Fr. Joseph Copeland
In these profound reflections Fr. Joseph presents an Orthodox understanding of salvation as much more than words, concepts and religious ideas but rather as a transformative and organic union with Jesus Christ and illumination by Divine Light. Father Joseph has been the pastor of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Yakima, WA for more than 30 years, and is an Archpriest and deeply respected spiritual father of the Antiochian Archdiocese. He has been married to Khouriya Sophia for more than 50 years, and is the father of many children and grandchildren.
Lecture 1: Divine Energy
Lecture 2: The Lives of Ss. Peter of Athos and Gregory Palamas as Examples of Deification
Lecture 3: Transformation in the Church of Christ
Lecture 4: Spiritual v. Sensual Pleasure - The Rich Man and Lazarus