Fr. Josiah Trenham
In an age unmoored and adrift from any solid and unchanging vision for marriage itself, these lectures prove timely and are designed to root deeply within listeners a patristic vision for marriage. It is this expansive and glorious vision, articulated in the Scriptures and by the Church Fathers, that is to inspire the practical and every-day outworking of Christian marriage and family life. The God-ordained purposes of marriage are fixed, and for God-fearing Christians keep marriage from becoming a wax-nose manipulated and deformed by debased cultures and secular elites.
Lecture 1: Marital Chastity - Taming our Unruly Nature
Lecture 2: Glorious Procreation - Fertility and the Mystery of Multiplying the Image of God
Lecture 3: Sacred Companionship - Unity in the Quest for the Kingdom of God
Lecture 4: Preserving the Honorable Estate of Marriage in a Secular Wasteland: Practical Guidance for Living a Purpose-Driven Marriage
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.