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Relationships: Human Relationships in the Light of Christ & Patristic Principles of ParentingArchimandrite Zacharias Zacharou & Father Josiah Trenham
In this offering dedicated to Relationships Father Zacharias Zacharou explains the means for a Christian to have all of his relationships flow from his central communion with the Lord Jesus Christ. It is this core union with Christ that scents and flavors all other human relationships for the Christian. Part two of this offering is a lecture on family dynamics in which Father Josiah Trenham presents a vision for family life and parenting articulating patristic principles for child-rearing drawn extensively from the teaching of St. John Chrysostom. Don't miss the extended question and answer sessions following both lectures.
- Human Relationships in the Light of Christ by Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou
- Extended Q&A for Human Relationships in the Light of Christ by Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou
- Patristic Principles of Parenting by Father Josiah Trenham
- Extended Q&A for Patristic Principles of Parenting by Father Josiah Trenham
Relationships is offered for $10
|2 Lectures + 2 Q/A Sessions||: ||$10.00|
The Mystery of the IncarnationFather Calinic Berger, Ph.D.
Patristic Nectar Publications is pleased to present a three-part series by the esteemed scholar-priest and pastor, Father Calinic Berger, entitled, The Mystery of the Incarnation. In these three lectures Father Calinic will unfold the personal presence of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, how Jewish monotheism was reconciled by the early Church with the worship of the Son of God, and the overwhelming mystery of the Virgin Birth.
Father Calinic is currently the Assistant Pastor at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles. His PhD in Theology is from the Catholic University of America, and his dissertation was entitlted: Towards a Theological Gnosiology: The Synthesis of Fr. Dumitru Stanilose.
Lecture #1 The Great Angel: Discerning the Personal Presence of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament
Lecture #2 The One God: How the Monotheism of Judaism was Reconciled with the Worship of the Son of God
Lecture #3 The Overwhelming Mystery of the Virgin Birth
|All 3 Lectures||: ||$10.00|
Counsels on the Holy PriesthoodFather Maximos Simonopetridi
Patristic Nectar Publications is pleased to present a three-part series by Father Maximos Simonopetridis entitled Counsels on the Holy Priesthood. These lectures are designed to reveal the inspired paradigm of priestly identity and service drawn from select Church Fathers. Each lecture combines both substantial patristic scholarship and penetrating contemporary images and applications so characteristic of the pedagogy of Archimandrite Maximos The lecture titles are as follows:
Lecture #1 The Ideal of the Holy Priesthood:
Lecture #2 The Priesthood according to the Cappadocian Fathers
Lecture #3 Theological Foundations of the Sacrificial Nature of the Priesthood
|All 3 Lectures||: ||$10.00|
The Ascetical and Pastoral Theology of St. Silouan the Athonite and Archimandrite SophronyArchimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
Patristic Nectar Publications is pleased to present this eight part lecture series by the highly esteemed Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou entitled, The Ascetical and Pastoral Theology of St. Silouan the Athonite and Archimandrite Sophrony. In these lectures Father Zacharias unfolds the major contours of the theology of these great contemporary elders given to our generation by our man-loving and gracious God. This edifying lecture series was originally delivered at the invitation of His Grace, Bishop Basil of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, at the Diocese's 2001 Clergy Brotherhood Retreat, and is published here with the blessing of the author.
The lecture titles are as follows:
- Introduction: St. Silouan and His Disciple, the Elder Sophrony
- Man’s Birth into Eternal Life: Seeing Christ’s Shape and Hearing His Voice
- Keep Thy Mind in Hell and Despair Not: A Word of God for Our Generation
- God’s Work of Salvation and Man
- Prayer: The Way of Creation, Prayer as Personal Communion, Pure Prayer
- On the Jesus Prayer: Prayer for the Whole World as the Manifestation par excellence of Personhood
- Spiritual Fatherhood as a Ministry of Reconciliation Between Man and God
- Homily: The Presentation of Christ that Justified God and Man
|All 8 Lectures||: ||$20.00|
The Hidden Man of the HeartArchimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
Patristic Nectar Publications is pleased to present this superb series of 7 lectures entitled The Hidden Man of the Heart by the highly esteemed Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou), the spiritual son of the late Elder Sophrony of Essex. His Grace, Bishop Basil of Wichita and Mid-America, introduces this series with these words, “In Father Zacharias’ words and very person we hear the mind of the Church in ways that we usually do not hear it, for in Father’s Zacharias teaching we touch the saints, both Elder Sophrony and St. Silouan… He presents a tapestry of Christian experience… Let us attend so that you too might be woven into that tapestry that we know as sacred tradition.” These lectures culminated in a book entitled "The Hidden Man of the Heart" published in 2007 by the Holy Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England and is available in the United States from Mount Thabor publishing.
