Fr. Josiah Trenham
The Holy Sacrament of Confession is examined both theologically and with practical application to our lives. We learn how the confessed life is filled with the love of God and the joy of change for the better. Confession regenerates the human soul, and is the milieu in which "the rubber meets the road" in Christian transformation. The embrace of regular and heart-felt confession can open the door to God's Kingdom for us all. Topics covered in this series include: The meaning and institution of confession; preparation for confession and the Importance of self-examination; confession as spiritual medicine and the curative power of penance; the Father confessor; and answers to objections.
Lecture 1: The Meaning and Institution of Confession
Lecture 2: Preparation for Confession
Lecture 3: Spiritual Medicine The Curative Power of Penance
Lecture 4: The Father Confessor
Lecture 5: Answers to Common Objections
FATHER JOSIAH TRENHAM is a native Southern Californian. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Ca. since 1998. Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children.