Lord, Send Me
Start date: December 2011 59 episodes
“Lord Send Me!” is named for that beautiful passage in the Prophecy of Isaiah, chapter 6, wherein, when asked by the Lord, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” the Prophet replies, “Here am I, send me!” In the podcast Send Me! Fr John Parker shares his thoughts and reflections on evangelization—sharing the Good News—in North America. He encourages all listeners to share Isaiah’s bold humility to bear witness to the work of the One True God in their lives in word and in deed.
|Date||Title & Description||Duration|
|May 26, 2015||
Fr. John shares the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman, her response, and our response in light of recent statistics about faith and culture.
|May 18, 2015||
Fr. John speaks with Bishop Gregory, Primate of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. "Don't think about joining a mission team, just get on the mission team and go."
|Apr 16, 2015||
Fr. John reflects on the the parallel reading of St. John’s Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles in light of the reception of converts on Holy Saturday.
|Mar 19, 2015||
Fr. John shares some reflections on the death of Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko.
|Feb 20, 2015||
Fr. John shares the Homily of St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov) for the Sunday of the Last Judgment (http://www.pravoslavie.ru/authors/1171.htm).
|Feb 12, 2015||
Fr. John recently spoke at St. Basil's Mission in Wilmington, NC, on their parish feast and on the occasion of the blessing of land for the construction of a church. He discusses the definition of "success" for a mission and parish.
|Nov 10, 2014||
Fr. John speaks with Metropolitan Kallistos Ware about the importance of preaching, worship, and books in our call to evangelism.
|Nov 07, 2014||
In this episode (which originally aired on May 15, 2012), Fr. John Parker address same-sex marriage and homosexuality, in response to the frenzy of discussion on these topics today in the public sphere. View Attachment
|Nov 03, 2014||
Fr. John interviews Fr. Christopher Foley of Holy Cross Orthodox Church, High Point, North Carolina.
|Oct 29, 2014||
Fr. John interviews Fr. Josiah Trenham about the importance of preaching in fulfilling the Great Commission.
|Oct 27, 2014||
Fr. Josiah Trenham speaks about the connection between church building consecration and people consecration at a clergy retreat for the Carolina Deanery of the Orthodox Church in America.
|Oct 27, 2014||
Fr. Josiah Trenham speaks about Islam at a clergy retreat for the Carolina Deanery of the Orthodox Church in America.
|Oct 27, 2014||
Fr. Josiah Trenham speaks about catechism at a clergy retreat for the Carolina Deanery of the Orthodox Church in America.
|Oct 24, 2014||
Fr. Josiah Trenham speaks about Islam at a parish retreat earlier this month at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. This is Part 2 of his talk.
|Oct 21, 2014||
Fr. Josiah Trenham speaks about Islam at a parish retreat earlier this month at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. This is Part 1 of his talk.
|Oct 18, 2014||
Fr. Josiah Trenham speaks about marriage at a parish retreat earlier this month at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
|Sep 22, 2014||
Fr. John Parker gives his 2nd reflection on his participation on the Faith Encouraged Live inaugural call-in program and shares four marks of a disciple of Jesus Christ.
|Sep 16, 2014||
Fr. John Parker reflects on his appearance on the new live call-in program entitled Faith Encouraged Live with Fr. Barnabas Powell. This is the first of 2 podcasts where he talks about effectively reaching out as a parish.
|Aug 04, 2014||
Fr. John Parker visited Albania in May of 2014 and while there interviewed OCMC missionaries Nathan and Gabriella Hoppe.
|Jun 24, 2014||
In his last report from Istanbul, Fr. John reflects on how hidden Christianity is in this country which once was the center of Christianity.
|Jun 20, 2014||
In this brief episode, Fr. John is report from inside the Hagia Sophia remembering the visit from the Russian emissaries who "knew not if we were in heaven or on earth."
|Jun 15, 2014||
In his 2nd report from Istanbul, Fr. John is sitting on the roof of his hotel reflecting on the Muslim call to prayer which is heard 5 times daily. He wonders about our own devotion to prayer in comparison.
|Jun 11, 2014||
Fr. John Parker has just returned from his trip to both Albania and Istanbul and files several reports and interviews. In this first report from Istanbul, he describes his surroundings and first impressions.
|Apr 04, 2014||
You no doubt know of St. Mary of Egypt but have you read her story? Today on Lord Send Me, Fr. John reads the miraculous story of this saint's life. You can also read it here:
|Mar 25, 2014||
On this holy day when we celebrate the Annunciation of the Mother of God, Fr. John Parker reflects on the evangelistic meaning of the feast.
|Feb 28, 2014||
In this episode, Fr John interviews Fr Jason Foster, pastor of Holy Nativity Orthodox Mission in Shreveport, LA. Fr Jason is doing amazing and catalytic missionary work in Louisiana.
|Dec 03, 2013||
On his way back home from the OCMC board meeting, Fr. John reflects on his recent visit and interview with Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Community Church.
|Oct 11, 2013||
In this special edition of Lord, Send Me, Fr. John Parker sits down with best-selling author and pastor Rick Warren. They talk about Orthodoxy, evangelism, and the current state of the Evangelical movement.
|Sep 26, 2013||
Fr John considers a recent Sunday Gospel Text—Fishers of Men—and reminds us that driving a boat around hoping that fish will jump in is not sufficient for Christian Evangelization.
|Aug 26, 2013||
Fr John interviews Fr John Dunlop, Dean of St Herman’s Seminary, Kodiak, Alaska, about the Seminary, the incredible Archives (which include the handwritten documents of St Innocent as well as the journals of St Iakov Netsvyetov), and his own missionary work in the villages.
|Aug 22, 2013||
Fr John Parker interviews Archimandrite David Mahaffey, Chancellor and Administrator of the Diocese of Alaska of the Orthodox Church in America.
|Aug 20, 2013||
Fr John Parker recently traveled to Kodiak, Alaska, and Spruce Island, Alaska, for the Feast of St Herman of Alaska. While there, he had the chance to speak with all sorts Orthodox Christians who minister in this beautiful, Holy Land of America. Today he introduces this series and then we will post updates every couple of days.
