Catechism
An Orthodox Catechism
Father Josiah Trenham
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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. 

For those seeking to become Orthodox, Catechism is a process of full-orbed Christian formation in which the Orthodox Christian life is inculcated in the learner through participation in divine services, prayer, study, community assimilation, and practice. At the heart of the catechetical process are the catechetical lectures delivered to the catechumens by the priest or the catechist.  It is toward this goal of providing a usable introduction to Holy Orthodoxy that the sixteen lectures entitled An Orthodox Catechism have been developed by Father Josiah. This series has been utilized by Father Josiah in parish practice over the course of almost two decades to prepare more than 400 catechumens for reception into the Orthodox Church.  

Not having an official Orthodox Catechism in the English language, many parishes and pastors scramble to put together a basic catechism that will adequately expose the inquirer and catechumen to the contours of Orthodox faith and life.  It is hoped that this series will aid priests and parishes in preparing catechumens to be received into the Church, as well as edify Orthodox individuals seeking a better understanding of their faith.

These sixteen lectures are presented to catechumens in two parts. Part One: God, Man, Church is traditionally delivered over the eight weeks leading to the Feast of the Nativity of Christ. Part Two: The Holy Mysteries is delivered over the eight weeks leading up to Pasha, when catechumens are being prepared for reception into the Church on Great and Holy Saturday.

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All Lectures - both Part 1 and Part 2: $35.00
Starting Down the Royal Path: How to Become an Orthodox Christian
Father Josiah Trenham
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This lecture provides an detailed overview of the traditional path of Orthodox Christian catechesis. In this lecture, born out of the study of patristic catechesis and the experience of instructing more than 250 catechumens, Father Josiah lays out a traditional practical step-by-step process for teaching inquirers and catechumens the Orthodox faith in such a way as to give them a solid "foundation of repentance and faith" (Heb. 6:1) that will serve them and the church for life. Included with this lecture are two attachments: 1. A Chart of the Initiatory Process, and 2. Text of the Lecture Itself. 

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

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Audio lecture and two PDFs: $5.00
Do This and You Shall Live: An Exposition of the Ten Commandments for the 21st Century
Father Josiah Trenham
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A review of how the Law of God – The Ten Commandments – directs all people to Christ, manifests His beauty and holiness, and reveals God's will for His people in every place and time.  Twenty fundamental theological principles concerning God's Law are expounded, each of the Ten Commandments is explained in its original meaning and contemporary application, and special emphasis is given to the unique challenges faced by 21st century believers, who dwell in a post-Christian and secularized context.

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All 10 Commandments: $15.00
Healing Our Diseases: The Church as a Spiritual Hospital
Father Josiah Trenham
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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. Topics include:  Jesus Christ as Healer; sin as a disease; the Church as a spiritual hospital; the Spiritual Father as a physician of the soul; and the diagnosis and recommended treatment plan for six common spiritual pathologies - self-love, anger, gluttony, despondency, avarice, and pride. In this series Holy Orthodoxy is revealed for what it is at its heart: a means for acquiring divine power and grace for the healing of our diseases of soul and body, and not a barren ideology.

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All 10 Lectures: $20.00
Orthodox Worship and the Divine Liturgy
Father Josiah Trenham
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The mysteries of the Holy Liturgy are explained with patristic commentary; the 25 foundational principles of traditional Christian worship derived from the Holy Scripture are outlined; and the unbroken traditions of the Church are explored.

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The Bible and the Church
Father Josiah Trenham
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A discourse on the important subjects surrounding the nature of Holy Scripture and its relationship to the Church of Christ. Subjects addressed include the miracle of inspiration, the nature of Scripture as the words of the Word - the very speech of the Holy Trinity; the inspired process and criteria of the canonization of Scripture; the Bible as a locus of spiritual experience, a Theophany and spiritual medicine against the passions; how the Scriptures are utilized in the liturgy and the Christian home; and how to avoid the false dichotomies between the Church and the Bible, Truth, and Jesus Christ.

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Soul Cleansing: The Mystery of Confession
Father Josiah Trenham
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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. Confession regenerates the human soul, and is the milieu in which "the rubber meets the road" in Christian transformation. The embrace of regular and heart-felt confession can open the door to God's Kingdom for us all.  Topics covered in this series include: The meaning and institution of confession; preparation for confession and the Importance of self-examination; confession as spiritual medicine and the curative power of penance; the Father confessor; and answers to objections.

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The Prayer Rule
Father Josiah Trenham
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An exploration of the discipline of classical Orthodox Christian personal prayer.  These edifying presentations examine the content and order of the prayer rule, giving special emphasis to the prayers of repentance, the rule of prostrations, the giving of thanks, the use of the Jesus Prayer, and spiritual reading.  If you desire to understand more deeply the inspired guidance of the Church concerning personal prayer, and want to strengthen your own prayer discipline by learning to more faithfully keep a prayer rule, or kanona, these lectures will delight you. 

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