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Shepherd of Souls

Shepherd of Souls Pastoral Reflections to Form and Transform Your Life in the Spirit of the Orthodox Christian Faith

Start date: June 2009 142 episodes

Shepherd of Souls features the pastoral reflections of Fr. Peter-Michael Preble. This program endeavors to form and transform your life in the spirit of the Orthodox Christian Faith.

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble is the pastor of St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Fr. Peter is a convert to the Orthodox faith and a priest in the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas.

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Episodes

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Oct 21, 2014

What Kind of Soil Are You?

Fr. Peter plays the song "Mary" by Ron Moore and then shares his homily on the Parable of the Sower.

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29:27
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Oct 14, 2014

Taking a Step of Faith

Fr. Peter plays the song "I've Tried" by Phil Nasr and then shares a homily on persecution.

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29:50
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Oct 07, 2014

Slow Church: Part 2

Fr. Peter plays the song "Orthodoxy Soup" by Andrew Anthony and then continues his conversation with one of the authors of the new book Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus.

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28:25
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Sep 30, 2014

Slow Church: Part 1

Fr. Peter plays the song "Always Standing By" by Fr. Peter John Gilquist and then interviews one of the authors of the new book Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus.

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27:21
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Sep 23, 2014

The Face of Evil

Fr. Peter plays the song "In Jesus's Name" by Jimmy Santis and then shares his homily from the Sunday of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

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29:11
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Sep 15, 2014

See Paradise

Fr. Peter plays a song by Fr. Justin Matthews from a CD called The Cross Culture Project and then shares a homily form this past June.

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29:56
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Jul 30, 2014

And Their Eyes Were Opened

As Christians, we are constantly being called to grow and to change in our faith.

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16:35
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Jun 23, 2014

The Last Judgment

We will be judged according to the Truth, our deeds, and whether or not we are repentant.

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19:21
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Jun 10, 2014

A Big Wind or a Gentle Breeze

Fr. Peter explains that Pentecost is about taking the old and reforming it into something new.

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19:38
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Jun 04, 2014

Don’t Bicker; Witness!

Sometimes we cling so hard to the law that it blinds us from what we need to do.

24:53
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May 26, 2014

What Blinds Us?

We are too often so blinded by our fear that we'll lose our individual identity that we stay apart from each other.

22:47
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May 05, 2014

What Gifts Do You Bring?

Fr. Peter shares his homily from the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers.

19:55
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Apr 14, 2014

Blessed Are the Persecuted

Fr. Peter reminds us that nowhere does Jesus say that life will be easy if you follow Him.

19:53
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Mar 31, 2014

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Fr. Peter assures us that if we compromise even just a little bit, the we have lost the Orthodox faith.

21:55
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Mar 24, 2014

Blessed Are the Merciful

If we acquire a truly peaceful and merciful spirit, then thousands around us will be saved.

19:25
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Mar 17, 2014

Blessed Are the Meek

Fr. Peter continues his series of homilies on the Beatitudes.

21:59
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Mar 10, 2014

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Fr. Peter reminds us that everything that we have is from God and we need to behave accordingly.

19:44
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Mar 03, 2014

Forgiveness. It’s Not Just for Sunday Anymore

Fr. Peter explains that the total measuring stick of our salvation depends upon how we deal with each other.

22:44
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Feb 24, 2014

What Is Your Legacy?

Fr. Peter explains that the Last Judgment is all about two things: How much do we love God, and how much do we love our neighbor?

18:31
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Feb 10, 2014

Are you the Publican or the Pharisee?

Fr. Peter reminds us that you can't be both.

19:16
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Jan 15, 2014

Why Are You Walking in the Dark?

Fr. Peter argues that it's okay to experience and express joy over the light we have been given.

21:28
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Dec 30, 2013

Modern Day Herods

Fr. Peter reminds us that the slaughter of the innocents continues today.

21:24
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Dec 23, 2013

The Time for Preparation is Over. Or is it?

Fr. Peter reminds us that it doesn't matter how the world treats us today; what matters is what we do to prepare for the time to come.

18:12
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Dec 10, 2013

Engaged Monasticism

Fr. Peter delivers a paper at the Sophia Institute Conference at Union Theological Seminary.

20:47
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Nov 25, 2013

Forbearing One Another

Fr. Peter encourages us to fast from more than just food this Advent season.

19:37
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Nov 18, 2013

Take the Challenge

His Eminence Archbishop Nicolae of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese is the guest homilist at St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church.

30:38
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Nov 11, 2013

Confession Is Necessary for the Soul

Fr. Peter explains that sacramental confession offers us the assurance that we are forgiven.

