A review of the far reaching subjects associated with the remembrance of death, aging, burial and praying for the reposed that is both spiritually edifying and practical.
This Discourse is a precious narrative included within the Philokalia because of its priceless passages on practicing inner prayer and watchfulness.
Explore the life of the Holy Prophet and King David, a man with a “heart for God.” Through his life we learn how to live with godly devotion, true repentance, and discover the prophecy regarding the true Son of David, King of Kings, Jesus Christ the Lord.
This eminently practical series is dedicated to the cultivation of simplicity in spiritual life, and is punctuated with Bishop Irenei's sagacious piety.
St. Raphael (Hawaweeny) was the first Orthodox bishop ever consecrated in America. He came to this land in 1895 and poured out his apostolic life as a missionary bishop, establishing more than thirty parishes, gathering the lost sheep in America, and preaching the Gospel.
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.
A treatise on inspired and practical advice on Christian parenting by St. John Chrysostom.
A broad introduction to Orthodox Christianity designed to expose the catechumen to the contours of Orthodox faith and life, aid priests in preparing catechumens to be received into the Church as well as edify Orthodox individuals seeking a better understanding of their faith.
Fr. Josiah exposits the Book of Revelation verse by verse in order to give the reader insight into both the original meaning of the text to its 1st century audience and a practical application of its message to the Church today.
St. Neilos presents a substantial rationale and vision for investing one's energies in the cultivation of the soul and the acquisition of heaven, rather than the care of the body and the pursuit of earthly glory and fame.
Byzantine Chant Training - Orthros is the second in a series of chant training by Bishop Basil. This audio, virtually twice as long as the Vespers chant training audio, covers most of the standard hymnody of Orthros.
Byzantine Chant Training - Vespers is the first in a series of chant training by Bishop Basil. This audio covers most of the standard hymnody of Vespers.
Fr. Andrew unveils Lewis' edifying counsel on fidelity to Christ when one’s societal culture has abandoned God.
Today Christian marriage is under terrible assault. The marriage culture in America is in serious decline, and many believers have little idea of what constitutes a “Christian” marriage.
This is a two part reading of the works of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco.
A two part reading of the works of Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra and St. Philaret of Moscow.
The mind of the church on masturbation, love’s thief, and pornography, the plague of the 21st Century.
This lecture explores praying as an expression of love for God. In this series Father Maximos, with his distinctive pedagogical mastery, distills the teaching on concentrated prayer of St. Maximos the Confessor and of Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra, and provides numerous helps to overcoming obstacles in prayer.
The nature of spiritual direction and eldership in the Church is unfolded through an examination of the lives of influential elders who have served Christ and who are either still living or have reposed in the Lord within the last 50 years.
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.
A review of the Ten Commandments revealing God’s will in every place and time, with special emphasis on the unique challenges faced by those who live in a post-Christian, secularized context.
Driving – explore how we might transform this seemingly lost time into opportunities for spiritual reflection and growth in Orthodox praxis and Godly virtue.
In this beautiful and brief Philokalia text Evagrios hymns the great virtues of solitude, and provides practical counsels on how to maintain and deepen inner quiet.
On Prayer: 153 Texts is a seminal work by Evagrius the Solitary, sometimes known as Evagrius Ponticus.
A masterful examination of the interior workings of the human heart in its battle for virtue and war against the demonic powers.
This Philokalia text was written as an antidote to discouragement and despair that had afflicted a community of monks.
In this series Dr. Xenia Enke, an accomplished Orthodox Psychologist and clinician, presents the essential components of authentic apologies, the supreme importance of seeking and granting forgiveness, the critical necessity for doing this hard work, strategies for making effective apologies, and the beautiful healing benefits of forgiveness for both the seeker and the one who forgives.
Here St. Maximos expounds the very essence of the Christian life - the way of love.
These saintly Kings illustrate a model of godly political rule, and provide a contrast to the political corruption that is often the norm in society. A useful gauge for us when selecting our leaders.
A close examination of the therapeutic nature of the Church as a spiritual hospital providing a means for acquiring divine power and grace for the healing of diseases of soul and body.
How has the Ascension of the Lord changed our life and world? Listen and you will discover the answer.
An Orthodox Christian perspective of Islamic Sharia law and the implications for America in the light of Islam’s stated interest in instituting their law in the West.
