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Reflections on Children and Prayer

Guiding our Children to Pray

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Hello again. This is Dr. Daniel G. Opperwall of the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College in Toronto. Welcome to Part III of a three-part podcast mini-series on children and prayer. In the first two installments, we’ve thought a little bit about what prayer is for Orthodox Christians, and what children and parents are and their relationship to a life of faith. In this final installment, I want to put the pieces together and think a little bit about…

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Reflections on Children and Prayer

What is a Child? What is a Parent?

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Greetings in Christ! This is Dr. Daniel G. Opperwall of the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College in Toronto, and author of the recent children’s release, We Pray, from Ancient Faith Publishing.

Welcome to Part II of a three-part podcast mini-series on children and prayer. In the first part of this series, we discussed a simple but elusive question: What is prayer? Here, in the second…

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Reflections on Children and Prayer

What is Prayer?

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Hello. This is Dr. Daniel G. Opperwall of the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College in Toronto, and author most recently of the book, We Pray, a children’s book about Orthodox prayer, released this year by Ancient Faith Publishing.

Today I’m going to offer Part I of a three-part podcast mini-series on the prayer lives of children. Along with the sacraments, prayer is at the heart…

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Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Convention 2017

A Renewing Ministry, Part 2: An Old Ministry for a New World

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V. Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick: So before I begin, I just want to ask: How many of you heard what I had to say yesterday? How many of you didn’t? Okay. So for those of you who didn’t, I’m going to begin with a very short summary of what I said yesterday, but I’m told that this is going to be appearing on Ancient Faith Radio, both parts, and also in The Word magazine, so if this is not clear, you’ll have a…

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SVS Liturgical Symposium

From Master to Disciple

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Very Rev. Dr. Alexander Rentel: It is my pleasure now to introduce our next speaker, our final speaker for this afternoon Fr. Job Getcha is professor of Church history and liturgical studies at St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris, kind of our mother school in a sense. He was also Dean of Saint-Serge for a number of years, until quite recently. He’s been spending this year on sabbatical in Greece studying modern Greek. I couldn’t…

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OCAMPR 2016 - On Pain and Suffering

A Co-Suffering Community: Orthodox Reflections on Bipolar Disorder, Suicide, and Support

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Ms. Kate McCray: Before I begin, in true Orthodox fashion, I’m going to apologize to everyone for any things I have been glossing over. This is a much larger paper that I’ve condensed for this format, so I’m hoping that even though I’m not able to go into much depth with several of the very difficult topics, that we’ll be able to open that up in conversation when we get to questions.

The following is a letter from…

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Fr. Peter Gillquist Memorial

Fr. Gordon Walker

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I count it such a privilege, and yet a sad privilege, that His Grace Bishop Anthony would have asked me to bring this homily today. Fr. Peter and I have known each other and labored together to serve the Lord for over 50 years now, and that’s a long time. You get to know one another pretty well. You sleep in the same bed on some of the trips we went, you travel in close quarters, you see the heart of a person. I felt I got to see inside the heart of Peter Gillquist,…

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Fr. Peter Gillquist Memorial

Bishop Anthony

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Christ is in our midst! [He is and ever shall be!] Glory be to Jesus Christ! [Glory to him forever!]

As I said before, I will repeat today: His Eminence Metropolitan Philip sends his condolences and his sympathies to Khouria Marilyn, Fr. Peter [Jon], and the members of the Gillquist family, all the relatives and friends of Father. He had such a beautiful letter that I read yesterday. I only want…

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Fr. Peter Gillquist Memorial

Last Interview with Fr. Peter

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John Maddex: We’re sitting today in Bloomington, Indiana, at the home of Fr. Peter and Khouria Marilyn Gillquist.  Perhaps some of you have been aware of an announcement made not too long ago about his retirement as the chairman of the Department of Missions and Evangelism for the Antiochian Archdiocese.  We felt that this was such a significant event and the passing of such a significant era that we wanted to come down here and chat…

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Fr. Peter Gillquist Memorial

Last Moments - Fr. James Ellison

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Mr. John Maddex: We are talking with our very good friend, Fr. James Ellison, pastor of the St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Urbana, Illinois, near the campus of the University of Illinois. Fr. James, I understand you were with the Gillquist family and Fr. Peter when he reposed last evening, which would have been Sunday evening, July 1.

Fr. James Ellison: That’s correct. I actually arrived just as he breathed…

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