Fr. Josiah Trenham
A Religious History of America and Her Saints. In each lecture, the first portion surveys American religious history and the second portion is dedicated to presenting the life of a particular American Orthodox Christian saint. Historical periods reviewed include: The colonial period in the 17th century through the 1st and 2nd Great Awakenings; the rise of the black churches; the invention of the American Originals – protestant faiths originating in the United States; the waxing and waning of American Catholicism; the meteoric rise of Pentecostalism in the 20th century; and culminating in the explosion of religious pluralism in the last 50 years during which millions of Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus have migrated to the United States. The lives of Saints reviewed include: Ss. Herman of Alaska; the Hieromartyr Juvenaly and the New-Martyr Peter the Aleut; Innocent of Alaska; Alexis of Wilkes-Barre; Raphael of Brooklyn; Tikhon the Enlightener of North America; John of San Francisco; Sebastian of Jackson; and Nikolai of Ochrid.
Lecture 1 - Colonial Religion and the Life of St. Herman of Alaska the Wonder Worker
Lecture 2 - The Great Awakening and the Life of Hieromartyr Juvenaly and New Martyr Peter the Aleut
Lecture 3 - The 2nd Great Awakening and the Life of St. Innocent Equal to the Apostles
Lecture 4 - American Catholicism and the Life of St. Alexis of Wilkes Barre
Lecture 5 - The American Originals Pt. 1 and the Life of St. Raphael Bishop of Brooklyn
Lecture 6 - The American Originals Pt. 2 and the Life of St. Tikhon Enlightener of North America
Lecture 7 - The Black Churches and the Life of St. Sebastian of Jackson
Lecture 8 - Pentecostalism and the Life of St. John of San Francisco the Wonder Worker
Lecture 9 - American Religious Pluralism and the Life of St. Nikolai of Ochrid
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.