Jottings from a Holy Mountain

Jottings from a Holy Mountain Archived podcasts are no longer updated. Orthodox Monastic Spirituality

Start date: October 2009 21 episodes

Understanding the Orthodox monastic life, the work of prayer, and insights for Christian growth and living.

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Episodes

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Sep 19, 2012

Journey to Greece, Part Two

In Part Two of his recent journey to Greece, Fr. Meletios describes his time in Thessaloniki, and visits to several monastery's in Mt. Athos.

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Aug 28, 2012

Journey to Greece, Part One

In part one of his recent journey to Greece, Fr. Meletios describes his travels from Athens to Mt. Olympus, visiting a number of Monastery's along the way.

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17:57
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Jun 25, 2012

Living in the Outside World

In his travels to the Consecration of Fr. Alexander (Golitzin) as Bishop of the Bulgarian Diocese, Fr. Mel is reminded of the difficulties in the outside world, and of three important lessons: Don't Judge; Don't React; and Don't Resent.

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19:11
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Jun 06, 2012

News from the Monastery in Manton, CA

Fr. Meletios updates us with news from the Monastery, including a beautiful Tonsure service raising two monks to the level of Stavrophore Monks.

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18:42
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May 15, 2012

Reflections on Lent and Pascha, Sharing Plans for the Future

After a Blessed Pascha at the Monastery, Fr. Meletios shares his plans to build a skete in Montana, and a long awaited return to Greece.

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19:13
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Jul 11, 2011

Reports from the Holy Land - Part 2

Fr. Meletios continues with his report on his recent trip to the Holy Land.

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Jun 20, 2011

Reports from the Holy Land

Abbot Meletios sends his first post pilgrimage report about his recent trip to the Holy Land.

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Apr 16, 2011

Projects, Pilgrimage, and the Lenten Journey

Recorded during the 4th week of Great Lent, Abbot Meletios brings us up to date on projects at the monastery and talks about an upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He concludes with a helpful description of the Lenten journey.

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Sep 05, 2010

Living On the Mountain

With summer coming to an end, Fr. Meletios returns with an update from the monastery and a glimpse of the monastic life.

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23:39
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Jun 12, 2010

Finding God in the Ordinary

With a spring report from the monastery, Fr. Meletios talks about the Apostle's Fast and finding God in the ordinary quiet days of the fast.

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Apr 23, 2010

Dreaming of a White Pascha

In his first episode following Pascha, Fr.Meletios reports on their snowy celebration and other news from the mountain.

18:27
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Mar 05, 2010

The Master Is Present And Waiting For Us

In his 10th episode, Fr. Meletios talks about the Lenten schedule at the monastery recorded during the 3rd week of Great Lent.

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Feb 11, 2010

Stylites, Lent, and Forgiveness

Fr. Meletios gives a helpful description of the Stylite ascetic life as well as thoughts on Great Lent and forgiveness.

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Jan 19, 2010

Back From Europe

Today's podcast provides a variety of information including a report on the trip Fr. Meletios took to Europe, the Bishop's blessing on a new building on the monastery campus, and how an Abbott deals with a crisis.

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Dec 31, 2009

Greetings From The Netherlands

Fr. Meletios speaks to us today from The Netherlands and he continues his explanation of the various ranks of monasticism. He concludes with a description of the Dutch celebration of Sinterklaas or St. Nicholas Day.

19:38
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Dec 17, 2009

Monasticism and Vocation

Fr. Meletios helps us understand the various "ranks" of monasticism as well as the vocational aspects.

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Dec 03, 2009

Life At The Monastery

In the midst of a stormy day on the mountain, Fr. Meletios describes life at the monastery.

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Nov 18, 2009

Silence and Gratitude

Today Fr. Meletios reflects on the value of silence even in the midst of a building project at the monastery and concludes with a spiritual exercise in gratitude.

21:42
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Nov 06, 2009

A Journey to the Mountain - Part 2

Fr. Meletios continues his informal chat with us about his life before coming to St John monastery. He also addresses the importance of silence in the spiritual life and how that works at the monastery.

22:18
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Oct 22, 2009

A Journey To The Mountain

Fr. Meletios, soon after he was voted Abbot of the Holy Monastery of St. John of San Francisco, tells the story of how he got there.

19:36
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Oct 08, 2009

The Monastery, our Home

In this first episode (recorded over the summer), Fr. Meletios introduces us to the history and beauty of the monastery.

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