In the Book of Job, the Christian believer sees an example of unconditional faith and patience in suffering; learns the limits of proverbial wisdom; and discovers the necessity of embracing a spirit of submissive silence in the presence of and before the face of Almighty God.
These edifying lectures offer a wealth of practical understanding and counsel designed to provide a pathway forward to joy for those bogged down by anxiety and depression.
An exposition of St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians. This sacred letter reveals the world-conquering mystery of Christian faith. Here St. Paul unveils the orientation of his entire life when he says, "For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
An exploration of the traditional Greek Christian understanding of the three powers of the soul, the intellect, the will, the heart, and how to rightly utilize and direct these powers.
Here is a majestic vision of the Kingdom of God and the value of marital love.
This is a classic Philokalia text explaining the fundamentals of spiritual life.
This series is dedicated to one of the signature prayers of the sacred season of Great and Holy Lent, and is designed to unveil the comprehensive meaning and significance of this magnificent prayer for the spiritual life of the Christian.
A verse by verse interpretation of the great love chapter 1 Corinthians 13, inspiring all Christians to live this life of love for God and men.
Loving God Without Fear is a free three part lecture series by Bishop Irenei (Steenberg) of Richmond and Western Europe of the Russian Orthodox Church in America.
Enjoy this lecture delivered by Father Maximos (Constas) at the fall retreat of the Orthodox Inter Seminary Movement held on Sept. 28th, 2018 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA.
The great battles of the spiritual war are noetic, that is, battles of the mind and heart. Learn to pray with watchfulness and without distraction born of passions.
This introductory text of the Philokalia sets forth a standard of practical holiness to which the remaining sacred writings of the Philokalia will adhere. "Holiness and intelligence of soul are to be recognized from a man's eye, walk, voice, laugh, the way he spends his time and the company he keeps.
This is a classic spiritual text on the nature of sin and how to overcome it.
In this beautiful and eminently practical guide for spiritual progress St. John Cassian produces the teaching of the Desert Fathers on the supreme value of discrimination as "the source, root, crown and common bond of all the virtues."
Enjoy this interview with Bishop Irenei (Steenberg) of Richmond and Western Europe of the Russian Orthodox Church in America. Bishop Irenei is an internationally recognized scholar of patristics, former head of the Dept. of Theology at the University of Leeds (UK) and author of “The Beginnings of a Life in Prayer.”
A review of the fundamental theological principles which underline Orthodox Christian worship.
This five-lecture series by Father Josiah Trenham is designed to ignite the waning fires of patriotic love in the hearts of believers. In these lectures the student will glean the Scriptural teaching on the nature of allegiance to the state, as well as survey the historic exceptionalism and present degradation of the American nation. The series concludes with a lecture designed to answer the question: How Then Shall We Now Live in a Post-Christian Society?
Explore the depths of what it means to be a human person called to union and communion with the Living God, through Father Zacharias’ insightful reflections on the life and ministry of Elder Sophrony (Sakharov).
In this edifying offering, Fr. Patrick Reardon makes evident his penetrating insight into the text of Holy Scripture, and presents significant practical guidance on how to pray the Scriptures and live the life of faith unto salvation.
This seven-lecture series was delivered by Father Maximos in February of 2014 to the clergy of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America at the invitation of His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph.
These prayers are essential in the proper preparation for communion, and in the appropriate thanksgiving to be made after reception.
Two lectures dedicated to Relationships – Human relationships in the light of Christ and patristic principles of parenting.
An Orthodox Appraisal of the Protestant Reformers and Their Teachings
The sacred psalter has long been the central prayer book of the Church, and the heart of Her liturgical services. Here we have a collection of commonly sung Psalms performed by chanters of St. Andrew Orthodox Church, Riverside, California.
The important Proverbial themes on godly living and virtue as found in the book of Proverbs are expounded.
The Holy Sacrament of Confession is examined both theologically and with practical application to our lives. We learn how the confessed life is filled with the love of God and the joy of change for the better.
This extensive treatise on the prayer of the heart ranges over a broad field of topics on how to acquire pure prayer including the methods of fasting, the importance of the Holy Mysteries, the nature of faith, the arrangement of the day, the signposts of progress in prayer, the dangers of prelest, the nature of repentance, and the acquisition of passionlessness.
