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Prayer of the Heart in an Age of Technology and Distractions
Father Maximos

Father Maximos is the Presidential Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. He is an Athonite monk, one-time Professor at Harvard Divinity School, accomplished author and translator, and lectures internationally in both academic and parochial venues.

This seven-lecture series was delivered by Father Maximos in February of 2014 to the clergy of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America at the invitation of His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph. It is published here on Patristic Nectar Publications with the permission of the author.

All 7 Lectures:  $20.00
Lecture 1: Introductory Remarks on Prayer:  $0.00
Lecture 2: Distractions:  $4.00
Lecture 3: History of the Philokalia:  $4.00
Lecture 4: The Buried Seed:  $4.00
Lecture 5: The Practicing the Jesus Prayer:  $4.00
Lecture 6: Logismoi - Taking Custody of Your Thoughts:  $4.00
Lecture 7: Prayer of the Heart:  $4.00
Joy Within Discomfort: thriving Amidst Anxiety and Depression
Dr. Xenia Serena Enke

Patristic Nectar Publications is pleased to present a three part lecture series by the Orthodox psychologist, Dr. Xenia Serena Enke entitled Joy Within Discomfort: Thriving Amidst Anxiety and Depression. Dr. Enke is a therapist with extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD. Deeply committed to a therapeutic practice that flows out of her Orthodox Christian faith and abides in the teachings of the Holy Fathers Dr. Enke offers in these edifying lectures a wealth of practical understanding and counsel designed to provide a pathway forward to joy for those bogged down by anxiety and depression. As anxiety and depression abound at epidemic levels in our society these lectures are timely and encouraging.

All 3 Lectures:  $10.00
Lord and Master of My Life: Reflections on the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian
Archimandrite Maximos (Constas)

Patristic Nectar Publications is pleased to present a series of extended lectures by Archimandrite Maximos (Constas) entitled Lord and Master of My Life: Reflections on the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian together with a special bonus lecture entitled Blessed are the Pure in Heart: Reflections on the Spiritual Nature of Suffering. These lectures, dedicated to one of the signature prayers of the sacred season of Great and Holy Lent, are designed to unveil the comprehensive meaning and significance of this magnificent prayer for the spiritual life of the Christian. With extended teaching on the significance of prostrations, repentance and transformation, the nature of our fundamental vices or passions, and the acquisition of virtue, Father Maximos - with his usual economy of words and vast pedagogical repertoire - makes the student feel as though he had never heard the prayer in his life.

Complete Series, all three lecture:  $10.00
Sage Counsel: Wisdom for Christian Living from the Proverbs
Fr. Josiah

Patristic Nectar Publications is pleased to present a new 7-part series entitled Sage Counsel: Wisdom for Christian Living from the Proverbs. This new series by Father Josiah expounds many of the important Proverbial themes on godly living including: Principles for Leadership and Politics, Family Dynamics, Women and the Ideal Wife, Work, Dilgence and Sloth, Wise and Foolish Speech, and Honesty and Integrity. Each of the virtues of the wise is found to be Incarnate in our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is our wisdom, and taught us that wisdom is vindicated by her children.

  1. Introduction to Proverbs
  2. Politics and Leadership in the Proverbs
  3. Family Dynamics
  4. Amazing Women and the Ideal Wife
  5. Diligence and Sloth
  6. Wise and Foolish Speech
  7. Honesty and Deceit
All 7 Lectures:  $20.00
Lecture 1 - Introduction to Proverbs:  $0.00
Lecture 2 - Politics and Leadership in the Proverbs:  $4.00
Lecture 3 - Family Dynamics:  $4.00
Lecture 4 - Amazing Women and the Ideal Wife:  $4.00
Lecture 5 - Diligence and Sloth:  $4.00
Lecture 6 - Wise and Foolish Speech:  $4.00
Lecture 7 - Honesty and Deceit:  $4.00
Relationships: Human Relationships in the Light of Christ & Patristic Principles of Parenting
Archimandrite 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 Voice in My Head: Reflections on the Conscience
Fr. Josiah

Patristic Nectar Publications is pleased to present a new five-part lecture series entitled The Voice in My Head: Reflections on the Conscience. This series by Father Josiah explores the meaning and function of the conscience- a significant and much neglected subject in contemporary theology and preaching. The lecture titles are as follows:

