Fr. Josiah Trenham
In this series Father Josiah explains the great significance of corporate evening prayer in the Jewish and Christian traditions - Vespers. He 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
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.