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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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Voices from St Vladimir's Seminary

Voices from St Vladimir's Seminary
Cosmic Liturgy and the Problems of Human Priesthood

Episode date: September 03, 2014
Transcript published: September 12, 2014

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Megan Martha Carlisle: Hello. I’ll try and keep the welcomes as brief as possible so we can get to the main event. My name is Megan Martha Carlisle, and I am the former president—because we haven’t elected a new one yet—of the St. Herman’s Society for Orthodox Ecology, and I am very pleased that Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff has agreed to come and speak with us. This is the second time we’ve done this, and we’re hoping to make it a tradition just like the blessing of the tree and the akathist we just saw. So, to give the formal introduction, I’d like to introduce Dr. Peter Bouteneff,…

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From the Amvon

From the Amvon
True and False Unity

Episode date: June 02, 2014
Transcript published: September 11, 2014

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In the Gospel reading which we’ve just heard, Christ prayed, “Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.” (John 17:11) What does it mean for Christians to be “one”, and what, exactly, was Christ praying for?

The Fathers tell us that this refers to the one-ness of mind and the union of purpose, and the bond of mutual love that we, as believers, are to have, and that includes a unity in communion. In other words, we share the same sacrament, we share the same faith, we share the same goals. Now, to the extent that we are truly part of the…

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Come and See

Come and See
Sainthood: The Endurance Test

Episode date: June 17, 2014
Transcript published: September 08, 2014

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

Today’s readings are all about being a saint. Now, being a saint is open to absolutely everybody. Not many of us, probably, will be painted in icons like the ones behind me here, but some of the people, possibly even some of those listening to this, will end up being painted in icons and celebrated on the walls of our Church. Now, if you go into church, and you look at the walls, and the walls are surrounding you with icons of the saints, and up in the dome you have the angels, and Christ Himself looking down upon you, and a magnificent choir over…

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The Law of the Spirit

The Law of the Spirit
What Is Love In The Spiritual Life

Episode date: August 26, 2014
Transcript published: August 29, 2014

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I would like to refer to Saint Philaret of Moscow, a well known 19th century hierarch and one of the greatest preachers of course, of the 19th century in the Russian empire.

He called Christ “love crucified,” “love crucified.”

Of course, he understood full well that we can’t understand what love is without Christ, so, which could explain why people don’t know what love is in our society because if you try to find out without Christ, you run up against a brick wall. Love can become preference, it can become feeling, it can become sexual attraction, it can become “I like this,” or…

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