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|May 22, 2013||59:59|
|May 17, 2013||
Fr. Chad Hatfield, Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary, gave a Lenten retreat at Fr. John Parker's Holy Ascension Orthodox Church. He spoke on Basic Christian Discipleship - Three Proven Methods for Holy Living. This is part 1.
|Apr 25, 2013||
Fr. John Parker interviews Fr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, about missions and evangelism.
|Apr 04, 2013||
In this episode, Fr John interviews Fr Sergius Halvorsen, professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Fr Sergius discusses the vital link between solid preaching and Evangelization.
|Mar 29, 2013||
In these episodes, Fr John Parker reads “Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven” by Saint Innocent of Alaska, a beautiful, simple, and short book on the basics of Christianity, authored by one of our North American Saints. Part Two: How Jesus Christ lived on Earth, and What He Suffered for Us. pp 11-16.
|Mar 25, 2013||
In these episodes, Fr John Parker reads “Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven” by Saint Innocent of Alaska, a beautiful, simple, and short book on the basics of Christianity, authored by one of our North American Saints. Part One: The Blessings that Jesus Christ has granted Us By His Death, pp 8-11.”
|Mar 21, 2013||
In these episodes, Fr John Parker reads “Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven” by Saint Innocent of Alaska, a beautiful, simple, and short book on the basics of Christianity, authored by one of our North American Saints. Introduction, pp.5-7.
|Mar 07, 2013||
In this episode, we join Fr John Parker at a fundraising dinner for the OCMC sponsored by the DC Metro Area Pan-Orthodox Missions Council. Fr John's keynote address was entitled, "Here I am, send me: how every Christian can answer the Great Commission".
|Dec 07, 2012||
In this episode, Fr John Parker discusses the difference between ‘worship evangelism’ and ‘worship as evangelism’, and encourages us to offer to God the most beautiful worship of which we are capable, and to ‘get out of the way’ for visitors—so that they can encounter God.
|Nov 27, 2012||
In this episode, Fr John Parker interviews Fr Robert Miclean, pastor of Holy Archangels Mission in Annapolis, MD. Fr Robert is the founding pastor of this new mission, and the founder of Annapolis College Ministry, which is an intentional, discipleship driven, missionary outreach to three Maryland colleges: the US Naval Academy, St John’s College, and Anne Arundel Community college. For more info, visit http://www.annapoliscollegeministry.org and http://www.orthodoxannapolis.org.
|Oct 16, 2012||
In today’s episode, Fr John Parker addresses “becoming fishers of men” using Mormon practice as a catalyst to Missionary work.
|Aug 29, 2012||
Fr John Parker today reflects on what the Ever-memorable Archbishop Dmitri taught him in the 9 years during which Fr John served His Eminence...lessons about love, economia, stewardship, and above all, Christ crucified and raised from the dead. His Eminence fell asleep in the Lord 1 year ago.
|Aug 07, 2012||
Fr. John leads a discussion at a Diocese of the South (OCA) luncheon where attendees share their experiences.
|Jul 23, 2012||
Fr John Parker interviews Fr John Strickland, newly appointed Professor of History at the newly-founded Orthodox Christian College, St Katherine. Listen and learn about this vital missionary “College” plant in Encinitas, CA.
|May 31, 2012||
In this episode, Fr John reflects on the Scripture readings for the Divine Liturgy of the Feast of the Holy Ascension—and their impact on our mission and commission as Orthodox Christians.
|May 16, 2012||
In this episode, Fr John Parker address Same-sex Marriage and Homosexuality, in response to the frenzy of discussion on these topics today in the public sphere. View Attachment
|Apr 28, 2012||
Fr John recently travelled to the OCA’s Exarchate of Mexico at the invitation of His Grace, the Rt Rev. Bp Alejo. In today’s podcast, he recounts his journey.
|Apr 03, 2012||
Fr. John Parker traveled to Romania and sat down with OCMC missionary Floyd Frantz who works with the Church to help people with addictions.
|Mar 06, 2012||
Fr. John recorded these comments in his car on the way to the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers service in his region. He asks "What is the difference between Triumph and Triumphalism?"
|Feb 28, 2012||
On Forgiveness Sunday, Holy Ascension Orthodox Church was visited by missionary James Hargrave. James serves with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center in Tanzania. Fr. John Parker interviews James about his work there.
|Feb 07, 2012||
Today Fr. John Parker reads a letter from a lady he met who was effectively using cyber technology to evangelize.
|Jan 24, 2012||
Travel with Fr John as he heads to Beaufort, SC, for an organizational meeting of a new mission, and shares about the whole process.
|Jan 12, 2012||
Fr John reflects on Dr Peter Bouteneff’s podcast concerning “Post-Episcopalian Stress Disorder”, and suggests a course-correction.
|Jan 10, 2012||
Fr John explores a Barna Group study on the state of Christianity in North America and asks how the observations impact us as Orthodox Christians. The study can be found HERE.
|Dec 27, 2011||
Fr John explains why “Lord, send me!” has its name, and challenges us with Isaiah 6.
|Dec 13, 2011||
In a world which feasts and frenzies on the bad news and misfortunes of others, Fr John Parker encourages us to keep ever before us the truly and eternal Good News: that Jesus Christ became man and took on flesh for the salvation of the world.