Other Teachers

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Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg)
A Simple Heart: Cultivating Simplicity in the Spiritual Life
Bishop Irenei (Steenberg)
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An extended question and answer session with Bishop Irenei and Father Josiah is included with special remarks on the Theme by His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH, Primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.  Bishop Irenei serves as the Bishop of Sacramento for the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, and is well-known internationally for his superb theological scholarship and personal devotion.

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All 6 Lectures: $15.00
Lecture #1: A Simple Faith, a Simple Heart, a Simple Encounter- The Essence of Spiritual Life: $4.00
Lecture #2: Simple Prayer, Elaborate Ritual - Navigating the Orthodox Spiritual Life: $4.00
Lecture #3: Cultivating a Simple Heart - The Jesus Prayer and the Interior Life of the Christian: $4.00
Lecture #4: Simplicity in a Complex World - Living Simply, Ecologically, Politically, Spiritually: $4.00
Lecture #5: Panel Discussion- Questions and Answers with Bishop Irenei and Father Josiah: $4.00
Lecture #6: Special Remarks by Metropolitan JOSEPH on Simplicity in Christian Life: $4.00
Loving God Without Fear
Bishop Irenei (Steenberg)
LS0055
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Bishop Irenei is author of “The Beginnings of a Life of Prayer” and a onetime fellow of Oxford University and Chair of Theology and Religious Studies at Leeds.

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All 3 Lectures: $0.00
The Shepherd and the Sheep
Bishop Irenei (Steenberg)
LS0032
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These lectures are illumining not just for clergy, but for the laity as well.  Bishop Irenei encourages us all to live as faithful sheep in the flock of Christ.

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All 5 Lectures: $10.00
Lecture 1: The Good Shepherd: $0.00
Lecture 2: The Spiritual Father: $3.00
Lecture 3: Holy Confession  : $3.00
Lecture 4: The Shepherd in the Divine Liturgy: $3.00
Lecture 5: Pastoring Children: $3.00
Orthodox Theology in America Today
Bishop Irenei (Steenberg)
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Orthodox Theology in America Today: $0.00
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
Personhood in the Life and Ministry of Elder Sophrony (Sakharov)
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
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These lectures have since been expanded and codified in a text by Father Zacharias entitled, "Man, the Target of God". Father Zacharias a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony and a long-time member of the monastery of St. John the Baptist, founded by Elder Sophrony in Essex, England in 1959. Father Zacharias is also the primary conduit in contemporary Orthodoxy of the life and teaching of Elder Soprhony, and has written many books in which he articulates Father Sophrony's inspired teachings. Patristic Nectar Publications is honored to host these lectures by such an esteemed lecturer as Father Zacharias.

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All 7 Lectures: $15.00
Lecture 1: The Hypostatic Mode of Existence in the Life and Ministry of Elder Sophrony: $0.00
Lecture 2: The Hypostatic Principle as a Gift of the Triune God: $3.00
Lecture 3: The Manifestation of the Divine and Human Hypostases: $3.00
Lecture 4: The Portrait of Personhood in St. Silouan: $3.00
Lecture 5: An Itinerary of the Human Persona: $3.00
Lecture 6: Hypostatic Prayer: A Supreme Gift: $3.00
Lecture 7: Theology as a Spiritual State of the Person: $3.00
The Ascetical and Pastoral Theology of St. Silouan the Athonite and Archimandrite Sophrony
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
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This edifying lecture series was originally delivered at the invitation of His Grace, Bishop Basil of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, at the Diocese's 2001 Clergy Brotherhood Retreat, and is published here with the blessing of the author.

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All 8 Lectures: $20.00
The Christian Life is Impossible...All We are able to Do is to Die Daily
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
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A magnificent culling of the Patristic treasury chocked full of insights from Father Zacharias' own life and experience as a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony of Essex.  The series includes a question and answer session.

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All 6 Lectures + Questions and Answers: $15.00
Lecture 1: The Cross of Christ: The Justification of God and Man: $0.00
Lecture 2: Overturning the Pyramid of the Created World: $3.00
Lecture 3: The Love of Enemies: $3.00
Lecture 4: Prophetic Life and Authenticity in the Church: $3.00
Lecture 5: Building the Temple of God in Ourselves and Our Fellows: $3.00
Lecture 6: Fattening the Soul through Hesychia and Tears: $3.00
Questions and Answers: $3.00
The Hidden Man of the Heart
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
LS0046
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His Grace, Bishop Basil of Wichita and Mid-America, introduces this series with these words, “In Father Zacharias’ words and very person we hear the mind of the Church in ways that we usually do not hear it, for in Father’s Zacharias teaching we touch the saints, both Elder Sophrony and St. Silouan… He presents a tapestry of Christian experience… Let us attend so that you too might be woven into that tapestry that we know as sacred tradition.” These lectures culminated in a book entitled "The Hidden Man of the Heart".  The highly esteemed Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou), is the spiritual son of the late Elder Sophrony of Essex.

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All 7 lectures: $20.00
The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
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Beginning with the deliverance from Egyptian tyranny when Israel was drunk with divine consolation, continuing through the extended wilderness wanderings, and culminating in the entrance into the Promised Land- the mystery of life in Christ unfolds - an ever-increasing and dynamic relationship with God. These lectures were codified into a book entitled Remember Thy First Love: The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life in the Theology of Elder Sophrony.  