19:55
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Nov 05, 2013

When We Pray

Fr. Peter assures us that If we pray every single day, we will see a huge change in our lives.

21:23
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Oct 28, 2013

Turning Up the Heat

Fr. Peter addresses our tendency to be lukewarm in our faith.

21:20
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Oct 21, 2013

Good Works or Bad Works

Fr. Peter distinguishes between dead works and living works.

17:03
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Oct 15, 2013

We Are All Just Seeds in God’s Hands

Fr. Peter shares his homily on the Parable of the Sower.

17:08
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Oct 09, 2013

Be Merciful, Even as Your Father Is merciful

Fr. Peter encourages us to love even those who seek our destruction.

16:26
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Sep 17, 2013

We Must Crucify Ourselves

Fr. Peter shares his homily from the Sunday after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

17:06
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Sep 11, 2013

The Shield of Those in Trouble and Need

Fr. Peter shares his homily from the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.

11:52
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Sep 04, 2013

Syria and Egypt

Fr. Peter addresses the possibility of American military intervention in Egypt and Syria.

13:02
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Aug 20, 2013

Thy Will Be Done

Fr. Peter reminds us of just how counter-cultural it is to please someone other than ourselves.

15:26
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Jun 26, 2013

Overflowing Your Banks

Fr. Peter shares his homily from the Feast of Pentecost.

11:55
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Jun 10, 2013

This Little Light of Mine

Fr. Peter shares his homily from the Sunday of the Blind Man.

15:05
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May 13, 2013

See What Happens When You Miss Church!

Fr. Peter shares his homily from the Sunday of St. Thomas.

16:18
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Apr 04, 2013

Just Do It

Fr. Peter shares his homily from the Sunday of the Paralytic.

14:20
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Mar 27, 2013

The Image We Project

Fr. Peter shares his homily from the First Sunday of Lent.

13:08
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Mar 22, 2013

I Bind Myself

Fr. Peter shares his homily from Forgiveness Sunday.

10:50
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Feb 13, 2013

The Pope Has Resigned

Fr. Peter interviews Fr. Jay Finelli about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

35:27
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Jan 21, 2013

What Are Your Gifts?

Fr. Peter shares his homily from the Sunday after Theophany and then introduces three new segments to his podcast.

29:17
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Jan 07, 2013

Christ Is Born!

Fr. Peter shares his homily from this past Christmas Eve.

15:25
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Dec 17, 2012

Making Sense of It All

Fr. Peter reflects on the recent tragedy in Connecticut.

16:13
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Dec 12, 2012

For God So Loved the World

Fr. Peter explains that Christ came to earth for no other reason than to save each one of us.

17:46
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Dec 05, 2012

Taking a Step in Faith

Fr. Peter shares his homily on Jesus walking on the water.

12:15
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Sep 28, 2012

Getting to the Heart of the Problem

Fr. Peter shares his homily from July 29th in which he explains the need for a truly good confession.

25:04
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Sep 06, 2012

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Fr. Peter explains that forgiveness is the start of where we need to go in our spiritual lives.

23:42
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Jun 17, 2012

Listening to the Heartbeat of God

Fr. Peter catches us up on what has been happening in his life, shares his Pentecost homily, and introduces a new book that he has just completed.

21:27
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Apr 22, 2012

I’m Still Here

Fr. Peter touches base for the first time in many months to share his plans for next year's Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha.

11:20
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Jul 26, 2011

Knowing God’s Truth: Part 6

Fr. Peter explains the seventh essential condition for coming to know God's truth and finding life.

21:12
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Jun 23, 2011

Knowing God’s Truth: Part 5

Fr. Peter explains the sixth essential condition for coming to know God's truth and finding life.

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Jun 02, 2011

Praise the Name of the Lord

Fr. Peter plays the song "Praise the Name of the Lord" by the Boston Byzantine Choir and then shares a follow-up sermon to last week's homily.

27:51
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May 25, 2011

The Rapture and the Last Judgment

Fr. Peter shares his homily from Mother's Day and then the Orthodox position on the Rapture and the Last Judgment.

29:29
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Mar 29, 2011

Knowing God’s Truth: Part 4

Fr. Peter explains the fourth essential condition for coming to know God's truth and finding life.

27:46
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Mar 23, 2011

Knowing God’s Truth: Part 3

Fr. Peter explains that, according to Fr. Thomas Hopko, one must pray as he can in order to know God's truth and find life.

29:29
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Mar 16, 2011

Knowing God’s Truth: Part 2

Fr. Peter shares homilies from February 13th and March 6th.