Lecture #1 What is the Conscience?
Lecture #2 The Fall of the Conscience and Its Pathologies
Lecture #3 The Redemption of the Conscience and the Contours of its Health
Lecture #4 Respecting the Consciences of Others- Living in Peace with Disagreement
Lecture #5 The Conscience in the Divine Liturgy, at Death and at the Last Judgment

What is the Conscience?:  $0.00
All 5 Lectures:  $20.00
The Mystery of the Incarnation
Father 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 Priesthood
Father 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 Apostolic Fathers
Fr. Josiah

Patristic Nectar Publications is pleased to present a five-part lecture series by Father Josiah Trenham entitled THE APOSTOLIC FATHERS. This collection of the earliest post-New Testament Christian literature is replete with inspiring examples of Christian devotion and provides a valuable window into both the significant personalities and the spiritual and theological ethos of the Christian generations immediately following the Apostolic period. These texts are also of great apologetic value in the contemporary pluralistic milieu in which Orthodox Christians dwell in the West. The lecture titles are as follows:

Lecture #1 The Epistle of St. Clement of Rome to the Corinthians
Lecture #2 The Letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch
Lecture #3 The Epistle and Martyrdom of St. Polycarp of Smyrna
Lecture #4 The Epistle of Barnabas and the Didache
Lecture #5 The Epistle to Diognetus and the Shepherd of Hermas

Lecture 1:  $0.00
All 5 Lectures:  $15.00
Contemporary Orthodox Elders
Fr. Josiah

Patristic Nectar Publications is pleased to present a seven part lecture series entitled : Contemporary Orthodox Elders. This series by Father Josiah seeks to unfold the nature of spiritual direction and eldership in the Church, and examines the lives of influential elders who have served Christ and who are either still living or have reposed in the Lord within the last 50 years. Each of the seven presentations surveys the life and teaching of one particular elder. These great elders from Romania, Greece, England and America are majestic love gifts from the reigning Christ to His Flock on earth, and their radiant witness serves as a clear guide for all who wish to enter into the Kingdom of God.

Enjoy and be edified by this survey of seven Contemporary Orthodox Elders:

  • Father Epiphanios of Athens
  • St. Porphyrios of Attica
  • Father Sophrony of Essex
  • Father Cleopa of Sihastria
  • Father Aimilianos of Simonopetra
  • St. Paisios of Mt. Athos
  • Father Ephraim of Arizona

First lecture is free.

Enjoy all seven lectures for $20

All 7 Elders:  $20.00
Father Epiphanios of Athens:  $0.00
St. Porphyrios of Attica:  $4.00
Father Sophrony of Essex:  $4.00
Father Cleopa of Sihastria:  $4.00
Father Aimilianos of Simonopetra:  $4.00
St. Paisios of Mt. Athos:  $4.00
Father Ephraim of Arizona:  $4.00
The Ascetical and Pastoral Theology of St. Silouan the Athonite and Archimandrite Sophrony
Archimandrite 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 Heart
Archimandrite 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
The Shepherd and the Sheep
Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg)

In this five lecture series entitled, The Shepherd and the Sheep, Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg) unfolds the beautiful characteristics of our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, and guides the pastors of the Church in imitating the Chief Shepherd. These lectures are illumining not just for clergy, but for the laity as well as Father Irenei encourages the faithful to live as faithful sheep in the flock of Christ. These lectures are entitled:

* The Good Shepherd
* The Spiritual Father
* Holy Confession
* The Shepherd in the Divine Liturgy
* Pastoring Children

First lecture free. Each additional lecture $3 or all 5 for $10.

The Good Shepherd:  $0.00
All 5 Lectures:  $10.00
The Spiritual Father:  $3.00
Holy Confession:  $3.00
The Shepherd in the Divine Liturgy:  $3.00
Pastoring Children:  $3.00
Taming Lions: The Life and Prophecy of the Holy and Righteous Daniel
Fr. Josiah

This lecture series entitled Taming Lions: The Life and Prophecy of the Holy and Righteous Daniel provides a deep look into all fourteen chapters, or the longer Orthodox and Catholic version of the precious Old Testament prophetical Book of Daniel. The first six lectures are dedicated to an examination of the marvelous character of the Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Youths as it is set forth in the court tales related in Chapters 1-6. Having established the integrity and virtue of Daniel, called several times in the text a "man of high esteem", lectures 7-12 attempt to explain with patristic guidance the meaning of the stunning visions that Daniel has of the future of the Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman Empires, as well as the coming of the Kingdom of God in the person of the mysterious "Son of Man." The eleventh and final lecture is dedicated to Chapters 13-14 of the book which relate the stories of Susanna, Bel and the Dragon that are unfortunately not found in those English Bibles based on the Jewish Masoretic text.

