Fr. Josiah Trenham
These lectures expound the place of good works in the salvation of the Christian, the nature of virtues and vices, and the traditional means for cultivating virtue in the Christian life. St. John of Damascus in his text On the Virtues and the Vices in the Philokalia writes that “Every man is said to be made in the likeness of God as regards his…imitation of God through virtues and godlike actions.” The study and cultivation of virtue is the quest both to love God and also to become a true human being.
Lecture 1: Good Deeds: Understanding Virtues and Vices
Lecture 2: The Cardinal Virtue of Justice
Lecture 3: The Cardinal Virtue of Wisdom
Lecture 4: The Cardinal Virtue of Courage
Lecture 5: The Cardinal Virtue of Temperance
Lecture 6: Conquering the Seven Deadly Sins
Lecture 7: After God: The Failure of the Secular Ethic
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.