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Singing the Triumphal Hymn

Singing the Triumphal Hymn
Authentic Church Music

Episode date: March 20, 2009
Transcript published: March 15, 2014

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The belief that God became Man and dwells among us in Jesus Christ is at the very heart of Orthodox Christian life and worship. Orthodox worship, therefore, involves the whole person — heart, mind, body and soul. In our services of worship Christians pray and sing in liturgies that are not of this world.

Back in 2002 a conference on missions and evangelism with the theme The Gospel in Song: Music, Missions and Evangelism was conducted in Toledo California on August 30th through September 2nd. As a member of the Department of Missions and Evangelism for the Antiochian Archdiocese, I was asked to give a presentation on authentic…

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The Arena

The Arena
Rejoicing with Christ in the Furnace

Episode date: December 18, 2013
Transcript published: March 10, 2014

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

Yesterday, brothers and sisters, we were involved in catechism, as usual on Saturday afternoons. The subject yesterday was the Holy Spirit, and amongst other things I was speaking to the catechumens about acquiring the mind of the Church, the mind of the Spirit, as St. Paul calls it, and especially to think the right thoughts about God and about ourselves and about the calling of our life. One of the catechumens asked a very beautiful question. She asked, “How do I develop the Church’s mindset about God and escape the thoughts I’ve…

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Ancient Faith Presents

Ancient Faith Presents
Ukraine - Another Perspective

Episode date: February 26, 2014
Transcript published: March 08, 2014

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Mr. Kevin Allen: This is Kevin Allen for Ancient Faith Radio, and I’m speaking with Mr. James G. Jatras. Jim is an Orthodox Christian, a former U.S. diplomat and U.S. Senate staffer, and a member of the American Institute in Ukraine. Jim, thank you for joining me on Ancient Faith Radio.

Mr. James Jatras: Thank you.

Mr. Allen: Jim, I’d like to begin by reading a short quote from a political analyst from Voice of Russia Radio on the current situation in Ukraine reflecting, I believe, the Russian position—maybe that should be in parentheses—and different from…

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The Arena

The Arena
The Amazing St. Luke 15

Episode date: February 19, 2014
Transcript published: March 06, 2014

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

This is the Sunday, brothers and sisters, of the Prodigal Son, which is recorded only one place in the gospels, and that’s in the 15th chapter of St. Luke’s gospel. Eight of the 27 books in the New Testament actually have a 15th chapter, and there are some truly amazing 15th chapters. The 15th chapter of the Apocalypse is the account of the seven bulls of the Lord’s wrath, these plagues that are about to be poured out and to precipitate the downfall of Babylon: an amazing chapter. The 15th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles is the account…

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Let My Prayer Arise

Let My Prayer Arise
Psalm 8 - How Wondrous is Your Name!

Episode date: December 23, 2010
Transcript published: March 04, 2014

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O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is Thy Name in all the earth! For Thy magnificence is lifted high above the heavens.
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast Thou perfected praise, because of Thine enemies, to destroy the enemy and the avenger.
For I will behold the heavens, the works of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast founded.
What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that Thou visitest him?
Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels; with glory and honor hast Thou crowned him, and Thou hast set him over the works of Thy hands.
All things hast Thou…

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