|All 7 lectures||: ||$20.00|
Vespers: Our Evening Offering to GodFr. Josiah
In this four lecture series entitled - Vespers: Our Evening Offering to God - Father Josiah explains the great significance of corporate evening prayer in the Jewish and Christian traditions, surveys the structure and meaning of the text of the Vespers service, sets forth an understanding of the sublime Lenten service known to Orthodox Christians as the Presanctified Liturgy, and explains how the entire drama of redemption in Jesus Christ is unveiled in the flow of every Vespers service. Since we believe what we pray, and pray what we believe the acquisition of an understanding of the Vespers service itself is greatly nourishing to a strong confession of traditional Christian faith.
Lecture #1 An Introduction to Evening Liturgical Prayer
Lecture #2 The Structure and Meaning of Vespers Pt. A
Lecture #3 The Structure and Meaning of Vespers Pt. B
Lecture #4 The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
|All 4 Lectures||: ||$12.00|
The Pedagogy of GraceFather Maximos (Constas)
In this three part series Father Maximos (Constas) seeks to stimulate his students desire for God and holiness by intimately examining the spiritual experience of two saints: Ss. Symeon the New Theologian and Silouan the Athonite. Though separated by more than a millennium in time, these two saints share a very common experience of grace. Fr. Maximos searchingly penetrates into the spiritual lives of these saints by placing special emphasis upon their common experience of dereliction, or the loss of grace. Through this lens one is able to understand the supreme importance that the Lord God places upon the acquisition of humility as the prerequisite to spiritual attainment.
Lecture 1: The Pedagogy of Grace
Lecture 2: You Shall be Holy for I am Holy
Lecture 3: Exile and Dereliction
|All 3 Lectures||: ||$10.00|
Apocalypse SoonFr. Josiah
The Revelation of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian completes the New Testament Canon. It is both an end and a beginning, as it unveils to the Church both the cataclysmic conclusion of this falling age, and the ushering in of the New Heavens and New Earth where righteousness dwells forever. The Revelation, or the Apocalypse, as it is traditionally known, is a unique genre of literature among the 27 books of the New Testament known as "apocalyptic." In 22 sacred chapters St. John reveals the zeal of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ to maintain the purity of His Church, and to lead Her victoriously into His eternal Kingdom. Under numerous symbols and images, as well as dramatic and confrontational historical depictions, the nature of the war in heaven and on earth is revealed between the Church of Jesus Christ and Her enemies: the dragon, the beast, the false prophet, the harlot and those in alliance with evil. The message of the Lord to His much-suffering Church of the 1st century and today is this: Be faithful to the end, for the Lord is coming quickly to reward those who hold fast to His Name. In ten lectures Fr. Josiah exposits the 22 chapters of the Revelation verse by verse in order to give the reader insight into both the original meaning of the text to its 1st century audience and a practical application of its message to the Church today.
|All 10 Lectures||: ||$20.00|
|The Vision of Christ: Ch. 1||: ||$0.00|
|The Letters to the Seven Churches: Chs. 2-3||: ||$3.00|
|The Throne of God and His Book : Chs. 4-5||: ||$3.00|
|The Seven Seals: Chs 6-7||: ||$3.00|
|The Seven Trumpets: Chs. 8-11||: ||$3.00|
|The Seven Symbolic Histories: Chs. 12-14||: ||$3.00|
|The Seven Bowls of Wrath: Chs. 15-16||: ||$3.00|
|Babylon the Great Harlot: Chs. 17-18||: ||$3.00|
|Satan's Doom: Chs. 19-20||: ||$3.00|
|The Final Reality: The New Heavens and Earth: Chs. 21-22||: ||$3.00|
Saints, Sanctity and the Life of St. Raphael of BrooklynFather Maximos (Constas) and Father Josiah Trenham
In this series of four lectures Father Maximos (Constas) and Father Josiah Trenham explore the subject of what constitutes a Saint of the Church. In two lectures Father Maximos explores the nature of holiness, and then both Father Maximos and Father Josiah deliver lectures on the particular holiness of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn.