In this magnificent treatise St. Gregory teaches about pure prayer of the heart, and how to distinguish it from demonic and fleshly experiences.
This treatise is an excerpt of a longer treatise written to defend hesychasm.
This magnificent treatise has been cherished by readers of the Philokalia for its penetrating insight into the working of the human intellect and heart, and for its strategic guidance toward victory in the unseen warfare with the demons.
"Virtue can only be attained by unremitting effort." So writes the Damascene in this magnificent homily on the virtues and vices.
“Sell everything and buy Mark!" (From a 14th century manuscript of St. Mark's works). Such is what believers have thought about the value of St. Mark's works for the development of Christian piety over the centuries.
“Sell everything and buy Mark!" This phrase found on a 14th century manuscript of St. Mark's works represents how precious his writings have been considered by believers for over a millennium.
The vast majority of the 2nd volume of the Philokalia is dedicated to writings of St. Maximos the Confessor. On the Lord's Prayer is a masterful exposition of the content of this most famous Christian prayer.
This beautiful text is usually the first text recommended to beginners when setting off to read the Philokalia. It is an anthology of quotations from earlier holy fathers, such as Sts Anthony and Macarius the Great, St John of Sinai, and St Symeon the New Theologian.
In this treatise it is argued that the vision of God is accessible to both monk and layman by faith.
This brief treatise is dedicated to the elucidation of three forms of prayer- two of which are insufficient and harmful, and one of which is the will of God for men.
These sage and pithy teachings are full of precious wisdom for the development of a sturdy spiritual life and a fruit-bearing rule of prayer.
The Orthodox Catechism series also provides valuable teachings for Orthodox who want to deepen the knowledge and practice of their faith, and serves as a useful resource for priests who are performing catechesis in their parish. This series offers a detailed overview of the traditional path of Orthodox Christian catechesis. An Orthodox Catechism was born out of Father Josiah’s study of patristic catechesis and his experience of instructing more than 300 catechumens. Included wit
A deep look into the longer Orthodox and Catholic version of the precious Old Testament prophetical Book of Daniel, unlocking principles of godly integrity and virtue and providing guidance in the meaning of Daniel’s prophetic visions.
The Teen Choir Director’s Manual is a practical guide designed to provide the necessary instruction for parish choir directors to launch and maintain a youth choir, and also for augmenting youth choir resources at parishes where youth choirs have already been established.
These Marian Homilies by the master-preacher, St. Philaret of Moscow, provide a veritable treasure chest of theology and devotional reflection on the Most Pure Theotokos.
A review of the earliest post-New Testament Christian literature providing inspiring examples of Christian devotion and the ethos of the Christian generations immediately following the Apostolic period.
In these lectures Father Zacharias unfolds the major contours of the theology of the great contemporary elders St. Silouan the Athonite and Archimandrite Sophrony, given to our generation by our man-loving and gracious God.
Each beatitude is unveiled revealing the universal character of an authentic Christian, the blessings associated with each beatitude and the benefits the earth enjoys through the lives of Christians who manifest these sacred dispositions.
A discourse on the subjects surrounding Holy Scripture – The miracle of Divine inspiration, the Bible as a locus of spiritual experience, as spiritual medicine against the passions, and much, much more.
Dr. Cohlmia, the chanter for this hymnody, is a board-certified ophthalmologist in Wichita, Kansas (1997-present), and has been a faithful member of the Antiochian Orthodox Church since birth.
Troves of collected wisdom from the great ascetics of the Church in ancient and contemporary times concerning the cultivation of man's inner life are uncovered.
The principles of spiritual life expressed in the lives and sayings of the Desert Saints continue to inspire devotion to the Holy Trinity today. It is hoped that this series will not only be edifying, but will inspire further study in the Evergetinos – a collection of writings on their lives and sayings.
An overview of the concept of heresy according to the Scriptures and the Holy Fathers with a discussion of the relevance of understanding these errors for us today.
The core character of the ideal Christian husband and his high calling from God in marriage is unveiled.
The core character of the ideal Christian wife and her high calling from God in marriage is unveiled.
Archimandrite Zacharias provides a series of presentations on the place of the heart in the spiritual life of the Christian, with special reference to the writings of St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex.
The holy hierarch, St. Photios, was a man aflame with prayer, illumined intelligence, and a churchliness which served his generation and those since as a touchstone of Holy Orthodoxy.