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Paradise and Utopia

Paradise and Utopia
Papal Reformation and the Great Schism: II

Episode date: March 13, 2014
Transcript published: April 11, 2014

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Welcome back to this episode on papal reformation and the Great Schism. It comes after a break of a couple of weeks in the podcast, for which I apologize. Here at St. Katherine College we are launching into our accreditation process, and that has been taking up a good deal of our time. But listeners will recall that in the previous segment of this episode, I introduced the papacy of Leo IX. He reigned as pope from 1049 to 1054, the very year of the Great Schism. And I noted how he came to power as pope in a time when Western Christendom…

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Mysterion

Mysterion
Being Human: Part Two

Episode date: March 19, 2014
Transcript published: April 11, 2014

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I would like to continue with you this evening on the series that I began last Friday on the three basic elements of what it means to be a real human being. For those of you who missed it last Friday, I began by talking about what I called Passion, which is a fundamental element of the human person. And Passion refers to specifically those things, those circumstances, whether they are historical to do with the time, whether they are to do with the environment, ie the space in which we live, whether they are to do with genetics, or with our upbringing in our community in which we find ourselves, those forces that compel us to behave in certain…

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Paradise and Utopia

Paradise and Utopia
Papal Reformation and the Great Schism: I

Episode date: March 07, 2014
Transcript published: April 05, 2014

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It was the year 1053, and the pope of Rome was a prisoner of war. Leo IX, the most active and energetic and ambitious and self-confident pope in nearly two centuries, was languishing in prison exactly at the time when Western Christendom needed him most. In the middle of the eleventh century, Western Christendom was in great need of reform, of reformation, reformatio in Latin. For many in the West, the past two centuries had brought about the degradation of Western Christendom, this due in part to the impact of the Viking invasions which had begun in the ninth century, and the simultaneous dissolution of the Carolingian empire, the…

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Mysterion

Mysterion
Being Human: Part One

Episode date: March 12, 2014
Transcript published: April 03, 2014

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There are many ways to understand Lent, I suppose. One of them is that of the process of becoming human. The journey of Lent is the journey with the Lord to the Cross where He fulfilled and He perfected the human race. And as we follow Him to that Cross our challenge as well is to seek to become human again. The question is, what does it mean to be human? So, in the next few weeks what I’d like to do on Friday evening here is talk about three fundamental elements of human identity. And tonight I’d like to talk about the first of those elements which I will simply refer to as ‘passion’.

To be human means to be…

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Ancient Faith Presents

Ancient Faith Presents
Bishop Basil’s Comments at Fr. Alexander Atty’s Funeral

Episode date: March 30, 2014
Transcript published: April 01, 2014

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Olga, thank you for giving us Fr. Alexander and for sharing your life with Skandar with us. Katherine and Skandar, thanks for sharing your dad with us. I know there were many times when he should have been with you, both as a wife and as a daughter and a son, and he was with his flock. And our God saw all of those tears that you thought that no one saw during the past life as a khouriye and as PKs, those tears that you shed silently, even hiding it from Fr. Alexander into your pillows, but our God saw them, and his angels brought them to him, and he transforms them from tears into diamonds.

There’s nobody like a khouriye, nobody.…

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