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Faithful Hearts, Froward Tongues: Spiritual Portraits from the Tolkien Legendarium

Doxacon 2019

Doxacon was founded in 2013 by Daniel Silver and Father David Subu from the Protection of the Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church in Falls Church, VA. Their mission is to create a place where fans of the genres of science fiction and fantasy can explore where those genres intersect with their faith. This years event was held at St. George Orthodox Church in Bethesda, Maryland, November 1-2, 2019.

November 2019

Faithful Hearts, Froward Tongues: Spiritual Portraits from the Tolkien Legendarium

In the works of master story-teller J. R. R. Tolkien, a persistent theme of judging not by appearance but by the heart is frequently revisited. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick explores some examples from these works and discuss how this dynamic may be attended to in our personal relationships and spiritual lives.

The Very Rev. Archpriest Andrew Stephen Damick is pastor of St. Paul Orthodox Church of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, author of Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy, Bearing God, and An Introduction to God. He is also host of the "Amon Sûl", "Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy", and "Roads from Emmaus" podcasts on Ancient Faith Radio, co-host of "The Areopagus" podcast, and he is a frequent speaker at lectures and retreats both in parishes and in other settings.

November 29, 2019 Length: 52:42


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