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All 9 Lectures: $20.00
Lecture 1: The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life: $0.00
Father Calinic Berger
The Mystery of the Incarnation
Father Calinic Berger, Ph.D.
LS0049
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In this series, Father Calinic unfolds the personal presence of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, how Jewish monotheism was reconciled by the early Church with the worship of the Son of God, and the overwhelming mystery of the Virgin Birth. 

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All 3 Lectures: $10.00
Father Maximos (Constas)
Counsels on the Holy Priesthood
Father Maximos (Constas)
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These lectures are designed to reveal the inspired paradigm of priestly identity and service drawn from select Church Fathers. Each lecture combines both substantial patristic scholarship and penetrating contemporary images and applications. 

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All 3 Lectures: $10.00
Mary Greeted Elizabeth: Witnessing Christ in the World Today
Father Maximos (Constas)
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Mary Greeted Elizabeth: Witnessing Christ in the World Today: $0.00
Prayer of the Heart in an Age of Technology and Distractions
Father Maximos (Constas)
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Father Maximos is the Presidential Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. He is an Athonite monk, one-time Professor at Harvard Divinity School, accomplished author and translator, and lectures internationally in both academic and parochial venues.

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All 7 Lectures: $20.00
Lecture 1: Introductory Remarks on Prayer: $0.00
Lecture 2: Distractions: $4.00
Lecture 3: History of the Philokalia: $4.00
Lecture 4: The Buried Seed: $4.00
Lecture 5: The Practicing the Jesus Prayer: $4.00
Lecture 6: Logismoi - Taking Custody of Your Thoughts: $4.00
Lecture 7: Prayer of the Heart: $4.00
Saints, Sanctity and the Life of St. Raphael of Brooklyn
Father Maximos (Constas) and Father Josiah Trenham
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Father Maximos (Constas) and Father Josiah Trenham explore the subject of what constitutes a Saint of the Church.  Father Maximos explores the nature of holiness.  Both Father Maximos and Father Josiah deliver lectures on the particular holiness of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn.

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All 4 Lectures plus 1 Bonus Lecture: $15.00
Lecture 1: The Intense Expectation of Encountering Christ: $0.00
The Life and Teaching of St. Maximos the Confessor
Father Maximos (Constas)
LS0030
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St. Maximos the Confessor, who served God from 580-662, is one of the great theologians of the Orthodox Catholic Church. This devout monk, was a leading Constantinopolitan intellectual, a prolific author on doctrinal, ascetical, exegetical and liturgical subjects, and a confessor of Holy Orthodoxy who lost his right hand and tongue for his stentorian opposition to heresy. In 8 lectures, Father Maximos (Simonopetritis) - a highly esteemed patrologist and the world's leading authority on the teaching of St. Maximos the Confessor - presents an edifying overview of the life and works of this magnificent man of God and teacher of the Church. Father Maximos is Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The lectures are entitled:

Lecture 1: What is a Church Father?
Lecture 2: An Overview of the Life of St. Maximos
Lecture 3: An Introduction to the Works of St. Maximos: Part 1
Lecture 4: An Introduction to the Works of St. Maximos: Part 2
Lecture 5: The Theology of St. Maximos: Part 1 The Ambigua
Lecture 6: The Theology of St. Maximos: Part 2 The Ambigua
Lecture 7: The Theology of St. Maximos: Questions of Thalassius: Part 1
Lecture 8: The Theology of St. Maximos: Questions of Thalassius: Part 2
PDF: The Iconography of St. Maximos

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All 8 Lectures + PDF: $20.00
Lecture 1: What is a Church Father?: $0.00
Lecture 2: An Overview of the Life of St. Maximos: $3.00
Lecture 3: An Introduction to the Works of St. Maximos: Part 1: $3.00
Lecture 4: An Introduction to the Works of St. Maximos: Part 2: $3.00
Lecture 5: The Theology of St. Maximos: Part 1 The Ambigua: $3.00
Lecture 6: The Theology of St. Maximos: Part 2 The Ambigua: $3.00
Lecture 7: The Theology of St. Maximos: Questions of Thalassius: Part 1: $3.00
Lecture 8: The Theology of St. Maximos: Questions of Thalassius: Part 2: $3.00
The Pedagogy of Grace
Father Maximos (Constas)
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Though separated by more than a millennium in time, these two saints share a very common experience of grace. Fr. Maximos searchingly penetrates into the spiritual lives of these saints by placing special emphasis upon their common experience of dereliction, or the loss of grace. Through this lens one is able to understand the supreme importance that the Lord God places upon the acquisition of humility as the prerequisite to spiritual attainment.

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All 3 Lectures: $10.00
Mother Melania
Lessons from the Lives of Ss. Peter and Paul
Mother Melania
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Explore how the powers of the soul – the intellect, the will and the heart – are to be used to cultivate virtue and conquer the principal vices by gleaning edifying and illustrative examples of Christian living from the lives of the Holy Foremost of the Apostles, Peter and Paul.  The series culminates in reflections on Christian leadership drawn from the lives of these two Apostles.

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All 4 Lectures: $10.00
Lecture 1 - The Powers of the Soul and the Eight Principal Passions: $3.00
Lecture 2 - Practical Lessons from the Life of St. Peter: $3.00
Lecture 3 - Practical Lessons from the Life of St. Paul: $3.00
Lecture 4 - Principles of Christian Leadership from the Lives of Ss. Peter and Paul: $3.00

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