28:37
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Feb 22, 2011

Knowing God’s Truth

Fr. Peter begins a series of homilies on "The Ten Essential Conditions for Coming to Know God's Truth and Finding Life" by Fr. Thomas Hopko.

29:58
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Jan 04, 2011

Happy New Year!

Fr. Peter plays the song "Auld Lang Syne" and then shares his homily from the Sunday after Christmas.

28:22
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Dec 22, 2010

Shepherd of Souls Update

Fr. Peter updates listeners on the status of Shepherd of Souls and then shares his homily from November 14, 2010.

21:41
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Oct 27, 2010

FOCUS North America

Fr. Peter interviews Fr. Justin Matthews, the Executive Director and CEO of FOCUS North America.

36:39
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Sep 29, 2010

Responsibility

Fr. Peter plays "Psalm 150" by the St. Vladimir's Seminary Chorale and then shares an archived homily on "responsibility."

28:57
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Sep 15, 2010

The Eucharist

Fr. Peter shares his homily from September 5th and then plays an episode of the AFR podcast Pilgrims from Paradise on the Orthodox view of the Eucharist.

29:01
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Sep 08, 2010

Classical Learning Resource Center

Fr. Peter shares a recent homily and then plays an episode of Ancient Faith Presents about the Classical Learning Resource Center.

29:36
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Sep 01, 2010

Dormition

Fr. Peter plays the song "Sew My Soul" by Sharmane and then shares his homily on the Dormition of the Theotokos.

30:46
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Aug 25, 2010

The Unrepentant Debtor

Fr. Peter plays the song "I Bow Down" by Sharmane and then shares his homily from the Sunday of the Unrepentant Debtor.

29:19
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Aug 18, 2010

Mosque at Ground Zero?

Fr. Peter interviews Fr. Hans Jacobse, President of the American Orthodox Institute, about the proposed mosque at Ground Zero.

27:56
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Aug 11, 2010

Parishioner

Fr. Peter plays the song "Follow You" by Scott Wilder, shares a homily on what it means to be a parishioner in an Orthodox Church, and plays an episode of the Fr. Lawrence Farley podcast Coffee Cup Commentaries.

29:46
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Aug 04, 2010

Sustainability

Fr. Peter interviews Fr. Greg Christakos, his cohost on the podcast Facing East, about sustainability and local farming.

29:15
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Jul 31, 2010

What It Means to Be Church

Fr. Peter plays the song "Glory to You, Lord" by Scott Wilder, muses on the restful joys of camping, and shares the introduction to his new homily series on what it means to be Church from an Orthodox perspective.

30:13
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Jun 24, 2010

Feast of All Saints

Fr. Peter plays the song "Nothing" by Scott Wilder and then shares his homily on the Feast of All Saints.

28:53
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Jun 16, 2010

Episode 100!

Fr. Peter looks back on three years of recording Shepherd of Souls.

29:14
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Jun 10, 2010

Tradition

Fr. Peter plays the song "Wake Me Up" by Take No Glory and then shares his homily from the Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council.

29:35
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May 13, 2010

Unwind

Fr. Peter plays the song "Unwind" by Take No Glory and then shares a recent homily.

29:40
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May 05, 2010

Mid-Pentecost

Fr. Peter plays the song "Dream" by Take No Glory and then shares his homily from the Feast of Mid-Pentecost.

29:57
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Apr 21, 2010

Sunday of St. Thomas

Fr. Peter plays the song "Forever" by Take No Glory and then shares his homily from the Sunday of St. Thomas.

29:23
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Apr 14, 2010

Precious and Life-Giving Cross

Fr. Peter plays the hymn "Rejoice, O Bethany," shares his homily on the Life-Giving Cross, and mentions some online resources about the Orthodox Church.

29:15
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Apr 07, 2010

Anointing of the Sick

Fr. Peter plays the Fifteenth Antiphon of Great and Holy Friday and then shares his homily on the Anointing of the Sick.

29:49
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Mar 24, 2010

Fourth Sunday of Great Lent

Fr. Peter plays "The Canon of Holy Saturday" and then shares his homily from the fourth Sunday of Great Lent.

29:45
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Mar 10, 2010

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Fr. Peter plays the song "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" by the group Shiloh and then shares his homily from the Sunday of Orthodoxy.

27:16
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Mar 04, 2010

The Sunday of Forgiveness

Fr. Peter plays the song "Proclaim His Love" by Mark Bishop Evans and then shares his homily on the theme of forgiveness.

