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Let My Prayer Arise

Let My Prayer Arise
Psalm 87

Episode date: February 25, 2011
Transcript published: February 21, 2014

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Psalm 87 in the Hebrew (Psalm 88 LXX)

O Lord God of my salvation, by day have I cried and by night before Thee.
Let my prayer come before Thee, bow down Thine ear unto my supplication,
For filled with evils is my soul, and my life unto hades hath drawn nigh.
I am counted with them that go down into the pit; I am become as a man without help, free among the dead,
Like the bodies of the slain that sleep in the grave, whom Thou rememberest no more, and they are cut off from Thy hand.
They laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness and in the shadow of death.
Against me is Thine anger made strong,…

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Frederica Here and Now

Frederica Here and Now
Women and Clothing

Episode date: February 19, 2014
Transcript published: February 20, 2014

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I’m going to record a series of shorter podcasts, not about any profound questions or issues, but really just practical things that I’ve thought about, that I thought, “Maybe this would be good to share.” The first is something that I said in a conversation with my husband, and he said, “Boy, that’s really interesting. You should make that a podcast.”

It was just that we were talking about the ways that women have to cover their bodies so as not to attract attention from men; that this obviously has become a question, something that people are thinking about since Islam has become so much more…

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Voices from St Vladimir's Seminary

Voices from St Vladimir's Seminary
Archimandrite Zacharias Speaks about “Domestic Theology”

Episode date: February 12, 2014
Transcript published: February 19, 2014

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Very Rev. Fr. John Behr: Welcome, everybody, this evening. We have the wonderful opportunity this evening to hear from Archimandrite [Zacharias] who was a disciple of Elder Sophrony, Archimandrite Sophrony of blessed memory, who himself was a disciple of St. Silouan of Mount Athos. Fr. Zacharias is a monk in the monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England, the monastery founded by Elder Sophrony. It’s a stavropegial monastery under the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Fr. Zacharias was born and raised in Cyprus in an Orthodox Christian family. His mother became a nun towards the end of [her] life. He came from…

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A Word from the Holy Fathers

A Word from the Holy Fathers
The Contours of Christian Love

Episode date: October 19, 2009
Transcript published: February 15, 2014

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I would like today to focus on love and the fervent insistence of the holy Fathers of the Church that we obey Christ’s command to love one another as he has loved us, and I would like to begin by offering a quotation from a letter of St. Basil the Great, the 203rd in our collection of his epistles. St. Basil the Great, writing in the fourth century, says this:

I cannot persuade myself that without love to others and without as far as rests with me peaceableness towards all I can be called a worthy servant of Jesus Christ.

Let us pause for a moment at these remarkable, direct words. To St. Basil,…

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A Word from the Holy Fathers

A Word from the Holy Fathers
The Contours of Christian Love

Episode date: September 13, 2013
Transcript published: February 15, 2014

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I would like today to focus on love and the fervent insistence of the holy Fathers of the Church that we obey Christ’s command to love one another as he has loved us, and I would like to begin by offering a quotation from a letter of St. Basil the Great, the 203rd in our collection of his epistles. St. Basil the Great, writing in the fourth century, says this:

I cannot persuade myself that without love to others and without as far as rests with me peaceableness towards all I can be called a worthy servant of Jesus Christ.

Let us pause for a moment at these remarkable, direct words. To St. Basil,…

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