Lecture 1: Living for God in Exile: Daniel as a Model Believer
Lecture 2: God's Stone and Mountain
Lecture 3: The Fiery Furnace
Lecture 4: King Nebuchadnezzar's Dream and Repentance
Lecture 5: The Writing on the Wall: The Fall of Babylon
Lecture 6: The Lion's Den
Lecture 7: The Vision of the Four Beasts
Lecture 8: The Vision of the Ram and the Goat
Lecture 9: Daniel's Prayer for Israel's Restoration
Lecture 10: The Last Great Vision of the Future
Lecture 11: Susanna, Bel and the Dragon

Lecture 1: Living for God in Exile: Daniel as a Model Believer:  $0.00
All 11 Lectures:  $25.00
Lecture 1: Living for God in Exile: Daniel as a Model Believer:  $3.00
Lecture 2: God's Stone and Mountain:  $3.00
Lecture 3: The Fiery Furnace:  $3.00
Lecture 4: King Nebuchadnezzar's Dream and Repentance:  $3.00
Lecture 5: The Writing on the Wall: The Fall of Babylon:  $3.00
Lecture 6: The Lion's Den:  $3.00
Lecture 7: The Vision of the Four Beasts:  $3.00
Lecture 8: The Vision of the Ram and the Goat:  $3.00
Lecture 9: Daniel's Prayer for Israel's Restoration:  $3.00
Lecture 10: The Last Great Vision of the Future:  $3.00
Lecture 11: Susanna, Bel and the Dragon:  $3.00
The Life and Teaching of St. Maximos the Confessor
Father Maximos (Simonopetritis)

St. Maximos the Confessor, who served God from 580-662, is one of the great theologians of the Orthodox Catholic Church. This devout monk, was a leading Constantinopolitan intellectual, a prolific author on doctrinal, ascetical, exegetical and liturgical subjects, and a confessor of Holy Orthodoxy who lost his right hand and tongue for his stentorian opposition to heresy. In 8 lectures, Father Maximos (Simonopetritis) - a highly esteemed patrologist and the world's leading authority on the teaching of St. Maximos the Confessor - presents an edifying overview of the life and works of this magnificent man of God and teacher of the Church. Father Maximos is Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The lectures are entitled:

Lecture 1: What is a Church Father?
Lecture 2: An Overview of the Life of St. Maximos
Lecture 3: An Introduction to the Works of St. Maximos: Part 1
Lecture 4: An Introduction to the Works of St. Maximos: Part 2
Lecture 5: The Theology of St. Maximos: Part 1 The Ambigua
Lecture 6: The Theology of St. Maximos: Part 2 The Ambigua
Lecture 7: The Theology of St. Maximos: Questions of Thalassius: Part 1
Lecture 8: The Theology of St. Maximos: Questions of Thalassius: Part 2
PDF: The Iconography of St. Maximos

Lecture 1: What is a Church Father?:  $0.00
All 8 Lectures + PDF:  $20.00
Lecture 1: What is a Church Father?:  $3.00
Lecture 2: An Overview of the Life of St. Maximos:  $3.00
Lecture 3: An Introduction to the Works of St. Maximos: Part 1:  $3.00
Lecture 4: An Introduction to the Works of St. Maximos: Part 2:  $3.00
Lecture 5: The Theology of St. Maximos: Part 1 The Ambigua:  $3.00
Lecture 6: The Theology of St. Maximos: Part 2 The Ambigua:  $3.00
Lecture 7: The Theology of St. Maximos: Questions of Thalassius: Part 1:  $3.00
Lecture 8: The Theology of St. Maximos: Questions of Thalassius: Part 2:  $3.00
The Christian Life is Impossible...All We are able to Do is to Die Daily
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)

Patristic Nectar Publications is honored to present a new lecture series by Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) entitled The Christian Life is Impossible...All We are able to Do is to Die Daily. In this series of six lectures following by an extended question and answer session, Father Zacharias uncovers troves of collected wisdom from the great ascetics of the Church in ancient and contemporary times concerning the cultivation of man's inner life. These lectures are not just a magnificent culling of the Patristic treasury, but are chopped full of insights from Father Zacharias' own life and experience as a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony of Essex. The lectures are entitled:

The Cross of Christ: The Justification of God and Man
Overturning the Pyramid of the Created World
The Love of Enemies
Prophetic Life and Authenticity in the Church
Building the Temple of God in Ourselves and Our Fellows
Fattening the Soul through Hesychia and Tears
Questions and Answers

All six lectures plus questions and answers are available for direct download for $15.