Lecture 1: The Intense Expectation of Encountering Christ (Free Download)
Lecture 2: The Qualities of the Saints
Lecture 3: The Holiness of St. Raphael of Brooklyn
Lecture 4: St. Raphael of Brooklyn - The Good Shepherd ~ Fr. Josiah
Bonus Lecture - Father Maximos on the Jesus Prayer
|All 4 Lectures plus 1 Bonus Lecture||: ||$15.00|
|Lecture 1||: ||$0.00|
Christian Marriage and Secular Culture: What it Should be and What it has BecomeFr. Josiah
St. Paul calls Christian Marriage a "great mystery" yet today Christian marriage is under terrible assault. The marriage culture in America is in serious decline, and many believers have little idea what constitutes a marriage as "Christian." In this two lecture series Fr. Josiah describes both the nature of the Divine-Human marriage between God and His people, between Christ and the Church, as well as the contours of authentic marriage between believers in the Church. He also describes the sad decimation of marriage progressively taking place in our post-Christian and secular culture. These lectures are offered to our listeners with hopes that they will inspire a vision for Christian living in marriage, elevate the aspirations of Christians in their conjugal lives, and serve as a protection against the inroads of degrading secularism in the home. The two lectures included in this series are entitled:
The Contours of Christian Marriage - What Makes Marriage Christian?
The Secular Decimation of Marriage - Facing the Challenges to Marriage Today
|All 2 Lectures||: ||$5.00|
Joy: An Exposition of Saint Paul's Letter to the PhilippiansFr. Josiah
In this four part lecture series, Father Josiah presents an exposition of St. Paul's Epistle to the Philipians. Of all St. Paul's letters in the New Testament, Philippians is the most personal. The Great Apostle had a very dear relationship with this local church, and the theme of Christian joy radiates in each of the four chapters. This is deeply intriguing since St. Paul wrote this joyful letter of thanksgiving while he was in prison! In this sacred letter is revealed the world-conquering mystery of Christian faith. Here St. Paul unveils the orientation of his entire life when he says, "For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Each of the chapters contains some of the most sublime teachings of the Gospel, including in chapter 2 the most detailed apostolic teaching on the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ found in the entire New Testament. These lectures are presented with the sincere hope that a more thorough study of this Pauline letter will fill believers with the joy which St. Paul models and of which he speaks. The four lectures are titled:
|All 4 Lectures||: ||$10.00|
Drive: How to Save Your Soul in TrafficFr. Josiah
Perhaps the most unexamined aspect of contemporary urban life is driving the car. After working, sleeping, and entertainment driving consumes the greatest portion of our days. Car ownership is now the second most costly portion of modern life after housing. In this series entitled - Drive: How to Save Your Soul in Traffic - Fr Josiah examines the unexamined culture of driving the automobile. In four lectures:
Car Crazy - The Rise of Automobile Dominance
Car Vice - The Cardinal Sins of Driving
Car Courtesy - How to Love Your Neighbor in the Other Car
Car Time - How to Redeem It and Reduce Your Car Dependency
The contours of Christian driving are set forth with the hope that driving might become both an opportunity for communion with God and less cathartic in our everyday lives.
An Orthodox CatechismFr. Josiah
An Orthodox Catechism is a two part series developed by Fr. Josiah to provide a broad introduction to Orthodox Christianity. The sixteen lectures in this series have been utilized in parish practice over the course of almost two decades to prepare more than 300 catechumens for reception into the Orthodox Church as well as enrich Orthodox individuals who wished to learn more about the basic tenets of their faith.
Not having an official Orthodox Catechism in the English language, many parishes and pastors scramble to put together a basic catechism that will adequately expose the inquirer and catechumen to the contours of Orthodox faith and life. It is hoped that this series will aid priests and parishes in preparing catechumens to be received into the Church, as well as edify Orthodox individuals seeking a better understanding of their faith.
For those seeking to become Orthodox, Catechism is a process of full-orbed Christian formation in which the Orthodox Christian life is inculcated in the learner through participation in divine services, prayer, study, community assimilation, and practice. At the heart of the catechetical process are the catechetical lectures delivered to the catechumens by the priest or the catechist. It is toward this goal of providing a usable introduction to Holy Orthodoxy that the sixteen lectures entitled An Orthodox Catechism have been developed by Fr. Josiah.
