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Start date: November 2010 34 episodes

The Psalms have been called the “Hymn Book of the Church” and contain rich and prophetic references to Christ.  In this podcast, Fr. Wilbur Ellsworth takes us through the Psalter and helps us to make them the prayer of our hearts.

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Dec 22, 2012

Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 130 (131)

In his continuing series on the Psalms of Ascent, Fr. Wilbur looks at Psalm 130 (131 in the Hebrew) and says that the higher we rise into union with God, the lower we go from centering on ourselves.

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Oct 07, 2012

Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 129 (130)

Fr. Wilbur begins the last set of the Psalms of Ascent with another familiar Vespers Psalm - "Out of the depths, I have cried to You, O Lord."

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14:25
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May 08, 2012

Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 127 (128)

We are now moving beyond the mid-point of our journey in the 15 Psalms of Ascent. Psalm 127 (128 in the Hebrew) talks about the "fear of the Lord" which is described as pure and enduring forever.

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21:34
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Apr 28, 2012

Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 126 (127)

In his continuing series on the Psalms of Ascent, Fr. Wilbur looks at Psalm 126 (127 in the Hebrew) and the assurance that God is with us in the journey.

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20:43
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Apr 06, 2012

Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 125 (126)

In this Psalm, we reflect on the middle of our journey when the newness has worn off and the destination seems so far away.

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21:26
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Mar 31, 2012

Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 124 (125)

Continuing through the Psalms of Ascent, Fr. Wilbur reflects on Psalm 124 (125 in the Hebrew) where we take comfort in being surrounded by the love of God.

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17:52
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Mar 24, 2012

Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 123 (124)

In the next Ode of Ascent, Fr. Wilbur shows us that God delivers us in close calls and close calls are the foundation of maturing faith.

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19:49
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Mar 16, 2012

Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 122 (123)

Continuing with the Psalms of Ascent, Fr. Wilbur looks at Psalm 122 (123 in the Hebrew) which shows how we are given strength for the journey.

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15:15
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Mar 08, 2012

Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 121(122)

The Psalm of Ascent associated with the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy during Great Lent is Psalm 121 (122 in the Hebrew) where we "go up" to the House of the Lord.

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23:12
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Mar 02, 2012

Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 120 (121)

Fr.Wilbur continues his series on the Psalms of Ascent looking to the hills "from whence comes my help."

18:29
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Feb 25, 2012

Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 119 (120)

In the first of his reflections on the Psalms we pray at the Pre-Sancified Liturgy during Great Lent, Fr. Wilbur looks at Psalm 119 (120) and the journey of a sojourner.

17:19
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Jan 04, 2012

A Psalm for Theophany

Fr. Wilbur takes us through Psalm 28(29) where the prophetic vision of the worship of the Trinity is made manifest.

16:41
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Dec 25, 2011

Psalm 39 - A Christmas Prophecy

In this prophetic Psalm, we have a song filled with love and a Psalm which gave theme to Hebrews 10. See the incarnation of Christ in this beautiful hymn of the Church.

24:57
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Dec 15, 2011

A Psalm for Christmas

Psalm 73 (74) asks the great "Why" question of humanity. That question is answered in a cave in Bethlehem as the God of the universe takes on flesh for our salvation.

16:28
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Sep 28, 2011

Psalm 103

One of the best know Psalms for Orthodox Christians is Psalm 103 (104) which is chanted at each Vespers service. Fr. Wilbur explores the beauty and depth of this Psalm in today's podcast.

28:33
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Sep 13, 2011

Psalm 140

Fr. Wilbur takes a closer look at the Psalm we sing at every Vespers.

13:56
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Aug 25, 2011

Psalm 112

What does it mean to praise the Lord "Henceforth and Forever More?"

13:27
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Aug 08, 2011

Psalm 142

Another one of the morning Psalms asks the question, "How shall I walk?"

17:24
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Jun 14, 2011

Psalm 102:6-20

Fr. Wilbur reflects on the many facets of God's goodness.

22:25
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May 12, 2011

Psalm 102:1-5

Fr. Wilbur talks about the first 5 verses of one of the most beloved Psalms of the Church - Bless the Lord O My Soul!

34:10
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Apr 21, 2011

Psalm 67 - Let God Arise!

Paschal images abound in this well loved Psalm prophesying the resurrection and ascension of our Lord.

32:45
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Apr 15, 2011

Psalm 117 - Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord

Palm Sunday and Holy Week present opportunities for us to see Christ exalted, holy, and victorious!

25:39
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Apr 09, 2011

Psalm 50:18-20

Fr. Wilbur concludes his look at Psalm 50 (51) with the last 2 verses, in particular focusing on the meaning of "then they shall offer bullocks upon your altar."

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Apr 02, 2011

Psalm 50:13-17

Continuing his study of this wonderful penitent psalm, Fr. Wilbur looks at verses 13-17.

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Mar 26, 2011

Psalm 50:7-12

Fr. Wilbur continues his study of Psalm 50 (51) looking at verses 7-12 and the "deep cleansing" of our souls.

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Mar 17, 2011

Psalm 50:1-6

During this Lenten season, Fr. Wilbur takes us through this penitential Psalm of David. Today's episode teaches on verses 1-6.

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Feb 25, 2011

Psalm 87

This Psalm reflects the prayer of Christ in the garden who was not afraid to die but was terrified of death.

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Jan 06, 2011

Psalm 62

This morning Psalm reminds us that without communion with God our souls are barren, untrodden, and unwatered.

16:24
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Dec 23, 2010

Psalm 8 - How Wondrous is Your Name!

Fr. Wilbur speaks about the hymn of entrance for the Incarnation of the Son of God.

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Dec 17, 2010

Psalm 37

Fr. Wilbur continues looking at the morning Psalms with his reflection on this familiar Psalm from Orthros.

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Dec 10, 2010

Psalm 3

This morning Psalm includes the familiar refrain "Arise O God!"

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Dec 03, 2010

Psalm 2

In the second episode, Fr. Wilbur takes us through Psalm 2 which begins "Why have the heathens raged?"

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Nov 26, 2010

Psalm 1

Fr. Wilbur begins his exploration of the Psalms with the well known Psalm 1 - Blessed is the Man.

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Nov 18, 2010

Praying With The Psalms

Fr. Wilbur introduces his new podcast by talking about the depth of the Psalms and how the Church views the Psalms in terms of the Historical, the Christological, and the Liturgical.

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