27:18
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Mar 01, 2010

The Last Judgment

Fr. Peter plays the song "Worship You Alone" by Mark Bishop Evans and then shares his homily from the Sunday of the Last Judgment.

27:34
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Feb 10, 2010

The Prodigal Son

Fr. Peter plays a song by Mark Bishop Evans and then shares his recent homily on the Prodigal Son.

28:26
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Jan 26, 2010

Haiti

Fr. Peter interviews a specialist on Haiti from the World Vision charity organization.

28:49
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Jan 20, 2010

Why God Allows Tragedy

Fr. Peter interviews Fr. John Peck about why God would allow tragedies such as the earthquake in Haiti to occur.

28:53
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Jan 13, 2010

The Path to Sainthood

Fr. Peter interviews Dr. Matthew Bunson, Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, about possible sainthood (in the West and the East?) for Pope John Paul II.

29:17
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Jan 06, 2010

Auld Lang Syne

On this New Year's Eve broadcast, Fr. Peter interviews Fr. Jay Finelli, the iPadre.

28:02
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Dec 29, 2009

The Ecumenical Patriarchate

Fr. Peter interviews Fr. Hans Jacobse, President of the American Orthodox Institute, about the role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

29:02
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Dec 16, 2009

O Come All Ye Faithful

Fr. Peter plays the song "There's a Light/O Come All Ye Faithful" by Darrell Smith and then shares his homily from this past November 22nd.

28:51
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Dec 09, 2009

St. Nicholas

Fr. Peter plays the song "It's Christmas Time" by Bree Noble, talks about the true St. Nicholas, and shares his homily from November 29th.

28:36
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Nov 25, 2009

The Season of Advent

Fr. Peter encourages us to remember what we are thankful for, plays the song "Have It All" by Michelle Gold, and shares his homily from November 22nd on the Season of Advent.

27:19
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Nov 18, 2009

85 Years!

Fr. Peter celebrates his parish's 85th year, plays the song "Don't Miss Me Too Much" by Michelle Gold, and shares his homily from November 8th.

29:47
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Nov 12, 2009

Orthodox Unity

Fr. Peter plays the song "You Were There" by Michelle Gold and then shares his homily from November 1, 2009, on Orthodox unity.

26:16
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Oct 26, 2009

To Heaven

Fr. Peter plays the song "To Heaven" by Michelle Gold and then share his homily from October 11, 2009.

29:25
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Oct 14, 2009

Gossip

Fr. Peter plays the song "I Live in Awe of You" by The Flatland Music Group and then shares his homily from July 26th on "gossip."

29:26
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Oct 08, 2009

Push Out into the Deep

Fr. Peter plays the song "Summer's Over" by Jonathan Coulton and then shares his homily on the Gospel passage in which Jesus teaches the disciples from a boat.

29:43
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Sep 30, 2009

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Fr. Peter shares his homily on "The Servants and the Vineyard" and then looks back at the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with Fr. Michael Abdelahad, Priest at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester, Massachusetts.

28:05
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Sep 17, 2009

Nativity of the Theotokos

Fr. Peter shares his homily from September 13th and then looks back at the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos with Fr. Michael Abdelahad, Priest at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester, Massachusetts.

28:06
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Sep 01, 2009

Missions and the Church

Fr. Peter interviews Fr. Luke Veronis, pastor of Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church and former missionary to Albania and Kenya.

27:36
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Aug 26, 2009

FOCUS North America

Fr. Peter features a special presentation by Jacob Lee of FOCUS North America, a new Orthodox organization that tackles various social issues in the United States and Canada.

26:24
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Aug 06, 2009

The Four-Way Test

Fr. Peter plays the song "Why Can't I Go Home?" by Bree Noble and then shares a recent homily centered around the Rotary Club's "Four-Way Test."

28:11
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Jul 29, 2009

Extraordinary

Father Peter plays the song "Extraordinary" by Sarah Bauer and then shares a CD that his parish created to promote the Orthodox faith.

28:02
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Jul 24, 2009

Time and Judgment

Father Peter plays the song "Hands" by Joshua Burke and then shares his June 21st homily on the topics of "time" and "judgment."

26:00
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Jul 15, 2009

Feast of All Saints

Fr. Peter plays "See Me Through" by Sarah Bauer and shares his homily from this past June 14th.

27:53
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Jul 08, 2009

The iPadre

Fr. Peter interviews the iPadre, Fr. Jay Finelli, and shares his homily from this past Pentecost Sunday.

28:30
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Jul 02, 2009

Spiritual Blindness

Fr. Peter plays "I Am Yours" by Sarah Bauer, talks a bit about his Russian pilgrimage, and shares his homily from the Sixth Sunday of Pascha.

