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Becoming a Healing Presence

Becoming a Healing Presence
Fr. Alexander Atty - Joy in Suffering

Episode date: October 31, 2013
Transcript published: March 25, 2014

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Dr. Albert Rossi: For today, I have the great honor and privilege of interviewing a friend of mine of long standing, Fr. Alexander Atty. Fr. Alexander Atty was Dean of St. Tikhon’s Seminary for about three years and pastor of St. Michael’s Antiochian Orthodox Parish in Louisville, Kentucky, for many, many years, and he and I go back years and years and years and years and years. I once gave a retreat for him in Louisville about ten years ago, and we’ll talk. A subtheme through the little conversation will be finding joy in suffering, because Fr. Alexander—right now we’re sitting at Antiochian Village…

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Ancient Faith Presents

Ancient Faith Presents
Orthodoxy on the Isles

Episode date: March 14, 2014
Transcript published: March 20, 2014

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Mr. Bobby Maddex: Welcome to Ancient Faith Presents. I’m Bobby Maddex, operations manager of Ancient Faith Radio, and today I will be speaking to Fr. Serafim Aldea, a Romanian Orthodox monk who is starting a monastic community on an island off the coast of Scotland. Fr. Serafim, welcome to the program.

Fr. Serafim Aldea: Thank you so much for inviting me.

Mr. Bobby Maddex: Tell me a little bit about yourself. Are you cradle Orthodox, are you a convert? How did you end up a monk?

Fr. Serafim Aldea: I’m pretty much both at the same time.…

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All Saints Homilies

All Saints Homilies
Three Moral Fallacies

Episode date: March 17, 2014
Transcript published: March 18, 2014

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Lent is a time of moral renewal. It is a compliment the Church pays to us every year, reminding us that we are moral beings. And the protection of the moral conscience is one of the highest responsibilities imposed upon us by the Gospel. Every age sees it’s attacks on the moral ideal, but ours, appears to me, is most insidious in this respect. Modern philosophy, in fact, hardly considers us subjects at all. Modern scientism, a brand-new philosophy by the way, never known before, (scientism: the endeavor to explain everything by scientific objective laws, physical laws, mathematical laws) strives for total objectivity. The conscience,…

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Voices from St Vladimir's Seminary

Voices from St Vladimir's Seminary
Preaching the Word of the Lord

Episode date: February 28, 2014
Transcript published: March 17, 2014

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Fr. Chad Hatfield: We are being recorded for Ancient Faith Radio, so we welcome our listeners to the podcast. I’m Fr. Chad Hatfield, one of the chancellors and CEO here at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Today’s lecture with Professor Engelhardt is actually part of a student initiative here. At the seminary we have various student interest groups, and the St. Ambrose Society has organized and sponsored this particular event. You’ll notice there are envelopes on your seats. If you use those, St. Ambrose would appreciate donations, so mark them with “St. Ambrose,” and if you use a check, make sure…

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The Arena

The Arena
The Mystery of Churching

Episode date: February 06, 2014
Transcript published: March 15, 2014

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. [Amen.]

I wish you all a very happy Feast of our Savior’s Meeting in the Temple and the Purification of the Virgin. Before I start my homily, brothers and sisters, I want to point out two things to you. The first is this beautiful epigonation that I’m wearing upon my knee. This shield is the sign of a priest who is a confessor, who’s given the faculties of confession by his bishop, and I’m wearing it today with many thoughts of our dear Metropolitan Paul, Metropolitan Boulos of Aleppo, who is as you know since last April 22 in captivity—we…

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