
Just the word environmentalism tends to put people in a fighting mood. Fr. Andrew helps us sort through the issues of ecology from an Orthodox perspective. This is part 1 of a 2 part talk.
|Apr 04, 2012||
Fr. Andrew gave this talk at Cornell University on Feb 14, 2012.
|Mar 21, 2012||
Fr. Andrew continues his discussion about the importance of doctrine and challenges a popular saying attributed to St. Francis of Assisi.
|Mar 07, 2012||
Fr. Andrew points out there are 3 disciplines of Orthodoxy - Doctrine, Piety, and Morality. However he is concerned that the first - Doctrine - occupies a back seat in many Orthodox circles.
|Feb 27, 2012||
Four-time Emmy award-winner Jonathan Jackson, star of General Hospital and Tuck Everlasting, talks with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick about his journey into Orthodox Christianity, his family, how he lives his faith as a Hollywood actor, music and writing, on this special episode of Roads From Emmaus.
|Feb 22, 2012||
Fr. Andrew uses the term "Thinness of Place" to further explore the importance of localism and gives us 17 practical suggestions for moving closer to that ideal.
|Feb 07, 2012||
Fr. Andrew says we have become a global society of consumers at the expense of localism which has real implications for our Christian faith.
|Jan 26, 2012||
In part 2, Fr. Andrew focuses on the importance of worship as Christians.
|Jan 11, 2012||
How should our lives differ from the world as Orthodox Christians? Fr. Andrew challenges us to embrace our faith amidst a growingly hostile environment.
|Jan 03, 2012||
This is part 2 in his series where Fr. Andrew explores the impact of taking the Gospel into our times and places.
|Dec 14, 2011||
In this new series from Fr. Andrew, he explores the impact of taking the Gospel into our times and our places.This first lecture challenges us to examine the real and tangible aspects of Christianity as opposed to viewing God as a "product."
|May 10, 2011||
In this final episode in the Voice from Antioch series, Fr. Andrew concludes his talk on the views of St. Ignatius about the Eucharist and the physical nature of Christianity.
|Mar 21, 2011||
Over and over again in the writings of St. Ignatius, he emphasizes the importance of the physical aspect of Christ's first coming to earth. Fr. Andrew reviews these references and their implications.
|Mar 02, 2011||
St. Ignatius emphasized the importance of obedience to the Bishop.
|Feb 15, 2011||
What did St. Ignatius have to say about the role of the Bishop in the Church. Listen to the first half of Fr. Andrew's 4th talk in this series.
|Feb 02, 2011||
Fr. Andrew talks about the instruction of St. Ignatius on Church unity and Bishops.
|Jan 18, 2011||
This is the 2nd half of part 2 in Fr. Andrew's series on St. Ignatius.
|Jan 05, 2011||
Fr. Andrew continues his series on St. Ignatius with a study of his view what it means to be a Christian.
|Dec 14, 2010||
In the 2nd half of part one, Fr. Andrew talks more extensively about martyrdom and the statement by St. Ignatius "I am God's wheat and shall be ground by the teeth of wild animals."
|Dec 01, 2010||
In a new series beginning today, Fr. Andrew presents a study of major themes of the Orthodox Christian faith as found in the letters of the 2nd century martyr and 3rd bishop of Antioch, Ignatius the God-bearer.
|Aug 25, 2010||
This is the conclusion of Fr. Andrew's last talk in the 4 part series - Foundations of the Orthodox Faith.
|Aug 11, 2010||
Today Fr. Andrew begins part 4 of his 4 part talk on the Foundations of the Orthodox Faith. We bring you the first half of that talk in this episode.
|Jul 28, 2010||
Today we present the 2nd half of Fr. Andrew's lecture on the Worship of God.
|Jul 14, 2010||
In his continuing series on the Foundations of the Orthodox Faith, Fr. Andrew talks about the Worship of God. We've divided part one of this talk into 2 halves.
|Jun 30, 2010||
In his continuing series on the Foundations of the Orthodox Faith, Fr. Andrew presents the 2nd half of his 2nd talk regarding Scripture and Tradition.
|Jun 16, 2010||
Today Fr. Andrew begins part two of his Foundations series with a talk on Scripture and Tradition. This is part one of that talk.
|Jun 02, 2010||
Fr. Andrew continues part 1 in a series on the Foundations of the Orthodox Faith. It is a 4 part series but we will divide into smaller pieces for the podcast. So here is Fr. Andrew concluding his first talk on the Mystery of Christ.
|May 19, 2010||
Today Fr. Andrew begins a series on the Foundations of the Orthodox Faith. It is a 4 part series but we will divide into smaller pieces for the podcast. So here is part 1 in the series with Fr. Andrew beginning his talk on the Mystery of Christ.
|Apr 19, 2010||
Here is part 2 of Fr. Andrew's lecture. Be sure to download the pdf file that accompanies part 1.
|Apr 05, 2010||
Part 1 of a lecture on evangelism given on March 7, 2010, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bethlehem, PA, at a gathering of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians of the Lehigh Valley. Fr. Andrew references a Gospel tract which can be downloaded by clicking on the Adobe logo to the right. View Attachment
|Mar 22, 2010||
Fr. Andrew speaks at Bucknell University on Feb. 3, 2010. We have broken the talk into two parts and this is part 2.
|Mar 08, 2010||
Fr. Andrew speaks at Bucknell University on Feb. 3, 2010. We have broken the talk into two parts with part 1 on today's episode and part 2 on March 22.
|Feb 22, 2010||
Fr. Andrew begins his new podcast with a reflection on his home, community, and church, and tells us about the focus of this new series