These sixteen lectures are presented to catechumens in two parts. Part One: God, Man, Church are eight lectures traditionally delivered during the Nativity Fast. Part Two: The Holy Mysteries are eight lectures delivered during the Great Lent as catechumens are being prepared for reception into the Church on Great and Holy Saturday.
Lectures included in Part One: God, Man, Church:
- The True God (free download below)
- The Human Being
- Jesus Christ, the Son of God
- Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World
- Repentence and Faith
- The Holy Spirit
- The Church and the Mother of God
Lectures included in Part Two: The Holy Mysteries:
- The Mystery of Holy Baptism (free download below)
- The Mystery of Holy Chrismation
- The Mystery of the Holy Eucharist
- The Mystery of Holy Confession
- The Mystery of the Holy Priesthood
- The Mystery of Holy Matrimony
- The Mystery of Holy Unction
- The Mystery of Death & the Funeral
Purchase Part One and Part Two together for $35
Purchase Part One or Part Two individually for $25 each
|All Lectures - both Part 1 and Part 2||: ||$35.00|
|All Lectures - Part 1 only||: ||$25.00|
|Part 1 / Lecture 1: The True God||: ||$0.00|
|Part 1 / Lecture 2: The Human Being||: ||$3.00|
|Part 1 / Lecture 3: Sin||: ||$3.00|
|Part 1 / Lecture 4: Jesus Christ, the Son of God||: ||$3.00|
|Part 1 / Lecture 5: Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World||: ||$3.00|
|Part 1 / Lecture 6: Repentence and Faith||: ||$3.00|
|Part 1 / Lecture 7: The Holy Spirit||: ||$3.00|
|Part 1 / Lecture 8: The Church and the Mother of God||: ||$3.00|
|All Lectures - Part 2 only||: ||$25.00|
|Part 2 / Lecture 1: The Mystery of Holy Baptism||: ||$0.00|
|Part 2 / Lecture 2: The Mystery of Holy Chrismation||: ||$3.00|
|Part 2 / Lecture 3: The Mystery of the Holy Eucharist||: ||$3.00|
|Part 2 / Lecture 4: The Mystery of Holy Confession||: ||$3.00|
|Part 2 / Lecture 5: The Mystery of the Holy Priesthood||: ||$3.00|
|Part 2 / Lecture 6: The Mystery of Holy Matrimony||: ||$3.00|
|Part 2 / Lecture 7: The Mystery of Holy Unction||: ||$3.00|
|Part 2 / Lecture 8: The Mystery of Death & the Funeral||: ||$3.00|
The BeatitudesFr. Josiah
The Beatitudes, or the blessings, pronounced by our Lord Jesus Christ upon His faithful followers constitute the opening salvo in our Savior’s most famous teaching: The Sermon on the Mount. In these eight lectures each beatitude, one by one, is unveiled revealing the universal character of an authentic Christian. Those who inculcate these sacred dispositions manifest the face of Jesus Christ to the world. By incarnating the qualities of Jesus Christ our Savior, that is, poverty of spirit, mourning, gentleness, hunger and thirst for righteousness, mercy, purity of heart, peacemaking, and the joyful acceptance of persecution - believers become the salt of the earth and the light of the world. We hope you will be greatly challenged and inspired by these lessons on authentic Christian character, the kind of character that manifests the presence of the Kingdom of God on the earth.
|All 8 Lectures||: ||$20.00|
|Lecture 1 Blessed are the Poor in Spirit||: ||$0.00|
|Lecture 2 Blessed Are Those Who Mourn||: ||$3.00|
|Lecture 3 Blessed are the Meek||: ||$3.00|
|Lecture 4 Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness||: ||$3.00|
|Lecture 5 Blessed are the Merciful||: ||$3.00|
|Lecture 6 Blessed are the Pure in Heart||: ||$3.00|
|Lecture 7 Blessed are the Peacemakers||: ||$3.00|
|Lecture 8 Blessed are the Persecuted||: ||$3.00|
God's Statesmen: Pious Christian KingsBy Fr Josiah
The 8 lecture series God's Statesmen: Pious Christian Kings is a presentation of the lives of eight saintly Kings of the first Christian millennium: Ss. Constantine the Great, Theodosios I, Justinian the Great, Alfred the Great, Boris of Bulgaria, Vladimir of Kiev, Stephen of Bulgaria, and Edward the Confessor of England. These kings established a model of godly political rule for Christendom, and continue to provide a shining witness of faith in Jesus Christ. In the political realm corruption is so often the norm, but these great kings of the past demonstrate that holiness is possible even in politics. By the example of these kings Christians are able to gauge what is really valuable in a political leader.
