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If You Want to be a Christian, First Become a Poet

Orthodox Anthropology

Fr. John Bethancourt, priest at Holy Trinity Church (Antiochian) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, spoke at St. Mark (OCA) in Rochester Hills, Michigan, the weekend immediately following Ascension. His topic was Orthodox anthropology, particularly as it pertains to the soul and the faculties within the soul: the Perceptive Power (Nous), Appetitive Power (Epithymia), and Incensive Power (Thymos). Fr. John gave three talks and also spoke at a men’s breakfast. The talks are described below:

June 2014

If You Want to be a Christian, First Become a Poet

Fr. John uses this word from St. Porphyrios to describe the harnessing of the three powers to create an upward movement that can lead to greater communion with God.

June 19, 2014 Length: 1:09:08

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