The first lecture is free and all of the others are $3 each sold individually.

The Cross of Christ: The Justification of God and Man:  $0.00
All 6 Lectures + Questions and Answers:  $15.00
The Cross of Christ: The Justification of God and Man:  $3.00
Overturning the Pyramid of the Created World:  $3.00
The Love of Enemies:  $3.00
Prophetic Life and Authenticity in the Church:  $3.00
Building the Temple of God in Ourselves and Our Fellows:  $3.00
Fattening the Soul through Hesychia and Tears:  $3.00
Questions and Answers:  $3.00
The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)

Patristic Nectar Publications is honored to present this nine lecture series by Father Zacharias Zacharou entitled: The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life.

In these lectures, saturated by the teaching of Holy Scripture, the Church Fathers, and especially the lives and teachings of St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex, Father Zacharias describes the process of salvation as it is prefigured in the history of ancient Israel. Beginning with the deliverance from Egyptian tyranny when Israel was drunk with divine consolation, continuing through the extended wilderness wanderings, and culminating in the entrance into the Promised Land- Father Zacharias unfolds the mystery of life in Christ - what he calls an ever-increasing and dynamic relationship with God. These lectures were codified into a book entitled Remember Thy First Love: The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life in the Theology of Elder Sophrony which is available from Amazon or from Father Zacharias' American distributor: Mount Thabor Publishing.

Lecture #1 The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life
Lecture #2 Singing a New Song to the Lord - The Example of the Israelite Nathaniel
Lecture #3 Entering into a Covenant with God
Lecture #4 The Merciful Chastening of the Lord
Lecture #5 Blessed Despair and Creative Suffering
Lecture #6 The Saving Truth of Self-Knowledge
Lecture #7 Temptation and Godly Zeal
Lecture #8 This Day Have I Begotten Thee- The Knowledge of the Mystery of the Ways of Salvation
Lecture #9 Gratitude

All 9 Lectures:  $20.00
Lecture 1 - The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life:  $0.00
Personhood in the Life and Ministry of Elder Sophrony (Sakharov)
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)

Personhood in the Life and Ministry of Elder Sophrony (Sakharov) is a series of seven lectures delivered by Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou). Father Zacharias a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony and a long-time member of the monastery of St. John the Baptist, founded by Elder Sophrony in Essex, England in 1959. Father Zacharias is also the primary conduit in contemporary Orthodoxy of the life and teaching of Elder Soprhony, and has written many books in which he articulates Father Sophrony's inspired teachings. These lectures explore the depths of what it means to be a human person called to union and communion with the Living God. These lectures were eventually expanded and codified in a text by Father Zacharias entitled, "Man, the Target of God" which is available from Amazon or directly from Father Zacharias' American distributor, Mount Thabor Publishing. Patristic Nectar Publications is honored to host these lectures by such an esteemed lecturer as Father Zacharias. The seven lectures in this series are entitled:  

  • The Hypostatic Mode of Existence in the Life and Ministry of Elder Sophrony
  • The Hypostatic Principle as a Gift of the Triune God
  • The Manifestation of the Divine and Human Hypostases
  • The Portrait of Personhood in St. Silouan
  • An Itinerary of the Human Persona
  • Hypostatic Prayer: A Supreme Gift
  • Theology as a Spiritual State of the Person

All seven lectures are available for direct download for $15.

The first lecture is free and all of the others are $3 each sold individually.

