Paradosis

Paradosis Archived podcasts are no longer updated. Studies in the Living Tradition

Start date: February 2008 34 episodes

Paradosis is a Greek word from the New Testament which can be defined as:

+ a giving over which is done by word of mouth or in writing, i.e. tradition by instruction, narrative, precept, etc.

Disciples of Jesus Christ within the canonical Orthodox communion believe strongly that we must study the Scriptures and the teaching of the apostolic Church as something which we receive, something which is handed down to us and which we must strive to learn and carry on to the next generation faithfully.

This podcast series comprises the bible studies, catechumen sessions, university lectures and retreat talks Fr John Hainsworth delivers on a regular basis. The word Paradosis expresses the spirit in which these studies in the living tradition of the Church are delivered perhaps more directly than 'Bible Study' or 'Lecture' does.

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Episodes

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Jan 14, 2010

The New Jerusalem - Part 3

Fr. John concludes his address, examining what the New Jerusalem will be and how we will be renewed along with it.

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25:44
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Jan 07, 2010

The New Jerusalem - Part 2

Fr. John continues his lecture, showing how Christ becomes the bridegroom with Jerusalem His bride.

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34:24
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Dec 30, 2009

The New Jerusalem - Part 1

Fr. John presents a lecture he gave in New Jersey recently on The New Jerusalem in Revelation 21. In Part 1 of this 3-part series, he discusses what the Book of Revelation is, where it should be read and how it should be interpreted.

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17:34
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Aug 21, 2009

Four Arguments For The Building Of An Ark - Part 1

Fr. John begins a new six-part series:
Part 1 - Introduction: Answering the call

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12:57
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Jul 18, 2009

The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ - Part 3

Fr. John concludes his series by examining the accounts of the resurrection in each of the four Gospels and gives five thought-provoking facts about it.

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28:26
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Jul 05, 2009

The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ - Part 2

Fr. John continues his series, examining what people before Christ believed about the Resurrection.

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28:59
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May 13, 2009

The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ - Part 1

In the first part of his series, Fr. John explores arguments for and against Christ's Resurrection.

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35:55
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Mar 28, 2009

The Parables of Jesus - Part 2 - The Kingdom of God

The parables proclaim, in one way or another, the coming of the kingdom of God - but what kingdom, when and how.

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37:06
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Mar 13, 2009

The Parables Of Jesus - Part 1: The Play Is The Thing

Fr. John explains parables, Jesus' use of parables and their dizzying complexity and ingenuity.

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35:18
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Mar 05, 2009

This Is Not A Safe Book

Like the hero of the book, "The Never Ending Story," Orthodox Christians enter into the Holy Week scriptures, participating in them here and now.

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Feb 13, 2009

Knowledge Maketh A Bloody Entrance

Fr. John shows how we must learn to love the entire image of God in creation and in man.

25:52
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Jan 19, 2009

On Being A Liturgical Poet - Part 2

Fr. John concludes his list of requisites for "theorators" and finishes with a recitation by the great Dylan Thomas.

34:58
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Jan 12, 2009

On Being A Liturgical Poet - Part 1

Fr. John gives the first ten of twenty attributes he believes are necessary for "theorators"-- those who will give the Church badly-needed poetical English liturgical services.

27:15
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Dec 20, 2008

Redemption Songs - Melito Of Sardis - Part 2

Fr. John continues his discussion of Bishop Melito and examines his Paschal passover service.

37:37
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Dec 05, 2008

Redemption Songs - Melito Of Sardis - Part 1

Fr. John introduces us to the second century Bishop and Saint from Asia Minor.

32:08
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Oct 25, 2008

Zombies - Part 1

Come for the zombies. Stay for the insights and "Apophatic Anthropology"

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Oct 18, 2008

Redemption Songs - George Herbert - Part 2

In this segment, Fr. John again plays the role of George Herbert and reads some of the poet's greatest works.

33:05
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Oct 11, 2008

Redemption Songs - George Herbert - Part 1

In the first of two parts, Fr. John takes on the role of the 17th century priest/poet, examining his poetry, life and thoughts.

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Oct 04, 2008

Redemption Songs - John Donne

Fr. John introduces us to the 17th century Anglican priest and poet.

45:14
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Sep 27, 2008

What if Sid and Nancy came to your church? Reflections on Orthodox Evangelism

Fr. John makes four points about what Orthodox evangelism is - and isn't.

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Sep 04, 2008

Bright Wings - Classical Christian Ecology - Part 5

Fr. John concludes with some practical (as well as some radical) ways for us to govern the Earth in relationship with God.

32:52
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Aug 28, 2008

Bright Wings - Classical Christian Ecology - Part 4

Fr. John shows how changes in our lifestyles have affected our spiritual lives.

32:44
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Aug 21, 2008

Bright Wings - Classical Christian Ecology - Part 3

In this segment, Fr. John documents the struggles of some who attempted to live in harmony with God's Earth.

23:54
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Aug 14, 2008

Bright Wings: Classical Christian Ecology - Part 2

In this segment, Fr. John discusses the "final crown" of God's creation-- man.

16:58
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Aug 07, 2008

Bright Wings: Classical Christian Ecology - Part 1

Fr. John outlines his vision for an Orthodox plan of ecology.

33:15
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Jun 18, 2008

O Lord, Crown Them With Glory And Honour

This time of year brings us--weddings. And Fr. John looks at St. Paul's much misunderstood epistle on husbands and wives.

33:43
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May 17, 2008

Redemption Songs - God’s Grandeur

Fr. John recites and explains the meaning of the famous sonnet from Gerard Manley Hopkins.

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May 07, 2008

Philemon

Fr. John shows how St. Paul's letter to Philemon might be the most important, prophetic Word of God for our Church in these times.

39:39
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Apr 17, 2008

Orthodox Charity - Part 5

Fr.John concludes his series with ten things you can do to practice Orthodox charity.

38:02
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Apr 14, 2008

Orthodox Charity - Part 4

Fr. John continues his series, looking at the three main types of tithing in the Bible, with examples from Abraham and Melchizadek, Tobit, Malachi and the Acts of the Apostles.

33:32
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Apr 11, 2008

Orthodox Charity - Part 3

Fr. John continues his discussion, examining the spirituality of money.

35:51
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Mar 26, 2008

Orthodox Charity - Part 2

Fr. John continues his discussion on Orthodox charity, this time examining the relevant words and works of St. Paul.

40:40
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Mar 23, 2008

Orthodox Charity - Part 1

Fr. John begins a series on the subject of charity in the Orthodox tradition. In this first episode he gives a staggering overview of where we are in our society today in terms of the stewardship of our resources and the high expectations we have to be comfortable.

33:58
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Feb 29, 2008

The Last Judgment

In his first episode, Fr. John offers reflections on the Last Judgment with an interesting analogy from Homer.

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