The Magnificat - What It Means To Be Poor
June 17, 2009 Length: 1:01:09Fr. Thomas speaks to the clergy and wives at the 2009 Antiochian Parish Life Conference - Diocese of Los Angeles and the West in June 2009. His theme for the conference is The Poor and in this opening lecture, he takes us to the song of the Theotokos for a model of what it means to be poor. Our thanks to Chad Harris for the recordings.
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