All 7 Lectures:  $15.00
The Hypostatic Mode of Existence in the Life and Ministry of Elder Sophrony:  $0.00
The Hypostatic Principle as a Gift of the Triune God:  $3.00
The Manifestation of the Divine and Human Hypostases:  $3.00
The Portrait of Personhood in St. Silouan:  $3.00
An Itinerary of the Human Persona:  $3.00
Hypostatic Prayer: A Supreme Gift:  $3.00
Theology as a Spiritual State of the Person:  $3.00
Vespers: Our Evening Offering to God
Fr. 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
Lessons from the Lives of Ss. Peter and Paul
Mother Melania

In this four lecture series Mother Melania sets forth the traditional Greek Christian understanding of the three powers of the soul, and explains how to rightly utilize and direct these powers. She expounds upon them, and how they are to be used to cultivate virtue and conquer the principal vices by gleaning edifying and illustrative examples of Christian living from the lives of the Holy Foremost of the Apostles, Peter and Paul. Dedicating one lecture to each Apostle, Mother Melania concludes with reflections on Christian leadership drawn from the lives of the Apostles. These edifying homilies entitled respectively:

* The Powers of the Soul and the Eight Principal Passions
* Practical Lessons from the Life of St. Peter
* Practical Lessons from the Life of St. Paul
* Principles of Christian Leadership from the Lives of Ss. Peter and Paul

These lectures are presented by Patristic Nectar Publications to our customers with the hope that they will provide concrete guidance for developing Christian faith and character.

All 4 Lectures:  $10.00
Lecture 1 - The Powers of the Soul and the Eight Principal Passions:  $3.00
Lecture 2 - Practical Lessons from the Life of St. Peter:  $3.00
Lecture 3 - Practical Lessons from the Life of St. Paul:  $3.00
Lecture 4 - Principles of Christian Leadership from the Lives of Ss. Peter and Paul:  $3.00
Job: Lessons on Faith, Wisdom and Suffering
Father Josiah

Orthodox Christians read the Book of Job each year during Holy Week as they prepare to experience the Saving Passion of Jesus Christ the Lord. The Much-Suffering Prophet Job is a supreme example of the "innocent sufferer" whose intercessions healed men and whose patient endurance of inexplicable suffering was resolved by the unfolding of God's marvelous providence. In this five lecture series entitled Job: Lessons in Faith, Wisdom and Suffering, Father Josiah surveys all 42 chapters of this beloved staple of the Old Testament Wisdom literature. Here the Christian believer learns of the limits of proverbial wisdom, and the necessity to embrace a spirit of submissive silence in the presence of and before the face of Almighty God.

The five lectures included in the series include:

* Job's Suffering and Patience
* Job's Bitter Complaint
* The Inadequate Explanations of Job's Friends
* The Monologues of Elihu and Job
* The Appearance of God and the Repentence of Job

All 5 Lectures:  $10.00
Lecture 1 - Job's Suffering and Patience:  $3.00
Lecture 2 - Job's Bitter Complaint:  $3.00
Lecture 3 - The Inadequate Explanations of Job's Friends:  $3.00
Lecture 4 - The Monologues of Elihu and Job:  $3.00
Lecture 5 - The Appearance of God and the Repentence of Job:  $3.00
The Pedagogy of Grace
Father 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 Soon
Fr. 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 Brooklyn
Father 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 Become
Fr. 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 Philippians
Fr. 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:

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four

All 4 Lectures:  $10.00
Drive: How to Save Your Soul in Traffic
Fr. 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.

A Heart for God: Lessons from the Life of the Holy King and Prophet David
Fr. Josiah

Christians are indebted to no one in the Old Testament more than to the Holy Prophet and King, David. He alone, amongst all the believers in the ancient covenant, is described by the Lord as having a “heart for God.” David’s sin, in infamy 2nd only to that of Adam, has been meditated upon by believers, as has David’s deep repentance- which has provided an image for countless penitents to imitate over the centuries in order to find peace with God. In these ten lectures Father Josiah surveys the entire life of King David- from his early rise as a humble shepherd, to his years in hiding from Saul, to the magnificent covenant that God cut with him which provided the prism through which believers have come to understand He Who is the ultimate Son of David, the true King of Kings who reigns on David’s throne at the right hand of the Father; the one’s whose heart is gentle and perfect: Jesus Christ the Lord.

All ten lectures are available for download for $20 (or individually for $3 each)…lecture 1 is free for download.

