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Our Past and Our Present with Islam, Fr. Josiah Trenham

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Fr. Josiah Trenham speaks about Islam at a clergy retreat for the Carolina Deanery of the Orthodox Church in America.

V. Rev. Fr. Josiah Trenham: All right, dear brothers. I guess this is part two. I’d like to do two things. I’d like to give you a short history of Islam and the relationship of Islam and Christianity. 1400 years in 20 minutes, okay? Sorry. Then I’d like to do the same on our present. So that’s our past with Islam, and then talk about our present with Islam and just throw out a few realities that have come into existence in…

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The Evangelism of the Incarnation

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Fr. John talks about the symbolism of the icon of the Nativity (Rublev's version is here: https://myweb.rollins.edu/aboguslawski/Ruspaint/nativ.jpg), "How beautiful it is that this Holy Icon tells the entire Nativity Story in one remarkable image!"

During Catechumens class last weekend, I was instructing the Catechumens in the icon of the Nativity.  How beautiful it is that this Holy Icon tells the entire Nativity Story in one remarkable image!  In the upper left, we see the three magi, those remarkable Persian Stargazers, who feature prominently in the Great Hymn of the Nativity:

Thy Nativity O Christ our God, Has shown to the world the Light of Wisdom! For by it those who worshiped…

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Orientation, Disorientation, Reorientation:  evangelization report at the All American Council

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Fr. John shares an update from the Department of Evangelization with the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, July 2015.

Your Beatitude, Your Eminences, Your Graces, God-fearing Monastics, Reverend Fathers, Brother, Sisters, and guests:  Christ is in our midst!

I thank you all for the privilege, honor, and joy to serve as the Chair of the Department of Evangelization. The Department of Evangelization bears witness to the One, Holy Catholic, 
and Apostolic Church to all who ask, seek, and knock, while encouraging every
 Orthodox Christian actively to engage his…

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The Homily of St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov) for the Sunday of the Last Judgment

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Fr. John shares the Homily of St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov) for the Sunday of the Last Judgment.

Homily of St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov) for the Sunday of the Last Judgment   Translated by Nun Cornelia (Rees)

The Son of man shall come in His glory (Mt. 25:31)

Beloved brethren! Not long ago, we beheld our Lord Jesus Christ born in the manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes, placed in the cradle, having taken upon Himself with His humanity all human weakness other than sin.

Not long ago, we beheld Him persecuted by Herod, fleeing…

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The House of God: A Consecrated Temple and a Consecrated People, Fr. Josiah Trenham

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Fr. Josiah Trenham speaks about the connection between church building consecration and people consecration at a clergy retreat for the Carolina Deanery of the Orthodox Church in America.

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Well, dear brothers, thank you for the invitation to be with you. This is my last talk, which I want to spend a more careful time, reading a lecture, actually, to you, because it’s on a more complicated subject than what we’ve talked about so far. I’ve entitled this talk: “The House of God: A Consecrated Temple and a Consecrated People.” What I hope to do is talk about our theology…

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A Conversation with Rick Warren

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In this special edition of Lord, Send Me, Fr. John Parker sits down with best-selling author and pastor Rick Warren. They talk about Orthodoxy, evangelism, and the current state of the Evangelical movement.

Mr. John Maddex: Welcome to a special edition of the Lord, Send Me podcast with Fr. John Parker. Fr. John is the chair of the Department of Evangelization for the Orthodox Church in America and the priest at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Fr. John, what we’re about to hear is an interview you did with Pastor Rick Warren, the well-known author of The Purpose-Driven Life and the pastor of Saddleback…

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Worship as Evangelism

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In this episode, Fr John Parker discusses the difference between ‘worship evangelism’ and ‘worship as evangelism’, and encourages us to offer to God the most beautiful worship of which we are capable, and to ‘get out of the way’ for visitors—so that they can encounter God.

This is Fr John Parker, the chair of the department of evangelization of the Orthodox Church in America, you’re travelling with me once again on the road, Highway 17 South, Charleston South Carolina to Beaufort South Carolina, you may have traveled this road with me before as in past months I would ride along road on my way to visit a small group of Orthodox Christians and inquirers who were eager to have an Orthodox Church permanently established in Beaufort,…

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Interview with Fr. Chad Hatfield

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Fr. John Parker interviews Fr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, about missions and evangelism.

Fr. John Parker: This is Fr. John Parker, the chair of the Department of Evangelization of the Orthodox Church in America. It’s a chilly and grey day in the holy city of Charleston, South Carolina, but it is made brighter because I’m sitting with my friend, Fr. Chad Hatfield, who is the chancellor of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, New York. With him I’ve worked for a number of years now on a variety…

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