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Ex Libris

Ex Libris
Thirty Steps to Heaven

Episode date: March 27, 2014
Transcript published: October 16, 2014

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Mr. Bobby Maddex: Welcome to Ex Libris, the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, formerly Conciliar Press. I’m your host, Bobby Maddex, and today I’ll be speaking once again with Fr. Vassilios Papavassiliou. He is the author of another new Ancient Faith Publishing book: Thirty Steps to Heaven: The Ladder of Divine Ascent for All Walks of Life. Welcome back to the program, Fr. Vassilios.

Very Reverend Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou: Hello. Good to be back.

Mr. Maddex: Well, it seems like I just talked to you yesterday, and yet here you are again…

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Ancient Faith Commentaries

Ancient Faith Commentaries
That’s Not Logical

Episode date: October 17, 2013
Transcript published: October 14, 2014

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Recently, I was taking a walk in a park nearby our home when two young girls met me offering a tract and, ostensibly, wanting to talk about the Kingdom. Actually, they were Jehovah’s Witnesses, and what they really wanted was to convert me to their sect. Usually, I politely decline, and the preacher man keeps walking. But today I took the time to converse. It was, as I knew it would be, a complete waste of time since both young ladies had been well and thoroughly indoctrinated. But one of them did say something interesting.

We were talking about the divinity of Christ. Discussions about the Greek of John1:1, “In the beginning…

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Speaking the Truth

Speaking the Truth
Bishops - Part 52: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire

Episode date: September 23, 2014
Transcript published: September 27, 2014

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We continue now our reflections on bishops and church structural organization in Orthodox Church history. I want to deal today with the 19th century, and particularly today with the Orthodox Churches in the Ottoman Empire, because this century witnessed the decomposition of the Ottoman Empire, and ultimately its total demise that would be coming up in the Balkan wars and the beginning of the 20th century. But already in the 19th century there were many events that are crucially important in Orthodox Church history, and especially important for us Orthodox today in the 21st century because we’re still dealing…

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Voices from St Vladimir's Seminary

Voices from St Vladimir's Seminary
Force Your Mind to Descend into the Heart

Episode date: September 17, 2014
Transcript published: September 24, 2014

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Fr. John Behr: Your Beatitude, your Grace, reverend Fathers, brothers and sisters: It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to St. Vladimir’s Seminary this evening. For several decades, we have marked the beginning of our spring semester and our patronal feast of the Three Hierarchs with the Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture. And now for the second time at the beginning of the fall semester and with the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, we have a lecture in honor of our former Dean, Fr. John Meyendorff. And I guess now that it is a second lecture, it is actually an annual lecture series.

Fr. John…

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Down The Road

Down The Road
The Jesus Prayer

Episode date: January 12, 2012
Transcript published: September 20, 2014

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Mr. Michael Tishel: Hello, friends, and welcome to the CrossRoad podcast. My name is Mike Tishel, and I’m the new director of the CrossRoad summer institute. It’s really a joy to work with such a wonderful ministry. If we haven’t already met, I hope our paths will cross soon or that you’ll swing by our office here at Hellenic College/Holy Cross in Brookline, Mass., for some coffee. On this week’s podcast, we will be hearing from a dear friend of our program and father of a CrossRoad alumnus, Dr. George Stavros.

Dr. Stavros is a graduate of Holy Cross and Boston University, and currently…

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