Lecture # 1  The Rise of a Humble Shepherd (free download below)
Lecture # 2  Killing Giants: David and Goliath
Lecture # 3  Hunted: David and Saul
Lecture # 4  Soul Friendship: David and Jonathan
Lecture # 5  Davidic Covenant and Coronation
Lecture # 6  The Wars of the King
Lecture # 7  Sin and Repentance
Lecture # 8  Suffering in Family and Kingdom
Lecture # 9  The Sweet Psalmist of Israel
Lecture # 10 The Last Days of the King

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All 10 Lectures:  $20.00
Lecture # 1  The Rise of a Humble Shepherd:  $0.00
Lecture # 2  Killing Giants: David and Goliath:  $3.00
Lecture # 3  Hunted: David and Saul:  $3.00
Lecture # 4  Soul Friendship: David and Jonathan:  $3.00
Lecture # 5  Davidic Covenant and Coronation:  $3.00
Lecture # 6  The Wars of the King:  $3.00
Lecture # 7  Sin and Repentance:  $3.00
Lecture # 8  Suffering in Family and Kingdom:  $3.00
Lecture # 9  The Sweet Psalmist of Israel:  $3.00
Lecture # 10 The Last Days of the King:  $3.00
The Desert Fathers
Fr. Josiah

The Desert Fathers hold a foundational place in the Church's understanding of the authentic Christian life. The Desert Fathers and Mothers are the world's "true evangelicals"...those whose lives were completely formed by the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. The contours of their lives demonstrate the freedom that Jesus Christ gives to His followers who take Him at His word and submit all to His cause. In the recesses of the Egyptian desert these saints possessed life, and that abundantly. From the Gospel explosion, which was St. Antony's life written by St. Athanasios the Great, through several hundred years of Saints populating the deserts of Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and even Persia, Gaul, Britain and Ireland the Desert Fathers have provided a touchstone by which all future generations are able to measure Christian virtue. The principles of spiritual life expressed in their lives and sayings continue to inspire devotion to the Holy Trinity today. These five lectures are offered as an introduction to the lives and teachings of the Desert Saints, and with the hope that they will inspire further study in the Evergetinos.

Lecture 1 The Desert Fathers as Paradigms of Christian Living (free download below)
Lecture 2 The Life and Teaching of St. Antony the Great
Lecture 3 The Life of St. Pachomios and His Koinonia
Lecture 4 The Desert Mothers
Lecture 5 Spiritual Direction from the Evergetinos

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All 5 Lectures:  $10.00
Lecture 1 The Desert Fathers as Paradigms of Christian Living (Free Download):  $0.00
An Orthodox Catechism
Fr. 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:

  1. The True God (free download below)
  2. The Human Being
  3. Sin
  4. Jesus Christ, the Son of God
  5. Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World
  6. Repentence and Faith
  7. The Holy Spirit
  8. The Church and the Mother of God

Lectures included in Part Two: The Holy Mysteries:

  1. The Mystery of Holy Baptism (free download below)
  2. The Mystery of Holy Chrismation
  3. The Mystery of the Holy Eucharist
  4. The Mystery of Holy Confession
  5. The Mystery of the Holy Priesthood
  6. The Mystery of Holy Matrimony
  7. The Mystery of Holy Unction
  8. 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
Soul Cleansing: The Mystery of Confession
Fr. Josiah

Soul Cleansing: The Mystery of Confession is a five lecture series in which the Holy Sacrament of Confession is examined from many angles: theological and practical. The five lectures are entitled: The Meaning and Institution of Confession; Preparation for Confession: The Importance of Self-Examination; Spiritual Medicine: The Curative Power of Penance; The Father Confessor; and Answers to Objections. Confession regenerates the human soul, and is the milieu in which "the rubber meets the road" in Christian transformation. The confessed life is a life that is filled with the love of God, and the joy of change for the better. The embrace of regular and heart-felt confession can open the door to God's Kingdom for us all.

All 5 Lectures:  $10.00
Lecture 1:  $0.00
The Beatitudes
Fr. 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
The Good Wife: Five Lectures on the Christian Ideal
Fr. Josiah

This lecture series is designed to unveil the core character of the Christian wife and her high calling from God in marriage. The lectures are entitled:
- The Good Wife as the Help-Mate
- The Good Wife as the Soul of the Family
- The Good Wife as the Homemaker, Nourisher, and Steward
- The Good Wife as the Lover, Domesticator, and Healing Drug
- The Good Wife as the Faithful Friend
This series is especially helpful for young men and women who are contemplating marriage, the engaged, pastors who need pre-marital counseling material, and husbands and wives who wish to enrich their marriage and establish it as more thoroughly Christian.  The first lecture is available for free.

