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Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice: Three Things We Christians Ought to Always Be Rejoicing About

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God.

That epistle lesson and that gospel lesson are cut from the same cloth, not just the same inspiration of the spirit of God, but the same themes, the same focus to convince us, we disciples of the Savior who listen to his word, to convince us of the certainty and the depth of his love for us. The epistle lesson focused upon the needs of the soul before God. How shall we who, in the words…

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Sunday of Pentecost 2010

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. [Amen.]

These days parents are particularly challenged shopping for clothing for their children. It’s a great challenge for us, and a great challenge for those young persons who are trying to shop for themselves. If you are a female, the particular challenge is this: it’s to find clothing that has, shall we say, substance, [Laughter] some clothing that might actually serve…

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On Holy Patriotism

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. [Amen.]

I greet you, brothers and sisters, on this Lord’s day, this beautiful Sunday, that coincides with one of our national feasts that I love. We’re blessed to have a number of civic holidays, chiefly Thanksgiving, but also our day of national independence, today, that are established by the authority of the state. We, as Orthodox Christians, joyfully embrace them and enter…

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Zealotry: Allowing Christ to Penetrate Our Hearts

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. [Amen.]

When you saw this morning, brothers and sisters, the holy Gospel coming out in the hands of the newly ordained Dn. Daniel, lifted high in the little entrance, I hope that your hearts and your ears were opened to that movement. It’s not an act of vain repetition in the liturgy. The small entrance is a proclamation of our Savior’s public ministry, of the power of his…

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Courageous Strugglers: the Quality of Saints

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. [Amen.]

Words, brothers and sisters, are precious things. They possess power and beauty. Some words are more precious than others. Some words, because of their origin in God are even called in the Scripture theopnevstos; that means breathed out of the mouth of God. This is a description that St. Paul uses for the words found in holy Scripture. It’s why when you touch the…

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Tearing Down Abortion Evil

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. [Amen.]

Our Lord Jesus Christ, brothers and sisters, was not crucified because he was preaching the love of God. He was crucified because, out of love for men, he preached the truth. That’s why he was killed. These are his words from John 7: “The world hates me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.” This is why the world hated him; this is why the world killed him:…

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Extravagant Love is what Our King Deserves - Palm Sunday 2016

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: one God.[Amen.]

Blessed Feast of the Palms, brothers and sisters. Shaa’nini mbaraki. Today, Jerusalem is rejoicing; yesterday, Bethany was rejoicing. Our Savior came to Bethany, and he wiped the tears from the faces of Mary and Martha. And it was only right, because they had been wounded by the death of Lazarus. Our Savior, who is life, came to give life to his friend. He raised…

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Reading the Scriptures with Accountability - Patristic Counsels on Bible Study

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Greetings to all of you Arena listeners. This is Fr. Josiah. Very recently I was invited to the Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, Washington, and there I delivered what was called an Athanasius Lecture on the subject of “Reading the Scriptures with Accountability: Patristic Counsels on Bible Study.” That’s what you’re about to hear, and I hope it will be edifying for you. God be with you.

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Gay Iconoclasm: Holding the Line against the Radical LGBT Agenda

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Fr. Josiah speaks at the opening Plenary Session of the World Congress of Families X in Tbilisi, Georgia.

What you’re about to hear is a lecture given by Fr. Josiah Trenham on May 16, 2016, at the opening plenary session at the World Congress of Families X in Tbilisi, Georgia. This lecture was delivered to a packed audience of 2,500 persons at the Royal Philharmonic in downtown Tbilisi in the presence and with the blessings of Georgian Catholicos and Patriarch His Holiness Ilia II. This lecture presents the 50-year history of the gay revolution in California…

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Abandonment: Divine and Human

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The Sunday of the Prodigal Son. Learn more about Patristic Nectar Publications.

Brothers and sisters the gracious hands of the church are molding us as we approach Great Lent. We are coming to that season of wonders, that season of radical change for us. It is a holy time, the Holy Fathers of the church call Lent, a tithe of the year. It is approximately ten percent of the entire year and if we embrace Lent sincerely, it sanctifies the whole year that is how much grace exists in the season of Lent.

And to prepare us for this, the weeks…

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