Lenten Specials 2009

Lenten Specials 2009

February 2009 18 episodes

Special programming for Great Lent, 2009.


Episodes

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Feb 25, 2009

Fr. John Hainsworth - King and Glory of Days

Attending your first Pascha? Then you must listen to this introduction to the Feast of Feasts by Fr. John Hainsworth of All Saints of Alaska Orthodox Church.

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8:22
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Feb 25, 2009

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou - Chrysostom’s Lenten Lessons from Genesis #10: On Confession

Jeannie concludes this series with St. John Chrysostom's thoughts and insights on the sacrament of confession.

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26:17
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Feb 25, 2009

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou - Chrysostom’s Lenten Lessons from Genesis #9: On Repentance

Dr. Constantinou reads excerpts from St. John Chrysostom's Lenten homily #19 in which he explains that it is before punishment that penance is appropriate.

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18:40
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Feb 25, 2009

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou - Chrysostom’s Lenten Lessons from Genesis #8: On God’s Love

Dr. Constantinou reads excerpts from St. John Chrysostom's Lenten homily #17 in which he explains that God always loves us, even when we sin.

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24:20
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Feb 25, 2009

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou - Chrysostom’s Lenten Lessons from Genesis #7: On God’s Kindness

Dr. Constantinou reads excerpts from St. John Chrysostom's Lenten homily #15 in which he describes the kindness that God demonstrates toward humanity in the first few chapters of Genesis.

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14:10
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Feb 25, 2009

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou - Chrysostom’s Lenten Lessons from Genesis #6: On Avoiding Sloth

Jeannie reads excerpts from St. John Chrysostom's homily #11 in which he warns us to avoid spiritual sloth. "Moderation in all things is excellent."

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17:54
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Feb 25, 2009

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou - Chrysostom’s Lenten Lessons from Genesis #5: On Moderation in Fasting

Jeannie reads excerpts from St. John Chrysostom's homily #10. Here we learn that fasting in itself is not a virtue; thus, not fasting is not a sin, provided we compensate for it in some way with other spiritual works.

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19:27
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Feb 25, 2009

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou - Chrysostom’s Lenten Lessons from Genesis #4: On Giving Thanks to God

Jeannie reads excerpts from St. John Chrysostom's homily #9 in which he encourages his congregation to give thanks to God for all of His blessings.

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11:56
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Feb 25, 2009

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou - Chrysostom’s Lenten Lessons from Genesis #3: On Not Scandalizing Others

Jeannie reads excerpts from homily #7 by St. John Chrysostom. Drawing on Genesis 1:20-21, Chrysostom explains that the greatest virtue is taking the greatest possible care for the spiritual lives of our neighbors.

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16:21
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Feb 25, 2009

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou - Chrysostom’s Lenten Lessons from Genesis #2: On Glorification of God

St. John Chrysostom describes how the created order was made for humans to show that God loves them. Shouldn't this alone inspire us to fast for His sake?

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10:52
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Feb 25, 2009

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou - Chrysostom’s Lenten Lessons from Genesis #1: On Fasting

The first commandment God ever gave was to fast. Via the insights of St. John Chrysostom, Jeannie explains how fasting leaves the faculty of "reason" nimble.

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19:59
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Feb 25, 2009

Fr. Tom Soroka - A Biblical View of Suffering

Recorded at a Lenten retreat held at St.Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Broadview Hts. on March 7, 2009. His text is Romans 8:12-25.

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54:54
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Feb 25, 2009

Fr. Lawrence Farley - Emptying the Stomach, Filling the Heart

It's not enough to just empty your stomach during Lent. You must also fill your heart with the Holy Scriptures, with a consciousness of your sins, and with a desire for the Kingdom of God.

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17:02
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Feb 25, 2009

Fr. Wilbur Ellsworth - The Apparel of Great Lent

What clothing will you put on during this Lenten season. There is, after all, a dress code that we should all be aware of. Fr.Wilbur is priest at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Warrenville, IL.

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20:01
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Feb 25, 2009

Dn. Ben Mann - Choices

What choices will we make on this year's Lenten journey? Dn. Ben Mann serves at St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Lexington, KY.

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4:53
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Feb 25, 2009

Fr. Tom Soroka - Forgiveness Vespers

From St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in McKees Rocks, PA, Fr. Tom shares an intimate meditation on forgiveness.

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16:53
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Feb 25, 2009

Dn. Ben Mann - Lenten Soup For The Soul

Dn. Ben Mann serves at St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Lexington, KY.

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3:01
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Feb 25, 2009

Fr. Paisius Altschul - Lessons From The Prodigal

Fr. Paisius is a counselor and priest of St Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church of Kansas City, MO and he delivered this talk on the Prodigal Son at the 14th annual Ancient Christianity Conference of St. Moses the Black.

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37:31
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