The first lecture, St. Constantine The Great, is a complimentary gift and available below.
The remaining lectures, 2 through 8 can be purchased for $1.99/each, or all 8 for
$16 $12, and are available online as shown below.
All 8 Lectures; was |$16, now |: ||$12.00|
|Part 1: Holy Emperor St Constantine the Great||: ||$0.00|
Part 2: Holy Emperor St Theodosios I||: ||$1.99|
Part 3: Holy Emperor St Justinian the Great||: ||$1.99|
Part 4: King St Alfred the Great
Part 5: St. Boris of Bulgaria
|Part 6: St. Vladimir: Grand Prince of Kiev
Part 7: St. Stephen, King of Hungary
|Part 8: St. Edward the Confessor
Love: The Most Excellent Way - An Exposition of 1 Corinthians 13By Fr Josiah
In these seven lectures entitled Love: The Most Excellent Way Father Josiah interprets verse by verse St. Paul’s famous love chapter – 1 Corinthians 13. This portion of Holy Scripture has become duly famous as it is the most extensive description of love found in the divine oracles. Through the use of multiple verbs, St. Paul unpacks the contours of divine and human love, and fashions a picture of a way of life he calls the most excellent way. This superlative way is to be the way of life of each and every Christian person. These lectures are intended to inspire just this life of love for God and men.
Orthodox Worship and the Divine LiturgyBy Fr Josiah
This series of 10 lectures propounds the fundamental theological principles which underline Orthodox Christian worship, and then unpacks the mysteries of the Holy Liturgy with patristic commentary. The first lecture titled, "Fundamental Truths Of Orthodox Worship" covers the 25 foundational principles of traditional Christian worship derived from the Holy Scripture and the unbroken traditions of the Church. This complimentary gift is available below. The remaining lectures, 2 through 10 can be purchased for $1.99/each, or all 10 for $18 $15, and are available online as shown below.
All 10 Lectures; was |$18, now
|Lecture 1: "Fundamental Truths of Orthodox Worship" (Free online download)||: ||$0.00|
Lecture 2: "Preparation for the Holy Liturgy and The Prothesis" (online download)
Lecture 3: "The Great Litany, the Amen, and the Antiphons”- The Liturgy of the Catechumens Pt. 1 (online download)
Lecture 4: "Hesychia, the Little Entrance, Readings, and Homily” - The Liturgy of the Catechumens Pt. 2 (online download)
Lecture 5: "The Catechumens, the Cherubic Hymn, and the Great Entrance”- The Liturgy of the Faithful Pt. 1 (online download)
|Lecture 6: "The Angel of Peace, the Kiss of Love, and the Creed”- The Liturgy of the Faithful Pt. 2 (online download)
|Lecture 7: “The Holy Anaphora- The Holy of Holies of the Divine Liturgy”- The Liturgy of the Faithful Pt. 3 (online download)
|Lecture 8: “The Memory of the Saints, the Diptychs, and the Our Father””- The Liturgy of the Faithful Pt. 4 (online download)
|Lecture 9: "Holy Things are for the Holy- Holy Communion”- The Liturgy of the Faithful Pt. 5 (online download)
Lecture 10: "Let us go forth in peace- The Dismissal”- The Liturgy of the Faithful Pt. 6 (online download)
Taking Every Thought Captive to the Obedience of Christ: Reflections on Multiculturalism and Feminism in Antichrist CultureBy Fr Josiah
Father Josiah Trenham speaks about holding every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. His speech was delivered at a retreat at Holy Cross Orthodox Church In Yakima, Washington on the weekend of December 9-11, 2011.
This complimentary gift is available below.
The Doctrines of Demons: A History of Early HeresyBy Fr Josiah
In this series of 7 lectures, Father Josiah examines the major heresies of the first four centuries of Christian history, explaining the mind of the Church about the errors of each heresy, commenting upon how each heresy survives in some form today, and articulating the true faith in contrast.
