Jesus Christ the Healer
May 10, 2013 Length: 56:53
"Healing Our Diseases: The Church as a Spiritual Hospital" is a ten-part lecture series dedicated to a close examination of the therapeutic nature of the Christian faith according to the teachings of the Holy Scriptures and the Church Fathers. This series begins with a lecture titled "Jesus Christ the Healer" and continues with lectures dedicated to "Sin as a Disease," "The Church as a Spiritual Hospital," and "The Spiritual Father as a Physician of the Soul." The last six lectures are dedicated to the diagnosis and recommended treatment plan for six common spiritual pathologies: self love, anger, gluttony, despondency, avarice, and pride. In this series, Holy Orthodoxy is revealed for what it is at its heart: a means for acquiring divine power and grace for the healing of our diseases of soul and body, and not a barren ideology. To download the other nine lectures of this series, please visit our website.
"Greetings to you my brothers and sisters of the AFR family. I am from Jamaica, a native who several months ago decided to convert to Orthodox Christianity My first contact with Orthodoxy was via a YouTube video of a Divine Liturgy held in Russia. Never before have I seen such grace, reverence, and humble worship. I watched several other videos on the Orthodox Faith, and since then I have been listening to AFR. This was suggested to me by a Russian Orthodox lady who said it would be good for me to learn much more of the faith. She testified as to how AFR has been helping her grow spiritually as well. I have no Orthodox Church to go to. Traditionally, my country is Protestant/Evangelical/Charismatic. So AFR has been my source of food—my educator in so many ways. I am keeping the flame of Orthodoxy alive in my heart because of you. Thanks for being such a comfort to me. I send all those who ask me about Orthodox Christianity to AFR. God bless you all. Happy tenth anniversary!"