28:14
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Jun 24, 2009

Mary’s Got My Back

Fr. Peter shares a new song by Sarah Bauer, as well as his homily from the Sunday of the Man Born Blind.

28:09
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Jun 16, 2009

Angels and Demons

Fr. Peter reviews the movie Angels and Demons and shares his homily from May 17th, 2009.

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Jun 07, 2009

What the Church Believes

What does the Church Believe?

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Jun 07, 2009

Spiritual Blindness

Are you Spiritually Blind?

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May 17, 2009

Plough with Hope

Plough with Hope

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May 03, 2009

Sunday of St. Thomas

In this episode we celebrate the Sunday of St. Thomas.

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Apr 30, 2009

Christ is Risen

In this episode we celebrate Easter. Christ is Risen!

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Apr 12, 2009

Palm Sunday

In this weeks episode we listen to some music for Holy Week in the Orthodox Church.

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Mar 15, 2009

Preparation for Easter

In this episode we look at some ways to prepare during the lenten season.

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Mar 02, 2009

Forgiveness Sunday

In this episode we look at Forgiveness Sunday in the Orthodox Church.

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Feb 20, 2009

Orthodox View of Scripture

In this episode we explore the Orthodox view of Holy Scripture.

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Feb 08, 2009

Orthodoxy and Salvation

In this episode we explore the Orthodox view Salvation.

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Feb 01, 2009

March for Life

In this episode we talk about the March for Life.

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Jan 24, 2009

Orthodox Missionaries

In this episode I interview Floyd Frantz of OCMC on his mission to Romania.

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Jan 17, 2009

Sacred Gift of Life

In this episode we have an interview with Zoe for Life.

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Jan 12, 2009

Orthodox Peace Fellowship

In this episode I interview Mr. Alexander Patico of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship.

28:18
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Jan 05, 2009

Resolutions

In this episode we look at resolutions for 2009.

28:44
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Dec 28, 2008

Revelation

In this episode we look at revelation from an Orthodox Christian viewpoint.

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Dec 22, 2008

Bonus Episode: Orthodox Spirituality Part 2

In this bonus episode I present a second lecture on the theme of Orthodox Spirituality.

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Dec 21, 2008

What is Faith?

In this episode we explore the definition of faith from an Orthodox Christian perspective.

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Dec 14, 2008

The Role of Mary in the Church

interview Fr. Nicholas Apostola, Pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts on the role of Mary in the Orthodox Church. This is a continuation of the previous episode on the theme of the Orthodox and the Virgin Mary.

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Dec 07, 2008

Bonus Episode: Orthodox Spirituality Part 1

Part One of the "Bonus" series (for podcast listeners) on Orthodox Spirituality

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Nov 30, 2008

Mary worship?

In this episode I ask the question "Do Orthodox Christians worship the Virgin Mary?"

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Nov 23, 2008

Sources of Orthodoxy

This week I begin a discussion of the sources of Orthodoxy and I continue with music from the Boston Byzantine Choir.

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Nov 21, 2008

Orthodox Belief

n this weeks episode we begin a discussion of what Orthodox Christians believe. We also feature the music of the Boston Byzantine Choir.

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Nov 11, 2008

Holistic Medicine 2

Join me this week for another discussion with Holistic Nurse Kim Ladue.

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Nov 02, 2008

Aultman Hospice Program

In this episode I have a conversation with some friends form Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio about their hospice program.

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Oct 26, 2008

Holistic Medicine 1

In this episode I interview Kim Ladue a Holistic Nurse from Brimfield, Massachusetts.

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Oct 21, 2008

Church Tour 2

Join me this week as we continue the tour of St. Michael Orthodox Church in Southbridge, Massachusetts.

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Oct 14, 2008

Church Tour 1

In this episode I take you on a tour of St. Michael Orthodox Church in Southbridge, Massachusetts. (The song is Dream On by Carrie Pettit.)

28:35
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Oct 07, 2008

Campus Ministry

In this episode I interview The Rev. Irving Cummings Chaplain at Harvard University on the topic of the need for campus ministry. (The song is Here and Now by Jessica Smith Wright.)

33:23
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Sep 28, 2008

Highland Games Chaplain

In this episode I have an interview with The Rev. Dr. John Turner of Colonial Williamsburg and Chaplain of the New Hampshire Highland Games. (The song is The Spirit in You by Stephen Billings.)

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Sep 27, 2008

Episode 28

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Sep 15, 2008

Episode 27

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