The first lecture (available at no charge), Heresy according to the Scriptures and the Church Fathers, is the introductory lecture in a seven-part lecture series entitled The Doctrines of Demons: A History of Early Heresies. This initial lecture provides our listeners with a theological overview of the concept of heresy according to the Scriptures and the Holy Fathers of the Church. As the Christian faith is the greatest good on the earth, so heresy is the greatest evil in the world leading to the everlasting ruin of human persons. As the Christian faith enlightens mankind through the preaching of the Gospel, the true faith at the same time exposes error and heresy, castigating it as such in order to protect the faithful from harm and recalling those who have sadly embraced the doctrines of demons. This complimentary gift is available below.
The remaining lectures, 2 through 7 can be purchased for $1.99/each, or all 7 for
$14 $10, and are available online as shown below.
All 7 Lectures; was |$14, now
|Lecture 1: Heresy according to the Scriptures and the Church Fathers||: ||$0.00|
|Lecture 2: Early Judaizing and Gnostic Heresies||: ||$1.99|
|Lecture 3: The Heresy of Arianism||: ||$1.99|
|Lecture 4: The Heresy of Donatism||: ||$1.99|
|Lecture 5: The Heresy of Pelagianism||: ||$1.99|
|Lecture 6: The Heresy of Manicheanism||: ||$1.99|
|Lecture 7: The Heresy of Jovianism & Heresies concerning Marriage and Virginity||: ||$1.99|
A Christian Ending to Our Lives: Death, Funeral, Burial, and Memorials in the Orthodox Christian TraditionFr. Josiah
This remarkably interesting 7 lecture series entitled, A Christian Ending to Our Lives, examines far reaching subjects associated with the Christian process of death and burial. The lectures are devoted to the remembrance of death, the significance of aging, the meaning of the funeral service and burial, the tradition of Christian cemeteries and memorial customs, and the ancient and universal practice of praying for the repose of the departed. Besides examining these much-neglected topics Father Josiah provides two step-by-step guides: one guide elucidating the steps a family ought take from the time of a beloved one's repose until burial. A PDF of this guide entitled Steps to Be Taken Upon the Death of a Loved One is provided with the download of the series. Father also posits additional guidance elucidating the steps a family can take to express love for and to assist the soul of a departed loved one in the forty days immediately following his or her repose. more information >
|All 7 Lectures plus the PDF; was $15 now $12||: ||$12.00|
|PDF: Steps to Be Taken Upon the Death of a Loved One||: ||$1.00|
|Lecture 1: The Remembrance of Death||: ||$2.00|
|Lecture 2: A Christian Approach to Aging||: ||$2.00|
|Lecture 3: Dying Well - Spiritual Essentials and Practicals for the Family||: ||$2.00|
|Lecture 4: The Funeral Service||: ||$2.00|
|Lecture 5: Christian Burial, Graves and Cemeteries||: ||$2.00|
|Lecture 6: Praying for the Departed||: ||$2.00|
|Lecture 7: Loving the Departed Forever- Memorials, Soul Saturdays, and Almsgiving for the Dead||: ||$2.00|
Combo Special! 1) Masturbation: Love's Thief 2) The Plague of Pornography: The Black Death of the 21st CenturyFr Josiah
Masturbation: Love's Thief - Part 1 of 2
Description: This lecture reveals the mind of the Church on this important subject, showing masturbation to be an enemy of love and proper sexual expression, and offering counsel from the Holy Fathers on how to overcome this temptation.
The Plague of Pornography: The Black Death of the 21st Century - Part 2 of 2
Description: This lecture shines the light of Jesus Christ upon the darkness of the pornography industry, exposing it according to St. Paul's injunction to "have nothing to do with the deeds of darkness but instead to expose them" (Ephesians 5:11), and providing hope and guidance to those who are struggling to break unnatural attachments to pornography.
|Both Lectures||: ||$7.00|
Starting Down the Royal Path: How to Become an Orthodox ChristianFr. Josiah
This lecture provides an detailed overview of the traditional path of Orthodox Christian catechesis. In this lecture, born out of the study of patristic catechesis and the experience of instructing more than 250 catechumens, Father Josiah lays out a traditional practical step-by-step process for teaching inquirers and catechumens the Orthodox faith in such a way as to give them a solid "foundation of repentance and faith" (Heb. 6:1) that will serve them and the church for life. Included with this lecture are two attachments: 1. A Chart of the Initiatory Process, and 2. Text of the Lecture Itself. more information >
|Audio lecture and two PDFs||: ||$5.00||