All Lectures:  $10.00
Lecture #1 The Good Wife as the Help-Mate:  $0.00
Lecture #2 The Good Wife as the Homemaker:  $3.00
Lecture #3 The Good Wife as the Lover and the Healing Potent Drug:  $3.00
Lecture #4 The Good Wife as the Heart of the Family:  $3.00
Lecture #5 The Good Wife as the Faithful Friend:  $3.00
God's Statesmen: Pious Christian Kings
By Fr Josiah
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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 :  $1.99
Part 5: St. Boris of Bulgaria :  $1.99
Part 6: St. Vladimir: Grand Prince of Kiev :  $1.99
Part 7: St. Stephen, King of Hungary :  $1.99
Part 8: St. Edward the Confessor :  $1.99
Love: The Most Excellent Way - An Exposition of 1 Corinthians 13
By Fr Josiah
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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.  

Lecture 1: Love is Supreme:  $0.00
All 7 Lectures; was $14, now :  $10.00
Lecture 2: Love is Long-Suffering
:  $1.99
Lecture 3: Love is Kind:  $1.99
Lecture 4: Love is Not Jealous :  $1.99
Lecture 7: Love is Forever:  $1.99
Lecture 5: Love is Not Selfish:  $1.99
Lecture 6: Love Rejoices in the Truth:  $1.99
Orthodox Worship and the Divine Liturgy
By Fr Josiah
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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 :  $15.00
Lecture 1: "Fundamental Truths of Orthodox Worship" (Free online download):  $0.00
Lecture 2: "Preparation for the Holy Liturgy and The Prothesis" (online download) :  $1.99
Lecture 3: "The Great Litany, the Amen, and the Antiphons”- The Liturgy of the Catechumens Pt. 1 (online download) :  $1.99
Lecture 4: "Hesychia, the Little Entrance, Readings, and Homily” - The Liturgy of the Catechumens Pt. 2 (online download) :  $1.99
Lecture 5: "The Catechumens, the Cherubic Hymn, and the Great Entrance”- The Liturgy of the Faithful Pt. 1 (online download) :  $1.99
Lecture 6: "The Angel of Peace, the Kiss of Love, and the Creed”- The Liturgy of the Faithful Pt. 2 (online download) :  $1.99
Lecture 7: “The Holy Anaphora- The Holy of Holies of the Divine Liturgy”- The Liturgy of the Faithful Pt. 3 (online download) :  $1.99
Lecture 8: “The Memory of the Saints, the Diptychs, and the Our Father””- The Liturgy of the Faithful Pt. 4 (online download) :  $1.99
Lecture 9: "Holy Things are for the Holy- Holy Communion”- The Liturgy of the Faithful Pt. 5 (online download) :  $1.99
Lecture 10: "Let us go forth in peace- The Dismissal”- The Liturgy of the Faithful Pt. 6 (online download) :  $1.99
Taking Every Thought Captive to the Obedience of Christ: Reflections on Multiculturalism and Feminism in Antichrist Culture
By Fr Josiah
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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.

Free:  $0.00
The Doctrines of Demons: A History of Early Heresy
By Fr Josiah
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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 :  $10.00
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 Tradition
Fr. 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.

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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 Century
Fr Josiah
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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
Do This and You Shall Live: An Exposition of the Ten Commandments for the 21st Century
Fr. Josiah

This ten lecture series is designed to show how the Law of God directs all people to Christ, manifests His beauty and holiness, and reveals God's will for His people in every place and time. In these lectures twenty fundamental theological principles concerning God's Law are expounded, each of the Ten Commandments is explained in its original meaning and contemporary application, and special emphasis is given to the unique challenges faced by 21st century believers, who dwell in a post-Christian and secularized context. Download Lecture 1 for free below.

