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Fr. Thomas Hopko Lectures

Loving God with All Your Strength: Performing Deeds of Mercy

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Nicholas Chakos: I have always wished for the day that I could stand in front of a crowd and say that I’m going to introduce a man that needs no introduction. Again, I am in that enviable position. I am here to introduce a man that truly needs no introduction. I’m sure that you all know that Fr. Thomas Hopko is the Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, and he’s the author of too many books to count and articles,…

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OCAMPR 2017 - Resiliency: Body, Mind and Spirit

Medical Perspective: Dn. Euthym Kontaxis

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Dr. Dn. Euthym Kontaxis: In the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Good morning, everyone! [Good morning.] Well, that was an overwhelming introduction, unwarranted. Your Eminence, God bless you, thank you, pray for me. Honorable clergy, fellow presenters, brothers and sisters in Christ, Dr. Stephen Muse, Presvytera Renée Ritsi, who was at that same trip to Uganda with us; and of course Philip and Georgia: You know, when I first heard…

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Fr. Liviu Barbu Lectures

Unity in Fellowship and Love: A Sermon on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Your Graces, fellow Fathers and Mothers, beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, we celebrate today the triumph of the true faith over the heresy of iconoclasm and all wrong teachings that befell Christianity: victory proclaimed in Byzantium in the year of 845, Christian Era. Before that, there had been seven ecumenical councils and many local ones, organized through the care of the Church and of the…

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OCAMPR 2017 - Resiliency: Body, Mind and Spirit

Lazarus is Dying - Again: Reflections on Consubstantiality and Spiritual Resilience

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Rev. Dr. Dn. Stephen Muse: [Applause] Thanks. Thank you, Brenda. This is probably, I don’t know—I got involved with OCAMPR, I guess, in ‘92 or ‘93, and from the vantage point here, a couple of decades later, it’s both inspiring and it’s very humbling and refreshing to hear all of the different perspectives which are kind of like a symphony, [in] that there’s an ison that somehow unites all of us,…

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary Summer Conference 2009

Bishop Basil of Amphipolis, Exarchate of Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe

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Rev. Fr. John Erickson: I believe we’ve, for the most part, taken our places. It’s for me a great pleasure to introduce Bishop Basil (Osborne), our first speaker this morning. His life could serve as a case study. The issues in Orthodoxy in the 20th century – early 21st century. There are some surprises. I had not realized until doing a little homework that you were born in Alexandria, Egypt. But he grew up in the United States,…

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2017 Assembly of the Diocese of the South of the Orthodox Church in America

The Future of Orthodoxy in the Postmodern World: Welcome to the Catacombs

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Fr. Stephen Freeman:For many Orthodox, Clark Carlton is best known for his Faith series. That first book, The Faith, has an introduction by Archbishop Dmitri. In that, he said, “Every part of the book is expressed in a lively and absorbing manner. In my mind, one of its most important features is the way in which the author makes the presentation of each doctrine or dogma a call to life in Christ.” In the 1970s, when…

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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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