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All 10 Commandments :  $15.00
The 1st Commandment:  $0.00
The 2nd Commandment :  $2.00
The 3rd Commandment :  $2.00
The 4th Commandment :  $2.00
The 5th Commandment :  $2.00
The 6th Commandment :  $2.00
The 7th Commandment :  $2.00
The 8th Commandment :  $2.00
The 9th Commandment :  $2.00
The 10th Commandment :  $2.00
Healing Our Diseases: The Church as a Spiritual Hospital
Fr. Josiah

Healing Our Diseases: The Church as a Spiritual Hospital" is a ten part lecture series dedicated to a close examination of the therapeutic nature of the Christian faith according to the teachings of the Holy Scriptures and the Church Fathers. This series begins with a lecture entitled Jesus Christ the Healer, and continues with lectures dedicated to "Sin as a Disease," "The Church as a Spiritual Hospital", and "The Spiritual Father as a Physician of the Soul." The last six lectures are dedicated to the diagnosis and recommended treatment plan for six common spiritual pathologies: self-love, anger, gluttony, despondency, avarice, and pride. In this series Holy Orthodoxy is revealed for what it is at its heart: a means for acquiring divine power and grace for the healing of our diseases of soul and body, and not a barren ideology.

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All 10 Lectures:  $20.00
Lecture 1- Jesus Christ the Healer:  $0.00
Lecture 2- Sin as a Disease:  $3.00
Lecture 3- The Church as a Spiritual Hospital:  $3.00
Lecture 4- The Spiritual Father as a Physician of the Soul:  $3.00
Lecture 5- Overcoming the Disease of Self Love:  $3.00
Lecture 6- Overcoming the Disease of Anger:  $3.00
Lecture 7- Overcoming the Disease of Despondency:  $3.00
Lecture 8- Overcoming the Disease of Gluttony:  $3.00
Lecture 9- Overcoming the Disease of Avarice:  $3.00
Lecture 10- Overcoming the Disease of Pride:  $3.00
Starting Down the Royal Path: How to Become an Orthodox Christian
Fr. 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.

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Audio lecture and two PDFs:  $5.00
The Bible and the Church
Fr. Josiah

This lecture series addresses many important subjects surrounding the nature of Holy Scripture and its relationship to the Church of Christ. Subjects addressed in these lectures include the miracle of inspiration, the nature of Scripture as the words of the Word, or the very speech of the Holy Trinity; the inspired process and criteria of the canonization of Scripture; the Bible as a locus of spiritual experience, as a Theophany, and as spiritual medicine against the passions; how the Scriptures are utilized in the liturgy and the Christian home; and how to avoid the false dichotomies between the Church and the Bible, Truth, and Jesus Christ.

All Lectures:  $7.00
Lecture 1 - The Miracle of the Bible:  $3.00
Lecture 2 - The Greater Miracle of the Church:  $3.00
Lecture 3 - The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church:  $3.00
The Good Husband: Five Lectures on the Christian Ideal
Fr. Josiah

The Good Husband: Five Lectures on the Christian Ideal is a lecture series designed to unveil the core character of the Christian husband and his high calling from God in marriage. The lectures are entitled: The Good Husband as the Leader (available for free) The Good Husband as the Domestic Pastor; The Good Husband as the Lover; The Good Husband as the Provider; and The Good Husband as the Faithful Friend. This series is especially helpful for young men and women who are contemplating marriage, the engaged, pastors who need pre-marital counseling material, and husbands and wives who wish to enrich their marriage and establish it as more thoroughly Christian.

All Lectures:  $10.00
Lecture #1 The Good Husband as the Leader:  $0.00
Lecture #2 The Good Husband as the Domestic Pastor:  $3.00
Lecture #3 The Good Husband as the Lover:  $3.00
Lecture #4 The Good Husband as the Provider:  $3.00
Lecture #5 The Good Husband as the Faithful Friend:  $3.00
The Prayer Rule
Fr. Josiah

This six-part lecture series explores the discipline of classical Orthodox Christian personal prayer. These edifying presentations examine the content and order of the prayer rule, giving special emphasis to the prayers of repentance, the rule of prostrations, the giving of thanks, the use of the Jesus Prayer, and spiritual reading. If you desire to understand more deeply the inspired guidance of the Church concerning personal prayer, and want to strengthen your own prayer discipline by learning to more faithfully keep a prayer rule, or kanona, these lectures will delight you. Download Lecture 1 for free below.

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All Six Lectures, was $15 now :  $10.00
Lecture 1: The Importance of the Prayer Rule:  $0.00
Lecture 2: Repentance in Prayer - Bodily Worship:  $3.00
Lecture 3: Thanksgiving and Praise:  $3.00
Lecture 4: Intercessions:  $3.00
Lecture 5: The Jesus Prayer:  $3.00
Lecture 6: Spiritual Reading:  $3.00